Stop Obama's Food Stamp Madness

Stop Obama's Food Stamp Madness

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Tampa, FL

#1 Feb 15, 2013
The Obama administration has spent millions in taxpayer dollars to aggressively promote the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-- including large cash payouts to local governments that sign up the most people. In fact, one state received a $5 million bonus for “the swift processing of applications.”
Since taking office in January 2009, Obama has
been adding 11,269 food-stamp recipients per day
an astounding 49.3 percent increase, prompting
Newt Gingrich to label him the “Food Stamp
President.” Today, more than 47 million Americans are
receiving food stamps -- a number larger than the
entire population of Spain. A federal audit of SNAP revealed that many of the
47 million already receiving food stamps don’t
actually qualify but receive them anyway under
a special program that disregards income and
asset requirements. That means American taxpayers are paying what’s been called a “multi-million-dollar tab to feed hundreds of thousands who can well afford to feed themselves.” The SNAP program was designed to be a temporary safety net for individuals and families in need. Yet under Obama, it has become a bloated, fraud-filled entitlement program funded by American taxpayers. But that’s not even the worst of it. Obama is even reaching across our borders to encourage foreign nationals, migrant workers and non-citizen immigrants to apply for SNAP benefits! With our economy in shambles, and our national debt approaching $17 trillion, taxpayers can ill-afford to fund another Obama handout that last year topped out at $80.4 billion. That’s why Grassfire is launching a national petition calling for an end to taxpayer dollars being used to recruit more food-stamp recipients. We’re also urging Congress to act in the best interests of our nation and its citizens, by enacting meaningful and comprehensive SNAP reform. Go here now add your name to our national “Stop the Food-Stamp Madness” petition:
Thomas Jefferson once said that “a wise and frugal government … shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” But Obama, the great “wealth distributor,” is driven to use federal policy to take from the “haves” and give to the “have-nots.” Our nation was built on hard-working immigrants who came here seeking a better life. Through the sweat of their brow, these determined individuals made a better life for themselves and their families. Now generations later, Barack Obama is killing that American spirit through his statist redistribution policies. Fight back by going here now and signing Grassfire’s petition: As soon as Grassfire mobilizes 50,000 citizen signers, we'll hand-deliver these petitions to key members of Congress who are already demanding changes to the food stamp program.

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