Food-Stamp Program Called Into Question By Senator

Food-Stamp Program Called Into Question By Senator

The government’s food stamp program has gotten so out of control under President Obama that a United States senator is demanding an end to the madness, especially the administration’s aggressive promotion campaigns to recruit even more recipients.

A record number of people—46 million and growing—already get food stamps from the U.S. government and many don’t qualify for the welfare benefit. Earlier this year a federal audit revealed that many who don’t qualify receive them under a special “broad-based” eligibility program that disregards income and asset requirements.

As a result American taxpayers are getting stuck with a multi-million-dollar tab to feed hundreds of thousands who can well afford to feed themselves. How did this happen? The Obama Administration has promoted food stamps like there’s no tomorrow, asserting that it’s the government’s duty to eradicate “food insecure households.”

In the last few years the administration has spent millions of dollars on ad campaigns to recruit more food-stamp recipients, even doling out hefty cash rewards to local governments that sign up the most people. One state even bragged about a $5 million performance bonus it got from the feds for its “swift processing of applications.”

Finally, a U. S. senator who sits on the Senate Budget Committee is demanding that the administration stop promoting food stamps as if the program isn’t already bloated. In a letter to the agency that distributes the benefit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions questions the agency’s partnership with Mexican consulates to encourage foreign nationals, migrant workers and non-citizen immigrants to apply for food stamps and other USDA administered welfare benefits.

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  • Eagle 2

    Just read this comment by an eye-witness. I wish I had the name of the Senator mentioned in the article so I could e-mail him/her this report. Read and weep.

    This is how welfare is being abused all the
    time….!!

    But…we
    must remember she is part of that 47% we hear about, and it’s her ‘right’ to do
    this :)
    At
    approximately 2:30ish pm, September 6, 2012, I entered
    the Kroger store on
    SR 28 in Goshen Ohio to pick up a few items. I
    gathered my items and went to
    the 15 items and under register to check-out.

    The person in front of me
    (white female, approximate age
    35-43, fake nails, big braided hair do, clean
    clothes, carrying a purse
    and a plastic drinking cup) put her purchase on
    the check out surface –
    ONE GRAPE. Yes, that is correct ONE GRAPE. The
    cashier asked if that
    was all, she replied yes. The cashier then weighted
    the GRAPE and told
    the women the cost was $.02 (TWO CENTS), the women then
    pulled out her
    EBT card (credit card for food stamps) and swiped it through
    the credit
    card machine, requesting $24.00 in cash back. The cashier asked
    if she
    wanted the GRAPE, the woman replied no and the GRAPE was put in the

    garbage can. The register recorded the sale as .02, cash back $24.00,

    credit .02, total $24.00 cash back. The cashier then asked if two fives

    would be okay because she was out of tens, the woman agreed and took the

    $24.00 folded it up and put it in her pocket and left the store.

    As
    the next person in line I asked the cashier “as a tax
    payer what in the hell
    just happened here?” She said she was on the
    clock and could not comment. I
    then asked if I had actually seen this
    person purchase and discard a GRAPE,
    then get cash back on her EBT card.
    The cashier responded that it happens
    all day every day in their
    store. She also said that if the person buying
    the GRAPE has it ring up
    over .02 they get mad and make her reweigh it. My
    next comment was to
    ask the cashier if she planned to vote in November and
    she said she
    could hardly wait for 11/6/12 to get here as one tax payer to
    another.
    I paid for my groceries, in cash, and left the store madder than 10
    wet
    hens.

    This is not one of those stories that a friend of a friend

    told a friend – I WITNESSED THIS AND WOULD LOVE TO TESTIFY IN COURT TO

    WHAT I SAW, however, it is apparently not illegal to go into a grocery

    store and buy a GRAPE, throw it away and take cash back from a food

    stamp EBT card and walk out the door. If she is so poor she needs food

    stamps why in the hell didn’t she buy groceries?

    Please sent this to
    everyone you know this needs to get out
    to the public; if we don’t get the
    takers stopped we are all doomed.
    Thank
    you.

    Writer’s name and phone number deleted.

  • Janell Milstead

    Seems to me that there Fraud going on! I thought that all you’re supposed to buy with FS Card is something to eat! That woman can take the $24.00 that she received back (after buying a 2 cent grape)and buy- liquor, gas for vehicle, or just about anything but FOOD for which the FS Card was issued! Everything about this present administration is fraudulent!

  • kate

    Anyone wanting to contact Sen. Jeff Sessions regarding foodstamp or other government fraud….he has an email page for remarks. While paying my Cricket phone bill, the sales gal tried twice to push Obama’s government subsidized phone program on me! There must be some huge incentive for the phone companies because she leaned hard on me! The young woman next to me was signing up for it saying she got foodstamps, Medicaid, subsidized housing and now 1/2 off her cell phone bill. She was complaining she didn’t get internet at home so she had to use her smart phone for the internet. I was ready to givve her a piece of my mind, then realized, when it all blows up this young person won’t know what hit her, since she has no personal skills to take care of herself. It’s these people that are rioting in Greece & other countries when their freebies are cut off. Lock your doors and get a loud guard-dog……they’ll expect you to “redistribute” by force!