Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Food Stamp Profits Are A State Secret


The most important strategy to protect government corruption is keeping the details hidden. There is no way to hide the fact or corruption, but as long as the nation’s lords of corruption can keep the details hidden, they will always have some level of plausible deniability. They will almost always be able to escape real consequences from accountability if they can keep specifics out of public awareness.

Thus, the AllGov website reported yesterday:

“Unlike those in charge of other federal programs that spend billions of taxpayer dollars each year helping Americans, officials overseeing food stamps have refused to release details on who benefits financially from this assistance. Currently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not make public how much money individual retailers make from food stamps, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nor does the USDA disclose which products are purchased with SNAP dollars or how much is spent on each product.”

First of all, let’s think about how crazy that is from a liberal/socialist/welfare/totalitarian perspective. Our nation is filled with social science researcher out there trying to justify their existence in the industrial-education complex. Plus there are loads of grad students who need dissertations to write. Wouldn’t that information be worth studying to see if SNAP can be improved or amended in some way? If there are problems to be fixed, they will never be.

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