Archive for July, 2013
Not only can the Agriculture Department boast that food stamps feed more than 47 million people in America annually, it turns out taxpayers are also inadvertently feeding ineligible people abroad.
The New York Post reports that New Yorkers are using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards — a vehicle for government benefits like food stamps and cash assistance — to purchase groceries, package them in large barrels and ship them to relatives overseas in places like Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The Post reports that in the more Caribbean-heavy areas of the city, supermarkets offer hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon barrels for shipping.
Patrons pay roughly $40 in cash for the barrels and fill them with $500 to $2,000 worth of items like rice, beans, pasta, canned milk, and sausages, the Post reported, noting that the goods are less expensive and better quality than those available abroad.
For about $70 a shipping company will pick up the barrels and ship them to the Caribbean in about three weeks, according to the Post.
As an Agriculture Department spokeswoman told the paper, shipping food purchased with federally funded nutrition benefits is not an acceptable use of the benefits, which are meant to feed eligible people in America, and that state governments should be doing more to stop the practice.
The practice is relatively commonplace, according to the Post. But not everybody shipping food abroad is using welfare dollars to do so.
“Everybody does it,” a supermarket worker in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn told the Post. “They pay for it any way they can. A lot of people pay with EBT.”
) Talk radio host Rusty Humprhies.
2) Joe the Plumber from Joe For America.
3) Mark Block, who served as chief of staff for Herman Cain’s 2012 presidential campaign.
4) Radio host Tony Whitnack from Afternoon Drive w/ Tony Whitnack.
5) Cyrus Massoumi from Mr. Conservative.
6) William Jacobson from Legal Insurrection.
The judges voted on a large selection of contestants. The judges voted on over 40 contestants. After dropping the low score for each woman, the highest remaining scores made the list.
Do keep in mind that this list only covers active women in the new media. That means no Fox News contributors, no congressional aides, and no think tankers — unless they have a new media presence as well.
Here are the women that made the final cut.
17) Sarah Durand from The Louisville Tea Party.
17) Scottie Hughes from The Tea Party News Network.
17) Michelle Malkin
17) Rachel Marsden
14) Helen Smith
14) Ashley Herzog
14) Anne Marie Murrell from Politichicks
13) Mary Katharine Ham-Brewer from Hot Air.
11) April Gregory (Podcasting)
11) Sarah Palin.
10) Bettina Inclan
8) Lila Rose from Live Action.
8) Monica Crowley from Monica Memo.
7) Katie Kieffer.
4) Jedediah Bila.
3) Katie Pavlich from Townhall.
1) Dana Perino
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