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  • Georgia seeing huge decrease in food stamp use

    06/25/2017 6:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 23, 2017 | Craig Schneider
    Eric Grant is a disabled Air Force vet. The fighting in Iraq - mortar shelling, breathing the smoke from burn pits - left him with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Food stamps help him and his family get through some rough times. But he’s among many Georgians who’ve been able to drop that government assistance. Georgia is seeing a huge decrease in the number of people receiving food stamps, due in large part to the improving economy. But there’s also a brewing national debate on whether some people still on food stamps are taking advantage...
  • Georgia sees huge drop in people on food stamps ["improving economy"]

    06/24/2017 6:51:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Craig Schneider
    Georgia is seeing a significant decrease in the number of people receiving food stamps as the improving economy lifts many recipients into new jobs and frees them from the fear of going hungry. The number of Georgians getting food stamps has dropped by 300,000 from 1.9 million in April 2013 to 1.6 million. That decrease of 16 percent in the federally funded program saves taxpayers tens of millions of dollars monthly.
  • Letter: Trump, other rich oppress the poor ("One out of four children homeless and/or hungry")

    06/21/2017 5:52:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | June 21, 2017 | Robert Rubinstein
    CEOs receive $38 million to $70 million per year and more, plus benefits. (We don’t know, of course, what President Trump “earns.”) Then, these CEOs fire thousands of their employees. Companies are closing. People continue losing jobs. Others remain unemployed. Nearly one out of four children in the U.S. are homeless and/or hungry. This extreme wealth is truly obscene. How many cars, houses, boats and $50,000 coats do the 1 percent need to maintain their status and rip off everyone else, as Trump has? A mean-spirited Trump and Congress now propose a budget that would sharply reduce health care for...
  • 85% drop in food stamp recipients in AL counties where work requirement restarted

    06/06/2017 7:16:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2017 | Rick Moran
    From our file named "Duh." The Alabama Department of Human Resources says 13 counties that reinitiated a work requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, saw an 85% drop in recipients. The counties had been exempt from the work requirement due to high levels of unemployment. But with the economy recovering, the state of Alabama restarted the work requirement on January 1 this year, which resulted in the massive drop in SNAP participants. ... Nationwide, there are about 44 million people receiving SNAP benefits at a cost of about $71 billion. The...
  • Thousands..62%..Dropped From GA Food Stamp Program After Work Mandate

    05/26/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 77 replies
    WABE 90.1 NPR/AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | Seth Wenig
    More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sixty-two percent were dropped after the deadline, whittling the number of recipients to 4,528. State officials began enforcing the work mandate in 2016, and plan to expand work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019. About 1.6 million Georgia residents use food stamps, which are funded with...
  • The “Food Stamp” Mantra from Democrats Rebutted

    05/25/2017 11:35:48 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Medved
    Michael Medved responds to the food stamp issue that Democrats and the Left are bringing up. I take a clip from yesterday’s show and insert it into the middle of today’s show to give the listener some ammunition when these banal arguments come up. At the 5:17 mark, the caller mentions taxes for the millionaires as part of his argument. Medved Responds well to this challenge at the… and at the 6:24 mark you hear the caller respond with a bumper sticker jingle. In other words, talking about facts matters little to these people, but at least you will be...
  • Trump wants to impose work requirement for food stamp users

    05/23/2017 2:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    The Trump administration wants to impose a work requirement on able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and force states to pick up some of the costs as part of a wider plan to slash spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said that once states have “a little skin in the game,” they will be more inclined to root out abuses and waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Enrollments haven’t decreased much since the recession despite a low 4.5 percent unemployment rate. The program cost about $33 billion in 2007 with 26 million...
  • CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8

    04/20/2017 11:06:35 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 9 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8 The man behind the counter calls out "Case number 6-4-2-9-8". She responds and walks up to the counter to the man and he says "You're late". "I know sir" the woman then replies "I missed my bus". I really tried to be on time but you see my problem was today my uncle died." "We have a lot of work to do here and we don't have any extra time to waste on people like you so please fill out this form and get in line." "Thank you sir" she says and walks back to her chair...
  • Make America work again: Cut freeloaders’ welfare benefits

    04/19/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    With tax day upon us, I’d like to remind everyone who works hard, applies themselves, and becomes as resourceful as they can to make a living for their families that their tax dollars are being used as welfare payments to those who do not or will not work and to those who work only enough to game the system. And for that we can thank the politicians who continuously grow welfare benefits in order to keep the welfare recipients voting them in every couple of years, so they can create more and more dependency that we have to pay for....
  • Ghetto Queen Gets Welfare From 3 States Admits to $262,691 in Food Stamp Fraud

    03/21/2017 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 21, 2017 | ET Williams
    Ghetto Queen Gets Welfare From 3 States Admits to $262,691 in Food Stamp Fraud
  • Well, No, But I Did Fly Over It Once

    03/18/2017 2:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The March 27th 2017 Issue
    Princeton economics professor emeritus and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton has been running around making an extraordinary claim: “Being really poor in America is in some ways worse than being really poor in India or Africa," he recently told the National Association for Business Economics. Asked about those comments in an interview with the Atlantic, Deaton doubled down: "If you had to choose between living in a poor village in India and living in the Mississippi Delta or in a suburb of Milwaukee in a trailer park, I'm not sure who would have the better life." This claim was qualified—Deaton is...
  • Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them

