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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Food Stamp Nation

From each according to his ability; to each a fresh pizza.
Large corporations are vigorously sucking on the public teat.  Big business is pressuring  government to allow them to cash in foods stamps and serve pizzas and burgers to those "in need".

Million dollar lottery winner gets food stamps

  • But multi-national corporations do too!
  • Everyone from illegal aliens to corporations have their snouts deep in the trough of tax money.
  • Both Republicans and Democrats eagerly vote to fund the re-distribution of the wealth.

A Michigan woman hits a lottery jackpot and continues to use her Bridge card--a card for food stamps.

Amanda Clayton won $1 million from the Michigan State Lottery last fall. Since Clayton struck it rich, she is moving into a new house, paid for with cash, and bought a new car. This is something that many of us might do if we hit it big.
The controversy? She is still collecting and using money provided each month for food on her Bridge card. This money is provided to low income families by the state and is taxpayer money.
Detroit television station WDIV used an undercover camera and recorded Clayton buying groceries. She admitted to a reporter that she gets $200 each month for food.
This is not the first time this has happened in Michigan. In June of 2010, Leroy Fick won $2 million in the state lottery TV show "Make Me Rich!"
Fick continued to collect food stamps for 11 months.   (Northwest Ohio News)

Video  -  Fast food corporations are sucking down the welfare tax dollars

Corporations want Welfare

The number of businesses approved to serve prepared foods and accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010, U.S. Department of Agriculture records show, as vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing entitlement program.
Now, restaurants, which typically have not participated in the program, are lobbying for a piece of the action.
Louisville-based Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut, is trying to get restaurants more involved, federal lobbying records show.
Between 2005 and 2010, the number of businesses certified to cash in food stamps went from about 156,000 to nearly 209,000, according to USDA data.
The National Restaurant Association supports their members being able to fully suck on the public teat.

(USA Today)

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