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Friday, September 16, 2016

Obama Admin. Opens The Internet To Food Stamp Purchases

The federal government is taking food stamp purchases to the internet, launching a two-year pilot program to experiment with allowing food stamp users to buy their groceries on online.

Thursday the Obama Administration announced that it is looking for retailer volunteers to participate in the nationwide test program.

“Online purchasing shows great promise to improve access to healthy food for [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participants living in neighborhoods and rural or tribal areas without grocery stores,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, said in a statement.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this guy was actually elected leader of this nation. Don't know many people that shop for groceries online there Mr. Prez

Anonymous said...

Not everyone has computer access.

JoeAlbero said...

7:35, Stop clicking twice every time you send in a comment. Just left click once please.

Anonymous said...

Just another example of how to perpetuate entitlement fraud.

Anonymous said...

Who is buying starving people computers and paying for their electricity and internet - oh, right........the same people who burn corn for gas :(

Anonymous said...

The big question is who is the vendor and how much are they getting paid to oversee this service? I know the big banks were awarded 100's of millions to process the cards when used.

Anonymous said...

Give them all a Samsung 7 phone.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of people buy groceries online and do it right from their phone. Just because you are stuck in the 1970's and a place that time has forgotten, why be so negative? Maybe you should try it since none of you seem to like the food stores you have. Free shipping on orders over $50 usually. No parking/bums/traffic and it shows up at your door.

Anonymous said...

Not "plenty" 10:00. While a lot of people in the US say they would be open to buying online, it's only like 2% who do so on a regular basis and of those 2% 99% do so because of a disability.

Anonymous said...

More Welfare Fraud by black people. When this country is bankrupt you will see the UN take over and you idiots will be living like the people fighting in the movie the Hunger Games.

Anonymous said...

Google grocerytaxi or shipt. Both are grocery delivery services. Old people just don't get it.

From Morgan Stanely earlier this year: Several factors may be driving the trend. Generally, more shoppers are accustommed to buying online, including a younger, more mobile generation of consumers.

Old people also said amazon would fail because people won't buy stuff without going to a store. How's that working out for your portfolio?

Anonymous said...

amazon stock just paid for my new truck