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  • 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 Since mid-January, five of Fortin’s families have withdrawn from the SNAP program.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...
  • 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...
  • USDA Study Reveals What Food Stamps Are Really Spent On (10% of Budget on Soft Drinks alone!)

    01/15/2017 12:38:16 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan 15 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama have been lecturing us (or at least those among us who use food stamps, aka SNAP) to no avail when it comes to sugary soft drinks. Anahad O’Conner of the New York Times reports: What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The U.S. 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....
  • 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...
  • Redesigning the journey to critical benefits for Americans

    01/15/2017 7:02:28 AM PST · by spintreebob
    United States Digital Service via Medium.com ^ | 1/14/2017 | Jess Kahn & Mollie Ruskin
    The United States Digital Service is a startup at The White House, using design and technology to deliver better services to the American people. www.usds.gov For people who need timely access to critical benefits, interacting with the government can become as time consuming as a part-time job. As William has encountered time and again, enrolling in these programs can be cumbersome, duplicative and at odds with the demands of working and caring for one’s family. In recent years, non-profits, academia and state and federal government agencies alike began studying and experimenting with a shift toward a more family-centered — as opposed to...
  • Government testing online grocery shopping for food stamp participants

    01/06/2017 12:25:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 01-05-2017 | Jeff Daniels
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to launch a two-year pilot program this summer with seven retailers to allow food stamp recipients the ability to purchase their groceries online. More than 44 million Americans participated last year in federal government's low-income food assistance program, called SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Last year, the average benefit each person received was just over $125.50 per month. "Online purchasing is a potential lifeline for SNAP participants living in urban neighborhoods and rural communities where access to healthy food choices can be limited," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a release. "We're...
  • USDA Announces Retailer Volunteers for SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot

    01/08/2017 10:17:09 PM PST · by cabojoe · 33 replies
    USDA ^ | Jan. 5, 2017 | USDA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the seven retail firms selected to take part in a pilot designed to enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online. The two-year pilot is slated to begin this summer. "Online purchasing is a potential lifeline for SNAP participants living in urban neighborhoods and rural communities where access to healthy food choices can be limited," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said. "We're looking forward to being able to bring the benefits of the online market to low-income Americans participating in SNAP."
  • Millionaires, Drug Dealers And Senators Caught Using Food Stamps Illegally This Year

    12/26/2016 8:36:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 25, 2016 | Thomas Phippen
    An Arizona Democratic lawmaker was indicted for illegally getting food stamps and falsifying her application to the program in June. . . . An Ohio millionaire descended from Iranian royalty was indicted for welfare fraud in December after prosecutors allege he fraudulently took $45,000 in Medicare benefits and received $8,400 in food stamps. Mahvi, 65, insists that he is innocent, that even though he has an 8,000-square-foot home, complete with horse stables, a swimming pool, and a garage where he parks his Lexus, his family gets very little income and lives off of loans from friends.
  • HOUSE GOP EYES FOOD STAMP OVERHAUL, POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS

    12/07/2016 11:28:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 114 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people. The GOP majority on the House Agriculture Committee released a two-year review of the program on Wednesday that stops short of making specific policy recommendations, but hints at areas where Republicans could focus: strengthening work requirements and perhaps issuing new ones, tightening some eligibility requirements or providing new incentives to encourage food stamp recipients to buy healthier foods.
  • Feds detail alleged $16M food stamp fraud

    08/31/2016 12:44:49 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 8/30/2016 | Christine Boynton
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- More than a dozen Baltimore-area retailers are accused of misusing food stamps and defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of millions of dollars. The indictments, announced Tuesday, come roughly three years after nine local retailers were charged in what prosecutors described as a "$7 million scheme" of trading food stamps for cash. All the defendants in that case were convicted. "Last year the Dept. of Agriculture Inspector General brought to our attention that many Baltimore-area retailers were continuing to rip-off the food stamp program," United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said...
  • Governor Cuomo Announces 750,000 Additional Working Families Now Eligible For Nutrition Assistance

    07/08/2016 11:07:20 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 44 replies
    NY State Website ^ | 8 July 2016 | N/A
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 750,000 additional working families are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – or SNAP– which helps fight hunger among working New Yorkers.
  • Christie vetoes $17M in welfare, women's health programs 'to protect taxpayers'

    07/01/2016 6:59:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Gov. Chris Christie rejected legislation Thursday that would have raised monthly welfare benefits for the first time in 30 years, and would have restored $7.5 million in grants for women's clinics which he eliminated when he first took office in 2010. In veto statements released just before 10 p.m. — two hours before the start of the new fiscal year — the governor said his actions "protected taxpayers" from the "irresponsible" spending by the Democrats who control the Legislature. "Unfortunately, the Legislature has continued its annual ritual of attempting to pass additional unbudgeted spending for selected interests," according to Christie's...
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health...
  • The SNAP of Doom

    06/15/2016 7:01:22 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Daily Impact, the ^ | 10 June 2016 | Tom Lewis
    There are stories that confirm our worries that the whole industrial system is about to come apart; and then there are stories that scare the crap out of us because they indicate that the collapse is ongoing and accelerating. This is one of those latter stories, one of those pre-apocalyptic cracks of doom that, like thunder, tell you it’s time to get ready. A Google search this morning finds no mention of this story in the industrial media, but it rages in the alternative sources (many of whom are weaving it into their previously established conspiracy theories as a deliberate...
  • Obama Food-Stamp Free-for-All: Feds Bust Largest Fraud Operation in U.S. History

    05/13/2016 10:54:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 13, 2016
    President Obama’s expanded food-stamp program certifying flea market retailers as vendors to provide low-income neighborhoods with fresh produce has ripped open a Pandora’s Box of fraud and corruption. This week federal authorities in south Florida busted the largest food-stamp fraud operation in U.S. history. Twenty-two defendants in the largely black and Hispanic areas of Miami-Dade County known as Opa-Locka and Hialeah swindled the government out of $13 million by fraudulently trading food stamps for cash. The crooked vendors operated food and produce stands at a local flea market as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to eradicate “food deserts,”...