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  • Liberals outraged: Trump wants to replace food stamps — with food!

    02/15/2018 11:15:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 176 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...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Viral petition seeks to include pet food in food stamps

    01/29/2018 11:43:32 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 29, 2018 | FOX17NEWS
    An online petition to include pet food in SNAP benefits is getting a lot of traction. The petition on Care2 has more than 88,500 supports as of Monday morning. According to the website, the petition was created by Edward B. Johnston Jr., who wrote that he’s been on SNAP benefits for a few months and hasn’t been able to feed his dog due to government regulations.
  • OLD ARTICLE 2015: A government shutdown could suspend foodstamps for 46 million Americans

    01/20/2018 6:25:08 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/15 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    A government shutdown Oct. 1 could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid. http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-government-shutdown-could-cut-off-food-stamps-2015-9
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump is right -- we need welfare reform

    01/06/2018 8:36:46 AM PST · by caww · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. has swelled to more than 42 million today. As a result of Obama Administration’s policies, the number of Americans on food stamps is now 'greater than the population of Canada.' Nationwide spending on the program is roughly $70 billion annually —20 percent of which is wasted on junk food, candy, soda, and other sugary drinks. Consider California, which spent more than $1 billion on food stamp benefits in August and September alone. The good news is that President Trump has a chance to take on food stamps in the upcoming Farm Bill, which funds...
  • 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 Usage Has Fallen Every Month of Trump Presidency [MAGA!]

    09/19/2017 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    Food stamp usage has declined every month since President Trump took office in January, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on food stamp enrollment. Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,310,785 in June 2017, the latest data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017. Food stamp usage has been on a steady decline since Donald Trump began his presidency in January 2017, with the latest data showing that SNAP enrollment decreased by more than 1.3 million, or 3.23 percent, since the beginning of his term in office.
  • 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...
  • More Than 1.1 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps Under Trump

    08/07/2017 1:24:29 PM PDT · by be-baw · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 7, 2017 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    [snip] According to the latest data, SNAP enrollment during the first few months of Trump’s presidency decreased by 2.79 percent. Food stamp participation on average in 2017 has dropped to its lowest level since 2010, and the latest numbers show that this trend is continuing. [snip] Federal lawmakers are also working on legislation that would seek to expand food stamp work requirements and put time limits on how long those enrolled in the food stamp program can receive benefits. At the state level, food stamp enrollment dropped significantly in places such as Georgia and Alabama once they instituted work requirements...
  • SNAP Reform and Unhealthy Food and Beverage Taxation to Reduce the Need for Medicaid

    08/04/2017 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 44 replies
    self | 08/04/2017 | Brian Griffin
    There was an article in the Summer 2017 issue of "Good Medicine" that suggested removing SNAP ("food stamp" replacement) program eligibility for sweetened beverages, desserts, red meat, cheese, salty snacks, candy and sugar for health reasons. I support such SNAP eligibility removals, except for red meat or cheese. I'm not so sure that red meat or cheese should be removed from SNAP eligibility since so much of American agricultural land is only suitable for raising red meat/dairy product animals. That issue in "Good Medicine" also reported on the MIND diet to reduce Alzheimer's risk. The MIND diet was also reported...
  • Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

    06/06/2017 4:40:54 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 109 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | June 6, 2017 5:25 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not eligible to take part in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But many poor families include a mix of non-legal residents and legal ones, such as children who have citizenship because they were born in the U.S. In those cases, it is often an adult...
  • 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...
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
  • 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...
  • Sad Day! Illegal Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them

    03/17/2017 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 17, 2017 | ET Williams
    Sad Day! Illegal Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them
  • Snap IPO earns millions for Catholic high school thanks to investor dad

    03/03/2017 2:35:30 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2017 | Caitlin Huston
    A private high school in California earned millions from the Snap Inc. public offering, after two students told their dad about the popularity of the app five years ago. Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif., invested $15,000 in Snapchat’s seed round when the dad, Lightspeed partner Barry Eggers, invited the school’s board to participate in the seed round with his firm. That investment has paid off, as Snap started trading Thursday, and closed 44% above its issue price. Shares of Snap soared 11% Friday to $27.09, compared with the S&P 500 SPX, +0.05% which inched up less than...
  • California High School Makes $24 Million From Snap IPO

    03/03/2017 4:03:18 AM PST · by waus · 10 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 3/3/2017 | waus
    A California high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat photo messaging application.
  • Maine Drops 9,000 From Food Stamps After Refusal To Comply With Work Requirements

    02/26/2017 8:00:49 PM PST · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    CNS Article Copied Onto ZeroHedge.com ^ | 26 February 2017 | CNS Article Copied By Tyler Durden
    Republican Governor Paul LePage dared to begin enforcing Maine's volunteer and work requirements for food stamp (SNAP) recipients to keep their benefits. The end result was more than 9,000 non-disabled adults getting dropped from the program. As CNS News' Eric Schiener reports, a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) spokesman tells the Associated Press that 12,000 non-disabled adults were in Maine’s SNAP program before Jan. 1 - a number that dropped to 2,680 by the end of March... The rules prevent adults, who are not disabled and do not have dependents, from receiving food stamps for more than three...