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Hungry Americans Should Not Be Force-Fed Voting Info By The Biden Administration

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President Biden recently gave a speech in Philadelphia in which he recalled “those long lines of cars stretching miles back, waiting for just a box of food” during the pandemic. Joe Biden is focused on the November election, but the pandemic food woes aren’t in the past. Food banks in Texas (and Kansas and Florida) are “continuing to draw mid-pandemic crowds” of hungry Americans today, parents are struggling to find baby formula, and grocery prices have skyrocketed. Instead of helping serve the basic needs of Americans, Biden is on the campaign circuit. But what’s worse is that Biden has also directed thousands of federal bureaucrats to force feed Americans election promotional materials and run elections, when taxpayers are actually paying them to run the food programs.

Shortly after his inauguration, President Biden issued Executive Order 14019, “Promoting Access to Voting,” directing all federal agencies to “promote the exercise of the right to vote,” provide “education about voter registration and election information” and “combat misinformation.” With a stroke of his pen, Biden dramatically increased the role of federal bureaucrats in elections.

Let’s take a look at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) track record in involvement in the states. In a 2019 policy memo, the USDA told states that administer its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to “dispose of unused, returned WIC infant formula” and is against “donating unused, returned WIC infant formula to entities such as food banks or food pantries.” Burdening state administration in this wasteful policy had destructive results. Implementing the USDA’s recommendation, Georgia officials destroyed 16,459 cans of baby formula since October of last year, even if they were unopened and unexpired. Similar destruction occurred in North Carolina. And now—with the bureaucratic disaster of burdensome regulations and safety inspectors at the FDA who did not act quickly enough—WIC clinics have reduced quantities of formula.

The USDA’s stated mission is to “promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans” and “to provide economic opportunity through innovation.” It should spend its time and money focusing on food. But Biden wants the USDA—along with all the other agencies—to focus on the midterm elections and interfere with an area left to the state and local governments to run and inform voters about.

In March of this year, the USDA got involved in elections by issuing a memo entitled “Promoting Access to Voting through the Child Nutrition Programs.” The memo directed the USDA to provide “promotional materials” to educate Americans about voter registration and election information. The USDA also directed bureaucrats to charge voter registration services, training, and application processing to the SNAP program administrative funding. In addition, instead of directing bureaucrats to work on food programs (what they were technically hired to do), the federal government is paying USDA employees (as well as the rest of the federal government) to work elections as poll workers or observers, granting them paid administrative leave during the workday.

Congressional oversight leaders wrote a letter to the White House raising legal concerns that the USDA has no power to use taxpayer funds to promote voting. Congress has the constitutional power to tax and direct where said taxes are used. And let’s not forget, it’s a federal election crime to buy votes with food stamps.  

The E.O. may violate several federal laws, such as the Anti-Deficiency Act’s prohibition of use of taxpayer funds without congressional authorization, the Hatch Act’s ban on political activity by federal employees on the job, and the National Voter Registration Act’s specifications of the limited role of the federal government in voting.

But it is also a wasteful duplication of government efforts. The U.S. Constitution’s elections clause grants states the primary authority to run elections. And Congress already created a federal independent agency with bipartisan leadership to compile election information—the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

American people are coming to welfare offices hungry for food stamps, baby formula, and other basic necessities, and they are not getting what they asked for. Stop using federal agencies to force-feed us election information. Stop giving Washington bureaucrats salaries to work elections when they are supposed to be working on food programs. We need the president to run the federal government, and stop trying to run elections.


Reprinted with Permission from - Independent Women's Forum by - Maya Noronha

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Marie Langley
2 months ago

None of this would’ve ever happened under Trump’s watch, PERIOD. I am really worried about fraud in the November elections. The Demoncrats have been very quiet about this so I think they are plotting to make sure the Republicans don’t win in the House and the Senate. They are very vicious and corrupt and always fight dirty. Nothing will surprise me.

tika
2 months ago

think of how great America could be if our own government ceased corrupting it.

Phil Simon
2 months ago
Reply to  tika

Right on!

Hal
2 months ago

It should not be possible in the voting system to “buy” someone’s vote. There should be no way possible in the voting system to determine how any individual voted in a public political election … no exceptions. Otherwise, you no longer will able to have a true democracy in government. Now, there is no way to stop someone for paying for a voter cast his/her vote in the purchased manner, but being able to prove it is an absolute no-no. Once a voter casts his/her vote, they should be the only person knowing for certain how he/she marked their vote. Otherwise, you don’t have a true democratic result and overall results will often if not near completely cater to the will of the rich in the society.

