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  • Revenge of The Killer Potatoes: Pelosi Fights Potato ‘Assaults’

    06/16/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Washington’s potato saga continues.While the House considers a bill to include the potato in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) food nutrition program, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is echoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s claims that including the potato is an assault on science.“Republicans are even going after the nutrition for pregnant women and children, the WIC program. Mandating the WIC program include more white potatoes. You know, were talking about fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the rest, and they have an amendment that says more white potatoes than nutritionists recommend,” Pelosi said during her Thursday press conference.“These assaults...
  • White House threatens to veto House ag spending bill

    06/12/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | June 11, 2014 | Mary Soukup
    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to consider the fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, the White House threatened to veto the legislation due to opposition related to funding provisions related to school nutrition programs, potatoes in the Women, Infants and Children program and other policy issues.This is the first veto threat from the White House for fiscal year 2015 spending bills.“The bill undermines key investments in financial oversight, injects political decision-making into science-based nutrition standards, and includes objectionable language riders,” said the official Statement of Administration Policy. “If the President were presented with H.R. 4800, his senior advisors...
  • Potato Council Debunks First Lady's 'Science' Claims

    05/30/2014 4:59:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Today, the National Potato Council praised the House for considering a bill to include the potato in its WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) food nutrition ("food stamp") program. The Council also debunked First Lady Michelle Obama's claims that including the potato would "override science" and that Americans are already eating enough of them.The Potato Council notes that the First Lady's science is based on old data - not the latest government reports:"Opponents of adding fresh potatoes to the WIC package are picking and choosing the science. Instead of relying on a 2005 report that looks at data from the mid-1990s,...
  • Don’t Forget the Other Entitlement Monsters

    11/11/2013 1:14:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | Bruce Thornton
    The continuing attention devoted to the blunders, incompetence, and lies surrounding the Obamacare rollout is much deserved. But we shouldn’t forget that the President’s health-care monstrosity is merely the latest and biggest of scores of government entitlement programs suffering from the same flawed progressive assumption––that government “experts” armed with coercive power alone can solve problems better left to the states, civil society, and the free market. In reality, such programs relentlessly metastasize, increasing as well fraud, waste, abuse, and costs. One such program is SNAP, the kinder and gentler name for what we used to call food stamps. Apparently the...
  • Shutdown puts WIC food program for vulnerable mothers at risk

    10/02/2013 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    Shutdown puts WIC food program for vulnerable mothers at risk Jason Sickles, Yahoo! 2 hours ago DALLAS — In a shopping center parking lot 1,300 miles from Washington’s bureaucracy and bickering, teen mom Karina Luciano loaded a watermelon and baby formula into her car. Luciano didn’t realize the federal assistance program that just purchased the food items for her children, Aimee, 2, and Jaiden, 11 months, is now in jeopardy because of the government shutdown. “Oh my god, I think I’m going to cry,” Luciano said upon learning the news. “This is really bad.” Nearly 9 million low-income mothers and...
  • Cleveland Men Indicted For $780,000 in Food Stamp Fraud

    08/21/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | Jesse Hathaway
    In addition to illegally trafficking in food stamps for years, Mohammad’s store operated illegally after the secretary of state canceled its business license in 2009 because of Mohammad’s failure to pay the business’s taxes. Store manager Ahmad Damra and clerk Mahmoud Jamil Damrah allegedly helped Mohammad defraud the SNAP and WIC programs for a total of approximately $780,710. Court records allege that the store traded customers’ WIC checks for a cash, allowing customers circumvent program restrictions on using taxpayer funding to purchase products such as beer and cigarettes.
  • (Dayton Ohio Imam Scams Federal Food Stamps) Man in $3.8M Food Stamp Fraud Case Sentenced

    12/15/2012 3:54:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 | Cornelius Frolik
    Man in $3.8M food stamp fraud case sentenced A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Al-Idu Al-Gaheem to one year and one day in prison for his role in a scheme that bilked $3.8 million from the federal food stamp program. Al-Gaheem, the former owner of two Dayton View businesses and the imam of Masjid At-Taqwa mosque, was the second of four defendants to be sentenced in the case. All four defendants have pleaded guilty. Al-Gaheem faced as many as four years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to felony charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy...
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL — Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • mmigration Audits Drive Illegal Workers Underground

    08/14/2011 9:10:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Wall St J ^ | August 14, 2011 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    AUGUST 15, 2011 Immigration Audits Drive Illegal Workers Underground BY MIRIAM JORDAN MINNEAPOLIS—In 2009, Alba and Eugenio were making almost twice the federal minimum wage, plus benefits, cleaning a skyscraper for a national janitorial company. With two toddlers, the Mexican couple enjoyed relative prosperity in a tidy one-bedroom duplex in a working-class neighborhood here. Late that year, federal agents audited employee records of ABM Industries Inc., forcing it to shed all the illegal workers on its payrolls in the Twin Cities. Among them was the couple, undocumented immigrants who had worked at ABM for more than a decade.
  • Snowe Boiled and Steamed Over USDA Proposal Restricting Potato Consumption in Schools[Fish Update]

    06/07/2011 11:39:43 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    The Snowe Report ^ | 06/07/2011 E-Mail | Olympia Snowe
    Senator Snowe said a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) limiting total servings of starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn, green peas, and lima beans) to one cup per week and eliminating these vegetables from breakfast meals is not grounded in scientific data and does not make economic sense. In letters to First Lady Michelle Obama, founder of the Let’s Move campaign, and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Senator Snowe urged reevaluation of the nutritional and economic impacts of this proposal. Senator Snowe recently joined her colleagues in calling on President Obama to resolve a discrepancy within the Administration regarding...
  • Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare

    04/05/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 53 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2011
    ...Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies. Even before the recession, immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, according to the extensive census data collected and analyzed by a nonpartisan Washington D.C. group dedicated to researching legal and illegal immigration in the U.S...The majority of households across the country benefitting from publicly-funded welfare programs are headed by immigrants, both legal and illegal. States where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare use rates are Arizona (62%), Texas,...
  • Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: Panel to Examine New Report with Latest Data

    03/30/2011 1:01:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11
    Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: Panel to Examine New Report with Latest Data– Tue Mar 29, 7:50 am ET WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Center for Immigration Studies report finds that, 13 years after welfare reform, the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with a child (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes – not their legal status or an unwillingness to work. The major welfare programs...
  • Something That Really Made Me Angry

    01/30/2011 5:39:49 PM PST · by Nowhere Man · 57 replies
    Myself | 1/30/2011 | Myself
    I'm an auto parts delivery driver, I drive hundreds of miles a day. I live near Pittsburgh. Last week, I had to go to Alliquippa, PA to pick up parts and when I was on my way back eastbound on Brodhead Road, I saw a billboard that got under my skin. I saw on there a cute little girl, 2 or 3 years old, smiling. She seemed to be of Hispanic or Mexican descent, I'd look closer but I had to mind traffic and control of my truck. Her origin is of no importance, it doesn't matter, it could be...
  • Dropout rate for Calif. black students hits 37%

    12/09/2010 10:51:40 AM PST · by Amerikan_Samurai · 79 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 8, 2010 | Jill Tucker,
    More than a third of California's African American public high school students dropped out before graduation day, a startling number and one that's on the rise, according to 2009 data released Tuesday. The 37 percent African American dropout rate, up three percentage points from the prior year, was far above that of any other ethnic subgroup. Hispanic students had the second highest rate at 27 percent. Locally, San Francisco cautiously celebrated a 9 percent overall dropout rate, a stark contrast to Oakland's 40 percent, numbers still under review for accuracy. The statewide statistics highlight a pervasive achievement gap in test...
  • American reliance on government at all time high

    03/01/2010 11:56:52 AM PST · by mombyprofession · 7 replies · 267+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-1-10 | Patrice Hill
    The so-called "Great Recession" has left Americans depending on the government dole like never before. Without record levels of welfare, unemployment and other government benefits as well as tax cuts last year, the income of U.S. households would have plunged by an astonishing $723 billion — more than four times the record $167 billion drop reported last month by the Commerce Department. Moreover, for the first time since the Great Depression, Americans took more aid from the government than they paid in taxes.
  • New WIC Food Items Will Include Tofu And Salmon

    08/13/2009 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 45 replies · 1,337+ views
    http://www.digtriad.com ^ | 8/13/09 | Devetta Blount
    Alamance County, NC— As excitement builds among children and parents for the upcoming new school year, the Alamance County Health Department's WIC Program is also preparing for exciting changes that will take place in the coming weeks. WIC, the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, is changing for the better! Starting in October, the foods available to WIC participants will reflect the diversity of individual and family dietary needs. The new food package is designed to increase the variety of healthy foods in the diets of participants. Additions to the WIC food package include: * Fresh, frozen,...
  • Newsweek issues correction on Palin social issues story

    09/16/2008 6:10:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 300+ views
    WThrockmorton.com ^ | 9/16/08 | staff
    Katie Paul at Newsweek alerted me that Newsweek printed a correction to their story claiming that Palin cut funding for teen mothers and the state WIC program. I blogged about it here and had extensive conversations with Alaska officials about the claims. Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts. Here is the correction (at the end of page 2): Clarification (updated Sept. 11, 2008) : A number of readers have challenged the assertion in this story that Gov. Palin “cut by 20 percent the funding...
  • WIC Program Blasted for Web Link to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    07/25/2008 6:29:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 144+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/25/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Poor women and children need food, health care and education, but the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is coming under fire for giving them abortions instead. The program's web site features a link to Planned Parenthood, the business that does about 25 percent of U.S. abortions. Pro-life blogger Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste, found the link at the USDA's WIC Learning Center, the official web site for the federal government's program."That's because a hefty chunk of the $5 billion in taxpayer funds for the program designed to help feed and...
  • Now we Know, Marriage is Cost-Effective

