USDA Removes Spanish Food Stamp Soap Operas: Should America Advertise Food Stamps in Español?

Fef 2012/07/16 19:00:00
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America has a diverse culture and a population that speaks many languages. Some Americans don't speak any English and the government communicates with them in their native language. The United States Department of Agriculture advertised its food stamp outreach to Spanish speakers using radio novelas -- soap operas-- in Spanish.

The Daily Caller did an expose on the Spanish-speaking outreach program that led to the end of the program. Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services explained the reasoning for its removal: The American people support helping those in need, but they want to know their tax dollars are being spent wisely. Many of the PSAs and ads on the agency’s website were posted nearly 4 years ago and some of the content in these advertisements does not meet the standards of what I consider to be appropriate outreach.
The USDA may have ended the radio novelas, but the advertising in foreign languages continues. Do you think that the U.S. should advertise food stamps in Spanish?

Following The Daily Caller’s expose of the United States Department of Agriculture’s food stamp outreach to Spanish-speakers via radio novelas, the agency removed the series from their website.
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  • lil crazy 2012/08/02 17:04:35
    lil crazy
    The reason I say no is because I have never heard or seen any food stamp outreach advertising on English channels so why should their be any on the Spanish ones.
    Besides I don't think they should be doing any advertising. It is nice that they have the program to help those in need but paying for advertising is wasting money that could be going to those who need help.
  • Queen Katherine 2012/08/02 16:24:29
    Queen Katherine
  • Peter Combs 2012/07/19 06:47:46
    Peter Combs
    Learn the language....or stay SOuth of The BOrder.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/07/19 05:28:32
    Inquisitve Kat
    Why exclude the Spanish citizens, when that's the main second language in your country?
  • santa6642 2012/07/19 03:01:44
    NO, English only...
  • Michaelene 2012/07/19 01:31:18
    Becomming an American citizen includes learning the language.
    My sicilian born grandmother was never allowed to speak Italian at home, she was forced to become "medican".
    Here's a man who beat city hall, Joey Vento, who was sued by his city council "friend" for his order in english sign. The sad part is that I've known the councilman for decades and he has become very radicalized for illegals in Philly today.
  • Angelic Kitty 2012/07/16 21:34:37
  • PoisonC... Angelic... 2012/07/16 21:42:31
  • evangel... Angelic... 2012/07/16 22:52:26 (edited)

  • evangel... evangel... 2012/07/17 16:11:17
  • Sherloc... Angelic... 2012/07/17 06:09:42
  • Sayer S... Angelic... 2012/07/17 13:15:32
    Sayer Stewart
    America does not have an official language.
  • Franklin Sayer S... 2012/07/18 12:44:59
    to become a citizen you must be fluent in English both written and spoken ....unless your an illegal that is then you can simply bypass the LAW !
  • Gohmert... Franklin 2012/07/18 18:25:59
    Gohmert Pyle
    No, you dont.
  • Franklin Gohmert... 2012/07/19 11:59:20
    shows what you know ! It is the law always has been ...
  • Gohmert... Franklin 2012/07/20 06:55:59
    Gohmert Pyle
    Then explain why some can opt to take a citizenship test in a foreign language...?
  • Gohmert... Angelic... 2012/07/18 18:29:48
    Gohmert Pyle
    I think the last thing we need to worry about, in order to fix our problems, is forcing people to speak english. We're doing a bad job at it as it stands.

    For the most part, speaking english is a convenience, not a necessity.
  • Franklin Gohmert... 2012/07/19 12:02:01
    our problems all stem from Democrats subverting the elections and adding anti- American liberals like you so they can spend way to much money .....
  • Gohmert... Franklin 2012/07/20 06:58:49
  • Defend ... Gohmert... 2012/07/22 13:04:25
    Defend Western Civlization
    republicans and democrats are both liberal progressives
  • Defend ... Gohmert... 2012/07/22 13:04:56
    Defend Western Civlization
    wrong if you want to be an American you need to learn the Language
  • Gohmert... Defend ... 2012/07/22 16:39:08
    Gohmert Pyle
    Interesting enough, there's no official language.
  • Defend ... Gohmert... 2012/07/22 17:03:07
    Defend Western Civlization
    their should be all of the Immigrants i know took the time to learn English
    English is the official language of business
  • Grabitz 2012/07/16 21:30:49
    Im sure they all know what it is anyway .
  • AL Grabitz 2012/07/17 06:33:36
    How do you say suckers in Spanish again?
  • Grabitz AL 2012/07/17 06:52:58
    Succionador if you want to insult someone .
  • AL Grabitz 2012/07/17 06:56:45
    Yes indeed, these illegal aliens sure know how to insult their American Suckers alright
  • AL Grabitz 2012/10/10 09:41:51
    Then thats the American tax payer alright!
  • Grabitz AL 2012/10/10 13:31:51
  • AL Grabitz 2012/10/12 08:00:16
    SOOOO true!
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/07/16 21:28:27
    Your Favorite Nerd
    That's No in Spanish :D
  • ll 2012/07/16 21:28:15
    why not, they advertise every other freaking thing in America in spanish...or they could just write learn english at the bottom of everything from now on...jk!
  • Omni 2012/07/16 21:03:21 (edited)
    Controversial topic, and I chose "no" for other reasons. That said, many other countries (1st world) not only advertise in English, but have street signs paralleled in English and the country's native language. And I'm sure many of you appreciate that. Don't be a hypocrite.
  • Patric Omni 2012/07/16 23:44:20
    and just why do you think these countries do this ?

    why would they go to the extra expense just for Americans ?
  • Omni Patric 2012/07/17 02:49:47
    I'm going to assume that's a rhetorical question; so what's your point?
  • Patric Omni 2012/07/17 02:59:33
    hmm, your assumption is wrong...

    do you know the answer
  • Omni Patric 2012/07/17 03:54:37 (edited)
    So you seriously don't know the answer? You're asking out of pure curiosity?
  • Patric Omni 2012/07/17 09:54:19
    hmm,, are you going to continue to evade , or are you going to answer the question ?
  • Omni Patric 2012/07/17 17:03:49
    Not until I get a clear answer; until I understand your motives :I
  • Franklin Omni 2012/07/18 12:50:36
    LOL- silly liberal you both want others to do your work for you and think we will not see you as ignorant if you avoid answering

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