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  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Moving Ahead With Plan To Drug Test Food Stamp Users

    12/09/2017 10:59:42 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-9-2017 | Frank Miles
    Wisconsin may become the first state in America to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, if Gov. Scott Walker gets his way. Walker moved ahead Monday with his plans, a move that has been blocked by the federal government or found unconstitutional when other states have tried. Wisconsin’s plan was approved by the Republican-controlled legislature more than two years ago, but it languished because it conflicted with federal rules prohibiting states from imposing additional eligibility criteria on food stamp recipients. Florida had a drug test requirement for food stamp recipients that a federal appeals court blocked in 2014,...
  • Many college students going hungry, need donated food groceries, food stamps.

    11/24/2017 11:55:31 AM PST · by Az Joe · 96 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 11/23/2017 | Nanette Asimov
    I thought there was a work requirement in order to get food stamps.
  • Nearly 1.5 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps Under Trump

    10/24/2017 7:53:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Nearly 1.5 million Americans dropped off the food stamp rolls since President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on food stamp enrollment. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation dropped to 41,203,721 as of July 2017, the most recent data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017 when Trump took office. According to the latest data, SNAP enrollment decreased by 3.48 percent, or 1,487,642, since Donald Trump began his presidency. From May to July alone, nearly 400,000 Americans got off of food stamps, and the trend shows that enrollment has...
  • Virginia EBT System Down For SNAP Recipients

    08/17/2017 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 148 replies
    WDBJ ^ | 08/17/17
    ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) The contractor that maintains EBT services for Virginia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is experiencing multi-state service problems. This has resulted in an EBT System outage. It is unknown when the system will be restored. SNAP clients can call (866) 281-2448 to check on the status of the system restoration. Clients can also call 2-1-1 to learn of food resources that might be available to supplement their needs during the temporary outage. Also, clients can call the Enterprise Customer Service Center at (855) 635-4370 with any additional questions related to their benefits.
  • Gangsters with Guns Threaten to Assassinate Trump Over Their “Mama’s Food Stamps, B*tch!”

    08/09/2017 5:02:17 AM PDT · by davikkm · 48 replies
    The USDA reported this week that 1.1 million people have dropped off the food stamp lists since the beginning of the year. According to Breitbart, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,496,255 in May 2017, the most recent data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017 when Trump took office. To most Americans that was welcome news. But not to this group of gangsters. These young men flashing guns released a video threatening to assassinate President Trump for taking their mama’s food stamps. Gangsta with gun: I really want to go to war with...
  • Local View: Foods stamps critical to the disabled, their families

    07/23/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 23, 2017 | Julie Watts and Darla Helt
    In the super-charged public debate on health care, many advocates are rightly calling attention to the importance of protecting the health needs of people with disabilities. But for many in Southwest Washington who are living with a disability — and for their families — having health insurance coverage is just one part of the struggle. Severe and chronic disabilities are often associated with a significant decline in earnings. For families with children who have disabilities, for example, parents are often forced to step back from work to care for their child — making it even more difficult to shoulder high...
  • Woman brags she’s “raping the government” by gaming the welfare system [VIDEO]

    07/21/2017 7:17:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 19, 2017 | Lexie King
    Woman brags she’s “raping the government” by gaming the welfare system [VIDEO] By Lexie King | July 19, 2017 | Comments A new viral video shows a “Brooklyn mother of 3” bragging about how she takes advantage of welfare programs so that she doesn’t have to work. She is “proudly raping the government,” as she puts it. This video is proof that at least some Americans take advantage of the system. As of 2016, the Department of Agriculture claimed that approximately 44 million Americans relied on food stamps. On May 23, the Trump administration released the White House budget which...
  • Gov’t Food Stamp Program Discriminates Against US Citizens, Favors Illegals

    07/11/2017 2:02:08 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 11, 2017 | David North |
    It's been nearly six months since Donald Trump took office, and some families with illegal aliens get food stamps (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) while identical all-citizen families of the same size and with the same income do not receive them. This is not a question of treating illegal aliens like other residents of this country, it is clear-cut discrimination against citizens and in favor of illegals.
  • Food stamp rolls plummet in states that restore work requirements

    07/05/2017 4:03:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    After the food stamp rolls swelled for years under the Obama administration, fresh figures show a dramatic reduction in states that recently have moved to restore work requirements. [Snip] Alabama began 2017 by requiring able-bodied adults without children in 13 counties to either find a job or participate in work training as a condition for continuing to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. According to AL.com, the number of those recipients declined from 5,538 to 831 between Jan. 1 and the beginning of May – an 85 percent drop. Similar changes were implemented in select counties in Georgia and...
  • Georgia seeing huge decrease in food stamp use

    06/25/2017 6:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 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...