    03/16/2017 12:20:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/16/17 | Caitlin Dewey
    Luisa Fortin sometimes sits up at night, wondering what her clients are eating. She is the SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Chattanooga Food Bank — but lately she has done less outreaching. Her families, working immigrants in northwest Georgia, are spooked by the political climate, Fortin said. Increasingly, she’s being asked to explain how food stamps may impact immigration status, if not to outright cancel family food benefits. Since mid-January, five of Fortin’s families have withdrawn from the SNAP program. One, the single mother of three citizen daughters, had fled to Georgia to escape an abusive husband. Another, two green-card...
  • Immigrants Canceling Their Food Stamps over Fears of Being Deported

    03/17/2017 8:10:04 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 03/16/17 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Immigrants are canceling their food stamps over fears they could be deported. Food banks and hunger advocates around the country from Tuscon to Baltimore have noticed a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for food stamps and a rise in the number of immigrants seeking to cancel their food stamps since President Trump’s inauguration two months ago, the Washington Post reported. Advocates on behalf of these immigrants say that their fear stems from the possibility that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would notice their participation in the food stamp program and deny them U.S. citizenship or deport them.***SNIP*** Advocates...
  • Wife Of DC Lawyer Worth $1.5 Million Arrested For Taking Food Stamps, Welfare

    03/13/2017 7:46:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 12, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Helen Agbapuruonwu “fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses” police allege, and she has been charged “with felony welfare fraud and document forgery,” according to a police report. Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in the 1990s, worked as an associate at Mayer Brown in D.C., according to his LinkedIn profile. A spokesman for Mayer Brown told NBC 4 that Agbapuruonwu no longer works there. Agbapuruonwu received a Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans, which he used to pay for law school at Ohio State University. Court officials believe that Agbapuruonwu...
  • San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be 'Disruptors' To Aid Illegal Aliens [McElroy]

    02/24/2017 6:29:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing “LGBT families,” said that social justice activists must become “disruptors” to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens. “Well now, we must all become disruptors,” said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. “We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families,” he...
  • MEXICAN STORE OWNER ACCIDENTLY REVEALS HIS SCAM OF NEW JERSEY…FEDS DISCOVER HUGE OPERATION

    01/27/2017 3:28:53 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Jan 27, 2017 | Michael Kohl
    A rabbit hole is a scary place. You never expect to find it, and when you do, it starts from the unlikeliest of places. Who knew that the globalist push for a worldwide Islamic Fundamentalist Caliphate started at a small market in Irvington New Jersey? An Irvington man on Monday admitted in federal court to running a food stamps-for-cash scheme that cost the government more than $800,000 over two years. Miguel Antonio Azcona pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton to a single count of theft of government funds, according to the office of U.S. Attorney...
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: No Food Stamps for Ice Cream, Sodas

    01/18/2017 7:36:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    WTVC ^ | Sunday, January 15th 2017 | Alana LaFlore
    UPDATE: Sheila Butt announced on Tuesday that she is withdrawing the bill. Read more about that here.Tennessee, more than 1 million people depend on benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to put food on their tables. Rep. Shelia Butt, R-Columbia, introduced a bill that would stop people from using those benefits, know as SNAP or food stamps, to buy foods high in calories, sugar and fat. Some people in our area think the bill is a good idea. "Milk and food items is fine," said Alan Rogers. "That's what they're for. Just to sustain life. All this other stuff...
  • In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

    01/15/2017 7:12:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 183 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Anahad O'Connor
    What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No. 1 purchases by SNAP households are soft drinks, which accounted for 5 percent of the dollars they spent on food. The category of ‘sweetened beverages,’ which includes fruit juices, energy drinks and sweetened teas, accounted for almost 10...
  • Wal-Mart Reorganizes To Compete With Amazon (Targeting Food Stamp recipients)

    01/14/2017 10:10:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Korea Portal ^ | January 14, 2017 | Hayden Thomas
    Wal-Mart is reorganizing its e-commerce team and upgrading executives from its recent Jet.com acquisition to compete with Amazon with higher selectivity and lower prices. The changes are aimed at making Wal-Mart more customer-focused, Jet founder Marc Lore, who is now the Executive Chairman of Wal-Mart's e-commerce operation, said on Friday in a memo Bloomberg had access. Wal-Mart bought Jet in September for about $ 3.3 billion and is appealing to the startup to push for an online operation that has lagged behind Amazon. "We've talked a lot about becoming a more customer-centric organization," Lore said. "Our strategy is to offer...
  • Dead People Doled Out $2.6 Billion Worth of Food Stamps

    01/14/2017 9:48:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 13, 2017 1:30 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    Dead retailers redeemed more than $2 billion worth of food stamps, according to a new audit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general reviewed billions of transactions through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. It found that thousands of stores authorized to accept food stamps were using the Social Security numbers of deceased persons. An audit released Thursday found instances of potential fraud where the Food and Nutrition Service issued food stamps through stores that claimed to be owned by children or the dead. “We found that 3,394 authorized SNAP retailers (retailers) used Social Security...