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State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up
Judicial Watch ^ | 9-29-11

Posted on 09/29/2011 8:33:03 PM PDT by thouworm

State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up

09/29/2011

In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.

It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps.

Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.

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This week Oregon officials bragged that the USDA has given the state $5 million in “performance bonuses” for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and for its “swift processing of applications.” The money comes on the heels of a separate $1.5 million award from the feds for making “accurate payments of food stamp benefits to clients.” So welfare recipients are clients?

It marks the fifth consecutive year that Oregon has been “recognized” by the federal government for “exceptional administration” of the entitlement program, according to the announcement posted on the state’s Department of Human Services web site. The state official who runs SNAP assures that her staff will “continue working very hard to exceed expectations” so that Oregonians can “put healthy foods on their table quickly.”

Could this be why the number of food-stamp beneficiaries in Oregon has increased dramatically in the last few years? Since 2008 the state has seen a 60% boost in the number of food-stamp recipients, which means that more than 780,000 people (one out of five Oregonians) get groceries compliments of Uncle Sam.

As if this weren’t bad enough, the feds are also giving the state a two-year grant to test an “innovative approach” to the food-stamp “client eligibility review process.” This will make it even easier for people to get food stamps because it grants state officials a waiver that allows them to grant the benefit without interviewing the candidate.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebtcard; foodstamps; signupbonus; snap; statesignupbonus

1 posted on 09/29/2011 8:33:07 PM PDT by thouworm
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To: thouworm

After everyone gets free food, then they get free gym memberships to handle the obesity


2 posted on 09/29/2011 8:36:00 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: thouworm

Nothing surprises me anymore


3 posted on 09/29/2011 8:36:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: thouworm

Holy expletiving expletive. Makes my head spin.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 8:37:59 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: thouworm
it grants state officials a waiver that allows them to grant the benefit without interviewing the candidate.

SO pretty much anyone can go in there and have their whole extended families signed up?

5 posted on 09/29/2011 8:38:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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Jackasses working feverishly to implode the economy.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 8:40:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: thouworm
Obama, the food stamp president!
7 posted on 09/29/2011 8:41:54 PM PDT by federal__reserve (Peace through strength has worked better than peace via appeasement in history.)
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To: thouworm
Yeah!
Because signing up for government welfare benefits helps our economy!

Well at least we now know that Galt’s Gulch is not located in Oregon!

8 posted on 09/29/2011 8:42:52 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: thouworm

I’m fighting real hard not to get started on this.


9 posted on 09/29/2011 8:46:03 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: RightGeek

“After everyone gets free food, then they get free gym memberships to handle the obesity.”
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And home visits from SEIU/ACORN obamacare “health” workers.


10 posted on 09/29/2011 8:51:43 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

I would love to get food stamps. Unfortunately, I worked for a living all my life.

Now that I’m retired and on a fixed income, I would love to get free stuff. However, because I own my own home (well, the bank and I), I’m not eligible.

However, had I spent my life on the dole, I would be eligible and could be sitting in front of my large screen TV enjoying all the comforts of government supported largess.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: GeronL

I had to look three times to see if this was satire.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm; All

No better way to insure Democrat votes. The recipients of this taxpayer largess can now be counted on to deliver their votes to the proper candidates. It about nothing more than this.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 8:54:53 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: thouworm

And he is going to be the best dammed Food Stamp President there ever was! I’m sure he is going to make that dammed honky FDR look like a real piker when it comes to giving stuff away for votes.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 8:55:15 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: fullchroma

You should see it here in New York city, the foodstamp line goes on for two blocks... 34-00 Northern blvd. in Astoria if anyone is interested who lives around there. It looks like something out of the USSR. The only difference is about 50% are illegals with fake SS cards they have made on Roosevelt ave. They get the foodstamps which is an EBT credit card and a metrocard the same day. The city doesn’t even bother to validate the SS#, they just take the application and hand out the cards like free coupons, and later if they do validate it and cancel the account, it doesn’t matter because Juan just goes and gets another fake SS#. I’m going to take pictures of this sht and post them here. And if you can believe it, the local news did an expose on this a few years back and STILL it goes on!


