Record number of Americans on food stamps
More than 46 million on food stamps monthly in 2012
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- Date Mar 11, 2013
More than 46 million on food stamps monthly in 2012
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More than 47 million Americans on food stamps in the month of December.
A new Department of Agriculture report showing -- 2012.
The food stamp program was the biggest it has ever been why is it because of greater need or because a government has made such a mess of it.
Form presidential candidate Herman Cain joins -- nice to see you sir.
Thank you Greta having to be here.
I -- so well why yes why is food stamps to programs that exploded byword in terms of numbers is it because more people are hungry and needy -- -- -- -- more because -- federal government's made a mess of the program.
Because the federal government has made a mess so the program.
By exploiting the program.
And exploiting those people who haven't learned how to abuse the program.
Food the food stamps program Greta is -- misnomer.
With two words food and stamps it's no longer just about -- the people did get food.
It helps them to get free stuff and secondly.
Because some bureaucrat.
All that people going in and -- and stamps was a somewhat.
They now have given him a government credit card.
And I found this out today Greta -- my radio show.
A guy called me who said he owns fitness centers the government has even allow food stamp recipients.
To use their cards.
-- fitness training programs.
-- the problem starts with the exploitation on the part of government.
They -- as many people dependent upon the government as they possibly can't.
-- so what do we do certainly some people have made some people are hungry need food stamps yet and you -- for some it just helps him get free stuff.
What is going to be to do about those -- just wanted for the free stuff donated and how do you define those people.
You start by.
Using the correct narrative we don't need to reform the food stamps program all of these snap program we need to restructure it.
If you restructured it.
Such that the bureaucrats at the USDA.
Don't have the ability to just open it wide open to attract people to come to the program that's what I mean by restructure secondly -- is another example.
And promotes using taxpayer dollars to try to get.
They should have and -- people who truly need it.
I don't have a problem -- that no one -- a problem with that.
The the problem is the abuse that takes place that's not be in control because.
Many of these governmental agencies they want -- get more and more people on the government dole because that -- novel way of buying votes.
I was instead of numbers for instance Texas it has the most and numerically it's a big stayed -- would say.
Kind of put -- stamp program with a fifteen point 5% of the population.
The District of Columbia.
With a much smaller population has has 23%.
Of Washington DC residents on food stamps.
You'd think even our nation's capital is such a tremendous amount -- government jobs what in the world that we have such a high -- for.
The reason we have such -- high percentage.
Is because of the -- -- logical reasoning behind one and more people on the program as well as other programs and ideas.
When you have an administration and you have a new rules and you have Democrats constantly promoting the fact that may -- The rich I'm not paying enough even though the top 15% of taxpayers paid nearly 98%.
Of the taxes they continue to promote.
This class warfare ideology so it makes some people who find a way to game the system not feel guilty about it.
That's part of the problem is this whole class warfare ideology.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Out of interest -- that we're -- is something that I think -- I read play against this is that I'm you know about the fight about the size of sugary drinks in New York State.
It -- eleven.
For a billion dollars it's estimated four billion dollars in food stamps.
I'm sodas and other soft drinks which I think most of us would think probably is a particularly good for you whether you believe and -- nanny -- -- not nanny state.
But for me even what's being used for these food stamps is it's not like they're buying.
The things necessary are good for yeah.
And I've had made -- people as I say it.
Also call my show and talk about being in the land of the -- was still watching -- items that people that on the snap program.
That they are buying their buying it responsibly.
And at the expense of the taxpayer.
I fundamentally as you know don't believe in the nanny state by the government trying to tell you how to make those decisions.
If obesity is a problem than America and -- he -- it shouldn't be up to individuals and not up to government and secondly.
Taxpayers should not be paying for law.
Mean that cry and some of those who decide to eat it responsibly do anything else off on the -- will agree that the government needs to try to do something about.
Every issue that we have in this country people have to take.
But -- and other issues come up today for the Congressional Black Caucus from a Marcia decides who is the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a letter to the president.
And she is says -- she's concerned.
That the new cabinet appointments and none of them to date has been African American.
And she goes on to say that that they've been receiving phone calls and that the people are complaining constituents.
That -- because there's an overwhelming a -- support that he received from the African American community.
And he's not -- -- -- as is critical advisors.
Understandably they're gonna get feedback from that constituency.
Just to make sure that I am -- just to make sure people understand where I'm coming from.
I don't agree with nearly any -- President Obama was.
Bought many of his decisions because his policies have led us to a stagnant economy.
We -- one and only zero point 1% in the fourth quarter last year.
And unemployment rate that is -- remain at a very high rates.
National debt that continues to grow in excess of sixteen point five million dollars so I don't agree with that how -- I don't give him the right to -- let his cabinet members not based upon column.
Not based upon ethnicity but based upon what he thinks represents the best squalor fat even though.
I may not agree -- of a lot of the people that he is selected.
So I see it respond of the Congressional Black Caucus because that veto is getting heat from them.
Well he should be honest with the Congressional Black Caucus regret I think -- another on -- line mode today.
I think that they want to put pressure on President Obama he can't just say okay.
Out of my fifteenth primary cabinet positions.
I am going to a point fat black ones.
It may not be the best quality that that's not how you go about run in a country.
And that's just one example so the way I think that that underlying.
Frustration in the black community and that -- is.
President Obama's policies.
Have been more damaging to the black community over all -- if you look at unemployment.
If you look at teenage unemployment.
And they simply don't wanna talk about the elephant in the room so they -- trying to put pressure on him relative to something this -- called.
Cabinet selections let's look at the facts that's really what they're frustrated about but because he's black and they'll black.
They don't want to talk about the elephant in the room and the unemployment rate in the black community and all of these other metrics that we look at.
All worse in the black community which means that the Obama administration policy -- but even worse for the black community.
Then they are for the general nation at large.
-- -- -- Greta it's always plays it.