Another reason Minnesota is $1.1 Bill...

Another reason Minnesota is $1.1 Billion in the hole

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Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Jan 16, 2013
$10 million per year to tell people "Eat your fruits and veggies."?

No wonder this State is broke. This is deemed a worthwhile program by the cradle to grave crowd.

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Minnesota food stamp nutritionists brace for cuts

Associated Press

Updated: 01/16/2013 09:37:02 AM CST

Advocates of nutrition education for food stamp recipients in Minnesota say they're bracing for a deep cut in federal assistance.

Nutrition educators expect Minnesota will lose nearly a fourth of its $9.7 million dollar funding in 2013.

Congress recently took about $110 million from the nutritional education component of food stamps and used it to keep the dairy industry's price support system from expiring.

The University of Minnesota Extension runs the state nutrition education program. Community nutrition educators help families include health food in their tight grocery budgets.

Extension Dean Bev Durgan says nutrition educators may go fewer places and reach fewer people one-on-one, which could lessen the program's effectiveness, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio News.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#2 Jan 16, 2013
$10 million or $9.7 million, they're the same, right ??? LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 16, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
$10 million per year to tell people "Eat your fruits and veggies."?
No wonder this State is broke. This is deemed a worthwhile program by the cradle to grave crowd.
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Minnesota food stamp nutritionists brace for cuts
Associated Press
Updated: 01/16/2013 09:37:02 AM CST
Advocates of nutrition education for food stamp recipients in Minnesota say they're bracing for a deep cut in federal assistance.
Nutrition educators expect Minnesota will lose nearly a fourth of its $9.7 million dollar funding in 2013.
Congress recently took about $110 million from the nutritional education component of food stamps and used it to keep the dairy industry's price support system from expiring.
The University of Minnesota Extension runs the state nutrition education program. Community nutrition educators help families include health food in their tight grocery budgets.
Extension Dean Bev Durgan says nutrition educators may go fewer places and reach fewer people one-on-one, which could lessen the program's effectiveness, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio News.
Do they offer classes on which neighborhood stores offer the highest rate on the dollar for food stamps for cash?

he indictment alleges that between January 2006 and Oct. 7, 2010, Ansari exchanged food stamps for money and ineligible merchandise.



The USDA authorized his market to accept food stamps in 1998, and Ansari told authorities that he attended retailer orientation and understood the rules behind food stamps. Every person who receives food stamps gets an electronic card which contains monthly allocated funds that can be used at authorized stores.

The USDA reimburses stores for that money, but only if it’s used to buy eligible items. Those do not include alcohol, tobacco and cell phone products. Food stamps also cannot be redeemed for cash.

Inspectors began investigating the Stryker Avenue Market in 2008. It was discovered that on several occasions, Ansari allegedly exchanged food stamps for cash and ineligible items. One count in the indictment alleges that on July 16, 2008, Ansari swiped a food stamps card for $401, and gave the person back $200 in cash.

Court documents also listed that between 2004 and 2009, the average food stamp redemption for a store of similar size was just less than $324,000. Stryker’s redemptions during that time period came out to about $3.1 million.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/05/18/st-p...

No food stamp fraud here(rolls eyes).
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#4 Jan 16, 2013
Best part is the actual loss is "nearly a fourth of its $9.7 million dollar" which looks like $2.6 to me...

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#5 Jan 16, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Do they offer classes on which neighborhood stores offer the highest rate on the dollar for food stamps for cash?
he indictment alleges that between January 2006 and Oct. 7, 2010, Ansari exchanged food stamps for money and ineligible merchandise.
The USDA authorized his market to accept food stamps in 1998, and Ansari told authorities that he attended retailer orientation and understood the rules behind food stamps. Every person who receives food stamps gets an electronic card which contains monthly allocated funds that can be used at authorized stores.
The USDA reimburses stores for that money, but only if it’s used to buy eligible items. Those do not include alcohol, tobacco and cell phone products. Food stamps also cannot be redeemed for cash.
Inspectors began investigating the Stryker Avenue Market in 2008. It was discovered that on several occasions, Ansari allegedly exchanged food stamps for cash and ineligible items. One count in the indictment alleges that on July 16, 2008, Ansari swiped a food stamps card for $401, and gave the person back $200 in cash.
Court documents also listed that between 2004 and 2009, the average food stamp redemption for a store of similar size was just less than $324,000. Stryker’s redemptions during that time period came out to about $3.1 million.
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/05/18/st-p...
No food stamp fraud here(rolls eyes).
This is one of the few that got caught.

Fraud is rampant in the Food Stamp program. So the government throws an occasional bone to the public by saying they cracked down on this guy.

Change the structure of the SNAP Program to one where nutritious meals pre-made and then served to the indigent. Giving a credit card to the program recipients with an automatic deposit each month should be discontinued.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#6 Jan 16, 2013
You can have this thread, there's no actual point to argue, unless you're cheap and too dumb to see the good the system does for the poor.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jan 16, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
This is one of the few that got caught.
Fraud is rampant in the Food Stamp program. So the government throws an occasional bone to the public by saying they cracked down on this guy.
Change the structure of the SNAP Program to one where nutritious meals pre-made and then served to the indigent. Giving a credit card to the program recipients with an automatic deposit each month should be discontinued.
Sucks that parents would trade food for their children for cash for their booze, cigarrettes, etc. Yes, food, but no cash or vouchers. But back in the old days before the cards, they would sell the government cheese/butter, etc. You almost can't take care of people that don't care about their own kids.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#8 Jan 16, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Sucks that parents would trade food for their children for cash for their booze, cigarrettes, etc. Yes, food, but no cash or vouchers. But back in the old days before the cards, they would sell the government cheese/butter, etc. You almost can't take care of people that don't care about their own kids.
Sucks, you stereotype people so harshly, it's almost like your reflections.

Ps -cigarettes, stupid.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#9 Jan 16, 2013
Former President Reagan was a very smart man. In 1968, he said:

“We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added."

Ummmmm, what do you think the position of our current President might be regarding welfare?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#10 Jan 16, 2013
When did you decide to give bushwhacker a complete pass ???


IrishMN <quoted text>
When have you ever seen me beating the drum for Bush by saying he did not start diggin us into the hole we are in?
The best thing Bush did was leave office.
We could not afford 4 more years of GWB.....

Yet, ALL of you hypocrite humper bois CRY, whenever we mention ANY Bush culpability !???
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 16, 2013
I don't think it is intentional, but by creating a permanent underclass dependent on government handouts, the party that offers to give out the most free stuff in effect buys the lower class votes. OK, maybe it is intentional.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 Jan 16, 2013
non-starter wrote:
I don't think it is intentional, but by creating a permanent underclass dependent on government handouts, the party that offers to give out the most free stuff in effect buys the lower class votes. OK, maybe it is intentional.
That is the game plan that got us a 2nd term of Barack Hussein Obama. The problem is that by the time the moochers understand what they did, all the producers will be gone. Good luck to the USA then.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#13 Jan 16, 2013
When did you decide to give bushwhacker a complete pass ???

IrishMN <quoted text>
When have you ever seen me beating the drum for Bush by saying he did not start diggin us into the hole we are in?
The best thing Bush did was leave office.
We could not afford 4 more years of GWB.....

Yet, ALL of you hypocrite humper bois CRY, whenever we mention ANY Bush culpability !???

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