By Greg Campbell
The Twittersphere has been going crazy with reports of Obama “giving” the masses extra food stamp money for Thanksgiving. There have not actually been any conclusive reports that the government did, in fact, give out extra Thanksgiving food stamps, but that didn’t stop the rumor from spreading and Twitter users from showing their love for the “Food Stamp President.”
Dear President Obama TY for the ‘gift’ of the extra $100 in food stamps this month as we had no power for 5 days and thank God Romney lost!
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) November 15, 2012
Them hoodrats loving Obama right now he giving them extra food stamps for thanksgiving
— Mother Fucker Jones (@jamilvan) November 18, 2012
Extra money on my food stamps , that’s love yo … #Obama
— Buddah(@BUDDHAdaBEAUTY) November 18, 2012
aww obama gave people like 2 – 3 hundred extra food stamps to say thanks for votin’ for him #cutee
— victoria ★ (@Vickiee17_) November 18, 2012
S/o to Obama he gave everybody wit food stamps ah xtra hundred dollars for thanksgivin
— Kieasia’s motha (@OVO_TITA) November 17, 2012
Shout out to Obama for adding extra money to ppl’s food stamps for Thanksgiving
— Scrape The Plate (@lexxmoneyy) November 17, 2012
There are no reports that EBT cards across the country have received more money, but the end result is the same. People are jazzed and “shouting out” to Obama because they think he gave them “free” stuff. One man actually lamented that he did not have an EBT.
“@brittbugatti Obama gave all food stamps a extra $100 s/o to him too bad I dnt got a EBT”
— Thomas Jones (@Tomcatoff37) November 18, 2012
Though, it should be noted that Connecticut households affected by Hurricane Sandy have received extra food stamp money on their EBT cards, ranging from $4 to $300. Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Governor Malloy, stated,
“This is for folks on food stamps who already receive it. It’s to help replenish food supplies.”
Meanwhile, those of us who have freeze-dried or canned food and water and have a habit of feeding ourselves get the proverbial finger from the government for having had the foresight to realize a disaster may someday happen.
But hey, Romney was waaaay out of line for suggesting that people voted for Obama to get “free” stuff, right?