Food Stamp recipients can order from Amazon, other online retailers

Here we go, another blast from Obama as he heads out the door. The already bloated corrupt Food-Stamp plan moves on to even more absurdity. I’ll throw in a flash back post to show how hard Obama has worked to bankrupt the USA.

Food-stamp recipients can use their taxpayer-funded benefit to order online from retailers like Amazon under a new Obama administration initiative that aims to facilitate the shopping experience for rural and urban residents. It marks the latest of many costly experiments by the administration to expand the fraud-infested program, which has seen a record-high number of beneficiaries under President Obama. To eliminate the welfare stigma, the administration renamed food stamps Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the rolls swelled to an astounding 46.5 million in 2016. This cost American taxpayers and eye-popping $70 billion, according to government figures.

food-stamps-2It’s the last thing that an out-of-control government program, long plagued with fraud corruption, needs. Under the Obama expansion SNAP has suffered a multitude of serious problems. Back in 2012 a federal investigation uncovered evidence that food-stamp recipients were using the benefit to buy drugs, weapons and other contraband from unscrupulous vendors. A year later Judicial Watch broke a story, based on testimony and other evidence provided by a whistleblower, about the U.S. government knowingly giving illegal immigrants food stamps for decades. That was followed by another disturbing scheme in which SNAP benefits were being sold online using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and ecommerce websites like Craigslist and eBay. More at Judicial Watch

FLASHBACK! Recall Obama minions held dozens of meetings on food stamps with Mexico 

The Obama administration met with Mexican officials and held other events to discuss enrollment in food stamps and similar programs roughly 30 times since President Obama took office, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed in a recent letter to Congress.

The initiative is one of several the agency has “to promote awareness of nutrition assistance among those who need benefits and meet all program requirements under current law,” Vilsack told Sessions in the 24-page letter, dated Sept. 12.

They were among 151 documented meetings and events held since 2004, when the United States and Mexico first started partnering on food-stamp awareness. That partnership, though, has raised alarm with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who is concerned the collaboration amounts to a vehicle for the USDA to pressure people onto the food-stamp rolls — in this case, noncitizen immigrants from Mexico.

21 Responses to “Food Stamp recipients can order from Amazon, other online retailers”

  1. teelee2013 Says:

    I agree with Sparky again…what Linda said.


  2. petermac3 Says:

    Of course there is legitimate need amongst so many but food stamps like most government programs has been so bastardized to barely be recognizable. Food stamps, welfare, SS, VA, Obamacare all need to be for down and rebuilt. The systems invite and reward cheating for the undeserving while preserving a bureaucratic red tape hell for the deserving. The incipient fraud alone is enough to build a hundred walls and all the Barak golfing outings, the living expenses for his mother in law and Michelle’s too many to count multi million dollar around the world vacations. It would seem that Trump presidencies could not begin to tackle and clean up Obama”s created messes along with those of his predecessors and congress.

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  3. Just Simply Linda Says:

    Ok…here goes…folks who get SNAP benefits can only buy food -groceries—now there are some who get a cash benefit to only buy non food items such as toilet paper—I only know how SNAP works—and NY is pretty strict…not saying there aren’t folks who buck or use the system…just saying, there are honest folks out there really need SNAP—especially seniors who are on a limited income, have you seen the price of bread lately? Which really goes back to the shoddy job the current king – I mean- president and his current administration have done- Have you seen the price of meat or vegetables lately? I could go on and on…and there are plenty of folks who want to get off the system due to the many rules and red tape…just saying. UNFORT…the price of things keep going up and up…as for Amazon, really? That’s news to me. I am sure there are folks who figure out how to use the system…

    I am dead set against illegal immigrants getting it. Which goes to the word I-l-l-e-g-a-l as there are plenty of low income and starving folks here who are citizens who are not getting the help they need –for whatever reason and lot of that does go to the illegal immigrants or the standards and the red tape that us ordinary American has to go through…13 more days, 13 more days…I am afraid Trump is inheriting one heck of a mess—not just SNAP…looking at the bigger picture.

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