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Food Stamps For Everyone

August 1, 2012 by  

Food Stamps For Everyone
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More than 45 million people are on food stamps.

The Federal government has pushed questionable tactics to fill its food stamp rosters over the past several years, disregarding asset and income requirements in some cases.

A recent Federal audit of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program says that because people who make too much or have too much worth in assets have been allowed to receive food stamps, some of the more than 45 million recipients aren’t even needy.

From the report:

In fiscal year 2010, an estimated 2.6 percent (approximately 473,000) of all households receiving SNAP benefits nationwide would not have been eligible for the program without BBCE [broad-based categorical eligibility] because their incomes were greater than the income limits defined in federal law.

The average monthly income of those that shouldn’t have been receiving benefits was $1,965.

Since 2008, Federal spending on food stamps has doubled to about $80 billion annually, an increase some people attribute to aggressive marketing campaigns promoting the assistance programs.

Recently, the food stamp program came under fire for partnering with the Mexican government to be sure that Mexican immigrants to the United States were aware of the availability to nutritional assistance.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said of the initiative in a statement to the Department of Agriculture: “It has become increasingly clear that, in recent years, the mission of the food stamp program has been converted from targeted assistance for those in need into an aggressive drive to expand enrollment regardless of need. USDA’s activities suggest that the program administrators take personal offense when people who technically qualify for their largesse decline to accept–and see it as an obstacle to overcome.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    WELL, IF EVERYONE GETS FOOD STAMPS, WE WILL BE A COUNTRY OF FAT ASSES!

    • Ted Crawford

      I would submit that just the opposite would be the case ! This is little more than an adaptation of the ” Collective Farm ” ideas of China and Russia, those worked out well ! it is an attempt to force everyone to be dependant on one source of sustainance. If the Government controlls that single source, well they control the entire population.
      If they succeed in this they will be able to eliminate any resistance to their policies by simple witholding their food supply, as was proven in 1930s Russia !

      • Vigilant

        “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”

        Henry Kissinger, 1970,

    • steven

      We are a country of fat asses,I find nothing more worries some, then a herd Buffalo girls in the mall or at the grocery store coming down the aisle with their six or seven fatherless children.
      If they were ever to stampede God help us all.

      • old hillbilly

        amen to that!!!

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “steven,” YOU ARE ON POINT!

    • Art

      Yea what are we now.

    • Warrior

      Speaking of “fat arss’s” my nephew was at grocery store a couple weeks back and told me there was a couple in front of him with 2 carts loaded to the gills with steak/lobster and assorted other goodies. He said the bill was $762.00 and they pulled out their link card and paid $750 of the bill and put the remaining balance on a credit card. Oh yes, I would say the system is working well indeed.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Warrior,”

        AT MEMPHIS-AREA CASINOS, NEGROES PAY $25 PER ADULT AND HALF-PRICE EACH FOR SEVERAL CHILDREN TO EAT “ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT” CRAB LEGS AND LOBSTER TAILS. WHY DO NEGRO CHILDREN NEED TO EAT HIGH-PRICED SEAFOOD? NEGRO PARENTS COULD PURCHASE LIVE LOBSTERS AND CRAB AT THE GROCERY STORE. ON-SITE ARCADES [AT THE CASINO] FOR CHILDREN CHARGE $25 PER HOUR. NEGRO PARENTS DROP THEM OFF WHILE THEY GAMBLE. THE PARENTS COULD HAVE HIRED A TEENAGE BABYSITTER AND LEFT THE CHILDREN AT HOME. CHILDREN HAVE TO WALK THROUGH THE CASINO IN ORDER TO GET TO THE RESTAURANTS. THESE NEGRO CHILDREN SEE ADULTS GAMBLING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL. OF COURSE, SEEING THIS ADULT ACTIVITY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THEIR MINDS. NEGRO PARENTS DO NOT CARE.

        THIS IS CALLED, “LOOKING BIG,” IN PUBLIC. I WONDER IF THOSE NEGROES PAID THEIR UTILITY BILLS.

    • http://N/A CintiCB

      Take a look at a LARGE majority of the ghetto mammas-4, 5, 6 hundred pounds!!! I’m just waiting for one of them to try to sue the government for making them obese. I can hear it now, ‘First dey makes me have all mines’ babies to get mo money and den dey sends me food stamps every mont, how I ain’t posed to be’s fat? They should pay for mines being large!!!’. It’s REALLY getting (has gotten) ridiculous!!! I surely hope that I didn’t just give some of these perpetual ‘victims’ ANOTHER ‘great idea’ of how to get other peoples’ money for doing nothing, except, sitting on their fat @sses whining all day long.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Brownink09 Frank B.

