Out: #Obamaphone. In: iPhone paid for with sold food stamps. At least, according to Twitter it is. And, thanks to President Obama’s suspension of some work requirements, the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps has doubled.
More from The Heritage Foundation:
A new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) confirms that food stamp participation doubled among able-bodied adults after the Obama Administration suspended the program’s work requirements. As Heritage’s Kiki Bradley notes:
The welfare reform of 1996 requires that after three months on food stamps, recipients be engaged in some kind of work activity for at least 20 hours a week. Tucked away in the mammoth 2009 so-called “stimulus” spending bill was the suspension of this requirement for able-bodied adults with no children.
The result has been that between 2008 and 2010, the number of these able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled—from 1.9 million to 3.9 million, according to CRS. (Total participation is now at roughly 47 million, or one in seven Americans.)
Yes, he did. And a result?
Yep. While that Twitter user was joking, guess what is actually happening? Twitchy reported back in April about rampant food stamp fraud. Now that fraud includes the selling of food stamps to purchase … the latest iPhone. No, really.
Asked and Twitter answers.
She’s offended. But buying an iPhone with tax-payer funded food stamps is totally fine. Other Twitter users notice a lot of iPhone use while using food stamps. Did they also cash them in to get that phone? Or are people who can afford iPhones and the expensive monthly data plans qualifying for food stamps?
President Obama, creating or saving more Peggy the Moochers.
Bingo. Let’s fix it come November.