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  • Administration Brochure Touts Food Stamp Benefits for Foreigners

    04/28/2013 9:15:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    It was recently discovered that the Obama Administration has been working jointly with the Mexican government to inform that country’s illegal migrants to the United States of their “rights to government food assistance.” The product of this cooperative undertaking is a Spanish-language flyer supplied to the Mexican Embassy by the US Department of Agriculture. The flyer asserts that “even those who enter America illegally are still entitled to certain benefits” and explains how these “undocumented persons” may secure these benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) called the revelation “evidence of a dangerously misguided policy....
  • Are all the federal bureacracies controlled by the Democrat Party?

    04/26/2013 8:05:04 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 52 replies
    Is it my imagination or are ALL of our federal bureacracies controlled by the Democratic Party? Look at immigration--it is all about what Democrats want--more uneducated poor immigrants who will vote for them. Welfare--who controlls welfare? We can't find out what happens to our money even when it is going to terrorists. What is going on here and why haven't the Republicans put their foot down? Aren't they half of the government? How long have the Democrats owned our national bureaucracy?
  • USDA Flyer: We Don't Check Immigration Status for Food Stamps

    04/26/2013 6:36:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/26/2013 | Tony Lee
    A government watchdog group has discovered that the United States government is advising Spanish-speaking residents that they need not declare their immigration status to qualify for food stamps. Judicial Watch obtained the Spanish-language flyers through a Freedom of Information Act request and announced on Thursday that the "promotion of the food stamp program, now known as 'SNAP' (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), includes a Spanish-language flyer provided to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA. A statement on the flyer—emphasized in bold and underlined—reads, “You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.” Judicial Watch...
  • Shocking US government leaflet tells Mexican immigrants they can collect food stamp benefits..

    04/26/2013 1:15:13 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 26, 2013 | Daily Mail
    Conservative legal group obtained Agriculture Department flyerYou need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children'Program in all 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. helps push food stamps A Spanish-language leaflet that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided to the Mexican Embassy in Washington advises border-crossing Mexicans that they can collect taxpayer-funded food stamp benefits for their children without admitting that they're illegal immigrants. Underlined and in boldface type, the document tells immigrants who are unlawfully in the United States that, 'You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking...
  • State: Marathon bomb suspects’ family received welfare, food stamps

    04/26/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 54 replies
    The family of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks, received food stamps and welfare when the brothers were growing up, according to a letter from the state Department of Transitional Assistance that was obtained by the Globe. In the letter, sent Thursday to the chairman of the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, the department outlined the benefits that the brothers had received through their parents, Anzor and Zubeidat, as well as benefits Tamerlan Tsarnaev later received as a member of his wife’s household. Anzor and Zubeidat received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...
  • USDA/Mexico Spanish-language flyer: Get kids on food stamps without showing documents

    04/25/2013 8:06:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2013 | Caroline May
    The Department of Agriculture, via the Mexican government, assures potentially ineligible immigrants that they can still apply for food stamps on behalf of their eligible children without giving information about their immigration status, according to documents released Thursday by Judicial Watch. A USDA Spanish language flyer provided to the Mexican Embassy, according to Judicial Watch, reads that if potentially ineligible immigrants want to obtain benefits for their children they “need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.” The Daily Caller has reported extensively about the USDA/Mexico partnership that seeks to promote taxpayer-funded nutrition...
  • It’s an Obama World… White House Pays Recruiters to Sign Up People for Food Stamps

    04/24/2013 1:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | April 24, 2013 | jim hoft
    The Obama administration is paying recruiters to sign up people on food stamps. At the same time, the Obama administration also continues to pursue a “partnership” with the Mexican government to “raise awareness” about food stamps. The administration is using a Spanish soap opera format to push food stamps on illegal immigrants and Spanish-speaking Americans. The Washington Post reported: A good recruiter needs to be liked, so Dillie Nerios filled gift bags with dog toys for the dog people and cat food for the cat people. She packed crates of cookies, croissants, vegetables and fresh fruit. She curled her hair...

    04/15/2013 10:06:37 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 15, 2013 | Todd Cefaratti
    The food stamp program in America is entirely out of control. What started off as a modest expense with the noblest of intentions has become a money-devouring system engulfed by fraud and waste....
  • Poverty Plagues Obama’s America, Press Based in Booming Cities Shrugs

    04/09/2013 5:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 9, 2013 | Stuart Stevens, chief Romney 2012 strategist
    Today, 21 and a half million Americans are unemployed or underemployed—about twice as many as six years ago, according to NPR. Work-force participation, a fancy term for the number of Americans either working or looking for work, has dropped to “the lowest level since the malaise of the late 1970’s,” an era when far fewer women were working, according to MSNBC. Yes, the unemployment rate dropped last month—but only because so many people simply gave up looking for work. The dirty little secret is that after only four weeks of not looking for a job, an unemployed worker stops being...
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    04/09/2013 10:26:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    That America created only 88,000 jobs in March, less than half the number anticipated, was jolting news, indicating the recovery that the White House has boasted about may not be at hand. But in that March jobs report, there was more disturbing news. While unemployment fell to 7.6 percent, the reason it fell is alarming. Half a million U.S. workers (495,000) disappeared from the labor force. They dropped out. They are no longer even looking for a job. Worse, this appears to be an inexorable trend. The participation rate of eligible workers in the United States has fallen to 63.3...
  • Corporate Cronyism and the Food Stamp Army

