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New farm bill allocates 80 percent of $1 trillion spending program toward food stamps; $200 million annually toward advertising for Big Ag

2/12/2014 - The Republican-controlled Congress, with full support from the Democrat-led administration, has passed a monstrosity of a farm bill that allocates hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to fund food stamps and other government welfare programs. It also mandates that $200 million be set aside every...

Number of Americans on food stamps has doubled in just 10 years

11/6/2013 - The pace of transformation of America from a productive, pull-up-your-boots society to one hooked on government handouts is quickening, as new data indicates an explosion of growth in a program once considered a short-term fix for people temporarily down on their luck. According to government figures,...

Food stamps sold for cash on Craigslist

10/26/2013 - The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP - better known as food stamps - is the fastest growing federal entitlement program, and one of the most abused. That's according to Cato Institute scholar Michael Tanner, who just released an exhaustive report studying the issue [http://object.cato.org]....

Growth of food stamps 75 times faster than job growth in America

9/30/2013 - Some 40 years after the so-called "war on poverty" was begun by liberal Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, not only has poverty not been eliminated, but in terms of the percentage of the American population living in poverty, it has actually increased. Yet, utopian master planners in government...

Millions of dollars in food stamps used to purchase electronics and other non-food items

9/20/2013 - Waste, fraud and abuse has always been a part of government programs, but it seems that, as more Americans take part in them, the waste, fraud and abuse is increasing. Take the case of 49-year-old Muhammed Farooq of Somerset, N.J., the owner of the $4 stores in the northern part of the state. He...

Almost 50 million Americans now on food stamps as nation plunges into widespread poverty

9/17/2013 - As economic recovery continues to prove dismal if not illusory, American families are signing up for food stamps in record numbers, showing signs that poverty is increasing and the job market is far from recovering. According to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) numbers, households on...

One-third of population of Puerto Rico now getting federal food stamps

6/7/2013 - According to new data, the U.S. taxpayer is forking out more than $2 billion a year to provide food stamps to citizens of Puerto Rico last year, and what's worse, as much as 25 percent of the aid is untraceable because it is distributed in cash and there's "no way to verify that funds are spent on food,"...

Food stamps arming terrorists? USDA food stamps routinely used to purchase weapons and drugs

5/9/2013 - Shortly after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, a local newspaper - The Boston Herald - reported that the family of the alleged bombers, and the bombers themselves, had been receiving state and federal welfare benefits. In its initial report within several days of the attacks, the paper reported...

Obama administration openly pushing food stamps to illegals; no citizenship required, no income status checked

4/27/2013 - Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal the Obama administration is actively marketing the federal food stamp program (SNAP) to illegal immigrants. A Spanish-language flyer obtainer by Judicial Watch says, "You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status...

JPMorgan Chase adds to its revenue stream every time an American signs up for food stamps in 23 states

4/25/2013 - The same corporation that received tens of billions of taxpayer dollars back in 2008 as part of the massive corporate bailout swindle is now reaping hundreds of millions of dollars every year from the federal food stamp program, according to little-known reports. For every American that signs up for...

Obama's new economy: Hundreds of thousands of PhDs, masters graduates now on food stamps, some work as janitors

1/19/2013 - Once upon a time in America, employment prospects and the chance to become much more successful in life were far better for those who had put forth the extra effort required to obtain higher levels of education. But in today's economy, where the new normal is anemic annual growth rates of one to two...

The entitlement economy: $2 million lottery winner still collects food stamps

6/15/2011 - Once upon a time in America, people were embarrassed to accept hand-outs, especially from the government. Depression-era heavyweight champion boxer James Braddock, when he finally began earning money again in the ring after a long draught, actually paid back the relief money he was given while he was...

New York may bar food stamps from being used on soda

6/10/2011 - The state of New York is looking to ban the use of food stamps for the purchase of soda. We think it's about time. In the same vein as a new Florida law that requires those receiving state taxpayer benefits to get drug-tested beforehand, this report, New York has petitioned the federal government to...

New York proposes that food stamps can't be used to buy sugary drinks that promote obesity

1/14/2011 - The city of New York is seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to exclude sugar-sweetened drinks from the list of items that may be purchased using food stamps. The request is part of the city's wider effort to reduce rates of obesity as a means of improving public health. "We...

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