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Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A "Stimulus"
Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/16/2011 | Unattributed

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duplicate; foodstamps; kenyanomics
Well, just when you think you've heard it all. . .
1 posted on 08/16/2011 2:29:00 PM PDT by BfloGuy
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To: BfloGuy

another genius appointment


2 posted on 08/16/2011 2:31:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BfloGuy

They stimulate the lazy and The Unemployment rate UP!


3 posted on 08/16/2011 2:31:21 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: BfloGuy
Well, hell.

FOOD STAMPS FOR ALL.

Problem solved.

4 posted on 08/16/2011 2:33:37 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: BfloGuy
Isn't Vilsack saying the governments spends $ 1.84 to provide a $ 1.00 in benefits?
5 posted on 08/16/2011 2:35:07 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BfloGuy
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.

Minus the $1 in taxes, and at least another $1 in bureaucratic overhead. I want my 16 cents back.

6 posted on 08/16/2011 2:35:37 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: BfloGuy

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


7 posted on 08/16/2011 2:35:49 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: BfloGuy

He is right. You can use food stamp money to buy cocaine.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 2:35:51 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Doogle

At least the Hawkeye state is rid of Vil-Suck.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 2:36:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BfloGuy
Oh. My. G-d. The hits just keep on coming from this crew.

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.

10 posted on 08/16/2011 2:37:19 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: BfloGuy

Wait... am I the only person that was looking for the satire/humor tag???


11 posted on 08/16/2011 2:38:45 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: BfloGuy

12 posted on 08/16/2011 2:42:21 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: BfloGuy

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?


13 posted on 08/16/2011 2:45:11 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nodumbblonde
"Wait... am I the only person that was looking for the satire/humor tag???"

Yes. Schools are teaching Keynesian economics and the funny part is they actually believe it.

14 posted on 08/16/2011 2:46:02 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

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?????


15 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:17 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Schools are teaching Keynesian economics and the funny part is they actually believe it.

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.

16 posted on 08/16/2011 3:04:51 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Doogle
The Obama administration is a congeries of lying fools.

Their act does not play any more.

17 posted on 08/16/2011 3:06:14 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: BfloGuy

Wait until Atlanta pulls their food stamp program. You think London was bad ....


18 posted on 08/16/2011 3:17:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: BfloGuy
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity.

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.

19 posted on 08/16/2011 3:18:38 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: BfloGuy
Why Obama doesn't have a jobs Plan

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

Today: Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A "Stimulus"

20 posted on 08/16/2011 3:47:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: BfloGuy
Yeah,and if the shiftless looters could use food stamps at booty bars there would be even more stimulus as employment in the service sector,hookers,strippers,bartenders,cocktail waitresses,bouncers,janitors as well as the growers of olives,limes,lemons,cherries and onions will be increased.
Side services like free clinics,rehabs,vice cops,divorce lawyers,check cashing outlets and loan sharks would be added as well.
21 posted on 08/16/2011 3:54:59 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: SIDENET

“Problem solved.”

Yep. If you follow their thinking then not only should everyone get food stamps but also get a monthly $10,000 government check. Employment rate would be 150%.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 4:01:40 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: BfloGuy

Somebody get these people away from the helm. They’re gonna run us aground.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 4:14:12 PM PDT by barstoolblues
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To: BfloGuy

Somebody get these people away from the helm. They’re gonna run us aground.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 4:14:27 PM PDT by barstoolblues
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To: BfloGuy

>>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.

And somebody has to pay for it. Us.

Every dollar removed from the people by taxes reduces the amount of capital to invest and thereby create jobs.

The democrats love to point to A, the fellow in the hammock (safety net they call it), and proclaim the good they are doing. They do not point to B, the taxpayers who are hurt by haveing their labors stolen. B is always invisible.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 4:14:58 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (People should enjoy the fruits of their labor. No labor, no fruit.)
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To: BfloGuy

Rather than lose money going through a middleman, let’s go directly from earner to market.

Lower taxes and quicken stimulus.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 4:58:27 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: BfloGuy

Every dollar of Food Stamps generates $1.84 in TAXES!!!!!

The rest is eaten up in the bureaucracy.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 5:36:00 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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