Skip to comments.USDA: FOOD STAMPS WILL HELP YOU LOOK YOUR BEST
Posted on 06/25/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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, that signing up for food stamps can make you look and feel your best.
Almost 48 million people received food stamps in 2011, an increase from the 28.2 million who received the welfare benefit in 2008. The cost to taxpayers has more than doubled during this period, to $78 billion, and will account for 78% of Farm Bill spending over the next ten years. Thirty-nine states have no solid asset test to determine food stamp eligibility.
House Republicans, earlier in the year, passed a food stamp reform bill that will save $34 billion over the next ten years. That bill will now go to a House-Senate Farm Bill conference. Its pretty clear, though, that more of the political elites who resist government spending changes need to be shown the door in November.
The Farm Bill...it's not about farms.
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“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.”
What a crock. Anyone who calls out Obama for what and who he is, is a racist. BS. If anyone in the game is racist, it is Obama and his criminal ilk. Just ask Bill Clinton what he thinks of Obama after he played his race card on him....
What goes around, comes around. It is getting better by the day.
Poverty is Cool. // Keep the farm subsidies via Food Stamps flowing. // blah-blah
ELIMINATE THE FOOD STAMPS PROGRAM ENTIRELY.
Those whom need charity may seek it at their local churches. You now see “EBT Accepted” stickers on the frickin’ GAS PUMPS and at McDonald’s. Really!? Give me a frickin’ BREAK.
Well at least here in Indiana, we feed our poor kids breakfast and lunch at school. AND in the summer, we feed them breakfast and lunch at school even though there’s no classes.
I’ve always wondered if the EBT calculation considers this?
$78 billion is only enough to cover the average monthly benefit per person. What are the government administrative costs and how are they being hidden? Likely the administrative overhead is two times the $78 billion and is not counted in the program cost.
Talk about the REAL “unfair”... But Hussein is too busy claiming life is unfair for all the moochers.
And how many of these lazy moochers never paid a SINGLE dime into any goobt plan/Ponzi scheme, and never will?
How many people on EBT cards have cable television, cellphones, and high speed internet, let alone cartons of cigarettes?
Necessity is a thing of the past, apparently.
Addendum: our food pantry doesn't have off brands. It distributes whole turkeys, chickens, sirloin hamburger, fresh and frozen salmon, fresh fruits and vegetables, especially from the local farmer's markets, a variety of cheeses such as Amsterdam gouda, Morbier, Double Gloucester, many different bleu cheeses, Stilton, Manchego, wedge parmesan, eggs, milk (cow and goat), many different types of bread, pasta, seitan, cereals, cakes, pies, orange juice, etc. And, yeah, it's our church that does it.To: Catsrus; PapaBear3625
Jesus said in the gospels: I was hungry and you fed me not. Are any of you helping to feed the poor? Yes, you are, with your tax dollars. Sure, there is some waste in the system, and some buy luxury items. If youve ever worked at a voluntary food bank - youd get an idea of what some of you good-hearted folks think the poor should eat. Can after can of off-brand tomato soup, that the donor and family wouldnt eat themselves. Cheap boxes of mac & cheese - lots of them, and the list goes on.
Dont judge a few who have milked the system by those honest people who really do need the help. Some have the idea that food stamp recipients drive fancy cars. None that Ive seen do - just as there is abuse in everything - there is abuse in food stamps, but some want to punish everyone because they pay taxes and think they should tell others to be good food stamp recipients and eat their beans and rice.
A. Jesus wasn't talking to the U.S. federal government or to a handful of bureaucrats to use government power to extort money from one person to give it to another.
B. From what I have seen in over 7 years of very intimately watching food stamp use, most of it is unnecessary and serves as a means of freeing up dollars to be used for drugs, tobacco, alcohol, entertainment, lottery, bling, and a bazillion other things that are simply not necessities of life by any stretch of the imagination. Yes, food stamp use should be tightly regulated and restricted to the purchase of basic foodstuffs that must be prepared at home in order to be used. No swordfish. No ice cream. No Doritos or candy. No FRIGGING BUBBLE GUM OR BOTTLED WATER!!!!
43 posted on 08/26/2011 8:24:10 PM PDT by aruanan
You sound like a liberal Democrat. Eat what I tell you to eat. What a bunch of hypocrites on this forum.Oh, so because someone is poor, they arent entitled to some ice cream once in a while?