Petet
2 months ago

I am done hearing, “wait until next election”, paraphrasing, former Speaker Boehner, “We only have 1/2 of 1/3 of the Government, give me the House” – Trump won election 2016, Trump won election 2020 and We The People were stabbed in the back by many RINOs! I will not stand by and watch the traitors sink this great, exceptional country! I will not go down without killing as many traitors as possible in my remaining years of living. I pray for forgiveness!

Jc
2 months ago

Talk,Talk,Talk! The prisons in Russia are horror pits.If your not sick you will be. Only way to get anything even a letter is bribe. Violence you guess the rest. Now the commies and democrats play a rough game Fight their system and just disappear. Sounds not good and dangerous for our kids. What to do??? Get Trump to run and get out there to get out the voteWe need one more senators and six reps to take over Congreve. Say we do The Biden team. ha two yers to fill up our country with illegals and all kinds of far left bull. These guys are just beginning to fight.Lookat last election. Fifty years ago the same. These Guys would be in prison or a furring squad. These people have a lot to loose. Biden will never run again His own people want a winner to do the same things they are doing now 1912, 1932,,1941, 1963, 1992 2008,2020. These people have same drive,same motives different.names.Today these people spit on our flag then burn. Today they do it all openly with no one stopping them. These guys may cheat again and destroy our way of life. There may be violence in the streets. Let each of us remember what we have to lose.Vote for freedom not 52% income tax total govt control.etc Sorry for speach

Sid
2 months ago

Cabbage Brained Nazi

Juanita
2 months ago

I know a lot of migrants that are getting food from the food banks

Richsrd Minetti
2 months ago

These lowlife Democrats will do anything, legal and illegal, to win an election but afterwards they don’t want to know you!

TheHoneyBadger
2 months ago

I wish there was some way to share this on Facebook.

Marie Langley
2 months ago
Reply to  TheHoneyBadger

You can’t share on Facebook. I have tried with other articles and they take it down. They are as corrupt as Twitter.

Bob Olden
2 months ago

Every one of Biden’s executive orders should be immediately challenged by a judicial process. If a single judge could block things that Trump wanted to do, there must be a judge somewhere who could block Biden!

David
2 months ago

Idiot Joe is just trying to show the masses what life will be under the coming communist government!

John
2 months ago

Many of us support food banks especially when our religious place of worship has a food pantry. They rely on our donations. The poor prior to Food stamps relied on food banks. After food stamps were created many donations to them dropped and so did food donations. Many Americans currently believe that only the Government should provide a card to buy food and not get people the necessary training for higher-paid jobs. Millions would be lifted out of poverty if many of them with or without dependents were placed into job training programs.

MariaRose
2 months ago

Most, not all, recipients of any SNAP and WIC programs are not interested in anything but getting their benefits. I am not going to even address who are the recipients. On paper, these recipients are given foods for supplementing their newborns through a certain age to meet their nutrition requirements until they reach school age ( preK). Most of these recipients are stay at home parents during these years of the children development, so if anything this is the time period to help develop their parenting skills and help coordinate reliable childcare services in case they were to return to work even in a part time basis after the children are ready for school. They should be encouraged to get off needing benefits as the main source of support.
Now since these benefits are given to all in need despite legal status, giving them voting instructions should not be necessary unless they have legal status as required by the regulations of who qualifies to vote. Just like getting a drivers license doesn’t qualify one as allowed to vote.

John
2 months ago
Reply to  MariaRose

I believe if the Government dismantle Food stamps and the funding went to actual job training. Millions in poverty would be lifted out of it. As jobs in automation take root many millions would need the training. Low-wage employment would still exist but likely in a few industries. You’ll still have cashiers, drive-thru order takers. You’ll still have janitors. Millions of future American workers would likely be working in the automation, tech and transportation industry earning above the poverty level. Also as the country gets older you’ll see older adults who couldn’t move up the ladder working in many of the low-wage jobs. You can blame the Government for knowing the lies of saying people can stay flipping burgers. Many of the current working-age adults under 50 move up the ladder in income and some would work past 70 to get full retirement income.

Earle
2 months ago

My mother used to say. Believe nothing you hear and only half what you see

Dusty Rusty
2 months ago

Democrats are fomenting rebellion as they did under slavery in 1850 and continuing under the KKK after the American Civil War. They’re only happy when they’re shedding someone else’s blood!

Jeanine
2 months ago

Out of personal experience I can say that the US government does very very very little for actual US citizens. I am American born at least 6 to 7 generations back. In California, when I needed food assistance and WIC, I was told that the ONLY reason I would get ANYTHING was because my daughter’s father was Mexican.
And it is Not only food: I have been denied education and employment simply on the fact of my American heritage (and fired from a couple of jobs “because I was white”.
Don’t get me wrong, we should all still fight for our country, and fight against a government that doesn’t want to let Americans be Americans.

