Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Federal court rules against Obama administration’s food stamp secrecy

The Daily Caller reports:
The Obama administration has for years refused to release information about how much retailers make on food stamps. Tuesday, however, a federal court rejected the government’s secrecy arguments.

The story begins in 2011, when the Argus Leader, a the South Dakota news outlet, sought food stamp revenue data for each store participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamp program, from fiscal years 2005 to 2010 via a Freedom of Information Act request.

The request came against the backdrop of — as the court noted — the expanding cost of and participation in food stamp program, where from 2007 to 2011 spending more than doubled from $30 billion to $72 billion.

The Welfare-Warfare State needs secrecy to hide the truth about facts. After all big government is financed by theft through majority voting.