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Hungry Americans Should Not Be Force-Fed Voting Info By The Biden Administration

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2022
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President Biden recently gave a speech in Philadelphia in which he recalled “those long lines of cars stretching miles back, waiting for just a box of food” during the pandemic. Joe Biden is focused on the November election, but the pandemic food woes aren’t in the past. Food banks in Texas (and Kansas and Florida) are “continuing to draw mid-pandemic crowds” of hungry Americans today, parents are struggling to find baby formula, and grocery prices have skyrocketed. Instead of helping serve the basic needs of Americans, Biden is on the campaign circuit. But what’s worse is that Biden has also directed thousands of federal bureaucrats to force feed Americans election promotional materials and run elections, when taxpayers are actually paying them to run the food programs.

Shortly after his inauguration, President Biden issued Executive Order 14019, “Promoting Access to Voting,” directing all federal agencies to “promote the exercise of the right to vote,” provide “education about voter registration and election information” and “combat misinformation.” With a stroke of his pen, Biden dramatically increased the role of federal bureaucrats in elections.

Let’s take a look at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) track record in involvement in the states. In a 2019 policy memo, the USDA told states that administer its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to “dispose of unused, returned WIC infant formula” and is against “donating unused, returned WIC infant formula to entities such as food banks or food pantries.” Burdening state administration in this wasteful policy had destructive results. Implementing the USDA’s recommendation, Georgia officials destroyed 16,459 cans of baby formula since October of last year, even if they were unopened and unexpired. Similar destruction occurred in North Carolina. And now—with the bureaucratic disaster of burdensome regulations and safety inspectors at the FDA who did not act quickly enough—WIC clinics have reduced quantities of formula.

The USDA’s stated mission is to “promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans” and “to provide economic opportunity through innovation.” It should spend its time and money focusing on food. But Biden wants the USDA—along with all the other agencies—to focus on the midterm elections and interfere with an area left to the state and local governments to run and inform voters about.

In March of this year, the USDA got involved in elections by issuing a memo entitled “Promoting Access to Voting through the Child Nutrition Programs.” The memo directed the USDA to provide “promotional materials” to educate Americans about voter registration and election information. The USDA also directed bureaucrats to charge voter registration services, training, and application processing to the SNAP program administrative funding. In addition, instead of directing bureaucrats to work on food programs (what they were technically hired to do), the federal government is paying USDA employees (as well as the rest of the federal government) to work elections as poll workers or observers, granting them paid administrative leave during the workday.

Congressional oversight leaders wrote a letter to the White House raising legal concerns that the USDA has no power to use taxpayer funds to promote voting. Congress has the constitutional power to tax and direct where said taxes are used. And let’s not forget, it’s a federal election crime to buy votes with food stamps.  

The E.O. may violate several federal laws, such as the Anti-Deficiency Act’s prohibition of use of taxpayer funds without congressional authorization, the Hatch Act’s ban on political activity by federal employees on the job, and the National Voter Registration Act’s specifications of the limited role of the federal government in voting.

But it is also a wasteful duplication of government efforts. The U.S. Constitution’s elections clause grants states the primary authority to run elections. And Congress already created a federal independent agency with bipartisan leadership to compile election information—the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

American people are coming to welfare offices hungry for food stamps, baby formula, and other basic necessities, and they are not getting what they asked for. Stop using federal agencies to force-feed us election information. Stop giving Washington bureaucrats salaries to work elections when they are supposed to be working on food programs. We need the president to run the federal government, and stop trying to run elections.

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Jim
Jim
1 year ago

The ‘Rats will take advantage of any and every means possible to con people into voting for them.

Michael J
Michael J
1 year ago

People in CA don’t wait in line for a box of food, it’s too demeaning. They pack their shopping cart full and pay with a card as not to shame them into working.

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

The time those USDA employees were forced to peddle elections propaganda would have been more valuable if they had found ways to get food to needy people. That’s part of what they’re being paid to do. That’s what we’re paying them to do. Some of that unexpired baby formula was destroyed after being stored improperly (at high temperatures). In the land of plenty, this waste should never have happened.

Biden seems to think that every federal employee should follow him and his party in lock-step behind his quest for votes. Lay off, Mr. President. Let them do their jobs. (“J-O-B-S”, 3 letters according to biden.)

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

Hey AMAC,

How about covering the larger story of food shortages being created in countries all around the world by the climate change crowd. It’s only a matter of time until these same destructive policies come to the United States, via the Democrats, and the American people begin to see more food shortages and even higher prices. Have the guts to cover this story properly, when the rest of the MSM in this country is intentionally ignoring it.

Look at what is going on in countries like the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. Where governments are enacting new laws restricting the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers to intentionally reduce crop yields, because the green movement has decided nitrogen is now bad for Mother Earth. You can’t make this stuff up. Crop yields have already been cut in half or more in these countries, forcing food prices higher and mass protests as farmers are at risk of losing their land and people begin to starve.