Faith
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanine

Pretty horrible ???? but not surprising. Hopefully you left California. Back in the early 90s, when I was a medic in NYC, we (other medics and myself) were approached by recruiters trying to poach us from NYC to work in L.A.We all laughed and turned it down. Our response was pretty much…”Why would we trade one Cesspool for another?” At least in NYC we knew the concrete jungle (lay of the land, the players etc.)Even though I was born and raised in NYC, I left at 24yo I did not want to make the mistake of getting stuck with a future husband and raising kids there. I would have been broke all the time, never able to buy a home and exposing my future kids to crime, overcrowded schools and all sorts of depravity. NO thanks. So I joined the Air Force during 1st gulf war, traveled some…got to see other states…After the Air Force lived in Florida where I was married and had my 1st child, lived overseas for 2 years with the family, came back and settled in Texas (which was strongly conservative 25 years ago).I am thankful to the good Lord for affording us the opportunity to raise kids in Texas…a clean, safe, beautiful and wholesome environment with great schools (uncrowded) and lots of activities for kids to do. Not to mention AFFORDABLE, which meant owning our own home (on one modest income) without being mortgage poor. Which afforded us the opportunity to travel with our kids each year, something my parents were never able to do with us in spite of earning 6 figures in NYC (being decimated with taxes and cost of living) in the 80s….they were broke just trying to survive. My kids are now grown, but unfortunately Texas has become super expensive in the last 2 years alone and they fear they may never be able to afford a home here????. Where we live the homes skyrocketed from low ~ 180’s to 400K in last 2 years because of the huge demand with so many people coming here from Democrat run states. Rural Texas, 1.5 hrs away from a major city or moving to a less popular thus cheaper state, may be only options. If the kids move away….we are not staying.????

Kelli
2 months ago

So let’s destroy the baby formula instead of donating it to a women’s shelter or a Pregnancy Resource Center? Is our government that incompetent!? MAGA=Making America’s Government Accountable!!

Judy K.
2 months ago

Maybe some are getting weary from hearing or reading about this, and I will continue to expound upon it, that this continues to be the most important thing we should be thinking about for ourselves and this nation right now….

Will our God intervene and bring this nation back from the pit of hell where she is headed? God fearing Christian’s have learned that when a nation forgets their God, they will fall.
Only the Lord God knows whether it’s too late for America to be brought back from her wretched state of sin and depravity at this point.
‘A nation divided against itself cannot stand.’
And only our God knows the reason why He hasn’t destroyed this country yet, so I will continue to hope in the Lord, for He is God, and nothing is too hard for Him. To GOD be the glory!

‘And his mercy endureth forever.’

Patrick J.
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy K.

Amen!

Jacqueline Farrah
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy K.

I could of not said it better, the eagle will fall if they don’t repent. And as you said all the glory be to God! Amen.

Mimi
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy K.

Ditto, and AMEN!!

Christie
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy K.

Maybe it’s because, He’s still looking for those 10…..

mark
2 months ago

LOL , The DEMORATS have done this sort of thing for the past 40 years ,,, HELL ,,, this is nothing new , why do toy think other Americans are starving and the gov. is giving food and housing to illegal immigrants it just shows if you push people down low enough then you can tell them vote for me im doing you a favor and they believe it ,,, its a sad world we live in ,,

Judy K.
2 months ago
Reply to  mark

What’s happening in this country is far worse because when election integrity is questioned and NOT put to the forefront, as well as the courts REFUSING to even look at the SWORN AFFIDAVITS from witnesses, it’s game over!! We do not have a Presidency leading this nation, Overlords are riding this nation into the Hell Pit!!
Wars were fought for independance and freedom, and God was highly exhaulted in this nation during that time. The Democrat Party has always been the Party for POWER, enslavement and Government control. Today it is to enslave the people to government programs to have control over the citizens. When a nation assumes it can manage itself under its own power without God, that nation has become blind to human’s sin nature and mankind’s flaws. What we see today in this country is a clear result of the misguided judgements and selfwilled actions which have raced this nation to ruin.
We see and hear nothing of an uprising against the demons in control.
I was never a fan of President Trump, but I voted for him, and I would vote for him again, as well as pray that the Lord would tie his tongue everytime he tried to say something dumb or insulting to someone.
We need to pray for this nation, and for Israel! God help us!

Judy K.
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy K.

And pray for election integrity!!!

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy K.

I’m reminded of the old saw I was told when a child ….”The Lord helps those who try to help themselves.”

Gabe Hanzeli
2 months ago

doesn’t the hatch act cover this kind of propaganda? I guess we now have prove that the democrats want everyone on the government dole so they will vote democrat.

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Gabe Hanzeli

Yeah … that’s how Communism Rule works! Put another way, the DemocRats want to RULE the Nation not just GOVERN the Nation.

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