Wow!! The message and the mission is aimed at recruiting MORE recipients for the Federal Food Stamp program because more people on on publicly
funded food stamps will stimulate local economies. OKaaaaay!!
Gingrich was spot on when he called Obama the "food stamp president"
At the point when this administration puts out guides on how to encourage people to apply for food stamps, one feels safe in suggesting that
perhaps they have started making the jump from simply helping people who need assistance to aggressively trying to get more people on food stamps. And
in fact, that’s exactly what they do. A guide released jointly by the USDA and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the
program that distributes food stamps, shows as much. In fact, the document even suggests using bingo parties as a means to get seniors hooked.
Screencaps follow if you don’t believe us.
BINGO Parties for Seniors... So now they want to compete with those Pampered Chef and Mary Kay Parties eh?
Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle. Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide
information about SNAP. Putting SNAP information in a game format like BINGO, crossword puzzles, or even a “true/false” quiz is fun and helps get
your message across in a memorable way.
Remember last year's claim by the Dept. of Agriculture that Food Stamps (SNAP) are "Stimulus"
I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it's also an economic stimulus.
Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery
store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It's the most direct stimulus you can get in the
economy during these tough times."
How much is this administration stimulating the economy? According to the Department of Agriculture, 45,753,078 people were on food stamps as of
May of this year. Of those, 31,983,716 were inherited from previous administration, which means there are roughly 13,769,362 more people on food
stamps than when Bush was president, which according to Secretary Vilsack means the economy is being helped that much more.
Malkin made a good point last year
I can’t help but wonder though… if every dollar of food stamps puts $1.84 into the economy, instead of the $860 billion stimulus, why didn’t
the administration just send every single American $2,800 worth of food stamps and thereby generate $1.58 trillion in economic activity?
Now we have the USDA pumping more energy into the SNAP program to get more people onto the govt, roster