Skip to comments.Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A "Stimulus"
Posted on 08/16/2011 2:28:57 PM PDT by BfloGuy
Obama's Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: "Well, obviously, it's putting people to work. Which is why we're going to have some interesting things in the course of the forum this morning. Later this morning, we're going have a press conference with Secretary Mavis and Secretary Chu to announce something that's never happened in this country -- something that we think is exciting in terms of job growth. I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it's also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It's the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times."
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another genius appointment
They stimulate the lazy and The Unemployment rate UP!
FOOD STAMPS FOR ALL.
Minus the $1 in taxes, and at least another $1 in bureaucratic overhead. I want my 16 cents back.
Pelosi, unemployment is a stimulous now we have this idiot saying food stamps are a stimulous.......Aside from my children being born the 2nd best time of my life will be watching these criminals be convicted of crimes against the American people! treasonous Jay treasonous
He is right. You can use food stamp money to buy cocaine.
At least the Hawkeye state is rid of Vil-Suck.
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.
That is a plain old, out and out lie.
Wait... am I the only person that was looking for the satire/humor tag???
Well, Tom, then double the food stamp benefits per person and give them to everyone. That’ll stimulate the economy so much that it will put everyone back to work, right? Right?
Yes. Schools are teaching Keynesian economics and the funny part is they actually believe it.
This guy is a total moron...and to think this one of nobama’s managers who he appointed. By the way...where the he** are my frigg**’ food stamps?????
That's what's amazing and so sad. To think that an obviously intelligent man like Ben Bernanke, for example, actually believes that claptrap is astounding. Keynesianism is the greatest hoax ever played on the world -- well, maybe the second greatest. Karl Marx probably wins that honor.
Their act does not play any more.
Wait until Atlanta pulls their food stamp program. You think London was bad ....
That is complete wishful thinking. Every dollar put into SNAP was TAKEN from a PRODUCER in the economy.
Every dollar of SNAP represents communism; no two ways about it this is re-distribution of "the" (read some "other" person's wealth/earnings) wealth.
He believes unemployed people on food stamps are creating jobs and stimulating the economy.
Those of us who work and pay our own way are a drag on the economy:
Yesterday: White House Thinks Unemployment Creates Jobs