Report: New York and Massachusetts Handing Out Food Stamps to Dead People

October 19, 2012 at 11:13 am (Dead People, Food Stamps, Marijuana, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, SNAP, Tom Coburn, USDA, Welfare)

There’s a joke in here somewhere, I just know it.  But this report doesn’t put me in a jovial mood.

Via CNS News:

New York and Massachusetts are administering food stamps to 2,000 dead people, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) catalog of government waste.

The 2012 Waste Book, released earlier this week, documents $4.5 billion in waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.

Among his findings, Coburn said that, “The USDA Inspector General found roughly 2,000 dead people are still receiving food stamps in New York and Massachusetts combined.”

“Additionally, its investigation revealed 7,236 people in these states are receiving duplicate benefits, while 286 are on state lists that should exclude them from receiving food stamps,” the report said, amounting to $1.4 million in unnecessary payments each month, or $147.03 for each recipient, dead or alive.

Read more about the report to also learn how food stamp recipients are qualifying by having the cost of marijuana deducted from their income.  Seriously.

Also, had to share this joke from one of the commenters.

Big deal,

I took my dog down to the welfare office to sign him up for Food Stamps. The lady said he couldnt get food stamps “cause he is a dog”.

I told her he qualifies for the following reasons (1) He doesn’t work, just lies around the house all day. (2) He doesn’t know who his daddy is. (3) He likes anybody that feeds him. She checked her book, he gets his stamps next Monday and his Democrat voter registration pack came in today.

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Obama Admin Suggests Throwing Parties to Recruit Food Stamp Recipients

June 28, 2012 at 7:54 am (2012 Election, EBT, Food Stamp President, Food Stamps, President Obama, SNAP, Unemployment, USDA, Welfare)

‘Cause everybody knows, the more people that are on food stamps, the more likely they are going to vote for the guy who gives them their freebies.

Via a USDA pamphlet recruiting people for SNAP (h/t Weasel Zippers):

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.

The good news is, you can pick up drinks and cigs for the party using your EBT card.  If the clerk refuses to allow it, just have them fired.

This ‘throw a party for food stamps’ initiative comes on the heals of a report that has the Obama admin running ads urging people to sign up for food stamps because “they make you look good“.

Clearly the one in seven Americans already on food stamps is not enough for the President.  He wants more.  He wants you to think it’s the norm.  He wants you to think it’s cool.

But most importantly – he wants your vote.  Because who’s going to get the food stamp vote – the candidate who wants to get America back to work, or the candidate who wants you to forgo work in lieu of food stamps and 100 weeks of unemployment checks?

Don’t call Obama the ‘food stamp President’ though – that’s racist code don’t ya know?

Allen West said it best when he stated that Republicans don’t want to get rid of welfare safety nets, they just don’t want to see the safety net become a hammock.

Let’s hope voters get out of their hammock in November.

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