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Food Stamp Craze: U.S. Spends $3.6 Billion to Give $70 Billion in Benefits

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Food Stamp Craze: U.S. Spends $3.6 Billion to Give $70 Billion in Benefits

Not only does the government spend a breathtaking $70 billion a year to give a record number of people food stamps, it wastes billions more to administer the bloated welfare program. Some states spend a lot more than others to distribute the free food vouchers and the discrepancies are downright…

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

President Obama’s expanded food-stamp program certifying flea market retailers as vendors to provide low-income neighborhoods with fresh produce has ripped open a Pandora’s Box of fraud and corruption. This week federal authorities in south Florida busted the largest food-stamp fraud operation in U.S. history. Twenty-two defendants in the largely black…

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$16.8 Mil to Give Poor Minorities “Culturally-Appropriate Fruits and Vegetables”

The Obama administration is spending $16.8 million to provide low-income residents— already getting food stamps from the government—with healthier meals, especially “culturally-appropriate fruits and vegetables.” It’s part of the First Lady’s costly effort to eradicate “food deserts,” area’s with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods. The

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$31 Mil in “Creative Community Partnerships” to Give Poor Fruits, Veggies

Less than a year after spending tens of millions of dollars to provide the nation’s food-stamp recipients with more fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration is generously throwing in another $31.5 million for the same cause, according to a recent announcement. It’s the last thing Americans need to hear as…

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

Enormous amounts of taxpayer dollars keep pouring into a scandalous Obama administration program that aims to provide low-income minorities—already getting free groceries from the government—with healthier foods. It’s part of the First Lady’s effort to eradicate “food deserts,” area’s with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods, and so far…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Judicial Watch Uncovers USDA Records Sponsoring U.S. Food Stamp Program for Illegal Aliens

Documents Reveal that Mexican Government Encourages Maximum Participation in U.S.-Funded Program (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released documents detailing how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working with the Mexican government to promote participation by illegal aliens in the U.S. food stamp program. The promotion of the food…

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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…

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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…

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Senator Demands End to Food-Stamp Madness

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…

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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…

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

To further expand the government’s bulging food-stamp program, the Obama Administration is allocating $4 million to provide farmers’ markets not currently participating in the welfare plan with the wireless technology necessary to redeem the benefits. The investment will create a “win-win” situation by helping American farmers and, more importantly,


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