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$460 million food stamp benefits went to ineligible households

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by snerd, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. snerd


    Apr 20, 2007
    No problem, we taxpayers don't mind one bit to help our underprivileged neighbors.
  2. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    Let's be honest.

    While this is appauling...its the equivalent of 3 hours worth of interest on the national debt.

    The army just dropped $5 billion over 8 years developing a camo pattern it won't use...a friend of mine who works for Lands End and used to be their top manager for their magazines (and is a wiz on an Mac) said he could have developed this pattern for less than $100K

    They dropped $800K to subsidize an IHOP in Washington D.C

    The fed sent at least $120 million a year over the past five years to deceased former federal employees...

    In 2011 the U.S Federal government spent $18 million dollars on foreign aid China.

    Numbers like this mean nothing anymore since Obama (with Bush's help) will inflation us to the point the next note printed by the Fed will probably say a Zillion.

  3. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon we're talkin' real money" - Everett Dirkson

  4. The Machinist

    The Machinist No Compromise

    Sep 20, 2009
    The Left Coast
    This is an example of why the DoD should have its budget cut by at least half.
  5. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    Military spending by country

    U.S $711 billion > China + Russia + U.K + France + Japan + Saudia Arabia+ India + Germany + Brazil + Italy + South Korea + Australia + Canada + Turkey

    But again, lets be honest.

    All Federal Agencies should have their budgets (and I mean true budgets as in you can't spend more than) cut in half

    Put another way: Again, the $400+ million is disgusting and anyone actually caught should be used as slave labor until the debt it paid back in full with interest..but $460 million is about what we spent on the war in Iraq in two days..

    And I believe the official timeline had the "war" at 8 years, 8 months and three weeks.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  6. Vic777


    Jan 23, 2006
    If they're Dumocrats, they're eligible. After all, that's why they voted for Obama. The Obama money! Er, I mean YOUR money!
  7. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
    I'm there with you, IF entitlement spending is cut by at least 1/2 too.
  8. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    I propose a system be devised which would identify individuals responsible (foreign term for most in government) for blatant, preventable waste be arrested, tried, and sentenced to hard time if found guilty.

    That proposal would include habitual, stupendous offenders like Obama and most all of his Democrat/Progressive cronies.:steamed:
  9. The Machinist

    The Machinist No Compromise

    Sep 20, 2009
    The Left Coast
    Amen to that. In fact, I would say all federal entitlement spending should be abolished outright.