Skip to comments.Taxpayers spend $41.3 million in a year to advertise food stamps
Posted on 06/12/2013 10:16:35 AM PDT by yoe
Spending on advertising and outreach for food stamps has increased six-fold since 2000 reaching $41.3 million in 2011, according to a new GOP report.
According to calculations released by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Budget Committee staff, using data from the Agriculture Departments Economic Research Service, in the year 2000 spending on advertising for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamps was approximately $6.5 million.
In the ensuing years, spending on advertising and outreach steadily increased reaching $41.3 million in 2011, according to the calculations, which were confirmed by the Congressional Research Service, according to Budget Committee staff.
[snip] Participation in the program has also skyrocketed, increasing from approximately 17.3 million average annual participants to approximately 47.7 million average annual participants in 2013. In 2008, the average annual participation was approximately 28.2 million.
In recent years, Sessions a vocal critic of SNAP has pointed to the governments aggressive advertising and outreach campaigns as partially responsible for the explosion in participation and cost of the programs.
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To control this march to slavery, everyone on food stamps or disability or both must undergo monthly checks for drug use....'checking stations' can be set up just like auto admission stations are now. It would be interesting to see how many folks are on one or both the government run food stamp and disability programs.....
It’s obvious the food stamp outreach is to generate still more automatic Demonrat votes.And done courtesy of the taxpayers, it doesn’t cost the Demonrats a dime.Coupled with the Amnesty bill, the grand plan is shaping up nicely.
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good thing were not broke or anything.
Which ad agencies get the ad campaign money and how many of them also produce Democrat/issue advertising for no or reduced budget?
Entitlements purchased the 2012 election.
And if the markets are still swallowing an unlimited amount of Baraqqi/Bernanke/Lew minibucks in 2016, they’ll purchase another one.
Original Chinese Proverb:
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
2012 White House Revision:
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps, Section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, 99 weeks of unemployment, free meds, and he will vote democrat the rest of his life-—even after he’s dead.
The above is a misleading headline!
Taxpayers spend Government steals $41.3 million of taxpayer money in a year to advertise food stamps.
There, fixed it.
“Yo....you needs food stamps? You think you no qualify? Call 1-800-WEL-FARE and find out. You may qualifys and don’t know it. So, git yo ObamaPhone and call”
It should be called “Recruiting Democrat voters with the promise of Food Stamps” program, and WHY IN THE HELL HASN’T ANYONE IN CONGRESS HAD THE BALLS ENOUGH TO QUESTION THIS AND STOP IT IMMEDIATELY?” Promoting food stamps for illegals is a violation of Federal Law.