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  • OUTRAGE: USDA Partners with Mexico to Give More Food Stamps to ‘Mexican Nationals’ in U.S.

    07/19/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with ArizonaThe inmates are truly running the asylum in Washington. Last week we learned that the USDA was pimping food stamps on Spanish-language radio, as so-called "novellas". Characters pressured others to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, and made them feel silly if they didn't. After massive public outrage, the USDA pulled the ads last Friday. Now we learn that the USDA has been "partnering" with the Mexican Government itself in order to increase food stamp participation among Mexicans living in the United States... The (agreement) sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican...
  • Many Suffer From Political Stockholm Syndrome

    07/19/2012 1:18:00 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 2 replies ^ | 07/19/12 | CaroleL
    The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims increased by 34,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 386,000. That brings the total number of people currently claiming unemployment benefits under all programs to 5.75 million. When President Barak Obama took office in 2008, 30 million people were receiving food stamps. Approximately 46 million people receive them today; that's one out of every seven Americans. These and other welfare programs originally designed as temporary safety nets have become a way for Obama & Company to hold millions of Americans hostage by an ever-growing federal government. In fact, many of the administration's...
  • New American Food-Stamp Plantation is a SNAP

    07/16/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | Star Parker
    The House Agriculture Committee has reported out its version of a new farm bill that will cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from funding of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), once known as food stamps. The cuts in the House bill exceed those in the Senate bill by $12 billion. Sixteen-and-a-half billion dollars over a decade amount to a whopping 2 percent cut in SNAP program expenditures, which last year alone came to $78 billion. At a time when we are running trillion-dollar annual federal budget deficits, it's hard to see a 2 percent cut in any large spending program...
  • LEVIATHAN GOVERNMENT: The new American food-stamp plantation

    07/14/2012 5:34:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2012 | Star Parker
    Star Parker reveals high rate of growth in program feds claim isn't 'welfare' The House Agriculture Committee has reported out its version of a new farm bill that will cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from funding of SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – the program once known as food stamps. The cuts in the House bill exceed those in the Senate bill by $12 billion. Sixteen and a half billion dollars amounts to a whopping 2 percent cut in SNAP program expenditures. At a time when we are running trillion-dollar annual federal budget deficits, it’s hard to see...
  • USDA moves to end questionable food stamps ads after criticism

    07/13/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 13 replies ^ | 13 July, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The Spanish-language radio ads composed a 10-part miniseries called "Hope Park." In it, the characters were shown persistently trying to convince a character named "Diana" to go on food stamps -- known these days as SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- even though her husband works and she doesn't think she needs it. "I don't need help from anyone," Diana says in Episode 4. "My husband makes enough to take care of us." But her friends are persistent, and by Episode 10 Diana is enrolled and singing the program's praises.
  • USDA uses Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens [AUDIO]

    07/13/2012 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2012 | Caroline May
    The government has been targeting Spanish speakers with radio “novelas” promoting food stamp usage as part of a stated mission to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HAPPINESS PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps. The majority of the episodes end with the announcer encouraging the listener to tune in again to see if the skeptic applies for benefits or learns to understand the importance...
  • Obama: The Food Stamp President & His Lunatic Minions

    07/11/2012 8:02:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-11-2012 | MOTUS
    ...“It would be nice if we had a candidate for president who was committed to America.” Debbie Wasserman Schultz... Debbie was referring to Romney of course; here’s her comment, in context: It would be nice if we had a candidate for president who was committed to America. Mitt Romney is committed to making sure that either he makes the most money as humanly possible, or his investors do. Regardless of whether that’s true or not, and whether Sargent Schultz can prove it, or not, I just have one question: since when did it become un-American to make money? For either...
  • The Rise of Food Stamp Nation: Government at all levels actively wants people on the program

    07/10/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/09/2012 | Rich Lowry
    Tom Vilsack is one of the most important welfare administrators in the nation. Oh, yeah — he’s also secretary of agriculture. Two-thirds of the Agriculture Department’s budget is devoted to welfare programs. The biggest is food stamps, which is now the nation’s second-largest welfare program after Medicaid. Its inexorable growth during the past decade, through good times and bad, is a testament to government’s self-generating expansion. Asked what labor wanted, the great 20th-century union leader Samuel Gompers answered, “More.” The modern welfare state lives by the same credo. About 17 million people received food stamps back in 2000. Some 30...
  • Obamanomics: More Ride in the Wagon

    07/10/2012 5:49:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Mona Charen
    June brought the perfect encapsulation of the Obama economy: More Americans signed up for disability benefits than got jobs. According to government statistics, 80,000 Americans found work last month, while 85,000 dropped out of the labor force altogether to collect Social Security Disability payments. It is possible that an unusual number of Americans have become disabled during President Obama's tenure -- but if so, what does that say about the virtues of Obamacare? In any case, though, Obama promised that unemployment would not top 8 percent if we passed the stimulus law -- and though he predicted that the unemployment...
  • Dependents to Patriots

