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Message 1402469 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 4:30:14 UTC

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/08/tragedy-america-great-food-stamp-binge/ wrote:
The tragedy of America's great food stamp binge

By Patrick Caddell
Patrick Caddell is a Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor. He served as pollster for President Jimmy Carter, Gary Hart, Joe Biden and others.

Let me put it this way, my jaw hit the floor. Earlier this week I was able to screen a portion of this Friday’s Fox News documentary “The Great Food Stamp Binge,” hosted by Bret Baier. It airs Friday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel. This investigation focuses on a federal program called SNAP, or "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program."

Once upon a time this was called food stamps, but the modern world is all about branding and image, not accuracy or substance. Thus, a snappy new name was needed.

All this change is a direct result of the Obama administration's surreptitious undermining of the law in the Stimulus Act in 2009 and the disingenuous gutting of President Clinton's overwhelmingly successful Welfare Reform law. This was achieved by administrative fiat in 2010.

As I watched the rough cut with Fox Editor-at-Large Peter Boyer, I found myself at a loss for words.

I don’t know whether I was more saddened, or angered by the interview John Roberts did with an apparently healthy “surfer” who happily lives a life of leisure in Southern California subsidized by the taxpayer.

It was simply mindboggling to listen to this grown man explain the logic he uses to justify taking food aid -- and thus free food -- rather than working and paying for it himself.

As we continued to watch I began to see what was behind the SNAP program. It is about changing the mentality of the nation, of Americans.

Take this example, from "The Great Food Stamp Binge," of what is nothing short of social engineering or reeducation. In North Carolina social workers actually got an award for breaking down the “Mountain Pride” that makes some from that state reluctant or unwilling to take handouts. They actively fought the tradition of tightening your belt and taking care of yourself when times get tough.

There is much more in this excellent program -- it is a thought provoking, well told story and I urge you to watch it.

Certainly, there are many in this country, who need the help. The idea that Americans go to bed hungry or get sick due to malnutrition is one that should appall any morally sound man or woman.And that is what makes the SNAP initiative utterly foul.

After watching I realized why I was angered by those who take, but don’t need, and frustrated for those who are given, but don’t want. This great giveaway is being undertaken and I can’t help but believe that those that truly need help are still going hungry. Millions of tax dollars are going to people who aren’t our neediest, it is a disgrace.

Many of you have probably heard the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The SNAP program is one big fish giveaway that leaves people reliant rather than reliable. The government is on a mission to sign people up – one in seven in this country already receive food stamps -- and the taxpayer is footing the bill for, what I believe, is a tragically misguided plan.


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Message 1402475 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 4:38:50 UTC

I think Chris's Bilderberg thread ties in nicely with what's going on here.
I feel that you can start to put two and two together here....

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Message 1402494 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 5:49:42 UTC

Anything coming from Faux News should be taken with many grains of salt.
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Message 1402581 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 11:47:46 UTC
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Message 1402584 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 11:52:59 UTC

Well, we're making progress. Tolerance is key. Tolerance of 14 year olds having babies. Tolerance of absent fathers. Tolerance of the drug culture. Tolerance of everything. We need more tolerance.

Yeah, and look where that got the UK .................


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Message 1402609 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 15:13:41 UTC
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Message 1402629 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 15:54:47 UTC
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Thanks for the link to the example. I know a couple from my work place as well. They get a 40 hour work week, but still get a hand out from the government. Even one got this while we had a wage garnishment order because they didn't pay their taxes!

No it isn't Fraud. That is what the rules are. But it is ethical fraud.
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Message 1408893 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 16:39:03 UTC

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/8/28/the-hand-that-feedsyou.html

Welfare fraud: 'Damned if you do, doomed if you don't
When it comes to violating welfare rules, recipients sometimes do so after suggestions from caseworkers



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Message 1408902 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 17:04:19 UTC

A terribly sad story that tugs at the heart strings, buy how often does that happen?

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Message 1408918 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 17:59:15 UTC - in response to Message 1408902.

A terribly sad story that tugs at the heart strings, buy how often does that happen?

Often enough that reporters from Arab news services can find stories.

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