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.

Guess where in the world Former AG Eric Holder is working?

Former Attorney General Holder we learn, is now sitting on easy street. Buried in the story regarding Holder’s endorsement of Clinton we find where he landed. On his feet for sure. Ah, now the pieces come together. Recall a post I did in back in 2013: Eric Holder’s Kickbacks from JP Morgan- Billions go to his crony groups Want to know where the money went? Yepper, Acorn like groupies. And now? He is a White Collar defense Attorney and a Lobbyer for guess whom- Big banks, drug companies and defense contractors. Here we go:

Along the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has called for the government to prosecute Wall Street executives who break the law, in place of the corporate settlements frequently employed by the Obama administration. “No one should be too big to jail,” the Democratic presidential contender wrote in October.

But on Wednesday, Clinton accepted the endorsement of former Attorney General Eric Holder, the man who oversaw a record decrease in white-collar prosecutions, and who inadvertently coined the phrase — “too big to jail” — which is often used to describe the Obama Justice Department’s approach to corporate crime.

Holder — who has described his Justice Department as “appropriately aggressive” — is now a white-collar defense attorney at a firm that lobbies for major banks, pharmaceutical companies and defense contractors. 

On Wednesday, he released a statement praising Clinton’s “bold plans” to improve the economy and reform gun regulations. The statement did not mention her plans to rein in Wall Street.During the Obama administration, corporate prosecutions hit a 20-year low, as numerous companies accused of crimes were allowed to enter so-called “deferred prosecution agreements.”

In 2013, when he faced questions about the Justice Department’s failure to prosecute financial executives in the wake of the financial crisis, Holder admitted being “concerned” that some financial institutions might be too large to prosecute without triggering “a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.”

In those settlements, companies generally admit wrongdoing and pay fines, while their executives avoid the threat of jail time. Clinton has said those agreements “should be used in limited circumstances” and not “in egregious cases of corporate crime.”

More at International Business Times

Hillary Clinton’s Calendars show pay for play in the works

In a little reported story the link with Hillary’s future ambitions as a Presidential candidate and meetings with fundraisers as Secretary of State, show her to be the slimy political hack that she is. Follow the link at the bottom of the post for the full disclosure of her machinations. Follow the money as they say. Long gone are the days when she was “dead broke.”

As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her office to dozens of influential Democratic party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family’s global charity, according to State Department calendars obtained by The Associated Press.

The woman who would become a 2016 presidential candidate met or spoke by phone with nearly 100 corporate executives, Clinton charity donors and political supporters during her four years at the State Department between 2009 and 2013, records show. Many of those meetings and calls, formally scheduled by her aides, involved heads of companies and organizations that were pursuing business or private interests with the Obama administration at the time, including with the State Department while Clinton was in charge.

In addition, at least 60 of those who met with Clinton have donated or pledged program commitments to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. A dozen have been among Hillary Clinton’s most reliable political fundraisers, bundling more than $100,000 in donations during her failed 2008 presidential campaign or providing larger amounts to Clinton-allied super political action committees this time. And at least six entities represented in the meetings paid former President Bill Clinton lucrative fees for speeches.

There’s more:

Among those she met with or spoke with by phone were chief executives such as General Electric Co.’s Jeff Immelt, PepsiCo Inc.’s Indra Nooyi, FedEx Corp.’s Fred Smith, former Morgan Stanley chairman John Mack and former Citigroup Inc. chairman Sanford Weill. There were also billionaires: investors George Soros and Warren Buffett and diet pioneer S. Daniel Abraham. Major Democratic Party fundraisers included entertainment magnate Haim Saban, real estate developer Stephen J. Cloobeck and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten.

More at The AP

 

Hillary Clinton asked about scandals, audience gasps in horror

A bright young man in New Hampshire had the audacity to ask Hillary a question about her past scandals. The crowd gasps. Wouldn’t it have been great if one of the moderators could have inquired into her scandal plagued past as well? First the clip then some old time news.

Earlier I posted: Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Travelgate – a lesson about her moral fiber, and Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate Commission for ‘lying, unethical behavior’ just in case you missed these posts.

