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U.S. Gives 1/3 of Puerto Rico Food Stamps

As if it weren’t bad enough that a record 47.7 million people—and growing—get food stamps from the U.S. government, federal records reveal that a whopping 1/3 of Puerto Rico’s population receives them. This cost American taxpayers an astounding $2 billion last year, according to figures released by the government agency—the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—that distributes the benefit. The information was originally obtained by a conservative news website that…

Food Stamps Become Lucrative Biz

$64.7 billion in 2010) in part because the Obama Administration has spent millions of dollars to recruit more participants and reduce the “stigma” associated with food stamps, even as the number surged without taxpayer-funded publicity campaigns.Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, claims that increasing the number of food-stamp recipients actually helps the economy, strengthens communities and creates jobs. The USDA has cited some unknown “research” that shows every $5 in new food-stamp benefits…

U.S. Spent Record $80.4 Bil on Food Stamps in 2012

The Obama Administration is proudly shattering welfare records with an astonishing number of people collecting public benefits long term, especially food stamps. Judicial Watch has reported in the past how out of control the government’s food stamp program has gotten under President Obama and the fraud and corruption that’s plagued it. How bad is it? A few months ago a U.S. Senator, who sits on the Senate Budget Committee,…

Food Stamps Sold on Facebook, eBay; U.S. Spends $7 Mil to Crack Down on Fraud

It’s bad enough that the Obama administration has shattered records by spending a mind-boggling $80.4  billion to give a record number of people free groceries, now it’s dedicating millions more to crack down on fraud that includes using social media to illegally sell and buy food stamps online. It’s an outrageous and senseless waste of taxpayer dollars to allow a government handout program to become so bloated that it…

Income, Asset Limits Ignored To Qualify More For Food Stamps

As if it weren’t bad enough that a record number of people—46 million and growing—get food stamps from the U.S. government, a federal audit reveals 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….

Case Worker: Illegal Aliens Got Food Stamps by the “Vanload”

For decades the U.S. government has knowingly given illegal immigrants food stamps, according to a former certification case worker who denounced the costly practice back in the 1980s but was essentially ordered to keep a lid on it. The retired assistant case manager, Craig McNees, was in charge of vetting food-stamp applicants in north Florida and Indiana in the ’80s and says the program was infested with fraud and…

Food Stamps Exchanged For Drugs, Weapons, Contraband

While the Obama Administration promotes food stamps like there’s no tomorrow, the rolls are already higher than ever and so is the sort of fraud and corruption that often accompanies an out-of-control government program. A record 46.3 million people—including some illegal immigrants—get taxpayer-funded food stamps at an annual cost of $76 billion, according to the agency that distributes the welfare benefit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This represents…

U.S. Report Makes Case for Food Stamp Increase

The Obama administration blew an astounding $80 billion on food stamps last year but it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the national epidemic of “food insecure” households, according to a new government study that aims to justify pouring larger sums of taxpayer dollars into the bulging welfare program. It’s like there’s no end to the madness! In 2012 a record 47 million people got food stamps, according…

Food Stamp Hike a Must to Counter Inner-City Barriers to Nutritious Diet

inflation and other factors on food prices causes a lag in the benefit adjustment that can significantly reduce the purchasing power of food stamps, according to the National Academy of Science (NAS), an independent group that advises the federal government. The administration requested the NAS investigation to help assess whether food stamps are adequate for beneficiaries to access a truly nutritious and healthy diet, which the president has established is…

$4 Mil To Give Farmers Wireless Tech To Redeem Food Stamps

Electronic Benefit Transfer system, which is used by grocery stores.   A record number of Americans already receive food stamps and the figure will keep rising, according to congressional estimates. Just last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed that 45 million people—one out of every seven U.S. residents—got food stamps in 2011, an astounding 70% increase from 2007. This represents a cost of $72 billion for U.S. taxpayers, which…

Another $31.5 Mil to Give Food-Stamp Recipients Fruits, Veggies

weeks ago, the latest allocation is for $31.5 million to “create projects that increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers” that already get food stamps from American taxpayers. This will be accomplished by providing “incentives” at the point of purchase, according to the government’s announcement. Officially the funds have been coined Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants. Judicial Watch has reported extensively on this outrageous waste of public…

U.S. Promotes Food Stamps For Illegals

The United States Department of Agriculture is spending taxpayer money to run Spanish-language television ads encouraging illegal immigrants to apply for government-financed food stamps. The federal agency, which claims to provide leadership on food, agriculture and natural resources based on sound public policy, is working to promote its food stamp program in the Latino communities with a costly series of ads on the nation’s largest Spanish-language network,…

$1.9 Mil to Help Food Stamp Recipients Make Healthier Choices

It’s not enough that the Obama administration spends a mind-boggling $79.8 billion on food stamps, now it’s funding a special research center that will find ways to help recipients of the welfare program make healthier and wiser food choices. It will be called the Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice and Uncle Sam will distribute at least $1.9 million—possibly more—to create it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture…

$75 Mil to “Better Recognize” Food Needs in Low-Income Communities

It’s not enough that the U.S. government is already spending record amounts of money to feed the masses with food stamps, the Obama administration is investing north of $75 million study ways of better recognizing the nutritional needs of low-income communities. It’s as if the administration is obsessed with food. In some cases it argues that an epidemic of obesity requires the government to intervene and provide all children…

Store Charged With Fraud Survives On Food-Stamp Clients

A convenience store charged with trafficking food stamps can’t get booted from the government program because it would crush the business since it’s located in a poor neighborhood where most clients use the welfare benefit to pay for merchandise, a federal judge has ruled. The case, currently before a federal court in Arizona, involves a corner shop in a low-income neighborhood in northwest Phoenix. The feds have charged the…