The county approved a resolution to spend $124,000 to hire someone to help people fill out paperwork for food stamps. The justification was “community outreach”. It appears that taxpayers are on the hook for $124,000 to hire someone to “market” food stamps to people who “might not be aware they qualify”. It has been stated that the number of people receiving food stamps has doubled in the last 2 years in Calaveras County.
For the record, Supervisor Darren Spellman voted against the resolution to spend the money in this way.
Is it any coincidence that this resolution falls in line with the Cloward and Pivon strategy to overwhelm the system and create a financial crisis?
Excerpts from ‘The Weight Of The Poor a Strategy To End Poverty’ by Cloward and Pivon
“… the strategy we propose, is a massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.”
“It should also be noted that welfare costs are generally shared by local, state and federal governments, so that the crisis in the cities would intensify the struggle over revenues that is chronic in relations between cities and states. If the past is any predictor of the future, cities will fail to procure relief from this crisis by persuading states to increase their proportionate share of urban welfare costs, for state legislatures have been notoriously unsympathetic to the revenue needs of the city”