Skip to comments.USDA: Food Stamps Help You Look And Feel Your Best
Posted on 06/22/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by Nachum
Although former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was smeared as racist by many Democrats and members of the main stream media for declaring Barack Obama the food stamp president, it turns out that, according to the USDA, being a food stamp president is really hip.
In fact, the nations agricultural agency says, in a recent video ad,
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My co-worker at Microsoft who earns around $120,000 gets foodstamps because his daughter was premature.
He cannot reject the foodstamps.
If he doesn’t spend the money given to him on foodstamps, he risks the confiscation of his new daughter by Child Protective Services.
He has to figure out how to buy enough crap food on food stamps, then give it to less fortunate people at his church.
“He cannot reject the foodstamps.”
Of course not. The favorite words of the Evil Left are must, shall, and will. There’s no room for individual thought or Free Will. Nothing must stand in their way when they’re showing how “compassionate” they are.
o, the typos...apologies...half asleep.
Bull.... If I dare to go food shopping on the first of the month when their debit cards are refilled, I am sure to see a bunch of overweight women with shopping carts filled with frozen pizza, Hi-C "fruit" drink, potato chips and other assorted crap I don't even buy for myself. But of course, I am paying for theirs.
I understand your anger/rage. I’m the one they have to hide in the closet when company comes. However, it appears that people need education. If you present them with incontrovertible facts, they can fact-check until the cows come home, but they can’t disprove your contentions. Two former libs I know have seen the light. One will no longer speak w/me because I cast doubt on everything she has stood for lo these many years. Doan make me no nevahmind. If she wants to remain in ignorance and support an unconscionable choice, that’s her business.
Please try to educate people. If they’re refractory, so be it. If not, you have done an inestimable service to all Americans, some of whom would probably have heard your message.
And it all started with Roscoe Filburn feeding his own wheat to his own livestock, without the government’s permission.
Your co-worker is pulling your leg. Food stamps are income-based. If he is making as much money as he claims, he does not qualify. Eligibility has nothing to do with physical disabilities (or premature birth). Nothing. At all. Food stamps are a federal program, child protective services are administered by the state. He cannot “give away” food stamps to people at his church, because they are provided through a debit card. If he gives away or sells the debit card (and pin number), he is committing a federal crime. This guy must think you just fell off the turnip truck. Ask him to show you his food stamps.
My goodness it sounds like someone at the USDA is really trying hard to justify his or her superfluous job.
Food stamps don’t need to be hyped. Whoever needs them can easily get them.
There should be NO FOOD STAMPS....only healthy FOOD GRUEL.
Was your taking the Lord's name in vain in post #6 a typo?
How do you know it was in vain, Jerry Falwell?
I say put the stigma back in welfare....it motivates you to not take hand outs as a career.
Uhhh... I’m calling BS on your co-worker story.
On some items in the store, I see a sign that says “WIC approved” (milk, cheese and peanut butter come to mind). How come there aren’t “food stamp” approved items? How is it that they can be used for junk food, soda and the like?
BUMP! Please see the tag line.
I’m just relating what he told me this afternoon. And, he’s giving away the “purchases” to others.
I didn’t research this. He’s a straight conservative. He can’t avoid the Food Stamps, he says.
“...according to the USDA, being a food stamp president is really hip.”
Except that paying for your lunch using food stamps is just sending the check to your neighbor’s house.
Is there some reason your neighbor should be paying for your lunch?
But, yeah, being a thief is is “really hip” these days.
according to the USDA, being a food stamp president is really hip.
It’s similar to the way most social workers, at least the managers, don’t want people leaving the system. If a manager’s AOR loses “clients,” they lose case workers. They don’t want their “empire” to shrink.
I work for a retired Air Force Captain. He and his wife often take in “strays.” A young woman with an infant stayed with them for a few months. She had enough on her card at the end of the month that she could purchase a butt load of steaks to take to friends houses for parties. That’s after buying formula, diapers and the rest.
How can you be healthier if all your food cart contains is cookies, candy, soda, chips and other empty calorie foods? Been in line behind to many using EBT cards. And you and your kids are 50-100+ lbs OVER WEIGHT!
Only thing limited by food stamps is none edible foods. Buy lots of dried beans, rice, peas, pasta, and canned veggies and fruits, and donate them. We have a food basket at church that we put a item per week in. (lots of old folks at my church) Most usually do a can of veggies or fruit...me I think multiple meals and do the rice, dried beans, peas and pasta. Even throw in a box of Cheerios once in a while when I get it free. I’m a big coupon user for items we use. Sack of potatoes, onions, apples, can be done.
That way it is not crap food. Lots of types of dried beans. Even raisins or other dried fruits or baking nuts that are healthy. Ditto for doing baby food, cereals and jars of meat, fruit, veggies.
Yep, that’s really weird. Oh, well. The more inflated the debt regime, the sooner it will go away.
Welcome to America.......we've got the most morbidly obese "poor" in the world.
Most single seniors qualify for $10-30 in food stamps, not worth going for...Commodity line has tripled in the small town I came from, and mostly very old people, very few young. They get a few tins of veggies and fruit and maybe a jar of off brand peanut butter.
Illegal INVADERS is where the big FDA food stamp money is going now.
I understand they will no longer be called “food stamps” but will be called “nutrican stamps”.
Food stamps should be replace with a program where each county provides a building with a bakery and food processing equipment inside. If you want any of it, you have to go bake the bread, or bag the beans, process and bottle milk, or make cheese and churn butter. Only basic food staples, fruits and vegetables would be provided. The truly disabled can get theirs delivered. A token system can be devised that is only redeemable at that facility. Bake 200 loaves of bread, or deliver food to the disabled, get tokens for other product. It should be a pain in the butt to be on Govfood. If the ACLU complains about the food choices, say “We don’t prevent them from having steak, junk food and soft drinks. They can have all of that they want by paying full price at the grocery store.”
Exactly. Since 2009 I've noticed "EBT" cards being accepted at just about EVERY grocery store...middle level to high end. On a recent trip to Costco, there were many groups of non-English speaking "invaders" filling their carts up. They're living the American dream...on our dime, by invitation of Da One.
The government MAKES him take it and use it?
Larry Niven’s “Protector” book described “dole yeast”, if you’re down and out, it keeps you fed, but you find work because no one wants to eat it for long.
He may be conservative, but if he is telling you a tale like that, he certainly isn’t straight.
Since 2008, the food stamp program has been called SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Longer name, same ol’ scam. SNAP accounts for 80 percent of the spending called for in the new farm bill.