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These are die-hard Obama voters.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A dispute over a spot in line at a food stamp office downstate escalated into a full-fledged brawl.
The fight on Tuesday was captured on video and shows at least four women wrestling and punching each other.
At one point, the video shows two women grabbing each other while a third punches one of them on the back of the head. At another point, a woman walks across the office and punches another person in the face.
Security officers struggled to end the chaos. It took them several minutes to separate the group and restore order. Some of the people involved in the fight initially refused to leave.
This is Obama’s design. He said he wanted to create a “majority coalition” of welfare recipients and his policies are making this a reality.
(CNSNews.com) — During fiscal year 2012, the U.S. government spent a record $80.4 billion on food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a $2.7 billion increase from FY 2011. (Fiscal year 2012 ran from Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012.)
According to the Monthly Treasury Statement that summarizes the receipts and outlays of the federal government, $80,401,000,000 went towards SNAP during FY 2012, which was a $2.7 billion increase from $77,637,000,000 in FY 2011.
The SNAP program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which also runs other food assistance programs under the auspices of the Food and Nutrition Service Agency.
In total, nearly $106 billion was spent on food assistance in 2012, with $18.3 billion that went to “Child Nutrition Programs.”
Total federal spending on SNAP has increased each year during President Obama’s first term in office. In FY 2009 — when SNAP was still known as the “Food Stamp” program — the government spent approximately $55.6 billion.
Democrats sue and force the taxpayers of Massachusetts to pay for their voter fraud. 19,000 potentially fraudulent residents received welfare benefits and voter registration cards from Democratic activists. But, but, but there is no such thing as voter fraud. That’s what Democrats keep saying…because they’re committing it.
From Boston Herald:
Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients — after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed to their addresses last summer were sent back marked “Return to sender, address unknown.”
The Department of Transitional Assistance contacted 477,000 welfare recipients who were on their books from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012, after settling a voter-rights lawsuit brought by Democratic-leaning activist groups that demanded an aggressive voter information effort by the state. That $274,000 push by DTA resulted in 31,000 new voter registrations — but revealed an alarming number of welfare recipients whose residency in Massachusetts can’t be confirmed.
How convenient is this for newly elected Democratic Senator Elizabeth “Fake Indian” Warren? How many of those 31,000 new voter registrations went to her campaign?
“DTA is in the process of contacting those clients for which a forwarding address was provided to verify their addresses, as a change of address might impact their eligibility,” a statement from the agency said.
DTA critics expressed astonishment at the agency’s faulty address records — which were only uncovered by accident — saying it’s further evidence that the electronic benefits system sorely needs reform.
“Wow,” said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, R-Taunton, upon hearing of the number of returned mailings.
“The fact that 19,000 of these came back undeliverable tells me DTA has no idea where these people live, obviously, and is not doing the background checks they should be doing,” O’Connell said.
Posted in Political Issues, tagged Food Stamp President, Food Stamps, majority coalition, mismanagement, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), transparency, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on December 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Sen. Jeff Sessions takes to the Senate floor to call out USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for his lack of transparency on the mismanagement of the Food Stamp program.
Obama wants to create a majority coalition of welfare recipients dependent upon the taxpayers for survival. The number of Americans on food stamps has exploded to record highs under Obama as Team Obama pushes more and more Americans, and non-citizens, to mooch off of the productive in society by throwing food stamp parties to register more freeloaders. The Obama regime is pimping food stamps and telling people it will make them look and feel good to be using food stamps.
The Congressional Research Service claims the number of able-body adults on food stamps double after Obama issued waivers suspended the welfare-to-work requirements.
Idiots on the left (Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Jay Carney, Steny Hoyer) believe more people on food stamps is the best way to stimulate the economy. The same USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, believes food stamps create more jobs. So, one can see why there is no transparency from Team Obama. Wouldn’t want the truth to slip out.
This is the new normal thanks to Obama’s presidency. Trickle-up poverty has a hold on America and is an accomplishment for the guy who wanted to fundamentally transform America. This is Obamanomics.
While there had been speculation that the BLS may delay the release of its October nonfarm payroll number until after the election, it turned out there was no reason to worry. Perhaps this is because the number, while at stall speed, was not quite as horrible as some had expected (even if the change in average hourly earnings did tumble to new all time lows) and so boosted Obama’s reelection chances. There was, however, another closely tracked number which perhaps is far more indicative of the economic “growth” in the past 4 years, which certainly had a delayed release. The number of course is that showing how many Americans are on foodstamps, and usually is released at the end of the month, or the first day or two of the next month. This time the USDA delayed its release nine days past the semi-official deadline, far past the election, and until Friday night to report August foodstamp data. One glance at the number reveals why: at 47.1 million, this was not only a new all time record, but the monthly increase of 420,947 from July was the biggest monthly increase in one year.One can see why a reported surge in foodstamps ahead of the elections is something the USDA, and the administration may not have been too keen on disclosing.
Another number that wasn’t mentioned in last night’s debate.
From Weekly Standard:
Food stamps enrollment has hit a new record high. 46,681,833 million are now enrolled in the social welfare program, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, the federal department that runs the program.
Here’s a chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, outlining the program’s enormous growth:
As the chart shows, when President Obama took office, enrollment in the food stamps program was 31.98 million. Now, not even four years later, it’s a whopping 46.48 million. (In 2002, as the chart states, “19.1 million Americans received food stamps.”)
In fact, the newly released data represents enrollment in July (the last month for which data is available). Assuming the program remained on its projected path, the number of those enrolled in food stamps is likely now larger by several hundreds of thousands.