      Please Christopher, GET OFF THE CAPS!!!!!!

  • Harold Olsen

    Food stamps for everyone isn’t really a bad idea. It just depends on how it’s done. Years ago, here in Washington state, you were not required to be on welfare in order to get food stamps. You could buy food stamps in order to ensure your family was able to buy food in the event the parent or parents had some sort of problems such as being an alcoholic who spent all their money on booze and left none for food. It was a good deal.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Harold Olsen,” YOU AND I SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME SCHEDULE. I GUESS WE ARE A COUPLE OF NIGHT OWLS! I SPENT A FEW HOURS AT THE POKER TABLE.

  • FreedomFighter

    “USDA’s activities suggest that the program administrators take personal offense when people who technically qualify for their largesse decline to accept–and see it as an obstacle to overcome.””

    Everyone must be dependent. control the money you control governments, control the food and you control the people.–H. Kissinger(i think)

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • Mark111

      Sounds a lot like buying votes doesn’t it? Wouldn’t put it past this administration in particular. Who do you reckon the 47% of taxpayers who don’t pay any income tax (that sounds like a real contradiction in terms) will vote for–the present administration that wants to control everyone through nanny-statism and gives them stuff or the candidate that expects them to work for their bread?

    • Chester

      FF, would say you actually need to be put in a position where food stamps were your only hope of having groceries for the month, as you couldn’t even manage to pay your rent and utilities and buy groceries. For far too many seniors,who most of this latest push has been aimed at, that is the situation they are forced to live with. I know you think every man and woman should have put enough money away when they were younger that they would need NO help once they passed the employability age, but quite often, that was NOT possible. For those who followed their stock broker’s recommendations in the seventies, eighties, and nineties, there is nothing left for them to cash in, even though they followed all the rules they were given. But, back to the food stamp issue, try looking at what those you seem to think should be disqualified are actually out of pocket. More than likely they are paying pretty heavy medical expenses, as there is no government help for people at that income level, and that is hardly enough to buy private insurance coverage, especially if there is more than one person to be covered.

      • FreedomFighter

        No American should starve.

        But I also believe this system is being used to inflict dependance on those that should be independent.

        Part of the Alinsky plan, overburden services, by strangling business, read it and you will understand.

        We are experiancing a planed implosion of the system, designed to bring about a totalitarian government with complete control of citizens some call the NWO

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • Nancy in Nebraska

        Freedom Fighter, you are right! This is the intentional destruction of our country! They can never put into effect their plans for a new world order as long as the US is a strong independent nation. They are ripping her apart from every direction. NEVER have we had such a direct assault on our nation! We are at war but nobody seems to realize it!

      • old hillbilly

        Was said before – need to stop the looting – Retirees don’t need food stamps, they need a a fair return on their SSI-MED investments & savings! Bankrupting the country and forcing its population into third word bondage when they have to retire is about as high as “highest treason gets”!

        “Obama has succeeded in destroying the US because we refuse to rely on fact and deductive reasoning. Our population is mired in cataclysmic bankruptcies, joblessness, and wholesale collapse of private, public, and SSI retirement funds… while sitting atop God’s land of milk and honey with unlimited resources an knowledge at their finger tips… pondering a presidential circle of Jeremiah Wright, communist czars, Chinese communist lenders, contempt of Constitution and law, etc… We’ve been chasing our rear end so long; we’ve lost perspective of what’s in your rear end, if you ever find it!

        Zero interest rates destroy capital investment and retirement plans! Invest $637.50/mo for 46 years (1) @5% = $1,365,775; (2) @0% = $351,900; (3) @0% & 5% inflation (-5%) =$137,734. A fed & treasury obsessed with printing funny money and bonds of no substance is begging double digit inflation! Our savings are being diverted out of the treasury into the global bank empire @ 0%, & off to China & other areas to earn very high rates of return within the offshore tax haven. No investment = no jobs or savings!