It seems pretty clear, based on the recent leaked memo from the WEF, that food is now being weaponized as a means to control the masses. Do something important and cover this story properly.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

We dont need this from Govt

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
1 year ago

If you want your government cheese, vote democrat.

D.P.
D.P.
1 year ago

The tentacles of the left stretch far and wide, deep and dark. There is no end to the ploys, tricks, sneaky tactics and underhanded means they will use to keep their power and feed their greed.
The sad part about all this is that this is an ongoing, often unreported and overlooked operation designed to undermine the citizen’s rights and ruin the Republic. ….and sadder still, it seems no one, NO ONE has the will or means to keep it from happening or stop it from continuing….for this I point the finger at the right…..who in many cases are either complacent or willing to go along with it all. We no longer have a representative government from both sides of the aisle…..who will reign in this onslaught?

ops
ops
1 year ago

An admin. goal of dependency on Government vs independence from Government. Never let a good crisis go to waste whether real or “created” go to waste to force dependency on the Government to solve the problem they created!!! Promoters of “moral decay” in society.

With every so called entitlement one turns over a portion of their freedom to the Government!!

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
1 year ago

Worst administration in my 78 years and since we’ve had a number of lousy ones that means this one really stinks. Biden has never, in his entire lifelong political career, ever done anything except enrich himself and his family and play politics. Never has he had the public good as his focus.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

How many articles are we going to read about this administration doing everything wrong for this country? Folks, this administration DOESN’T CARE ABOUT ANY OF US! IT’S ALL ABOUT THEM AND KEEPING THEIR POWER! Biden and company DON”T CARE ABOUT ANY OF US!

JR Fox
JR Fox
1 year ago

But how many people who use food banks are here illegally? How many people who refuse to return to work use them just because they can? Free food! No wonder our borders are being overrun and they’re taking advantage of our welfare system.

Jeb
Jeb
1 year ago

Step #1 accept that there are way to many people who will vote whichever way you want them to vote for a Hamburger Happy Meal. They are intellectually incapable of understanding the impact. They honestly can’t help it.

Patriot Will
Patriot Will
1 year ago

The Biden administration will use every trick in the book to fool and lie to anyone and everyone. Biden and his propagandists will lie, lie, and lie some more. Even over 95% of the media is actively ignoring the truth and making up endless stories which puff up the president and defame his opponents. Also, it’s hard to believe that the Biden administration isn’t going to actively do its best to defraud the American people with the running of the elections in 2022 and 2024.

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
1 year ago

When is Congress going to step up and defend their turf? Writing and modifying the nation’s laws is our representatives’ role and not the chief executives. I for one will contact my Senators and Congressman and demand they defend their turf. I plead with everyone that reads this article to do the same.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Complete HITLER and STALIN
Policies by DICTATOR Beijing biden.

Larry W
Larry W
1 year ago

What’s Next? The democrats will be dropping their socialist propaganda pamphlets from all the government airplanes.

Gabe Hanzeli
Gabe Hanzeli
1 year ago

doesn’t the hatch act cover this kind of propaganda? I guess we now have prove that the democrats want everyone on the government dole so they will vote democrat.

mark
mark
1 year ago

LOL , The DEMORATS have done this sort of thing for the past 40 years ,,, HELL ,,, this is nothing new , why do toy think other Americans are starving and the gov. is giving food and housing to illegal immigrants it just shows if you push people down low enough then you can tell them vote for me im doing you a favor and they believe it ,,, its a sad world we live in ,,

Judy K.
Judy K.
1 year ago

Maybe some are getting weary from hearing or reading about this, and I will continue to expound upon it, that this continues to be the most important thing we should be thinking about for ourselves and this nation right now….

Will our God intervene and bring this nation back from the pit of hell where she is headed? God fearing Christian’s have learned that when a nation forgets their God, they will fall.
Only the Lord God knows whether it’s too late for America to be brought back from her wretched state of sin and depravity at this point.
‘A nation divided against itself cannot stand.’
And only our God knows the reason why He hasn’t destroyed this country yet, so I will continue to hope in the Lord, for He is God, and nothing is too hard for Him. To GOD be the glory!

‘And his mercy endureth forever.’

Kelli
Kelli
1 year ago

So let’s destroy the baby formula instead of donating it to a women’s shelter or a Pregnancy Resource Center? Is our government that incompetent!? MAGA=Making America’s Government Accountable!!

Jeanine
Jeanine
1 year ago

Out of personal experience I can say that the US government does very very very little for actual US citizens. I am American born at least 6 to 7 generations back. In California, when I needed food assistance and WIC, I was told that the ONLY reason I would get ANYTHING was because my daughter’s father was Mexican.
And it is Not only food: I have been denied education and employment simply on the fact of my American heritage (and fired from a couple of jobs “because I was white”.
Don’t get me wrong, we should all still fight for our country, and fight against a government that doesn’t want to let Americans be Americans.

