1. "While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program. 2. A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP offices to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program. 3. Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle, the agency advises. 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. 4. ...radio ads.... at a cost of $2.5 million $3 million, CNN Money reported Monday." USDA suggests food stamp parties to increase participation | The Daily Caller 5. "But a minor tempest hit Ohios Warren County after a woman drove to the food stamp office in a Mercedes-Benz and word spread that she owned a $300,000 home loan-free. Since Ohio ignores the value of houses and cars, she qualified. 6. As soon as people figure out they can vote representatives in to give them benefits, thats the end of democracy, Mr. Young said. More and more people will be taking, and fewer will be producing. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/us/29foodstamps.html?pagewanted=4&ref=thesafetynet 7. Im sort of a foodie, and Im not going to do the living off ramen thing, he said, fondly remembering a recent meal hed prepared of roasted rabbit with butter, tarragon and sweet potatoes. I used to think that you could only get processed food and government cheese on food stamps, but its great that you can get anything. 8. But they also note that recent changes made to the program as part of last years stimulus package, which relaxed the restrictions on able-bodied adults without dependents to collect food stamps, have made some young singles around the country eligible for the first time. 9. And in cities that are magnets for 20- and 30-something creatives and young professionals, the kinds of food markets that specialize in delectables like artisanal bread, heirloom tomatoes and grass-fed beef have seen significant upticks in food stamp payments among their typical shoppers." Hipsters on food stamps - Salon.com 10. " .the dramatically larger increase also suggests that part of the programs growth is due to conscious policy choices by this administration to ease eligibility rules and expand caseloads .income limits for eligibility have risen twice as fast as inflation since 2007 and are now roughly 10 percent higher than they were when Obama took office. Casey Mulligan, The Sharp Increase in the Food Stamps Program, Economix, Casey B. Mulligan: The Sharp Increase in the Food Stamps Program - NYTimes.com Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected | CNSNews.com Why the heck would the nation's leader endorse dependency???? These are his values. These are his words: "If you've got a business.....you didn't build that!" "A recent video from 2005 has surfaced in which Obama claims that Americans in the private sector who have achieved financial success is so due to blind luck and a generation of women doing someone elses laundry and looking after someone elses children to get you here. "We dont believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country," said Obama. Yeah, he did. Really. July the 4th is an important day to Americans. It's Independence Day. What's the opposite of 'independent'?