        Learning how to use annuity calculations will provide “how much should be there” – the first step in solving any problem. A $50K (avg. wage?) pays enough 15.3% SSI tax which @5% ROI should provide a 13 year annuity of $11,924/mo. That’s enough to pay six $2K/mo benefits. Government claims it takes two wage earners to pay one current benefit of a lesser amount. Getting $2K instead of $24K (two wages) says the plunder is beyond comprehension! The prime issue is free treasury money to global monopolists who are investing it for their private gain offshore! The second issue is devaluating the dollar by runaway inflation. Third is runaway plunder – corruption! Get focused or drown!”

        Holder won’t prosecute, Bernanke & Geitner continue printing funny money, legislators are AGAIN PROVIDING THE FREE MONEY MACHINE for illegal aliens, the muslim brotherhood, monopolist oil, GM of China… an endless plunder of the treasury, SSI-MED, medical costs…… its endless! The legislature can prosecute and jail the pirates and stop the money train to nowhere by restricting where it goe and where it can’t go! REPLACE LEGISLATORS WHO VOTE FOR ANY SPENDING EXTENSION!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Chester,”

        THE PROBLEM WITH FOOD STAMPS IS NEGROES ARE BUYING EXPENSIVE FOODS, INSTEAD OF, CHEAP FOODS. WHY BUY CENTER-CUT PORK CHOPS, OX TAILS AND RIBS WHEN THEY SHOULD BUY NECKBONES, PORK STEAKS AND GROUND BEEF? WHY BUY BUTTER, INSTEAD OF, MARGERINE? NEGROES “BLOW” FOOD STAMPS ON HIGH-PRICED FOODS. OR, THEY SELL THEIR FOOD STAMPS TO PAY THEIR BILLS; MANY NEGROES SELL THEM TO BUY DRUGS, CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL.

  • Witsend

    Hey! Why Not!? “Free” health care for everyone; “Free” food for everyone; “Free” clothing allowance for everyone; “Free” phones for everyone; “Free” computers for everyone;… Surely food and clothing are more basic “rights” than health care.
    Instead, how about “Free” self-respect; you earn it when you show a sense of responsibility for yourself!

    • JUKEBOX

      You forgot that “FREE Healthcare” that Obamacare was supposed to bring.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      So should all income of all the producers go directly to the government so everyone gets even distribution of food, clothing, medicine, housing. All clothing should look the same. All food should taste the same. The same medicine should be used for diverse ailment. All housing should be the same with all the same amenities so that noone would be envious of another human being.

  • dan

    When EVERYBODY has foodstamps,then NOBODY will have foodstamps…groceries will just inflate ….. sort of like HEALTH INSURANCE.
    Just look at it as a tax rebate….unless you don’t pay taxes…bwahahahaa

  • arlo

    And as we can all see, the people that need it the most are left laying in the dust. The taxpayers are funding this boondoggle, its time for a REAL CHANGE and I am going to do what I can, to make sure it gets done. Why are we funding the illegals from Mexico in the first place, they are not Americans?

    • marieelise

      so right .so maybe we have to help with that situation , we , the people as long as the muslim in chief refuses to enforce the law of the land !!!

    • Ted Crawford

      Their claim is that it’s not intended for the Illegals, but rather for the seasonal migrant workers. We, of course are aware that this is only cover for supporting the Illegals ! Even if they were being honest, it still is the improper use of the program ! The program was created to aid disadvantaged American Families!
      What it actually is, can be discovered by reading the Cloward-Pivin Strategy! The systematic overburdening of our ‘safetynet programs’ to collapse the Government and replace it with a Socialist one ! The same can easily be said of PPACA ! Both these and others are clearly unsustainable !

      • old hillbilly

        We dont need “migrant workers” & have no business subsidizing people who will not pay a minimum wage! Time to get the lard asses off the couch & out in the tomatoe patch! Muzzle them like they used to do horses & mules, so they don’t eat more than they pick. Eat after work – no work, no food – either way they lose weight, aren’t sick, & might actually be productive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.luedtke1 William Luedtke

    What really gets to me is the fact that the Feds are doing commercial advertising on TV and radio for this program. This is a horrible misuse of taxpayer money. Obama wants to make sure that the illegals know that their is a program here and they can eat for free. I am pretty sure that they know this before they get here through word of mouth or for sure when they arrive and meet others who have been here for a short time. It is certainly no secret among the poor and the hungry. Why pay for commercial advertising? The problem is not in whether we need to raise taxes to cover the deficit. The problem is liberal spending. And we still do not have a budget to work from and it’s been almost 4 years now.

