As more and more information emerges about the food stamp program in the United States, the more absurd and downright disturbing the entire thing becomes. I first posted on the topic in late June with the piece The Government is Encouraging More Food Stamp Usage, Calling it “Stimulus”. I thought this was ridiculous enough, but only a couple of weeks later it become mainstream news that the USDA was using Spanish-language soap operas to encourage “non-citizens” to enroll in the free food program (as a result of public outrage the USDA actually removed those videos from its website). Oh, but the rabbit hole goes far deeper. We now find out that the USDA has an official agreement with the Mexican government to boost participation. I wish I was kidding but one of the English and Spanish posters used to market food stamps to Mexicans is actually titled “Food Stamps Make America Stronger.”
It has now become so obvious that TPTB are engaged in a deliberate and desperate scramble to get as many people living in the United States as dependent as possible on the government for survival. Hungry people that need handouts are obedient slaves. It really is that simple.
The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”
Sessions isn’t simply concerned that the USDA has eschewed transparency with their Mexican partnership or that legal immigrants are encouraged to get on the government’s handout rolls — he is also worried about the lack of protections against undocumented immigrants receiving benefits for which they are not qualified.
As the senator detailed in his letter to Vilsack, and the USDA’s 2011 Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility for SNAP explains, although undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible to enroll in SNAP, illegals may enroll their eligible children.
It is up to the states to determine if applicants or households are qualified aliens. In some circumstances, SNAP benefits can be conferred upon people who merely state, upon penalty of perjury, that they are in the country legally.
“Applicants need only attest that they are citizens of the United States, and the state must accept that attestation as conclusive,” Sessions explained in his letter.
Mexico is the only country with which USDA has a nutrition assistance outreach partnership agreement.
Full article from the Daily Caller is here.