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Obama Food-Stamp Free-for-All: Feds Bust Largest Fraud Operation in U.S. History

…trade food stamps for reduced amounts of cash like in this latest Florida flea market case. Two years later JW reported that SNAP benefits were being sold online using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and ecommerce websites like Craigslist and eBay. This hasn’t stopped the administration from expanding the food stamp rolls—in the name of reducing “food insecurity”—which are currently at more than 45 million, according to the latest…


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

…of Puerto Ricans get food stamps from Uncle Sam. Though the figure of 47.7 million in the U.S. shatters records, it still marks only 15.2% of the nation’s population of 313 million. Nevertheless, the food stamp rolls continue to rise under President Obama who is committed to eradicating what he believes is a national epidemic of “food insecure” households. In 2012 the government spent an unprecedented $80.4 billion on the…


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

…obtained by JW from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) detailing how the agency is working with the Mexican government to promote participation by illegal aliens in the U.S. food stamp program. The effort includes a Spanish-language flyer provided to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA ensuring that Mexicans in the U.S. don’t need to declare their immigration status to get financial assistance from Uncle Sam. The documents ignited outrage…


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

…requires such a huge allocation to counter corruption. Judicial Watch has reported extensively on the fraud surrounding the government’s scandal-plagued food stamp program in the last few years. Under President Obama, the food stamp rolls are busting, with a record 50 million people getting free food from Uncle Sam. Recipients include illegal immigrants thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency that distributes food stamps,…


Weekly Update: Amnesty Secrets

…link to a site where you can find the contact information for every U.S. Senator. Senate liberals, open border Republicans and their special interest illegal immigration allies want to shut you out of this debate. Don’t let them. Corporate Cronyism and the Food Stamp Army The massive $80 billion per year federal “food stamp” program was the focus of a special on the Fox News Channel’s Hannity program called “Boomtown…


Income, Asset Limits Ignored To Qualify More For Food Stamps

…In one year alone this cost taxpayers about $460 million, according to the probe which suggests “improved oversight.” Here is another enraging figure included in the GAO report; in the last decade the food stamp program has more than doubled and costs have quadrupled because the government has essentially encouraged states to disregard household income and asset limits required to qualify for the assistance. This is called “broad-based categorical eligibility.”…


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

…Just when you thought the bloated food-stamp program couldn’t get any bigger a government-sanctioned audit makes a case for expanding it by, among other things, claiming that it doesn’t account for inner-city barriers to finding affordable, nutritious food. The probe, requested by the Obama Administration, also determined that food-stamp benefits lag behind the increasing cost of food and that the welfare program penalizes recipients with jobs. The impact of…


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…


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…


State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up

…benefits receive them and for its “swift processing of applications.” The money comes on the heels of a separate $1.5 million award from the feds for making “accurate payments of food stamp benefits to clients.” So welfare recipients are clients? .It marks the fifth consecutive year that Oregon has been “recognized” by the federal government for “exceptional administration” of the entitlement program, according to the announcement posted on the state’s…


8th Circuit Says USDA Can’t Keep Hiding Food Stamp Data

…The Obama administration’s efforts to keep secret information about its scandal-plagued food-stamp program received a major blow from a federal appellate court that’s ruled the government can’t hide how much money businesses make by accepting the welfare payments. In the last few years Judicial Watch has reported extensively on the fraud and corruption surrounding food stamps, which are administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food stamp rolls…


U.S. Report Makes Case for Food Stamp Increase

…as very low food security—also was unchanged. This means that the government must dedicate more money to the already monstrous food stamp budget. “Food insecurity remains a very real challenge for millions of Americans,” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says in a statement announcing the report this week. He goes on to tout the study’s findings for underscoring the importance of food stamps to help keep “food insecurity from rising.”…


Store Charged With Fraud Survives On Food-Stamp Clients

…judge hearing the case, David Campbell, was sympathetic and blocked the government from dropping Bubba’s Drive Thru from the SNAP roster this month. That means that, despite being criminally charged they get the opportunity to fleece more American taxpayers via the bloated food stamp program. That’s because Judge Campbell has determined the accused criminals’ “livelihood” will be negatively affected if the government stops the cash flow. “As noted, Plaintiffs assert…


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…

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