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  • 2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump

    05/13/2018 2:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment. The latest USDA data shows that since Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017—when food stamp enrollment was at 42,289,366— participation in the program decreased by 2,257,235 to 40,032,131. The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013. Before then, participation in the federal welfare program swelled...
  • ‘Damn this president!’ Maxine Waters fails to serve Teamsters red meat in unleashed tirade

    05/08/2018 9:46:20 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 54 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 8, 2018 | BPR staff writer
    Sadly it’s becoming clear that Democrats believe their own ridiculous lies. While Speaking to the Teamsters Union Local 630 in Los Angeles this weekend, Maxine Waters had another public meltdown as she laughably claimed that “It has not been Republicans, it is always Democrats. We’ve been there for you. We’re gonna stay there for you. And damn this president!” Waters went on rambling tirade as she tried to convince the group that the Democrat Party is on the side of working class Americans, as she simultaneously admitted many middle-class Americans have felt abandoned by their representatives in D.C. “We’re in...
  • AMAZON GETS TAX BREAKS WHILE ITS EMPLOYEES RELY ON FOOD STAMPS, NEW DATA SHOWS

    04/24/2018 10:32:29 AM PDT · by PMAS · 26 replies
    The Intercept ^ | April 19, 2018 | Claire Brown
    https://theintercept.com/2018/04/19/amazon-snap-subsidies-warehousing-wages/
  • Trump just took a giant step towards actual welfare reform

    04/11/2018 6:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/10/2018 | Kristina Rasmussen
    President Trump’s new executive order on welfare reform has laid the groundwork to get more Americans get back to work while protecting and strengthening the safety net for the truly needy. Federal agencies must take advantage of this opportunity to roll back harmful Obama-era policies that have trapped families in dependency and cost taxpayers billions. Right now, America combines near-record-low unemployment with near-record-high welfare dependency — the result of state-level eligibility exemptions, federal loopholes and policies that put work on the back burner. Many of these policies created incentives for able-bodied adults to sit on the sidelines — even though...
  • Trump executive order strengthens work requirements for neediest Americans

    04/10/2018 6:04:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Tracy Jan
    President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen existing work requirements and introduce new ones for low-income Americans receiving Medicaid, food stamps, public housing benefits and welfare as part of a broad overhaul of government assistance programs. The order directs federal agencies to review all policies related to current work requirements as well as exemptions and waivers and report back to the White House with recommendations within 90 days. “Welfare reform is necessary to prosperity and independence,” said Andrew Bremberg, assistant to the president and director of Trump’s domestic policy council.
  • Executive Order Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility

    04/10/2018 9:54:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov/ ^ | 4/10/2018 | white house
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to promote economic mobility, strong social networks, and accountability to American taxpayers, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The United States and its Constitution were founded on the principles of freedom and equal opportunity for all. To ensure that all Americans would be able to realize the benefits of those principles, especially during hard times, the Government established programs to help families with basic unmet needs. Unfortunately, many of the programs designed to help families have...
  • Trump orders top-to-bottom review of welfare programs

    04/10/2018 3:39:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday for a government-wide review of welfare programs, with a goal of putting more people back to work, White House officials said. The order directs all federal agencies involved in providing more than $700 billion in low-income assistance annually to study programs that are “failing Americans,” and to report back in 90 days with recommendations, said White House domestic policy council director Andrew Bremberg. “Our country still struggles from nearly record-high welfare enrollments,” Mr. Bremberg said in a conference call with reporters. “President Trump endorses reforms that ensure those in need receive assistance, while...
  • Congress set to battle over food stamps work requirement...

    04/08/2018 10:24:53 PM PDT · by caww · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 09, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Lawmakers are poised this month to wage a major battle over the House version of the Farm Bill, which will call for work requirements in the federal food stamp program that serves the poor. ( the vast majority of Farm Bill funds spending is on food stamps) Democrats are staunchly opposed to Conaway’s plan to add a 20-hour work or job training requirement for some able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the formal name for the food stamp program............In the 2014 legislation, SNAP’s 10-year cost was $756 billion, or 80% of the entire $956 billion bill. The federal...
  • Weekly Update: New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play

    03/24/2018 9:44:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 23, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues McCabe Firing Only the Beginning Nearly 200 Busted in $3.7-Million Food-Stamp Fraud Operation Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues Judicial Watch meticulously documented Hillary Clinton’s use of the State Department to take care of donors to the Clinton Foundation. She and Bill are the poster children for pay-to-play. Now we’re looking into a potential linchpin of that operation. We just sued the State Department for emails, calendar entries and other information in the electronic file of Dennis Cheng, who was deputy chief of protocol for two years...
  • 198 ensnared in Jacksonville food stamp fraud totaling $3.7M

    03/16/2018 5:40:03 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday the results of a multi-agency, undercover investigation into the exchange of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash and, in at least one case, cocaine. From 2012 to 2017, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives, working with federal and state agencies, documented more than 22,000 fraudulent transactions involving $3.7 million in taxpayer money. "These people are selling or stealing money from hardworking taxpayers right here in our community, and they are abusing a program that is meant to help people," Williams said. WATCH: More than a dozen arrested in Operation Half-Back Williams said that...
  • Massive food stamp fraud uncovered(!?)

