Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:47 pm

http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/25/news/ec ... ce=cnn_bin
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads for the past four months encouraging those eligible to enroll. The campaign is targeted at the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.

The department is spending between $2.5 million and $3 million on paid spots, and free public service announcements are also airing. The campaign can be heard in California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and the New York metro area.



Here's the radio ad:

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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:21 am

It's right up there with Medicaide Richard. Ther are legitimate needy people out here & if the Feds would ever do proper screening--EX: urine tests for one-- this Countries economic situation would be much better off--just remember, Nov. is not that far down the road. Of course the libs are convinced that BO is not responsible for any of this--musta been Bush that screwed everything up.
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:38 pm

freetown fred wrote:It's right up there with Medicaide Richard. Ther are legitimate needy people out here .....


I'd agree Fred but is there need to advertise this especially in this way?
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:50 pm

There are probably just about as many that could get food stamps as there are that have them & shouldn't, maybe it's a beginning of a crackdown to find how many should & don't know about it. Then they should go about weeding out all the fraud that's been there probably from nearly day one.
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:39 pm

Let me put it another way, is an ad that is promoting food stamps similar to how products are advertised appropriate? I understand there is a need for food stamps and there shouldn't be a stigma attached to them as a "bad thing" for those in need but this is going into the realm as outright promoting their use, following me?
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:10 pm

I follow your train of thought but how else are they to get the message out? If you don't qualify then you don't but if those that do don't know then why not. They also put out ads for free tax prep. around tax time. I know some that could have been getting some food stamps for years but would never pursue it because they thought it wasn't meant for them & wouldn't qualify. Who knows maybe they should leave well enough alone & not reach out.
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: dll On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:47 pm

Here is a somewhat related incident that occurred locally and I see that it is also on Fox News.
PETERBOROUGH, NH — Jackie R. Whiton of Antrim had been a six-year employee at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough until a single transaction sent her job up in smoke.

The store clerk was fired after she refused to take a customer’s Electronic Balance Transfer card to pay for cigarettes.

Whiton said a young man came in to the store to buy two packs or cigarettes on May 29. When she asked him for his ID, he handed her his EBT card.

EBT cards are used for both food and cash assistance programs. There are two types of cards: one can only be used for food. The other can be spent on anything and used just like a debit card.


http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120627/NEWHAMPSHIRE09/706289985
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:13 pm

Those cards have been traced to casinos, vacation destinations, cruise ships etc AND it's legal. :roll:
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Re: Advertisng Food Stamps: Your Tax Dollars at Work

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:44 am

OK, update--NO I think it's *censored* up to have ads like that, but like most govt. assist programs, the pieces of crap have learned how to abuse it & the (mostly) useless govt workers do nothing to prevent it. :(
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