men

Obama Administration pays food stamp recruiters to put more people on government dependence

Friday, June 28, 2013 by: J. D. Heyes
Tags: Obama Administration, SNAP program, government handouts

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben and Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Delicious
(NaturalNews) In the movie, Cinderella Man, actor Russell Crowe played the part of real-life Depression-era boxer James Braddock.

Though he was generally successful at his craft, the sport - like most every other business - began to suffer greatly as the nation's financial situation worsened. Attendance dropped off as boxing events became a luxury, and Braddock - in the twilight of his boxing career anyway - became less and less of a draw. As his fights and his fan base dried up, Braddock was forced to find work anywhere he could; that usually meant standing on a crowded dock each morning with throngs of other out-of-work men every day, praying that he would get picked to work.

With his primary source of income taken away, the bills soon began piling up, eventually forcing him and his young family to turn to new government assistance programs enacted during the FDR years just to survive.

Toward the end of the movie, Braddock's career is revitalized. He wins a string of fights before eventually claiming a huge victory over one the era's top boxers. His economic status revitalized, Braddock, before the credits roll, returns to the government aid office and hands the stunned clerk a wad of cash; he repaid to the government all of the money given him during his hard times.

No more shame - take what you want, and we'll make someone else will pay for it

Fast forward to the present. Not only is that kind of personal responsibility and chivalry a thing of the distant past, but nowadays our broke federal government actually pays government workers to recruit Americans to assistance programs. Where once asking for a hand-out was considered shameful and inappropriate, today our broke government pushes people into dependency - and millions are gladly accepting the slavery that dependence brings.

Consider the case of Dillie Nerios, 56, whose job it is to enroll as many senior citizens as she can on food stamps (and you wonder why food stamp rolls in America have exploded at a time when the nation's debt is spiraling out of control).

Per the Washington Post:

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 and painted her nails fluorescent pink. "A happy, it's-all-good look," she said, checking her reflection in the rearview mirror. Then she drove along the Florida coast to sign people up for food stamps.

The Post reported that Nerios - and countless others like her - have a quota of 150 new signees a month.

"Help is available," she tells her clients. "You deserve it. So, yes or no?"

Most say yes, of course, because that is a basic human reaction to being given something for nothing.

Still - no such thing as a 'free ride'

Only, it's not all for nothing. The food stamp program - formally known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is administered by the Department of Agriculture - has grown 70 percent since 2008 to a record 47.8 million people, as of December 2012 (enrollment was 28.2 million in 2008). This despite claims by the administration that the Great Recession of 2007 ended in 2009.

Moreover, the huge expansion is a dual-edged sword, financially speaking. While the growth of the program has become a boondoggle for some states (Florida rakes in $6 billion from the program each year), it's a cost that is fattening the national debt. The program now costs more than $80 billion annually.

Further, though employment rates are climbing, indicating a more friendly economic environment than in recent years past, so, too, is enrollment in SNAP (though traditionally better economic times led to decreases in enrollment, The Wall Street Journal notes).

Why? Well, you can thank President Obama.

From WSJ:

[T]here is another driver, which has its origins in President Bill Clinton's 1996 welfare overhaul. In recent years, the law has enabled states to ease asset and income tests for would-be participants, with the encouragement of the Obama Administration, allowing into the program people with relatively higher incomes as well as savings.

You 'deserve' your freebies

What does it say about a president who is willing to risk the financial health of the country just to cultivate more votes for his party? What does it say about a president who says he admires Abraham Lincoln but enslaves millions of his fellow countrymen by hooking them on government hand-outs?

Once upon a time in America, it was unseemly to be seen as a freeloader, living off of the fruits of someone else's labor. Not anymore. These days, more and more Americans are being encouraged by their own government to raid the U.S. Treasury while demonizing a smaller proportion of society to pay for it.

"I don't want to be another person depending on the government," one of Nerio's prospective senior clients told her, to which she answered, "How about being another person getting the help you deserve?"

Now, freeloading is a "right" that people "deserve."

And the debt clock keeps ticking.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.washingtonpost.com

http://online.wsj.com

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.