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Integration through welfare dependence: SNAP to the Parque Alegría dole

posted at 3:18 pm on July 12, 2012 by

The US Dept. of Agriculture wants everybody on food stamps, so now they’ve come up with radio soap operas to promote enrollment in the food stamp dole, whether the recipient is a citizen or not.

I kid you not,
USDA uses Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens [AUDIO]

Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HOPE PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps.

Actually, alegría means glee, but, all the same, you get the annoying male voice asking at the end, “Will Claudia convince Ramon to apply for SNAP?”, as if you cared,

(For translation, follow the link.)

And now for the irritating part,

In addition to the Spanish-language outreach, the USDA is also pushing to get non-citizens enrolled in the program. The radio novelas overcome one of the hurdles the agency has identified as hampering participation: “lack of knowledge” about the program.

The non-citizens who have children born in the USA can get food stamps. What a way to integrate into America.

Culture of dependence: the new American way.


Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog.

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And this is why all the talk on the right is about limiting citizenship rights of kids born here to illegal immigrant parents. Most illegal immigrants use their kids to qualify the whole family, so Mama can stay home. If you don’t pay the taxes, you shouldn’t get the services.

Sekhmet on July 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Note I said ILLEGAL immigrants. For all the Rubio-haytas, a dry-footed Cuban is a presumed refugee, NOT an illegal immigrant.

Sekhmet on July 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Well that is one sure way to get lots, lots, lots of illegal aliens coming over the border for the US free stuff, isn’t it? What next from this krapy administration, free housing, gas, right to vote, schools, health care? OH I forgot, they already have that!

I can not begin to tell you how sick this is and makes me!

letget on July 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

How can I get in n this action? I’ve been a taxpayer for most of my 48 years…I want some of that gubmint cheese I paid for.

Doomsday on July 12, 2012 at 7:20 PM