Georgia’s New Plan To Arrest Welfare Abusers

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As many know, the food stamps program is intended to help low income families afford food. Recently, however, more and more stories are coming to light revealing dishonesty and abuse of the system. It appears that when given the chance, many people tend to trade the food stamps for cash, and end up buying whatever they want. Such action is illegal.

Georgia authorities have discovered this new type of fraud, and 54 people were arrested for opening “grocery stores” that service welfare recipients. According to reports, food stamps were being traded in for cash at the store, for only a percentage of their actual value. 90 people were arrested for using the service to commit fraud.

Although there is currently no indication of legal penalties for committing welfare fraud, the first punishment that occurs for an offender is to lose funding. In that case, the person facing charges will not be able to obtain food stamps for a period of time, and could even be permanently banned for the program.

What do you think of welfare abusers?

NETWORK TV BLACKOUT ON OBAMA’S AMNESTY ADDRESS: ONLY UNIVISON, TELEMUNDO TO CARRY LIVE IMMIGRATION ANNOUNCEMENT

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Thursday evening will mark a momentous announcement from President Obama

by MAC SALVO | SHTFPLAN.COM | NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Thursday evening will mark a momentous announcement from President Obama concerning his hugely controversial executive order to “shield” and otherwise legalize millions of ‘undocumented’ illegal immigrants living in the United States.

But is this tide turning presidential address scheduled to be carried live on TV for all the country to witness?

No. It seems that the big four networks – ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox – have all opted out of broadcasting the 15 minute speech, instead airing their November sweeps shows as scheduled in hopes of maximizing viewer ratings:

The administration announced today that POTUS will be speaking live from the White House at 8 PM ET on Thursday. ABC has the fall finale for Grey’s Anatomy on at that time while CBS has ratings powerhouse The Big Bang Theory, NBC has reality show The Biggest Loser and Fox has Bones. As of right now, three of those networks will not see any changes in their November sweep schedules due to the speech.

While Obama’s speech will be seen on their cable news siblings, Fox and NBC are not carrying it live on their broadcast networks tomorrow night.
Out of sight, out of mind?

Moreover, according to Deadline.com, the White House never asked the networks to carry the address:

The broadcast networks were not asked for time by the administration, sources tell me.
Wow! Sounds more like a blackout than a snub. While the cable networks, watched by news junkies, will carry the speech, the heartland of America will have drama, dancing and entertainment on their minds rather than the astounding wholesale immigration amnesty implemented unilaterally by the president – outside of Congress – through the stroke of his executive order pen. As SHTF previously reported, Obama will, specifically, reassign more than 12,000 immigration agents to other duties and shield resident immigrants residing in the country from deportation.

But, curiously, there are two regular TV networks with massive viewing audiences who will be broadcasting the speech LIVE despite hosting similar big TV award shows (which will be interrupted)…

They also happen to have the largest broadcast Hispanic and Spanish-speaking audiences:

Univision Network will air the POTUS announcement regarding Executive Action on Immigration live tomorrow. We will proceed with our coverage plans for the Latin GRAMMY’s, immediately following the President’s remarks. Complete coverage of the announcement, reactions and what it means for the US will be covered across Univision’s news platforms, as well as on the Network’s “Despierta America” morning show.

Fellow Spanish language network Telemundo will also be showing the President’s speech live with reaction and analysis to follow at least until 9 PM.
There is absolutely no question here as to why Univision and Telemundo would find Obama’s speech so broadcast worthy, while the other major stations are keeping with the regularly scheduled program.

Nothing to see here, no skyrocketing costs for health care, education, food stamps and social programs. Move along… the season finales are starting soon.

Guess How Much California Taxpayers are Paying in Welfare Benefits to Illegals this Year…

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By Greg Campbell

Though California remains deeply in debt to the tune of $423 billion dollars, taxpayers in the Golden State are forking over a tremendous amount of money to illegal immigrants each year. This is happening as the Democrat governor maintains that California should remain a refuge for those who wish to come to this country illegally.

According to CBS News, California is on pace to be paying out $650 million this year to illegals in welfare benefits.

Using the sanitized term “undocumented” that mutes the inherent criminality of their actions, CBS Los Angeles reports:

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.

Approximately $54 million in welfare payments are issued each month, consisting of nearly $20 million in CalWORKs and $34 million in food stamp issuances, according to the data.

An estimated 100,000 children of 60,000 undocumented parents receive aid in Los Angeles County, according to Antonovich, who said this year’s projections — up about $1 million from the nearly $53 million in total benefits issued in July 2012 — underscore the economic impact of the nation’s immigration debate.

“When you add the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to county taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” Antonovich said in a statement. “These costs do not even include the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually for education.”
When Democrats (and soft, moderate Republicans) discuss this issue, they weave a narrative that hinges on some supposed humanitarian duty to open our borders to those who wish to come here illegally and the assertion that doing so will somehow strengthen our economy.

In reality, illegal immigration is not only an abuse of our national sovereignty, but with so many receiving welfare assistance, it’s undeniable that illegal immigration hurts our economy on a state and national level.

Indiana to Start Requiring Food Stamp Recipients Work, Be in Job Training, or Job Hunting

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(The Daily Signal) – Next spring, thousands could be cut from Indiana’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Indiana has previously waived the federal requirement that SNAP recipients are either employed, actively seeking employment or in training for future employment.

But now the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced that, as of 2015, the federal requirement will be enforced and as a result, approximately 65,000 people will be cut from the program.

According to Fox 59 in Indianapolis, Indiana’s new requirement mandates that “any able-bodied Indiana adult without children will need to be working at least 20 hours a week, be in job training, or searching for employment in order to qualify.”

Rachel Sheffield, a research assistant in Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, said work requirements foster accountability:

Even in good economic times, work rates are low among able-bodied adults on food stamps. About half of food stamp households that include an able-bodied adult perform zero hours of work. Lifting the waiver would mean that able-bodied adults without dependents would be limited to three months of food stamps unless they are working or participating in some type of work program at least 20 hours a week. A work requirement encourages self-sufficiency for those who are able and also helps ensure that benefits are going to those most in need.
Indiana State Sen. Jim Merritt told Fox 59 that the work requirement holds SNAP recipients accountable.

“I support the idea if it’s incentivizing people to go back to work,” said Merritt.

John Whitaker, the executive director at the Midwest Food Bank in Indianapolis, told Fox 59 that one in six Indiana residents uses a food bank or pantry, and that he is concerned about the potential for this demand to increase once current SNAP recipients are cut.

“Sixty-five thousand people would equate to about what it would take to fill Lucas Oil Stadium for a really good game,” said Whitaker.

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Woman Denied Food Stamps Attacks Workers at Welfare Office

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In Butte, Montana on Monday afternoon, Linda Darnell Wyatt, 47, was denied food stamps at her local welfare office, so she tried to attack workers by swinging the heaviest thing she had available–her purse.

Police were alerted to a “female out of control.” Wyatt was also accused of hurling paperwork around the building and was arrested for disorderly conduct. She posted $185 bond and was released.

There is no word as to how much change was in her purse.