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Newt Gingrich: 'We've Had People Take Their Food Stamp Money And Use It To Go To Hawaii'

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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Newt Gingrich: 'We've Had People Take Their Food Stamp Money And Use It To Go To Hawaii'

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich claimed "we've had people take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii."

 

Newt Gingrich made the claim that some people who receive government aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program "take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii."

"More Americans now get food stamps therefore and we now give it away as cash," Gingrich said. "You don't get food stamps. You get a credit card and the credit card can be used for anything. We've had people take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii."

Gingrich -- who has recently led in the polls -- made the claim about the program during an appearance in Iowa on Wednesday, according to ThinkProgress.

The claim is false according to PolitiFact, which notes the food stamp program has "precise rules about what can and cannot be paid for." The site noted that the food stamp program does not allow funds to be used for restaurant meals and certain purchases like alcohol or vitamins.

This is not the first time Gingrich has commented on food stamps. In May, he called Barack Obama a "food stamp president," blaming him for the recession.

"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history," Gingrich said. "I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."

 

Taken the lying Reagan route..demonize the poorest Americans who DIDN'T cause the economy to collapse and have NO POWER in the GOVERNMENT that is 14 TRILLION in debt

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katzmeow726
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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Um...can I trade in our current foodstamp card for the one that pays for a trip to hawaii. All we can get is food...darn.
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JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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He is such a liar.
Now...if he wanted to talk about politicians using taxpayer money to go on expensive trips that are basically vacations, then we can talk!
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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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Wow, I guess the airlines must really be hurting if they accept food stamps. Sorry Newt, people on food stamps have bigger problems then where they should take their vocation.
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krysstizzle
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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Somebody forgot to issue me that Hawaii foodstamp card. All we can use ours for is food from the grocery store. Laaaaame!
I'll say it again, he's a real dooouuuuche!
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miss_lisa
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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Really Republicans? This is the guy you want to put up against Obama? *smh*
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SuperChicken
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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Well sign me up for food stamps!  I've always wanted to go to Hawaii!  Lol. 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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What frustrates me more than his statement is that there are people out there who will just believe him. SHDH.
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romalove
by Roma on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM

 Can I use it to go to Aruba?  Just as nice but closer to my house.

Now how do I get a SNAP card?  I'm gonna call it my Vacation Club.

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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What a liar!!!! There is no way you can go to hawaii using food stamps that card will only pay for food and in cases of those on TANIFF they are also limited.
glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:53 AM

tell me about it and btw good thing you are not in school you might have been made to write an appology LOL


Quoting krysstizzle:

Somebody forgot to issue me that Hawaii foodstamp card. All we can use ours for is food from the grocery store. Laaaaame!
I'll say it again, he's a real dooouuuuche!



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