By John W. Lillpop
Not so long ago, being on food stamps was understood to be a last resort for those whom had fallen on particularly difficult times AND whom had already turned to family, friends, and church members for help.
Turning to the government for a handout was a LAST RESORT—and a painful one at that, because of the social stigma associated with eating on the public dole.
All of that has changed in recent years and most dramatically since America has fallen under the rule of Marxist Barack Obama.
In the anti-success era of Obama, being on food stamps is encouraged, glorified, and celebrated.
According to Marxist idiots operating federal bureaucracies these days, food stamps are a birthright, a constitutionally-guaranteed entitlement that comes with being in America.
I am exaggerating, you protest?
Consider the following outrageous USDA program involving a USDA partnership with the Mexican government to educate Mexicans living in the US about the availability of food stamps and to BOOST PARTICICPATION—all of which is paid for with your taxes:
Not meant for illegals? And what specific oversights are in place to protect against illegal mooching?
The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.
“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”
The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in 2004 — sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America.
The information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.
The goal, for USDA, is to get rid of what they see as enrollment obstacles and increase access among potentially eligible populations by working with arms of the Mexican government in America. Benefits are not guaranteed or provided under the program — the purpose is outreach and education.
Some of the materials the USDA encourages the Mexican government to use to educate and promote the benefit programs are available free online for order and download. A partial list of materials include English and Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food Help — A Consumer’s Guide to FNCS Programs,” “Ending Hunger Improving Nutrition Combating Obesity,” and posters with slogans like “Food Stamps Make America Stronger.”
When asked for details and to elaborate on the program, USDA stressed it was established in 2004 and not meant for illegal immigrants.”
Can’t do too much because of concerns about profiling you say?
What provisions in place to assure that Mexico pays its “fair share” of the costs?
It’s an American humanitarian gesture, paid for exclusively by American taxpayers, you say?
I say “BULL****!” Enough is enough!
Its bad enough that USDA is promoting the use of food stamps in America! It is intolerable when they use US tax dollars to promote food stamps in a foreign nation!
Once again, Marxist nincompoops work against the interests of the middle-class in America!
BARACK OBAMA MUST GO!