  • sabulaman

    If you link everything the libs do to obtaining a vote, it makes more sense as to what’s going on.

  • charlene

    well when you have a fool for presd. what do you expect. hes promas all the people hell take care of them. they had better be careful what they wish for. they are setting up camps, this true. and also getting ready civial unrest. keep eye out for whats coming.

  • s c

    Actually, this crapola is nothing less than yet ANOTHER blatant attempt to BUY VOTES. Only a utopian (or a fence-sitting, braindead, moderate schmuck) would give Obummer the benefit of any doubt on this topic. It’s no different than illegal aliens, corporate welfare, saying this and doing that with “healthcare” OR claiming to be open and honest. We have a wannabe Chicago thug who knows how to manipulate dumbed-down, self-made victims of public schools.
    It’s enough to make America’s FIRST black president – Bubba Klinton -envious because he didn’t think of the idea first. What’s really neat about the Klinton factor is in the fact that NO ONE can accuse Anglos of being “RACISTS” when it comes to seeing and understanding Klinton’s many flaws.

  • Howard Roark

    Food stamps are unconstitutional as is medicade, WICK welfare, government housing (HUD) etc. SCOTUS held in US vs. Butler.that when money is spent on providing for the General Welfare it must benefit all the citizens equally.(only about one in seven americans will ever see a food stamp. Hardly an equal benefit.

    US vs Butler went into great detail as to the definition of the Provide for the general welfare clause and its meaning. (the meaning is not what the left wants you to believe) From the decision the court ruled “A tax, in the general understanding of the term and as used in the Constitution, signifies an exaction for the support of the government. the word has NEVER been thought to conote the expropriation of money from one group for the benifit of another.

    The court also went into great depth to explain that under the tenth amendment that it is the State Governments with their state police power that has the power to provide for the welfare of their own citizens. not the federal govt.

    You see the problem is that for decades the left has been buying votes with tax payer money. There is an old saying “when you rob Peter to pay Paul you can count on Paul to vote for you. it should be obvious that without programs to buy votes the left is totally bankurupt. that is why when this monetary crisis hit the fan the first thing the left wanted to do is as they said it “lets build a firewall around the (supposed) poor” and make every one else suffer to fix the problem.

    Almost half of the population no longer pay the income tax. what do you suppose will happen when that number excedes fifty percent and a vote is requested to determine if the less than fifty percent of payers should pay more to support the minority of non payers. ITS PREDICTABLE.

  • Howard Roark

    Sorry should have said majority of non payers

  • dcjdavis

    How I long for the days that people were too proud to go on food stamps. Not that I want those who truly need food stamps to do without or to be too ashamed to use them; but rather that it wold be better for taxpayers if so many wouldn’t ride the gravy train just because they can. Damn the government for encouraging it.

  • helpus

    This is ridiculous considering my daugher is a single mother and was told that she made to much money to qualify. I guess she must be the wrong nationality.

  • Raggs

    Well ok I’m going to try to be nice….
    Well almost anyway….
    I think that moderation stinks, it just simply implies that you cannot have your opinion.

    well here we go?…. king-oblama thrives from the poor that he can call his good-ole-boys and gurls… I do not except anyone here but me to understand that…. However just to put it in a sentence you are being had… Most sheeple do not understand that king-oblama read the book on how to take you… And took you he did… It not only took you but he took everything that you will ever think of becoming… Wake-up sunshine…

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Raggs,”

      THANK YOU, SIR! I AGREE. MODERATION “STINKS.” AMERICAN CAUCASIANS OFTEN SAY RACISM IS OVER.

      ONE OF MY COMMENTS WAS CENSORED BECAUSE I USED THE PEJORATIVE “N-” WORD. IF ADULTS HAVE TO “BITE THEIR TONGUES,” WE SHOULD RETURN TO SEGREGATED SOCIETES.

      I GREAT BENEFIT OF THIS ADMINISTRATION S-H-O-U-L-D BE OUR ABILITY TO FREELY DISCUSS OUR HATRED.

  • s c

    Does anybody know if America’s career losers [Kongress] ever realized that FOOD STAMP FRAUD has been going on since LBJ was in the W H? Food stamp fraud THEN. Food stamp fraud NOW. Who says crime doesn’t PAY?

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