15 posted on 09/29/2011 8:56:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

We have second, third, and maybe 4th generation families on food stamps. These people have no idea what food really costs. They think gummit owes them a living from the cradle to the grave, and probably expect that the gummit will also pay for their burial.

We’re so screwed.................


16 posted on 09/29/2011 9:08:21 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: doc1019

“Now that I’m retired and on a fixed income.... However, [because I have a mortgage], I’m not eligible.”

By all sensible (and sane) criteria, you should be eligible.

That would also mean that the 20% of Oregonians who get food stamps don’t also have a mortgage.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 9:12:06 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Liz; maggief

Straining credulity ping...


18 posted on 09/29/2011 9:16:24 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm

Because of these new “innovative approaches”, people in prison are getting unemployment checks. That’s not bull****, that’s the truth.


19 posted on 09/29/2011 9:16:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Too much "education" can destroy your brain.)
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To: thouworm

Unfortunately, I live in my own home ... therefore I don’t qualify (in Ohio). Silly me, I decided to own my own home. American dream gone awry.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 9:18:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: thouworm

I want a free gun. Where do I apply?


21 posted on 09/29/2011 9:22:02 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: wjcsux

See the BATFE... I hear they are handing them out. They also have a waiver from the feds. No questions asked. LOL


22 posted on 09/29/2011 9:29:13 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Because of these new “innovative approaches,” people in prison are getting unemployment checks.”
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The prison’s “client eligibility review process” failed.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2778421/posts

A legislative audit released Tuesday says around $150,000 in benefits were paid over the last three years on behalf of claimants who were either in prison or jail.

Auditors had WorkForce West Virginia check for the Social Security numbers of all inmates during that time period. The agency oversees unemployment compensation, and found it had paid 700 weeks’ worth of benefits on behalf of at least 26 inmates.

In one case, the benefits ran for a total of two and a half years.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 9:40:30 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Salvation

sickening OREGON Ping


24 posted on 09/29/2011 9:43:18 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: thouworm

And, Oregon continues to economically circle the toilet....and the Democrats keep spending....


25 posted on 09/29/2011 9:44:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: thouworm

Food stamps are a farm subsidy too.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 10:59:24 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: thouworm
Don't pick on Oregon...Washington state is even worse. My son, who decided that life on the streets was easier than actually following simple rules of his apartment complex, ended up in Washington state and promptly received a $200 month food card that he complained didn't let him buy whatever he wanted as the Oregon card did. OK, pick on Oregon.
27 posted on 09/29/2011 11:25:55 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: doc1019

My father, before he passed away in 2008, owned his own home and made about $1,900 per month through a combination of pension and Social Security.

He was eligible for food stamps, though he never took them up on the offer.

He was in Washington State.......to be honest, I don’t know what the qualification numbers are in Oregon. But, if he was eligible (widower, owned his own home, and making a little less than $23K per year), I’d think there’s a possibility you may be as well.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 12:11:21 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: doc1019

I forgot to mention, when I said he owned his own home, he had no mortgage. He’d paid it off entirely in 1976. So it was free and clear.


29 posted on 09/30/2011 12:14:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: thouworm

We just got a flyer announcing a pizza parlor now accepting EBT cards.
Soooo, the gov. is now buying pizzas for the folk. Of course I have to pay for mine (and part of theirs).
The local drug store accepts them also.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 2:38:07 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Like methadone to a junkie get them hooked and they’re yours to do your bidding. Zero and his clown posse are ratcheting it up and putting thier destroy plan in high gear


31 posted on 09/30/2011 3:59:35 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: thouworm

I remember seeing a billboard somewhere advertising for food stamps. The catch line was something like don’t miss out.
This was in the 90’s.


32 posted on 09/30/2011 4:03:12 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Vinnie
pizza parlor now accepting EBT cards

Saw the guy in front of me buy his breakfast at the Mickey D drive-thru with an EBT card from is not so bad looking ride.

Meanwhile my 87 year old mother falls in the same category as others mentioned in this thread; $1300 SS and pension but owns a house in (upstate) NY and not eligible.

33 posted on 09/30/2011 5:56:23 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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