American taxpayers spent a record $80.4 billion on food-stamp recipients in 2012, and this year, that amount is expected to dramatically increase. Today, a record 47 million Americans are getting food stamps from the U.S. government. In fact, many who don’t qualify are receiving them under a special program that disregards income and asset requirements.
The Obama administration has no intention of cutting back on the program. Dubbed the “Food Stamp President” by Newt Gingrich, Obama continues to actively campaign to increase the food-stamp roles – spending millions in radio ads and paying out large cash rewards to local governments that sign up the most people.
Grassfire opposes Obama’s promotional efforts to grow the food-stamp program and his use of tax dollars to accomplish his goal. In an effort to bring accountability to this program, Grassfire is mobilizing 50,000 citizens who object to Obama’s efforts and will hand-deliver petitions to key members of Congress.
As an American citizen, I object to this administration’s use of tax dollars to aggressively promote the food-stamp program – even paying cash rewards to state governments that sign up the most people. The food-stamp program is supposed to be a short-term “safety net” — yet records show families remain on the program for generations.
With out-of-control debt and spending, our nation can ill afford another bloated, fraud-stricken, government entitlement program weighing down American taxpayers. I strongly urge Congress to act in the best interests of our nation and its citizens, by enacting meaningful and comprehensive reform of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Please Sign the petition here.