Obama paying bonuses to grow food-stamp program

Doc Freeman BTO-T-TB~pwcmjla~ 2013/02/18 18:19:13
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Since Barack Obama took office in
January 2009, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has grown by
49.3% and now includes 47 million Americans. Under the "Food Stamp
President," more than 11,000 people every day are added to the federal
program at an annual taxpayer cost of $80.4 billion.

Now comes word that the Obama
administration is spending millions more of your hard-earned money to
aggressively promote SNAP -- giving large cash payouts to local governments
that sign up the most people. One state alone received a $5-million bonus for
“the swift processing of applications.”

Oregon earns $5 million in performance
bonuses for food benefit program; wins grant to test innovative approach to
client eligibility screening Oregon’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) has again ranked among the best in the nation, the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week. The state earned one
award for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and a
second recognition for its swift processing of applications. The two awards
combined bring a $5 million performance bonus to Oregon.

This is the fifth consecutive year
Oregon has been recognized for exceptional administration of the SNAP program,
formerly the food stamp program. This is the first time Oregon earned a
timeliness bonus. SNAP is administered by the Oregon Department of Human
Services (DHS).

Population of Oregon 3,899,353

People unemployed in Oregon 8.4%
December 2012

People on food stamps as of November
2012 in Oregon 47.1 million people 1 out
of every 5

Oregon State Employee Committed Food
Stamp Fraud


To be correct every State has food
stamp fraud, but not every State gets awards for $5 million dollars for signing
up the most people for food stamps. It
makes you wonder if the State did not get an award for pushing food stamps
would there be less people on food stamps?

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