Start exercising your mind a bit and you may work away some of that crust. A liberal Democrat tells you what you can eat with your own money. Are you familiar with the founding fathers' attitude toward using public money as a means of charity? It was not to be used this way at all. If someone who is "poor" (which most so-classified in the United States are not by almost any historical measure) is relying on the state to take money away from another citizen by threat of force to give to him, he should be limited in the choices available to him for the use of that money. That's not his money. If he doesn't like the restrictions, he doesn't have to take the money. And the restrictions will serve to make sure that folks (the majority of them who are on foodstamps) will use it as little as possible. For whose benefit? For us, the people the government is threatening with fines and imprisonment if we don't surrender our income for redistribution.
No, they're not entitled to ice cream. No one in this society is entitled to anything. They can scrape their pennies together (or give up high speed internet or multiple cell phones or some jewelry purchases or lottery purchases or alcohol or drug or designer clothes or shoes purchases or CDs or iPods or iTunes downloads or movies) and buy it for themselves.
So, what have some of you control freaks on here done to help the poor, other than run your mouths because they are getting help when needed?
Your self-righteousness is matched only by the extent to which you think you can read people's minds and know anything about their actions. How many tens of thousands of dollars of your own personal money have you spent on the needs of refugees? How many years have you spent carrying them around to government and doctor and dental appointments and enrolling them in schools and talking to counselors and taking them for job interviews and dealing with rotten landlords and making emergency runs to the hospital in the middle of the night or leaving work in the middle of the day to do it?
You really need to get an education in both political history and economics. Just because A has a perceived need doesn't give him any warrant at all to take something away from B to alleviate that need or to use C to take it from B to give it to him. A good moral case can be made for preventing the robbery of one person by another. There is no good moral case to be made justifying the robbery of one person by another. And it's funny that you should start out saying that I sound like a liberal Democrat when, in fact, I sound pretty much identical to the political philosophy espoused by the founding fathers of the United States and end up yourself sounding like the harping, bullying, end-justifies-the-means, my-exigency-justifies-my-robbing-you, haranguing of liberal Democrats.
This started under Bush 43, and has accelerated under Obama.
This article explains:
"The Department of Agricultures Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) has been engaged in a lengthy campaign to boost the programs enrollment rates. In 2000 just 16.9 million people were receiving food stamps, and only 50 percent of those who were eligible participated in the program. Then FNS and the state agencies that administer SNAP began streamlining application processes and ramping up their outreach efforts. By 2007, 66 percent of eligibles had been converted into participants, and preliminary data suggests that that percentage continued to increase in 2008 and 2009."
The states have significant control over SNAP, and have broadened eligibility, and broadened what foods SNAP can be used for. Most states have broadened eligibility up to 200% of the poverty level and eliminated means tests. California allows SNAP to be used for fast food, under the guise that the homeless do not have kitchens with refrigerators and stoves to store and prepare food.
Add to that the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) program, which is free money which can be used for anything, either on a separate EBT card or in a different account on the same EBT card.
TANF creates confusion on what people can buy with an EBT. I have seen in Wal-Mart cashiers separate SNAP eligible products from others, and then charge the food to SNAP and the non-food items to TANF.
--Medicaid,All of these amounted to $558 billion in 2012. Total federal spending on these rose ten-fold since 1972. The part that rose the fastest and the most was medical care. You can bet that this increase will, compared to what Obamacare is going to do, look like a flat line.
--The low-income subsidy (LIS) for Part D of Medicare (the part of Medicare that provides prescription drug benefits),
-- The refundable portion of the earned income tax credit (EITC),
-- The refundable portion of the child tax credit (CTC),
-- Supplemental Security Income (SSI),
-- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),
-- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called the Food Stamp program),
-- Child nutrition programs,
-- Housing assistance programs, and
-- The Federal Pell Grant Program.
Note that the two periods of greatest increase were marked by the election of Bill Clinton and Barry Obama (combined with total Democrat control of both houses of Congress).
God is not mocked. Gal 6:7
Democrat's Godless doctrines are a test platform for what happens when men think they are wiser than God. Look at the results of this simple truth. That people should have to work or else....
Look at the results within welfare states. It eventually leads to Haiti and this is just one tiny little bible truth that democrats reject.