    04/08/2013 6:01:51 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies ^ | 4/5/2013 | TOM FITTON
    According to the study, the current food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card industry is dominated by three main players: J.P. Morgan Electronic Financial Services, Affiliated Computer Services, and eFunds. Together they collect money from 49 states and three territories. In fact, since 2004, 18 of 24 states that contract with J.P. Morgan have paid more than $560 million to the financial monolith.
  • 15% of Americans Now Receive Food Stamps

    04/06/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 26 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 6, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    With yesterday’s job report, many are trying to pretend that this is a sign that America is on its way up and out of the recession. Liberals are trying to explain that jobs were added, they somehow forget to include that thousands of people left the job market too. And we are now seeing another sign that perhaps, this Obama economy really isn’t helping the American people all that much. 15% of Americans are now on food stamps! This doesn’t seem like a recovery to me! The number of Americans on food stamps this January was 1.8% higher than January...
  • A Solution to Food Stamp Fraud that Both Sides Can Agree On

    04/04/2013 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-04-13 | Brother Bob
    Every few weeks or so a new story pops up in the news regarding Food Stamp (Or SNAP, as is the preferred name among bureaucrats) fraud. We hear how in addition to being used for food as intended, these SNAP cards are now being used for some more... interesting purchases. Even your most hard core bleeding heart lefty can't approve of these cards being used at strip clubs (as I resist the overwhelming urge to make a bad joke about places where the cards could be swiped) and would prefer that these cards were actually used for food. As our "Food Stamp President" continues to build on...
  • NBC News Analyst: 'Sharecropper' WalMart 'Enslaving' Workers

    04/01/2013 7:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | March 31, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    In a roundtable discussion on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show, Penn University's Anthea Butler outdid the panel of outraged socialists invited to sit and tell Ms. Harris-Perry how smart she is and affirm her position by never daring to offer an opposing view (I kid you not, that seems to be the formula for the show, way to challenge your viewers with new ideas, NBC News.) The discussion was aimed at attacking NPR's recent report about disability and food stamp entitlement spending. Though the conversation quickly degenerated into an attack on corporate America because, apparently, they are the ones at fault...
  • WSJ: Food Stamps Swell as Economy Improves

    03/29/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8:44 AM, Mar 28, 2013 | By DANIEL HALPER
    In an article titled, "Use of Food Stamps Swells Even as Economy Improves," the Wall Street Journal reports that "The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery." The report continues, "Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget analysts think participation will rise again this year and dip only slightly in coming years."
  • CBO: Food Stamp Rolls Estimated to Hit Historic High

    03/28/2013 3:54:55 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar. 28, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    There are more Americans today collecting food stamps than ever before, and that number is expected to rise steadily for the rest of the year, according to the CBO. The Wall Street Journal reports: The financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009. But one of the federal government's biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn't shrinking back alongside the recovery. Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as the modern-day food-stamp benefit is known, has soared 70% since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012. Congressional budget analysts think participation...
  • Democrat-cy — Rhode Island city’s economic life timed to food stamp cycle

    03/21/2013 2:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 21, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Rhode Island has the highest unemployment rate in the country, it’s crushed by unsustainable public sector salaries and pensions which are protected by union control of the legislature and politicians at every level, it is one of only two states losing population and may lose one of its two congressional seats in the 2020 census if trends continue. Yet Rhode Islanders continually vote Democratic, even reelecting to Congress the disgraced David Cicilline in 2012 when even the liberal Providence Journal turned on him. The Democrat-union grip on the state never has been tighter, and Rhode Island never has suffered more,...
  • Food Stamp Nation: R.I. Town Shows Leftism's Dead End

    03/21/2013 5:18:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/20/2013 | IBD Staff
    Food Stamp Nation: A little town in Rhode Island shows where liberalism and all its talk of economic "security" ultimately leads — a stale economy and suffocating dependence on big government. In a surprisingly candid and lengthy expose, the Washington Post described how Woonsocket, an economically depressed town in Rhode Island, has been turned upside down by food stamps. With a third of the town enrolled, food stamps have created a huge boom-and-bust economy in Woonsocket, as residents pour into grocery stores on the first day of each month after the government pumps $2 million into their food stamp cards.
  • Dems preserve US-Mexico food stamp 'partnership,' while USDA prepares for meat inspector furloughs

    03/18/2013 1:59:13 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2013
    Salmonella outbreaks. E. coli outbreaks. Millions of dollars in economic losses. These are among the scenarios the Obama administration warned about last month as it claimed the sequester would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to furlough meat inspectors. But while the administration prepares to take that step, it continues to pursue a "partnership" with the Mexican government to "raise awareness" about food stamps among immigrants from that country. When a top Senate Republican proposed cutting off funds for that program last week -- in the form of an amendment to a budget resolution -- Democrats on the Budget Committee...
  • Food stamps put Rhode Island town on monthly boom-and-bust cycle

    03/18/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Mar 13 | Eli Saslow
    <p>WOONSOCKET, R.I. – The economy of Woonsocket was about to stir to life. Delivery trucks were moving down river roads, and stores were extending their hours. The bus company was warning riders to anticipate “heavy traffic.” A community bank, soon to experience a surge in deposits, was rolling a message across its electronic marquee on the night of Feb. 28: “Happy shopping! Enjoy the 1st.”</p>