The United States Department of Agricultural in an effort to justify it’s enormous budget’s and huge number of bureaucrats being paid for by U.S. Tax payers is in an all out campaign to enroll as many people as possible to receive A FREE Government Hand Out via the Food Stamp (SNAP) Program.
USDA’s new tactic to promote food stamps: Party!
The USDA is encouraging the nation’s food stamp program to promote to the elderly using parties and games. A series of guides currently posted on the USDA website promotes local offices of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, but commonly referred to as food stamps to entice eligible seniors to enroll in the welfare program. The promotional campaign has cost between $2.5 million and $3 million.
“Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” the pamphlet encourages in one of the guides. “Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information about SNAP. Putting SNAP information in a game format like BINGO, crossword puzzles, or even a ‘true/false’ quiz is fun and helps get your message across in a memorable way.”
The program funded paid radio ads in California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and the New York metro area. The ads work: The USDA began promoting food stamps with paid radio ads in 2004, under President George W. Bush, and food stamp participation increased 63 percent.
Spending on the food stamps program has increased 100 percent since President Obama took office, and now one in seven Americans uses food stamps. In the 1970s, one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps, notes the Daily Caller. After the recession, the ratio is expected to hover around one out of every nine, according to the Congressional Budget Office.