John Fund exposed the notable moments from Hillary Clinton’s life that will be left out of NBC’s upcoming miniseries about her life — such as Travelgate, her cattle-futures controversy​, and Whitewater — which begins after the Lewinsky scandal.

Read more on his take in his piece, “Get Ready for the All-Hail-Hillary Movies.

Clinton aides had ties both to State Department and her Foundation

The GOP is kind enough to shoot itself in the foot once more regarding some Pizzeria in Indiana and Gay rights. This of course knocks Hillary’s little corruption problem off the map. Not that the MSM wouldn’t have found something. But let’s hang with Hillary because this little tidbit shows clearly how her mind works. Hillary knew she was going to run for President. Yet, her hubris is so great that she made no effort to even clean up any questions of impropriety. Cleaning an Email server? No problem.Extorting money from foreign governments? Nothing to see. Here we go:

Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department was listed as a director at the Clinton Foundation in its corporate records for more than three years after joining the administration, highlighting concerns that Clinton’s aides were too close to the foundation during her tenure.

The “William J. Clinton Foundation Corporation” named Cheryl Mills as one its three directors when it applied for nonprofit corporate status in Florida in June 2009—five months after Mills began serving as Clinton’s chief of staff and counsel at the State Department.

Huma Abedin, another close Clinton aide, received a waiver in 2012 that allowed her to do part-time consulting for the foundation while working for the government. She did not publicly acknowledge the work until it was revealed by the New York Times.The “William J. Clinton Foundation Corporation” named Cheryl Mills as one its three directors when it applied for nonprofit corporate status in Florida in June 2009—five months after Mills began serving as Clinton’s chief of staff and counsel at the State Department.

The organization continued to list Mills as a director in its annual state filings in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

More at Free Beacon

The IRS, Elijah Cummings, True the Vote and a ‘smidgen of corruption’

After reading copies of letters, links included below, we may just take down one big fish with Elijah Cummings. Take a minute or two to read them for truly some feel good moments. We catch bits and pieces of the story, but the letters lay it all out.

Hats off to the True the Vote women, Catherine Engelbrecht, for hanging tough.

True the Vote released this statement on Wednesday following the report released by House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group.

Engelbrecht added, “We filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Cummings in February. Today we’re amending that filing to include this latest revelation. As I have said in my testimony before Congress; I will not retreat, I will not surrender, I will not be intimidated. I will not ask Rep. Cummings, Lois Lerner, Barack Obama, or anyone else, for permission to exercise my constitutional rights.”

Click here for a copy of the letter from Chairman Issa and five Subcommittee Chairman to Ranking Member Cummings.

Click here for documents about Cummings’interactions with the IRS about True the Vote.

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces Up to Five Years in Federal Prison for obstructing the Congressional hearing.

Catherine Engelbrecht testified before Congress in February.

She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group.

Engelbrecht said her testimony before Congress and Cummings,
“Frankly, to sit before my accuser and be silent in the face of what he did was unconscionable.”

H/T:
EMAILS CONFIRM LOIS LERNER FUNNELED INFO ON CONSERVATIVE GROUP TO DEMOCRAT CUMMINGS

Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate Commission for ‘lying, unethical behavior’

When I caught Pat Dollard post, FLASHBACK: HILLARY CLINTON FIRED FROM WATERGATE INVESTIGATION FOR ‘LYING, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR’,

I recalled I had a video of the same story I ran some time ago. Since we have just learned of Hillary’s enemies list, and the left is trying to take Chris Christie down, let us give Hillary a go at her past history. It is a long sordid one, but let’s start at Watergate, where she first cut her teeth on corruption.

Excerpted from EO-HistoryThe now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O’Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel. Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.

How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation.

Why would they want to do that? Because, according to Zeifman, they feared putting Watergate break-in mastermind E. Howard Hunt on the stand to be cross-examined by counsel to the president. Hunt, Zeifman said, had the goods on nefarious activities in the Kennedy Administration that would have made Watergate look like a day at the beach – including Kennedy’s purported complicity in the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro. Read more Pat Dollard

From the post:May 18, 2013 — bunkerville (Is that George Soros in the beginning of the clip?)

Hillary Clinton: Watergate, Our first taste of her delicious corruption

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