Skip to comments.Enrollment effort helping boost buying power of food program
Posted on 08/22/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
EDINBURG Linda Medrano and Elida Perez set out each day with clipboards, stacks of brochures, and practiced eyes for spotting chronic yet often treatable ailments.
As promotoras, paid part-time workers tasked with bringing health care basics to the rural poor, their destinations are the colonias of Hidalgo County unincorporated Texas-Mexico border communities divided into low-cost plots and populated largely by immigrant families.
Of late, the mix of literature that promotoras carry has included applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known here as estampillas, Spanish for food stamps. The push, fueled by state and federal grants, mirrors a nationwide initiative to enroll as many eligible Americans as possible in an effort to leverage their buying power.
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How does that actually work? are they getting a box of food, shop at special gub'mint stores?
Funny,there are no USDA agents prowling my middle-class neighborhood looking to hand out SNAP applications and other free stuff.
On the other hand, I know 3 small business owners being audited by the IRS.
Pretty much sums up how the US Govt views its citizens
What the hell, might as well bring ‘em a voter registration card while you’re at it!
(what am I saying??!? they prolly already DO.)
Hildago County = illegals
yeah, thought so. “boosting the buying power” , sure it does. There’s boosting alright, the theft kind of boosting
So they don’t have to go all the way into the US, they can just straddle the border where they can easily move back and forth between the two countries. Makes it convenient to visit their families in Mexico then duck across the border back to the USA, no long hikes across the desert. For that matter, these colonias may just be welcoming stations for illegals, once they arrive at the colonia no one dares to “racially profile” them as Governor Good Hair and the Texas Hidalgos wouldn’t like that.
So if they have children free of charge at the local hospital, that child will be elligible to vote in 18 years. Mas welfare, por favor.