    04/24/2008 7:48:05 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 38 replies · 132+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | April 23, 2008 | Roger F. Gay
    It’s long been known that family break-up inflicts massive social costs on communities and children. But what about the burden it imposes on the American taxpayer? It’s a proven fact that family dissolution places children at greater risk of poverty, mental and physical illness, juvenile delinquency, abuse, substance abuse, and educational failure. A few years ago Wade Horn, former director of the federal Administration for Children and Families, revealed, “My agency spends $46 billion per year operating 65 different social programs. If one goes down the list of these programs… the need for each is either created or exacerbated...
  • Report: WIC Mothers Breast-Feed Less

    02/08/2006 3:11:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 544+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/6 | LIBBY QUAID
    WASHINGTON -- Breast-feeding is less frequent among mothers who get federal help from the Women, Infants and Children program, known as WIC, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The General Accountability Office didn't criticize WIC, which distributes free formula but also heavily promotes breast-feeding. Even outside the WIC program, breast-feeding in the United States fell short of federal goals, the report said. Instead, investigators said limits are needed on advertising by infant formula companies. Babies who are breast-fed are less likely to develop diabetes, asthma and other health problems. Mothers get benefits, too; breast-feeding moms are considered less likely to get certain...
  • ACT stooges show up in rural America

    06/26/2004 2:40:46 PM PDT · by cupcakes · 50 replies · 353+ views
    me | me
    I had an interesting encounter today while at my sil's house. First, let me start by saying that we were out in very rural Ohio visiting my sil. As we were leaving, 2 college age men came by with "Americans Coming Together" shirts on knocking at my sil's door. Big deal, right. The dems had their stooges out hitting the pavement trying to muster up votes. Well, here is the big deal about it... They come up to the door as we were leaving, asking for my sil's oldest daughter BY NAME! This girl does not attend college, does not...
  • End Stigma, Give Food Stamps a New Name?

    06/23/2004 9:04:01 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 114 replies · 343+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Jun 23, 2004
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government wants to end the stigma of food stamps -- by giving them a new name to add to their new look. After decades of issuing paper coupons, the government now gives people the same sort of plastic card and computer password that many shoppers use at the grocery store. Each month, the card's account is refilled electronically. The government marked the nationwide conversion to anti-hunger plastic cards on Tuesday that began 20 years ago with a pilot project in 1984 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, who oversees the program and announced the...
  • Electronic Cards Replace Coupons for Food Stamps

    06/22/2004 9:35:23 PM PDT · by Buford T. Justice · 20 replies · 731+ views
    New York Times ^ | 06/23/2004 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON, June 22 — The Bush administration announced Tuesday that it had completed one of the biggest changes in the history of the food stamp program, replacing paper coupons with electronic benefits and debit cards. At the same time, the administration said it wanted to rename the program because the term "food stamps" had become an anachronism. It is inviting the public to suggest how to update the name of a program that became a permanent part of the government, and the nation's vocabulary, during Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society era. Electronic benefits have replaced food stamp coupons in all...
  • Stores' High Prices Put Children's Aid at Risk (WIC)

    06/21/2004 8:21:50 AM PDT · by LNewman · 24 replies · 272+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2004 | Virginia Ellis
    SACRAMENTO — Some of California's poorest children could soon be shut out of a government food program due to an explosion of stores that cater to low-income mothers but charge top dollar for milk, eggs and other staples. Prices at the stores — most in the Los Angeles area — are as much as 16% higher than at supermarkets and other retailers. Many have sprung up in clusters near offices where young mothers go for food vouchers and nutrition classes. .... Although the WIC program is a quarter-century old and most state retailers accept its vouchers, the growth of stores...
  • New Jersey Court Upholds Family Cap Law Promoting Abortion, Court backs welfare limit for families

    08/06/2003 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 684+ views
    <p>The law has divided pro-life and pro-family groups. Some pro-family groups oppose welfare and extra public funding for welfare moms, while pro-life groups say the family caps have been proven to encourage poor women to have abortions.</p> <p>The court, in a 7-0 decision, upheld the family caps.</p>
  • Sharp Reduction in Black Child Poverty Due to Welfare Reform

    06/14/2003 12:02:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 47 replies · 1,053+ views
    Heritage Foundation PolicyWire ^ | June12, 2003 | Melissa G. Pardue
    Over six years ago, Congress overhauled much of the nation's welfare system. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 19961 replaced the failed social program called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The reform legislation had three primary goals: (1) reduce welfare dependence and increase employment, (2) reduce child poverty, and (3) reduce illegitimacy and strengthen marriage. At the time of the law's enactment, many liberal groups made dire predictions about the terrible effect these reforms would have on America's children. In particular, the Children's Defense Fund claimed that welfare...