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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    That's why we have charities, but they won't help anyone forever...
    And they shouldn't....Are you saying that able bodied people should have the entitlement to perpetual aid?
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    The question is neither for ever nor any set time, but need versus opportunity and ability.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Why is it the right wing can't answer the questions put forth. Why do you guys always change what is said? Seriously.

    Why is not creating government jobs at good wages a good idea?

    Would this not help stimulate the consumption of goods and services and then create more private sector jobs?

    What do you think would create more jobs in the nation?
    What sort of government jobs do you have in mind?

    And how would that help the private sector?

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    USDA Suggests Hosting Food Stamp Parties to Increase Participation in the Program.....

    While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

    A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program.

    “Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” the agency advises. “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.”



    The agency’s most recent outreach effort targets California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and the New York metro area with radio ads.

    The ads have been running since March and are scheduled to continue through the end of June — at a cost of $2.5 million — $3 million, CNN Money reported Monday.

    Despite the high rate of food stamp participation, the USDA has numerous blueprints posted on their website aimed at getting more people to enroll in SNAP. A 2009 State Outreach Plan Guidance explains why the agency believes states should adopt strategies to get more people on the rolls:

    “Every $5 in new SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in an additional community spending,” the USDA contends in their outreach guidance. “If the national participation rate rose five percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide.”.....snip~

    USDA Suggests Hosting Food Stamp Parties to Increase Participation in the Program

    Seems the USDA want to put more onto the rolls.....which they say a Community benefits from the use of food stamps.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    USDA Suggests Hosting Food Stamp Parties to Increase Participation in the Program.....

    While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

    A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program.

    “Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” the agency advises. “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.”



    The agency’s most recent outreach effort targets California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and the New York metro area with radio ads.

    The ads have been running since March and are scheduled to continue through the end of June — at a cost of $2.5 million — $3 million, CNN Money reported Monday.

    Despite the high rate of food stamp participation, the USDA has numerous blueprints posted on their website aimed at getting more people to enroll in SNAP. A 2009 State Outreach Plan Guidance explains why the agency believes states should adopt strategies to get more people on the rolls:

    “Every $5 in new SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in an additional community spending,” the USDA contends in their outreach guidance. “If the national participation rate rose five percentage points, 1.9 million more low-income people would have an additional $1.3 billion in benefits per year to use to purchase healthy food and $2.5 billion total in new economic activity would be generated nationwide.”.....snip~

    USDA Suggests Hosting Food Stamp Parties to Increase Participation in the Program

    Seems the USDA want to put more onto the rolls.....which they say a Community benefits from the use of food stamps.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    "We have met the enemy and he is us".
    Shows you the Push by this Administration.....doesn't it? Considering the USDA didn't have these type of ads up under Bush.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    How did you come to the conclusion that I support Cheap Foreign labor and no minimum wage from my post?

    You say that only 17% of those receiving food stamps are men without jobs. What's so bad about them having to earn some of that aid? Are you telling me there is no trash to pick up off the roadways? No betterment projects they can help out on? Do something besides be a drain on all of us!

    And how about the ladies? How many of them are sitting at home doing nothing all day? How about they help out the community some by working for some of what they get?

    I have no problem with kids, Elderly, Handicap folks getting assistance. Those that can not take care of themselves should get assistance.

    Do you honestly think conservatives want to see people needing welfare? That is among the lamest ideas I have seen on this forum. What good would it do for conservatives to put people on the government dole so we can pay for it. I for one would rather people got off their asses and worked for a living. I do understand folks can fall on hard times and sometimes they are so hard they need a hand. To those people I say how can I help. To those that stand around waiting on the next link payment all the while driving around in better cars than most, living in free housing that they tear to bits, and wearing more expensive clothes than most I say do us all a favor and either get a job or off yourself. I am not in favor of cradle to grave generation to generation of welfare queens working the system and leaving less for those that depend on it to survive.

    If you see that as me being greedy or heartless well I guess you you got me figured out.
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    I totally agree with this post!!

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Neither the increase in food stamp recipients nor advertising for new recipients is anything new or particular to the Obama administration.

    From FOOD STAMPS: 1932 –1977: From Provisional and Pilot Programs to Permanent Policy


    Between 1970 and 1971, when the Hardin reforms were implemented, recipient numbers went from 4.3 million to 9.4 million. By May of 1975, there were more than 19.4 recipients. Many Americans became personally aware of the program as they watched recipients cash in their stamps at grocery stores. Congressional representatives started getting protest letters from constituents who wondered why people with food stamps were sometimes buying better food than they. Newspapers printed articles about fraud and abuse and overly generous eligibility standards. Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was critical of the program, often citing an “advertisement” that had appeared in Parade Magazine that invited people to apply for food stamps because it was so easy. The ad’s headline stated ‘Taxpayers Making up to $16,000 – Now Eligible’ but its claims were inaccurate. The Ford Administration began to try to cut the food stamp budget.
    But, since there has been so much said about the issue of late, the USDA may stop advertising:

    The Department of Agriculture moved Friday to "cease future production" of advertisements that encourage people to go on food stamps, FoxNews.com has learned, following criticism over what was described as an "aggressive" campaign to grow enrollment.

    Read more: USDA moves to end questionable food stamp ads after criticism | Fox News
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Neither the increase in food stamp recipients nor advertising for new recipients is anything new or particular to the Obama administration.

    From FOOD STAMPS: 1932 –1977: From Provisional and Pilot Programs to Permanent Policy




    But, since there has been so much said about the issue of late, the USDA may stop advertising:
    Well the Holding a Party concept I would say is new.....as opposed to just advertising. Still under Bush junior Food Stamps was up to 63% now under Obama it over 80%. So not only is His Administration matching Juniors numbers. But is far exceeding it and while the situation gets worse.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well the Holding a Party concept I would say is new.....as opposed to just advertising. Still under Bush junior Food Stamps was up to 63% now under Obama it over 80%. So not only is His Administration matching Juniors numbers. But is far exceeding it and while the situation gets worse.
    The party idea is a new twist, perhaps inspired by the "Pampered Chef" parties or something.

    and Bush III, AKA Obama, does have a penchant for doubling down on the policies of the past administration, doesn't it?
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