    03/15/2018 11:59:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/15/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The very expensive ($70.9 billion in 2016) federal food stamp program (officially: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) is an open invitation to fraud. The latest indicator comes from Jacksonville, Florida. News4Jax.com (Channel 4 in Jacksonville) reports:
  • USDA: 35,891 Retailers Engaged in Food Stamp Fraud

    02/26/2018 5:47:06 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    cns news ^ | Terence P. Jeffrey | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a report estimating that 35,891 food retailers around the country engaged in food stamp fraud, illegally “trafficking” more than $1 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits annually over the three-year period from 2012 through 2014. “Retailer trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits occurs primarily when SNAP recipients sell their benefits for cash to food retailers, often at a discount,” the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service said in a summary of the report. “SNAP benefits are permitted for the purchase of eligible food items from authorized food retailers,” said the report....
  • Food stamp fraud and the opioid epidemic: More reasons to go to food boxes

    02/16/2018 8:16:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    A couple years ago, someone who stole $3.5 million from the government food stamps program was sentenced to...one year in jail. WORCESTER – A federal judge Monday sentenced a local woman to a year in jail and ordered her to forfeit $3.5 million and pay restitution in what lawyers said was the largest food stamp fraud case in Massachusetts history. Vida Ofori Causey, 46, owner of J&W Aseda Plaza at 753 Main St., pleaded guilty in December to charges of conspiracy to commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits fraud, SNAP fraud, and money laundering in a $3.6 million cash-for-benefits scheme. The...
  • Report: 52 Percent of Non-Disabled Parents on Food Stamps Do Not Work

    02/15/2018 3:37:30 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feburary 15,2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The report, from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), found that 52 percent of able-bodied parents on food stamps were not working, even though they had no disabilities precluding them from seeking employment. FGA’s report, which cited the most recent USDA data from fiscal year 2015, added that more than 12 million able-bodied parents use food stamps—nearly three times the number of people in this group who enrolled in food stamps in the year 2000. The current federal policy states that able-bodied adults without children can only receive benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—the program in charge of food...
  • Liberals outraged: Trump wants to replace food stamps — with food!

    02/15/2018 11:15:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 181 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-13-18 | Joseph Curl
    In his big budget proposal Monday, President Trump offered a novel idea: Instead of giving needy people stamps they can redeem for food, why not just give them actual food? As you might guess, liberals were enraged by the notion. How dare Mr. Trump try to take food stamps away from hungry people and give them — of all things — food? Here’s how the liberal HuffPost saw it: “Facing a trillion-dollar deficit because of his just-passed tax cuts, President Donald Trump has an idea for how to get some of that money back: making poor people eat beans and...
  • Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’

    02/12/2018 6:45:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 177 replies
    Trump wants to slash food stamps and replace them with a ‘Blue Apron-type program’ By Caitlin Dewey February 12 at 6:57 PM The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and budget director Mick Mulvaney described in a Monday briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.” “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — not all, part — of their benefits come in the actual sort of, and I don't want to steal...
  • Food Stamp Enrollment Drops by Four Million in One Month

    02/08/2018 7:49:03 AM PST · by gubamyster · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/07/2018 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Four million people dropped off the food stamp rolls in one month, according to the latest numbers on food stamp enrollment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The latest USDA data show that the number of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the government program that administers food stamps, dropped from 45,666,795 in October 2017 to 41,658,868 in November 2017 — a staggering decrease of 4,007,927 over one month. Even though there was a temporary spike in enrollment, mostly concentrated in a few states that caused the national average of food stamp enrollment to spike, nationwide enrollment...
  • Dire Economic News Heartens Dems 2018 Election Hopes [semi-satire]

    01/08/2018 2:41:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    A trio of recently released economic statistics have boosted Democratic hopes of retaking the majority in the House and Senate later this year. First, in December, private employers increased payrolls by stepping up hiring and reducing layoffs. Second, unemployment among blacks fell to the lowest level since 1972. Third, the number of Americans on food stamps fell by two million. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez labeled these statistics “the starkest of warnings concerning the sad fate in store for average Americans under Republican government. Millions are being forced out of the social safety net so meticulously constructed for them...
  • Of welfare reform and eating the rich

    01/06/2018 3:46:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s another round of arguments brewing over welfare reform (or “workfare” as we used to say in the 90s), this time caused by hints that the Trump administration would begin granting waivers to states that want to impose work requirements on able-bodied recipients of Medicaid. These waivers were all denied under the Obama administration but, as you might expect, things are different now.These rumors have led Washington Post editorial team member Elizabeth Bruenig to take to her keyboard and make a sweeping argument which goes far beyond the question of workfare. Taking time out to toss an endorsement to her...
  • Food Stamp Rolls Decline by More Than 2 Million in FY 2017

    01/04/2018 8:21:49 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | Jan 3, 2018 | Ali Meyer
    The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, declined by more than two million in fiscal year 2017, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture. In fiscal year 2016, the number of individuals receiving benefits from the food stamp program totaled 44,219,363. In 2017, that number dropped to 42,182,443—a decline of 2,036,920. Food stamp participation has declined roughly 9 percent over the last four years. In fiscal year 2014, there were 46,663,872 individuals on food stamps. Historical data show that while the program has expanded greatly over time,...