Watch: America’s great food stamp binge

Watch: America’s great food stamp binge

Let me put it this way, my jaw hit the floor. Earlier this week I was able to screen a portion of this Friday’s Fox News documentary “The Great Food Stamp Binge,” hosted by Bret Baier. It airs Friday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel. This investigation focuses on a federal program called SNAP, or “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.”

great_food_stamp_bingeOnce upon a time this was called food stamps, but the modern world is all about branding and image, not accuracy or substance.  Thus, a snappy new name was needed.

All this change is a direct result of the Obama administration’s surreptitious undermining of the law in the Stimulus Act in 2009 and the disingenuous gutting of President Clinton’s overwhelmingly successful Welfare Reform law. This was achieved by administrative fiat in 2010.

As I watched the rough cut with Fox Editor-at-Large Peter Boyer, I found myself at a loss for words.

I don’t know whether I was more saddened, or angered by the interview John Roberts did with an apparently healthy “surfer” who happily lives a life of leisure in Southern California subsidized by the taxpayer.

It was simply mindboggling to listen to this grown man explain the logic he uses to justify taking food aid — and thus free food — rather than working and paying for it himself.

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  • waraji

    Did anybody look closely at that chart? The numbers up the side go like this:
    15 20 25 30 35 30 40 45 50 Thirty, thirty-five, thirty ??? This chart was fraudulently designed so that the Bush’s last 30M bar would not match up with Obama’s first 30M bar. Fox faked this chart to make it look like there was a sudden “esplosion”.
    Also, keep in mind a HUGE “great recession” came at the end of Bush’s 8 years. There is only a tiny amount of fraud in the SNAP program, and the rest of the people truly need help. People need to eat to help rebuild the economy.