    07/07/2012 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 4 replies
    07-7-2012 | self
    Entitlements are strangling the wealth of our nation and crippling the American Spirit. The Welfare State is devastating America. As the number of entitlement recipients increases, our country drifts towards a place of no return. More terrifying is how our current administration promotes the growth in the number of people receiving entitlements and how “good” the programs are for our country. Food stamps are a prime example. Currently in America, over forty-five million citizens in the food stamp program. The program adds about sixty billion dollars per year to the national debt. Too many people abuse the system by paying...
  • USDA combats ‘mountain pride,’ self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls

    07/04/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2012 | Caroline May
    One in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need. “Our common goal is to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” the United States Department of Agriculture explains on its “Outreach Toolkits” page. “Our purpose is to ensure that those going through difficult times can feed their families healthy, nutritious food. By working as a team, we can accomplish these goals.” The USDA has adopted a range of strategies and programs designed to bring more people...
  • Why Are Welfare Rolls Flat, While the Food Stamp Program Grows Rapidly?

    07/03/2012 10:59:17 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies ^ | by Pamela M. Prah, Staff Writer
    The number of people receiving food stamps hit a record high during the recent recession and remains high. But that has not been the case for welfare. In some states, welfare participation rates have actually decreased over the past few years. Equally surprising is the fact that less than one-third of the federal and state money currently spent on welfare is actually given to people as cash assistance. The rest is spent on specialized services such as child care, child welfare and teen pregnancy counseling, but the government really doesn’t know how these funds are used and who benefits. “We’ve...
  • National spotlight finds NH woman fired for refusing to accept EBT card for cigarettes

    07/01/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | June 28, 2012 | Unattributed
    A convenience store clerk who was fired recently for refusing to sell cigarettes to a customer trying to pay for them with state welfare benefits has been fired, but her story has gained traction in local and national media. According to press reports, Jackie Whiton was working at a C.N. Brown Big Apple convenience store recently when a man in his 20s attempted to purchase cigarettes using an electronic benefit transfer card, which is issued to families in New Hampshire and Maine who are on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF program. Whiton, a six-year employee of the...
  • USDA suggests food stamp parties, games to increase participation

    06/27/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/12 | Caroline May
    While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program. “Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” Biden: Economy a...
  • Clerk says she was fired over EBT cards

    06/27/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Jackie Whiton, a six-year employee of the Big Apple, said she was fired after a dispute with her boss over accepting EBT cards as payment for cigarettes. I gave two weeks' notice and tried to bow out gracefully," said Whiton, of Antrim. "But the next day, I was fired." Whiton said she declined to accept an EBT card as payment for a package of cigarettes. The Electronic Benefit Transfer cards are used by state benefits departments to issue cash to recipients, and they can be used like debit cards. Whiton said her boss told her she can't refuse to sell...

    06/25/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/22/2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Although former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was smeared as “racist” by many Democrats and members of the main stream media for declaring Barack Obama “the food stamp president,” it turns out that, according to the USDA, being a “food stamp president” is really hip. In fact, the nation’s agricultural agency says, in a recent video ad, that signing up for food stamps can make you look and feel your best. --snip-- Almost 48 million people received food stamps in 2011, an increase from the 28.2 million who received the welfare benefit in 2008. The cost to taxpayers...
  • Firing squad ends clerk’s EBT stand

    06/27/2012 6:12:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 109 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 27 June 2012 | Howie Carr
    Jackie Whiton, age 65, had worked as a cashier at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough, N.H., for years. But then a couple of weeks ago she committed a firing offense. She refused to allow a welfare recipient to use his EBT card to buy a pack of smokes. How dare a taxpayer say no to a member of the non-working class? This is verboten in ObamaÂ’s America. So she was fired. ThatÂ’ll teach her. The gimme guy was a young man, about 20, and when he asked for cigarettes, Jackie Whiton handed them to him but asked for...
  • U.S. Senate passes farm bill, but Tester's Sportsmen's Act removed

    06/22/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Missoulian and ap ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rob Chaney and JIM ABRAMS
    Sen. Jon Tester was not allowed to bring an amendment inserting his Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 into the bill. That bill combined 20 Democratic and Republican bills for improving hunter access to public lands, funding shooting ranges, and supporting fish and bird habitat programs. It was among about 300 proposed amendments that Senate leaders pared down to 70. ... The bipartisanship seen in the Senate may be less evident in the House, where conservatives are certain to resist the bill’s costs, particularly for food stamps. Food stamp spending has doubled in the past five years, and beneficiaries have grown from...
  • Senate Passed Farm Bill

    06/22/2012 2:55:15 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 4 replies
    foxnews ^ | June22,2012 | Libertynotfree
    The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries. The 64-35 vote for passage defied political odds. Many inside and outside of Congress had predicted that legislation so expensive and so complicated would have little chance of advancing in an election year. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called it "one of the finest moments in the Senate in recent times in terms of how you pass a bill."
  • Ron Johnson Gets It! Farm Bill, Yeah Right!

    06/21/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT · by usnadad · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/2012 | Daily Caller
    Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has introduced a motion to send the Agriculture, Reform, Food and Jobs Act back to committee and divide it into two separate bills to be considered in two separate votes.