Dusty Rusty
Dusty Rusty
1 year ago

Democrats are fomenting rebellion as they did under slavery in 1850 and continuing under the KKK after the American Civil War. They’re only happy when they’re shedding someone else’s blood!

Earle
Earle
1 year ago

My mother used to say. Believe nothing you hear and only half what you see

MariaRose
MariaRose
1 year ago

Most, not all, recipients of any SNAP and WIC programs are not interested in anything but getting their benefits. I am not going to even address who are the recipients. On paper, these recipients are given foods for supplementing their newborns through a certain age to meet their nutrition requirements until they reach school age ( preK). Most of these recipients are stay at home parents during these years of the children development, so if anything this is the time period to help develop their parenting skills and help coordinate reliable childcare services in case they were to return to work even in a part time basis after the children are ready for school. They should be encouraged to get off needing benefits as the main source of support.
Now since these benefits are given to all in need despite legal status, giving them voting instructions should not be necessary unless they have legal status as required by the regulations of who qualifies to vote. Just like getting a drivers license doesn’t qualify one as allowed to vote.

John
John
1 year ago

Many of us support food banks especially when our religious place of worship has a food pantry. They rely on our donations. The poor prior to Food stamps relied on food banks. After food stamps were created many donations to them dropped and so did food donations. Many Americans currently believe that only the Government should provide a card to buy food and not get people the necessary training for higher-paid jobs. Millions would be lifted out of poverty if many of them with or without dependents were placed into job training programs.

David
David
1 year ago

Idiot Joe is just trying to show the masses what life will be under the coming communist government!

Bob Olden
Bob Olden
1 year ago

Every one of Biden’s executive orders should be immediately challenged by a judicial process. If a single judge could block things that Trump wanted to do, there must be a judge somewhere who could block Biden!

TheHoneyBadger
TheHoneyBadger
1 year ago

I wish there was some way to share this on Facebook.

Richsrd Minetti
Richsrd Minetti
1 year ago

These lowlife Democrats will do anything, legal and illegal, to win an election but afterwards they don’t want to know you!

Juanita
Juanita
1 year ago

I know a lot of migrants that are getting food from the food banks

Sid
Sid
1 year ago

Cabbage Brained Nazi

Jc
Jc
1 year ago

Talk,Talk,Talk! The prisons in Russia are horror pits.If your not sick you will be. Only way to get anything even a letter is bribe. Violence you guess the rest. Now the commies and democrats play a rough game Fight their system and just disappear. Sounds not good and dangerous for our kids. What to do??? Get Trump to run and get out there to get out the voteWe need one more senators and six reps to take over Congreve. Say we do The Biden team. ha two yers to fill up our country with illegals and all kinds of far left bull. These guys are just beginning to fight.Lookat last election. Fifty years ago the same. These Guys would be in prison or a furring squad. These people have a lot to loose. Biden will never run again His own people want a winner to do the same things they are doing now 1912, 1932,,1941, 1963, 1992 2008,2020. These people have same drive,same motives different.names.Today these people spit on our flag then burn. Today they do it all openly with no one stopping them. These guys may cheat again and destroy our way of life. There may be violence in the streets. Let each of us remember what we have to lose.Vote for freedom not 52% income tax total govt control.etc Sorry for speach

Petet
Petet
1 year ago

I am done hearing, “wait until next election”, paraphrasing, former Speaker Boehner, “We only have 1/2 of 1/3 of the Government, give me the House” – Trump won election 2016, Trump won election 2020 and We The People were stabbed in the back by many RINOs! I will not stand by and watch the traitors sink this great, exceptional country! I will not go down without killing as many traitors as possible in my remaining years of living. I pray for forgiveness!

Hal
Hal
1 year ago

It should not be possible in the voting system to “buy” someone’s vote. There should be no way possible in the voting system to determine how any individual voted in a public political election … no exceptions. Otherwise, you no longer will able to have a true democracy in government. Now, there is no way to stop someone for paying for a voter cast his/her vote in the purchased manner, but being able to prove it is an absolute no-no. Once a voter casts his/her vote, they should be the only person knowing for certain how he/she marked their vote. Otherwise, you don’t have a true democratic result and overall results will often if not near completely cater to the will of the rich in the society.

tika
tika
1 year ago

think of how great America could be if our own government ceased corrupting it.

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
1 year ago

None of this would’ve ever happened under Trump’s watch, PERIOD. I am really worried about fraud in the November elections. The Demoncrats have been very quiet about this so I think they are plotting to make sure the Republicans don’t win in the House and the Senate. They are very vicious and corrupt and always fight dirty. Nothing will surprise me.

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