Obama Admin Running Spanish Language Radio Soap Opera to Encourage Food Stamp Usage

In the 1970s, one in 50 Americans were on food stamps — today that figure is one in seven. SNAP spending has doubled since 2008 and quadrupled since 2001.

The Lonely Conservative
7/12/2012

The Daily Caller reported that the Obama administration is running a series of “novelas” (short soap operas) on Spanish language radio stations to encourage Hispanics to sign up for food stamps. They aren’t just targeting Hispanic citizens, either. They stress that non-citizens are also eligible. While they say illegals aren’t eligible, their children are. Is it any wonder he’s called the “Food Stamp President”? Good grief…

…Isn’t it ironic that this comes to light on the same day Obama said the biggest mistake of his presidency is not telling a good enough story.

Read the complete article at The Lonely Conservative.

RelatedObama’s Imperial Presidency Guts Welfare Reform

The imperial Presidency has overturned Congress and the law again. Not content to stop at rewriting immigration policy, education policy and energy policy, yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the Clinton-era reform.

While this real news occurred yesterday, most of the media remained fixated on political ads and speeches, letting a major and unilateral shift in America’s welfare system go nearly unreported…

Update: ‘Partisan Disgrace’: Obama Admin Quietly Rewrites Welfare Reform Law

In move that went largely “unnoticed” by the mainstream media, the Obama administration on Thursday released an “official policy directive” that essentially rewrites the landmark welfare reform law of 1996, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports.

“The directive,” York explains, “allows the Department of Health and Human Services to waive the work requirement at the heart of welfare reform.”

Update 2: USDA buckles, removes Spanish food stamp soap operas from website, The Daily Caller.

Update 3: Two links at The Right Scoop–

 

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