Explosive USDA Waste (3 Stories)

0 Posted by - October 18, 2012 - Conspiracies & Scandals, Economics, Food, Beverage & Drugs, Money, Nanny State

 Explosive USDA Waste (3 Stories)STORY 1: USDA suggests food stamp parties, games to increase participation

While spending on the food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama, the government continues to push more Americans to enroll in the welfare program.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has embraced entire promotional campaigns designed to encourage eligible Americans to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

A pamphlet currently posted at the USDA website encourages local SNAP officesicon1 Explosive USDA Waste (3 Stories) to throw parties as one way to get potentially eligible seniors to enroll in the program.

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STORY 2: USDA buckles, removes Spanish food stamp soap operas from website

Following The Daily Caller’s expose of the United States Department of Agriculture’s food stamp outreach to Spanish-speakers via radio novelas, or Spanish language soap operas, the agency removed the series from their website.

Each of the 10 novelas promoting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, had been available as a resource for state and local outreach partners as late as Thursday.

The page, formerly containing the audio and Spanish language scripts was “modified” Friday, eliminating the novelas.

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STORY 3: USDA spends $2 million on internship program for one full-time intern

The United States Department of Agriculture spent $2 million on an internship program that only hired one full-timeicon1 Explosive USDA Waste (3 Stories) intern, a recent audit of the USDA’s Office of the Chief Information Officericon1 Explosive USDA Waste (3 Stories) reveals.

A USDA Inspector General’s report detailing the mismanagement of the agency’s multi-million dollar attempt to beef up the USDA’s information technology security found that after an infusion of millions, “[b]ecause these projects were not effectively managed, the Department’s information systems are still at risk, even after expending $63.4 million of fundingicon1 Explosive USDA Waste (3 Stories) increases received in FY 2010 and 2011.”

Among the most striking findings in the IG’s report was the fact that OCIO had spent $2 million on an internship program that ended up hiring just one full-time intern.

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