“Sean Hannity Special–Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” with Government Accountability Institute’s Peter Schweizer and Breitbart’s Stephen K. Bannon is scheduled to air on Friday, April 5th at 9:00 p.m. EDT on the Fox News Channel.
With nearly 50 million Americans now living below the poverty line, “Sean Hannity Special–Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” reveals how the food stamp program has become a cash cow for big corporations who profit from poverty.
Far from wanting to shrink the size of government, big companies involved with the food stamp program (officially known as SNAP–Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) fight to expand a program that puts more Americans on the welfare rolls while fattening their wallets to the tune of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
“Boomtown 1: Washington, The Imperial City” exposed the cronyism and luxurious lifestyle of Washington, DC’s power elite. Now, “Boomtown 2″ blows the lid off the myth that all corporations want smaller government.
“Boomtown 2: The Business of Food Stamps” rips back the curtain on an industry that not only fosters government dependency among the poor, but wealthy interests as well,” said Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Stephen K. Bannon. “As usual, it is the poor and the taxpayers who are being used as pawns by the powerful.”
“What companies have realized is there’s good money to be made in the poverty industry,” said Schweizer. “Shrinking the size of government will only occur when we reduce the incentives corporations and individuals have to see government swell.”
The special features four filmed segments with Schweizer as on-camera narrator. Host Sean Hannity guides the audience through the shocking material presented and leads an audience and all-star panel discussion featuring American Beverage Association’s Karen Hanretty, Schweizer, and Bannon.
Joining the discussion are: Breitbart New’s Sonnie Johnson and Kerry Picket, Sirius XM’s David Webb, CEO of WStreet.com and Fox Business Host Charles Payne, Tea Party News Network’s Scottie Hughes, Fox News Contributor and Freedom Works Director Deneen Borelli, Fox News Contributor Deroy Murdoch, Marketing Executive and Entrepreneur Lili Gil Valletta, Fox Business Anchor Lori Rothman, Penn Financial’s Matt McCall, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Americans For Prosperity’s Jennifer Stefano.
In this eye-opening exposé, “Boomtown 2″ challenges liberal and conservative assumptions about how and why the food stamp program has exploded under President Barack Obama and explains the real reasons fraud and abuse run rampant.
Peter Schweizer is President and Co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute. GAI is a nonpartisan government investigative group devoted to exposing government corruption and cronyism involving taxpayer dollars.
Stephen K. Bannon is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and the Co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute. Three of Bannon’s past films–Generation Zero, District of Corruption, and The Hope and The Change–have previously been the subject of highly rated one-hour Hannity specials.