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  • Craigslist makes turning food stamps into cash a SNAP

    10/22/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/13 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Food stamp recipients are turning the government handouts into quick cash with ads on Craigslist, despite efforts to stem fraud. The federally-funded grocery assistance coupons -- which are issued by states in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. FoxNews.com found several offerings at Craigslist sites around the country, where the sellers offered the welfare benefits at large discounts from face value.
  • Two Americans Added to Food Stamp Rolls for Every Job Administration Says It Created

    07/24/2013 1:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 23, 2013 - 1:21 PM | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday that the Obama administration has pulled the nation from the depths of the “Great Recession” with the creation of 7.2 million private sector jobs. … Here’s what Mr. Carney didn’t say: Since February of 2009, the first full month of Obama’s presidency, 9.5 million Americans have dropped out of the labor force. Nearly 90 million Americans are not working today! That means that 1.3 Americans have dropped out of the labor force for every one job the administration claims to have created. …
  • Reid pressures House to pass farm bill

    06/25/2013 2:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 24, 2013 6:00 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won’t pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill. The House rejected its version of a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill last week, with 62 Republicans voting no after Speaker John Boehner urged support. The Senate passed its farm bill earlier this month with support from two-thirds of the chamber. Reid on Monday urged Boehner take up the Senate farm bill before current policy expires Sept. 30. … Both bills expand farm subsidies while saving money overall and making...
  • White House threatens veto of House farm bill

    06/17/2013 5:12:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2013 7:06 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry. The House is preparing to consider the bill this week. The legislation would cut $2 billion annually, or around 3 percent, from food stamps and make it harder for some people to qualify for the program. Food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, cost almost $80 billion last year, twice the amount it cost five years ago. The Senate passed its version of the farm bill last...
  • Illinois Posts Nation’s Largest Percentage Increase in Food Stamp Rolls

    05/28/2013 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2013 5:06 PM | Joe Schoffstall
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), over two million Illinoisans—or 15.7 percent of the state’s population—are currently enrolled in food stamps. The USDA’s latest data shows 2,023,635 Illinoisans were enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in February 2013. In February of 2012, 1,831,898 people took part in the program. That’s an increase of 10.5 percent in just one year. Illinois was the only state to see a double-digit increase of the number of residents enrolled in the SNAP program from the same time period last year. …
  • Case Worker: Illegal Aliens Got Food Stamps by the “Vanload”

    05/01/2013 5:19:32 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies
    TWEET For decades the U.S. government has knowingly given illegal immigrants food stamps, according to a former certification case worker who denounced the costly practice back in the 1980s but was essentially ordered to keep a lid on it.The retired assistant case manager, Craig McNees, was in charge of vetting food-stamp applicants in north Florida and Indiana in the ’80s and says the program was infested with fraud and corruption that was perpetually ignored by management. “Illegals would come in by the vanload and we were told to give them their stuff,” McNees said. “Management knew very well they...
  • USDA Flyer: We Don't Check Immigration Status for Food Stamps

    04/27/2013 9:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/26/13
    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.”
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House

    09/30/2010 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House By ABBY PHILLIP | 9/30/10 4:31 PM EDT A bloc of progressive House Democrats resisted heavy White House lobbying and a 11th-hour push to broker a compromise on a child nutrition bill, ending chances that the legislation – a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama – would pass before the November midterm elections. At the root of the impasse: a proposed $2.2 billion cut in future funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps for the poor. Despite personal appeals by the first lady, the Democrats balked at...
  • Michelle Obama: Looking good

    07/20/2009 7:42:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 125 replies · 3,892+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 20, 2009 | Susan Estrich
    Was that a $5,000 VBH alligator clutch that Michelle Obama was carrying in Italy? So the company bragged, absolutely certain it was theirs, until the White House responded that it was not the alligator but the patent, an $875 VBH clutch and not the more expensive model. To be honest, I didn't even know what VBH was until I saw the headlines about the $5,000 one Michelle wasn't carrying. I love handbags as much as the next girl, but I could never get my head around the idea of spending that kind of money on something that is bound to...
  • Michelle Obama once teased for talking ‘like a white girl’

    03/20/2009 7:08:33 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 111 replies · 3,390+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 3/20/09 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON -- For her own Women's History Month assignment, first lady Michelle Obama visited Anacostia High School, on the poor side of town, where on Thursday she surprised a group of students. One of her goals is to demystify the White House and make it more accessible to the people who live here. Mrs. Obama told the youngsters she felt isolated from an institution in her own community when she was growing up and that she suspected they may view the White House and the Capitol the way she saw the University of Chicago as a young girl -- a...
  • MILF blames govt for crisis in peace talks

    04/30/2008 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 13 replies · 154+ views
    ABS/CBN ^ | April 29, 2008
    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front blamed Tuesday the Philippine government for the current crisis affecting peace negotiations between the GRP and MILF panels. In a statement, MILF Chaiman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said the government should adhere to the consensus points and a draft proposal on the issue of ancestral domain. He added that such moves could avert the possible disintegration of the peace process and may spark another round of talks.
  • Michelle Obama: 'I've Got a Loud Mouth'

    05/22/2007 12:13:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 85 replies · 2,159+ views
    ABC News ^ | 22 May 07 | Unknown
    No shrinking violet, Michelle Obama, the 43-year-old wife of presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told "Good Morning America" that she is a strong, professional woman and that her husband's ability to deal with her is one of the reasons Americans should elect him president. Called Obama's closest adviser and his daily reality check, Michelle was raised on the south side of Chicago and is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law school. Today she juggles a career, duties as a wife and mother of two little girls and the role of campaigner. I don't want to paint...
  • ZOT! Something in me snapped today

    03/28/2007 4:12:20 PM PDT · by CaptKirk34 · 206 replies · 1,204+ views
    n/a | 3/28/06 | Capt
    Stick a fork in me
  • Jean Schmidt Lashes Out At Howard Dean

    12/15/2005 8:52:02 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies · 1,449+ views
    9 NEWS CINCINNATI ^ | 12/15/2005 | WCPO NEWS 9
    Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has lashed out again. The newly elected Republican Ohio Representative scolded Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean for comments he made Wednesday about pulling U.S. soldiers out of Iraq. She also criticized Mr. Dean for calling the war unwinnable. "I say shame on you Howard Dean. Shame on you Mr. Dean for telling our troops and our enemies that we cannot win this war. Shame on you for choosing today, the day millions of Iraqis are going to the polls to vote to spread your lies," Schmidt said. She continued: "I continue to support our troops and I'll...
  • Atlanta Has Become Mecca for Blacks Gays

    08/15/2005 9:47:27 PM PDT · by twas · 19 replies · 1,062+ views
    Newsday ^ | August 15, 2005, 3:24 AM EDT | ERIN TEXEIRA [AP]
    ATLANTA -- Once or twice a week, the women's drum circle gathers to practice. Drum Sista's members pound and caress the skins, bonding through the rhythm in an atmosphere of like-minded women -- activists and artists, all African-American, all lesbian. It is no accident that they found one another in Atlanta. The city and its suburbs have, in recent years, become a mecca for black gays and lesbians. The region now is home to the biggest concentration of black same-sex couples in the South, with nearly as many as the Chicago area, which has more than four times as many...