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Nanny State of the Week: Feds Marketing Food Stamps with Bingo Games, TV Ads

SNAPFrom – watchdog.org – By Eric Boehm

Maybe you don’t want to depend on food stamps to feed your family.

Maybe the federal government can convince you otherwise.

For seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been using food stamp funds to run a recruitment program that attempts to convince more American to sign up for the welfare program.

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CLynn

This is a government that seeks to enslave us.
Anybody familiar with the sign of the beast?

PaulE

In a nation where just about half the people believe it is their “right” to be taken care of by the other 50 percent of the nation, because they either consider work “beneath them” or “why work when you can get free food, housing, Internet access, cell phones, etc.?”, what do you expect from the Party that seeks to make that number an over-whelming and permanent majority? Unfortunately, only half the country sees anything wrong with this situation. That is the problem that has to be addressed.

Ivan Berry

In 1913 per the Gillet Amendment to the Dept. of Agriculture Appropriations Act, “Appropriated funds may not be used to pay a publicity expert unless specifically appropriated for that purpose.” As progressives are want to do, using a different term to obscure meaning, instead of “Public Relations Officer” or “Publicity Officer” (advertising or self promotion personnel), those performing recruitment for a Deptartment’s services or agenda are called Public Affairs Officers, as though that makes it alright. Are you surprised that a government that cannot abide by Constitutional limits would fail to abide by laws they themselves had passed?