Obama Administration Promoting “Food Stamp Parties” To Boost Enrollment
Food stamps enrollment is at record levels under President Obama, and Democrats think the President ought to be proud of that. And apparently the President is proud. The USDA, under Obama, is promoting “food stamp parties” to encourage enrollment in the program.
While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program.
“Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” the agency advises. “Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information about SNAP. Putting SNAP information in a game format like BINGO, crossword puzzles, or even a ‘true/false’ quiz is fun and helps get your message across in a memorable way.”
Government safety net programs are intended for need them. Meaning that they’re not something to promote.
There is no more sure measure for the success of public policy, at least social policy, than government dependence. The more people who are dependent on government the bigger the fail.
By that measure, President Obama’s term in office has been a colossal failure.Tags: Asshats, Barack Obama, food stamps, USDA