Back in July I wrote how the Obama United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was working with the government of Mexico to promote food stamp participation in the US food stamps program called SNAP. Just days before that I wrote how that the USDA under Bush and Obama were targeting illegals with the food stamps program as well as the Obama USDA promoting it on Spanish speaking television. Now it’s come to light that the USDA met with the government of Mexico at least thirty times to promote the use of food stamps among illegals.
In a letter written to Senator Jeff Sessions, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the partnership of the US and Mexico as a way to curb hunger in America. His response was to Sessions’ request for information on the partnership.
“The Mexico-U.S. Partnership for Nutrition Assistance Initiative is just one of a wide range of USDA partnership activities intended to promote awareness of nutrition assistance among those who need benefits and meet all program requirements under current law.” Vilsack wrote to Sessions in a letter obtained by The Daily Caller. (RELATED: USDA uses Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens)
Since the partnership began, Vilsack wrote, USDA personnel have met at least 151 times with officials from the Mexican government “to discuss nutrition assistance programs as well as to provide program updates.” Those instances included 91 meetings with embassy and consulate staff in 25 U.S. cities; 29 health fairs in 19 U.S. cities; and 31 roundtable discussions, conferences and forums in 20 U.S. cities.
Roughly 30 of these meetings and activities occurred under the Obama administration, Vilsack’s letter revealed.
The agriculture secretary added that the list might not be exhaustive as some of the meetings may not have been recorded.
Sessions has been the lead lawmaker pushing back against the partnership. According to the Alabama senator, the program appears to be in “plain conflict with the sound principles of federal immigration law.”
Sessions told the DC that “The premise of American immigration is that those entering our country should have to work and to contribute to the financial health of the United States. Not only does the administration violate this principle through the partnership, but it does harm by gradually displacing the role of family and community with continual government aid. Welfare reform is guided by the moral principle that good policy helps more people live better lives.”
“Our nation is nearing a debt crisis and yet the Obama Administration has conducted thirty activities and meetings with the Mexican government to place even more foreign nationals on American welfare,” Sessions said. ”The number of non-citizens receiving food stamp support has doubled since the president took office. Such a policy defies rational thinking during a time of weak growth, high debt, and increasing welfare dependency. President Obama will have to defend this alarming partnership to the American people.”
According to Sessions, one in six people in America are on food stamps. The Obama administration is continuing what the Bush administration started by advertising the food stamp program and doing it specifically at those coming into the country illegally. How can they justify putting more people on the government dole for the basic necessity of food? It’s two-fold: to get votes and to put a burden on the economy to bring about its collapse.
Sadly, Republicans have really not come to deal with this either as back in July they were ready to set aside cuts to the Food Stamps bill, because of the obvious political expediency involved in an election year, yet were willing to go ahead and fund Obamacare and the rest of government just weeks ago for the very same reasons.
Kudos to Sessions for at least calling this scam out into the open so that the American people would know that our government was redistributing our money in this fashion!