Wednesday, April 3, 2013
We are Bankrolling Obama's Statist Agenda
The Grassfire Update:
Here's a mystery for you.
The food-stamp program, one of the government's largest entitlements, was created and designed to expand when the economy sagged and to shrink when the economy recovered.
With President Obama and the media insisting that the "financial crisis is over and the recession ended in 2009,"
why is the already bloated $80-billion-a-year, food-stamp program continuing to swell?
The Wall Street Journal reports that "enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ... has soared 70 percent since 2008 to a record 47.8 million as of December 2012."
A quick calculation reveals that one in every 6.5 Americans are currently receiving food stamps. And that number continues surging by more than 13,000 citizens each day.
So why isn't the program shrinking?
There are a number of factors, but WSJ suggests beyond a "sluggish job market and a rising poverty rate," many states are being encouraged to expand the food stamp program knowing that the federal government is picking up the tab.
No, wait! YOU'RE PICKING UP THE TAB!!!
But there's more. Obama has pushed for an easing of requirements so that people with higher incomes and savings can get on board the food stamp train before they become destitute.
+ + From Cradle To Grave
Patriot, when Barack Hussein Obama took office, he was the architect of the federal takeover of our health care system. Through the rapid expansion of food stamps, the President also controls millions of Americans' food consumption.
Now comes word that Democrats are "mulling" yet another handout -- a gas stamp, to help those who can't afford the high cost of fuel.
Do you see the plan here?
Obama is methodically advancing his agenda and sinking the claws of socialism further into our culture. He's chipping away and controlling more aspects of our lives by removing our right to choose. Our Radical-in-Chief is forcing citizens to abide by and follow his statist mechanisms -- and freedom-loving Americans are underwriting his entire effort!
+ + Fight Back Against Obama's Radical Agenda
Weeks ago, Grassfire launched a national petition calling for an end to Obama's food-stamp madness. But to date, you have yet to add your name. We're certain this is an oversight and urge you to sign Grassfire's "Stop The Food-Stamp Madness" petition right now by going here.
As soon as we reach our goal of 50,000 petitions, Grassfire will rush them to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and other key members of Congress, demanding an end to Obama's socialist madness. Join with tens of thousands of other grassroots patriots who are calling on lawmakers to pressure the Obama administration into pursuing meaningful SNAP reform.
But unless you sign our petition, Grassfire can't represent you on the food-stamp issue. Please take a moment to go here and add your name to our "Stop The Food-Stamp Madness" petition:
We need to Rally our Friends!
After signing, please forward this message to 25-30 friends and family members. Urge them to join with you in demanding that Obama "Stop The Food-Stamp Madness" by clicking here and signing too.
Thank you for standing with Grassfire and opposing Obama’s efforts to grow SNAP using your tax dollars!
The Grassfire Team
P.S. One in 6.5 Americans is on food stamps, and Obama wants you to cover the cost for millions more! Join with tens of thousands of other grassroots patriots demanding meaningful SNAP reform. Sign our petition to "Stop the Food-Stamp Madness" by clicking here now.