Election year manipulation of programs and spending…

One comes to the realization that time well-spent is already in a culmination of articles written over the last several years (please see archives or page information at top of site) that address the inherent maneuverings with regards to immigration particulars, special interest groups, corruption, and perhaps the most coveted of them all – voter and voting integrity.

Even the main-stream media cannot avoid covering these areas insofar as the plotting of the Obama Administration and certain scheming of his trusted inner-circles is at issue every single day.

The Obama Justice Department is supposed to be an independent arbiter of justice, not a legal battering ram for leftist special interest groups. We have to say, it is becoming difficult to determine where activist groups such as the ACLU begin and the Obama Justice Department ends. We hope (but do not expect) the Justice Department will abide by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law and release these records of the Obama clan and their intermingling with ACORN immediately.

As you well know if you’ve been reading this space, Judicial Watch has uncovered documents showing that the Obama DOJ has also been partnering with the ACORN-connected Project Vote, President Obama’s former employer, to use the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to increase voter registrations for those on public assistance, which is a key Obama voter demographic, while at the same time ignoring a stipulation in the NVRA that requires states to keep voter registration lists clean; especially those who are now deceased or have been for well over decades.

Let this be made known right here and right now, this is the function that the Florida secretary of state’s office was doing when Eric Holder and his crash team of DOJ, FBI, ATFE, and other assorted law enforcement went in and cried, “Discrimination, disenfranchisement, racial profiling, and NO to photo voter identifications.

Well we sure hope one can appreciate the that the entire NVRA of 1993 was enacted so that individuals could use their drivers licenses as that medium. It may be better to quote directly from the Act:

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) (42 U.S.C. § 1973gg), also known as The Motor Voter Act, was signed into effect by United States President Bill Clinton on May 20, 1993, however, compliance did not become mandatory until 1995. The legislation required state governments to allow for registration when a qualifying voter applied for or renewed their driver’s license or applied for social services.

The legislation was initially designed to reduce costs of voting registration by accumulating individual data when applying for a driver’s license and or receiving social assistance.

The “motor voter” nickname came from the idea that most of the NVRA data was accumulated from applicants renewing or obtaining driver’s licenses.

Individuals who applied for “agency based” needs such as food stamps, disability services and other social services were to be offered voter registration, as well. The intention of the legislation was to encourage greater access to voter registration for the citizens who needed further assistance registering to vote. Also, NVRA allowed for more accessible voter registration through mail-in and individual voter registration drives.

Some could argue that the federal government who has arranged for everything from longer periods of unemployment benefits, as well as food stamps and disability services would be a great way to extend the long arm of control over those in need for these services. It further could be argued that this action is a great way to recruit more voters.

Has Barack Obama had anything to do with these increases in payments? The cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits totaled $72 billion in 2011, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a 70% increase from 2007, attributable primarily to the recession, sluggish recovery and measures that broadened eligibility. The CBO projected the number of people receiving benefits would continue to rise until 2014, in part because of persistently high unemployment.

Congress is under pressure to cut the federal budget deficit, which is projected to exceed $1 trillion this year for the fourth consecutive year.

One way intended on streamlining the budget is to shave just a bit from the SNAP program. Currently Republican House members are offering a $16.5 billion cut over 10 years that represents just 2% of the total program.

Several attempts by Democrats to curtail the cuts were rejected during committee votes. The panel was still debating the farm bill late Wednesday, and it will soon face a House vote. Democrats are around a $4 billion cut in SNAP spending over the same time period which is ten years.

The two parties have clashed for months over how to fund in the future large federal entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which make up a large part of the federal budget. But many of these debates have gone nowhere because the programs don’t have deadlines for changes.

Therefore, what does any of this have to do with the NVRA and Voter Id’s? Because rather than have Congress utilize it legislative ability, this SNAP program remains under the purview of the executive branch and entails spending or even buying an election.

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