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Why is the government attempting to make everyone dependent on them?

Rusty Bubbles 2012/07/13 20:15:47
It's Obie's plan for complete control of the masses
Just another method of handcuffing your vote to liberals
Hey....why not, Obie just printed up a warehouse full of new money
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Government under fire for 'novela' ad campaign promoting food stamp enrollment


The Department of Agriculture is coming under fire for its "aggressive" ad campaign, including a 10-part series of Spanish-language "novelas," to convince people to go on food stamps -- at a time when one in seven are already enrolled.

The food stamp rolls have swelled since the recession, growing roughly 40 percent since 2009. As of April, more than 46 million people were in the program, which costs $80 billion a year. Yet the USDA is engaged in an ongoing ad campaign to convince those not on food stamps -- but still technically eligible -- to let down their pride and sign up.

Part of that campaign is the Spanish-language radio "novelas." The translated scripts, provided to FoxNews.com by the USDA, compose a 10-part miniseries called "Hope Park." In it, the characters are shown persistently trying to convince "Diana" to go on food stamps -- known these days as SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- even though her husband works and she doesn't think she needs it.



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  • Max 2012/07/13 20:40:34
    All of the above
    Max
    +4
    I guess this is part of the Cloward/Piven strategy that's been in the works for some time now. This goes together with allowing illegal aliens to be in the country without the possibility of being deported. I would bet there are millions that are coming this way, now that they've heard this and if he's giving away free food stamps on top of that…

    Henry Kissinger declared in the 1970’s, ‘If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.'

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  • joe keeney 2012/11/25 01:02:42
    It's Obie's plan for complete control of the masses
    joe keeney
    +1
    This is the time for the final surprise.
  • Lee 2012/09/19 01:46:38
    None of the above
    Lee
    What Right Wing Nut Jobs fail to realize is that ALL Americans are dependent on government.

    How many of you Right Wing fools build your own highways?

    Every American is dependent on government in one way or another, including Mitt Romney.

    The Founding Fathers planned it that way. The founders gave us the Constitution, which set up for us a government we could depend on.

    Why do Mitt Romney and his RWNJ peons hate the Constitution so much?

    Does anyone know?
  • Rusty B... Lee 2012/09/19 09:40:16 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    +1
    I've never seen a federal worker working on the highways, operating a sprayer, roller, spreader, or even flagging traffic......on the contrary; I have seen them shut down major projects
  • Lee Rusty B... 2012/09/19 10:53:31 (edited)
    Lee
    You're forgetting something Rusty B. You're an idiot.

    The interstate highway system maintains the interstate highway system.

    No, you won't see President Obama out there on with an orange vest and a shovel in his hand . . . . Duh Duh Duh Dumb A$$.

    But you will see people working for a contractor who works for the US Government.

    Ever heard of gasoline taxes? Have you ever wondered what that revenue is designated for?

    Have you ever tried to think critically at all?

    Come on man. Use your brain for a change.

    You don't want to be a pathetically idiotic RWNJ for the rest of your life do you?
  • Rusty B... Lee 2012/09/19 20:33:09
    Rusty Bubbles
    +1
    You're slower than winter tree sap if you think the government "help build" anything

    The people you see working on the roads, highways, bridges all work for a company....a company that someone built and it sure as hell wasn't the government.

    The engineers.....private company that someone built
    The gravel pit..... private company that someone built
    Paving operations ......private company that someone built



    The only thing the government did way take money from the taxpayers, siphon off a good bit and then pay the tab, BUT who really paid the tab, your kid obie n'company or the taxpayer?
  • Lee Rusty B... 2012/09/20 01:29:05
    Lee
    You're not getting any smarter Mr Bubbles.

    Road building contractors work for local, state, and Federal governments.

    Or did you single-handedly pay for the interstate highway system all by yourself?

    The government pays these contractors and subcontractors, thus providing jobs for their employees.
  • Rusty B... Lee 2012/09/20 01:33:21 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    Who is the government Lee?

    Allow me to give you a tiny hint:
    "government of the people, by the people, for the people"


    See..... government didn't pay anything, the people did
  • Lee Rusty B... 2012/09/20 01:46:46 (edited)
    Lee
    "The government is us; we are the government, you and I."

    - Theodore Roosevelt

    Why do you hate yourself so much Mr Bubbles?
  • Rusty B... Lee 2012/09/20 01:49:31
    Rusty Bubbles
    Ah~!...you're catching on

    So follow the logic here Lee "The government is us; we are the government, you and I." ie: the people.....the people built the bridges, fought the wars, built the businesses

    Wasn't that easy Lee?

    ;o)~
  • Lee Rusty B... 2012/09/20 01:58:12 (edited)
    Lee
    So . . . did you just experience some sort of epiphany?

    Yes, of course the people, through the Government, did those things.

    The Government is a tool we use to make our lives better. And the Constitution is the user manual for that tool.

    The government is a tool we DEPEND on to make your lives better.

    And yes, we depend on the government.

    All citizens depend on the government.
  • Rusty B... Lee 2012/09/20 02:06:40 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    Do you know what the definition of the word Insanity is Lee?

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein ...

    what are you gonna say now Lee, that it.......DEPENDS?

    Now some would argue that it's more of an act of stupidity, either way Lee....you've been exposed
  • Jeff Lee 2012/11/25 00:58:34 (edited)
    Jeff
    +1
    All citizens do not depend on the US Government. There are hordes of people that live in other countries and have dual citizenship and do not depend upon the US Goverment at all. They get no benefits from being citizens, in fact, the Government depends on them for their taxes.

    Adult students studying abroad that have dual citizenships, receive income from their families, College Programs, other countries, and/or grants, and trusts from ancestors that lived abroad. They are not dependent on the US.
  • Lee Jeff 2012/11/25 01:23:24 (edited)
    Lee
    All US Citizens depend on the US government . . .Dumb A$$.

    EDIT:

    What a wimp you are. I see you blocked me, so you could get in a last word unchallenged.

    You're weak and stupid and unable to defend your claims. No wonder you're so attracted to America's Right Wing.

    Thanks for demonstrating your weaknesses so explicitly.

    Thank you for being you . . . Dumb A$$.
  • Jeff Lee 2012/11/25 01:34:35
    Jeff
    +1
    What do you have a 2nd grade reading level??

    I just gave you two different examples of US Citizens that do not depend on the US Governent. Have someone read it to you and maybe explain it. Me Dumb? No Way, your finger was pointing in a mirror. LOL
    man pointing in a mirror
  • Jeff Rusty B... 2012/11/25 00:20:22
    Jeff
    I recently learned like 2 weeks ago that in CA, where a massive infrastructure highway system is to be, the US Gov't denied any bids from US Companies and gave the contract to a major Chinese Company to start building. The Chinese workers are getting Visas to come over and stay until it's completed. This would have put hundreds or more Americans to work for a maybe two years or more.
  • Rusty B... Jeff 2012/11/25 00:23:29 (edited)
    Rusty Bubbles
    Have any information on that? ......, I'd like to explore the issue. I'll use Google, but if you can help narrow the search a little, I'd appreciate it
  • joe keeney Lee 2012/11/25 01:05:49
    joe keeney
    +1
    They got a private toll road here in TEXAS where the speed limit 85 mph.
  • CwrazyLwina 2012/07/21 22:07:23
    None of the above
    CwrazyLwina
    +1
    Just power. The government's always made up of power-hungry pigs.
  • Michael S. 2012/07/19 19:33:49
    None of the above
    Michael S.
    +1
    ..."And now let us get back to the question of 'how' and 'why.' You understand well enough how the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me why we cling to power. What is our motive? Why should we want power? Go on, speak," he added as Winston remained silent.

    ...

    "You are ruling over us for our own good," he said feebly. "You believe that human beings are not fit to govern themselves, and therefore--"

    He started and almost cried out. A pang of pain had shot through his body. O'Brien had pushed the lever of the dial up to thirty-five.

    "That was stupid, Winston, stupid!" he said. "You should know better than to say a thing like that."

    He pulled the lever back and continued:
    "Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had th...









    ..."And now let us get back to the question of 'how' and 'why.' You understand well enough how the Party maintains itself in power. Now tell me why we cling to power. What is our motive? Why should we want power? Go on, speak," he added as Winston remained silent.

    ...

    "You are ruling over us for our own good," he said feebly. "You believe that human beings are not fit to govern themselves, and therefore--"

    He started and almost cried out. A pang of pain had shot through his body. O'Brien had pushed the lever of the dial up to thirty-five.

    "That was stupid, Winston, stupid!" he said. "You should know better than to say a thing like that."

    He pulled the lever back and continued:
    "Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"

    ...

    "You are thinking," he said, "that my face is old and tired. You are thinking that I talk of power, and yet I am not even able to prevent the decay of my own body. Can you not understand, Winston, that the individual is only a cell? The weariness of the cell is the vigor of the organism. Do you die when you cut your fingernails?"

    He turned away from the bed and began strolling up and down again, one hand in his pocket.

    "We are the priests of power," he said. "God is power. But at present power is only a word so far as you are concerned. It is time for you to gather some idea of what power means. The first thing you must realize is that power is collective. The individual only has power in so far as he ceases to be an individual. You know the Party slogan 'Freedom is Slavery.' Has it ever occurred to you that it is reversible? Slavery is freedom. Alone--free--the human being is always defeated. It must be so, because every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures. But if he can make complete, utter submission, if he can escape from his identity, if he can merge himself in the Party so that he is the Party, then he is all-powerful and immortal. The second thing for you to realize is that power is power over human beings. Over the body--but, above all, over the mind. Power over matter--external reality, as you would call it--is not important...."

    ~ George Orwell, 1984
    (more)
  • Joey 2012/07/16 05:03:27
    None of the above
    Joey
    +1
    Funny how when Rich people get a tax break or a bail out it is nothing . but when it happens to poor people. Oh the government is trying to make us dependent .
  • ♥dreamer-leigh♥ 2012/07/14 01:27:26
    It's Obie's plan for complete control of the masses
    ♥dreamer-leigh♥
    +1
    Socialism...period
  • bob 2012/07/14 00:09:24
    It's Obie's plan for complete control of the masses
    bob
    +1
    It is part of a Means to an end, The Muslim Bastard wants to destroy this country and the More people he can get on Government programs the more votes he thinks he will get and the More debt he can run up the weaker he makes us. Just doing his part to serve his Muslim god.
  • Joey bob 2012/07/16 05:04:01
    Joey
    That would be the same has the Christian God .
  • John Hall 2012/07/13 21:39:22
    Just another method of handcuffing your vote to liberals
    John Hall
    +1
    If they get you dependent on the goverment they have your vote . What party has the most people on welfare the DEMOCRATS .
  • DuncanONeil 2012/07/13 21:37:31
    All of the above
    DuncanONeil
    +1
    What else could it be?
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/07/13 21:33:44
    All of the above
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    Don't know, but I'm anti-slavery.
  • Outta' Here. 2012/07/13 21:25:44
    None of the above
    Outta' Here.
    +1
    It's called "job security".
  • ☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/07/13 21:22:11
    It's Obie's plan for complete control of the masses
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +1
    People just don't get it. The more you are dependent on something/someone, the more control they have over you. The person with the purse strings has the power. If you depend on the government to take care of you, feed you, clothe you, then the threat of them taking that away is very powerful. They can control you with your own weakness.
  • Lee ☆ElenaD... 2012/09/19 01:47:31
    Lee
    What Right Wing Nut Jobs fail to realize is that ALL Americans are dependent on government.

    How many of you Right Wing fools build your own highways?

    Every American is dependent on government in one way or another, including Mitt Romney.

    The Founding Fathers planned it that way. The founders gave us the Constitution, which set up for us a government we could depend on.

    Why do Mitt Romney and his RWNJ peons hate the Constitution so much?

    Does anyone know?
  • Nimitz 2012/07/13 20:50:03
    All of the above
    Nimitz
    +3
    The government wants us dependent for the same reason a pusher does. Except for sheer size, there's really no difference between the two.
  • say what? 2012/07/13 20:48:47
    All of the above
    say what?
    +2
    Actually it's much bigger that obie. He is just the latest puppet. Looks like Romney might be the next puppet.
  • Aurora 2012/07/13 20:47:42
    It's Obie's plan for complete control of the masses
    Aurora
    +2
    Obama wants to be king, and wants his elite people as baron, and we the people as his serfs.
  • Bob Aurora 2012/07/13 20:54:50
    Bob
    +2
    Obama is not my king and I will do everything in my power to unseat him!
  • Max 2012/07/13 20:40:34
    All of the above
    Max
    +4
    I guess this is part of the Cloward/Piven strategy that's been in the works for some time now. This goes together with allowing illegal aliens to be in the country without the possibility of being deported. I would bet there are millions that are coming this way, now that they've heard this and if he's giving away free food stamps on top of that…

    Henry Kissinger declared in the 1970’s, ‘If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population.'
  • Mr. T 2012/07/13 20:31:14
    None of the above
    Mr. T
    +3
    It's not just Obama, although he is the one spearheading it now. It is "The Government". They want COMPLETE control of everything and they will get it, watch and see. Especially if they have the majority of people dependent on them, makes it that much easier.
  • None of the above
    Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
    +4
    More control = more power. That's why.
  • Mr. T Jerry (... 2012/07/13 20:58:27
    Mr. T
    That is it in a nutshell.

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