Forty-six million Americans are now on food stamps. There were fewer than 31 million on food stamps in 2008. The total has increased 44% since Obama first became president.
The Daily Caller, reporting on findings by the Republican Senate Committee, found that food stamps are skyrocketing as unemployment declines.
It’s not surprising since the USDA is promoting and advertising them. According to Republican staffers on the Senate Budget Committee, “The agency even produced a document teaching recruitment workers how to “overcome the word ‘No.’Recruitment brochures boast that every $5 dollars in food stamps spending generates almost twice that amount in local economic benefit and that communities ‘lose out’ when eligible people do not enroll. USDA even cites ‘a sense that benefits are not needed’ as a recruitment barrier to overcome.”
The USDA is still promoting food stamps in Mexico. We give food stamps to foreigners and encourage them to come here illegally to collect. The USDA has met met 30 times with the Mexican government to promote food stamps.
Writing in response to Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ July request for information about the USDA’s little known partnership with the Mexican government to educate citizen and noncitizen immigrants from Mexico about the availability of food stamps and other nutrition assistance programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the partnership as a way to curb hunger in America — and the continuation of a program formed under the Bush administration in 2004.
It’s Bush’s fault! Of course it has increased incredibly under Obama and Bush never advertised in Mexico.
The program is called “The Mexico-U.S. Partnership for Nutrition Assistance Initiative.”
I don’t blame the Mexican people for taking advantage of the program. The blame belongs squarely on President Obama’s shoulders.
Remember the government ads hawking food stamps which came to light this past March: