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  • Housing Allowance Shouldn't Stop Hungry Troops from Getting Food Stamps, Senators Say

    10/24/2022 5:46:46 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies ^ | 10/21/22 | Rebecca Kheel and Konstantin Toropin
    Heather Campbell has been a military spouse for years. She walked away from a full-ride Ph.D. when she met her husband and later became a mother to three kids. Campbell was once even selected as Eielson Air Force Base spouse of the year but she also faced unemployment as the family moved to remote locations such as Alaska. As a result, Campbell, who is now a registered dietician, and her family joined the nearly 25% of military families this past year that struggled to feed themselves, according to the Department of Defense. "We get told to do more with less...
  • Biggest Food Stamp Hike Ever, Thanks to Bidenflation

    10/06/2022 2:17:13 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/06/2022 | Ethan Letkeman
    Food stamp benefits are increasing by 12.5 percent as families grapple with grocery prices that have skyrocketed under President Joe Biden. Under the maximum benefit, a family of four on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see their payments increase from $835 to $939 per month.
  • Army suggests food stamps for soldiers battling inflation

    09/14/2022 6:25:06 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2022 | Ronn Blitzer
    The U.S. Army has released guidance for soldiers as they fight inflation, including a suggestion that they take advantage of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. SNAP, a benefit for low-income Americans, is a program for which "service members and their families may be eligible," the guidance said, pointing soldiers and their families to the SNAP website and phone number. SNAP is one of several options discussed as part of the Army's Financial Readiness Program. "With inflation affecting everything from gas prices to groceries to rent, some Soldiers and their families are finding it harder...
  • Why the Winners and Losers of Meta’s Bombshell Earnings Will Become Clearer Today.

    02/03/2022 6:09:21 AM PST · by lasereye · 30 replies
    Barrons ^ | Feb. 3, 2022 | By Jack Denton
    Meta Platforms which owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is seeing its stock go into freefall. The shares were more than 22% in lower in premarket trading Thursday. If the shares finish more than 18.96% lower in regular trading in the day ahead, it will be the worst one-day plunge for the stock in the company’s history. While sales came in ahead of estimates, earnings were weaker than expected and the group’s guidance was truly dismal: Revenue is expected to come in between $27 billion and $29 billion in the current quarter. Representing comparatively anemic annual growth of 3% to 11%,...
  • Was January 6 Part Of FBI’s Operation Cold Snap?

    10/17/2021 4:17:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    GreatGameIndia ^ | October 17, 2021 | Julie Kelly, GreatGameIndia
    The tony, bucolic town of Dublin, Ohio would be one of the last places in America expected to host a convention of white supremacist militiamen. Nestled along the Scioto River, the Columbus suburb’s biggest claim to fame is hosting the PGA’s annual Memorial Golf tournament every summer.But in June 2020, days after the nation was roiled by Black Lives Matter looting and rioting, a man from Wisconsin named Stephen Robeson sponsored a “National Militia Conference” at a Dublin hotel. (Yes, that was the real name of the event.) According to BuzzFeed’s exceptional July 2021 investigative report on the FBI-led plot...
  • About 214,500 households to receive extra food benefits

    10/12/2021 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2021
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 214,500 households across Connecticut will receive at least $95 in extra monthly food benefits beginning Friday, the state Department of Social Services announced on Tuesday. The additional benefits provided under the Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP are expected to continue as long as there are declared state and federal public health emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households in Connecticut will receive the extra food aid on their Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT cards. Households that are already receiving the maximum monthly SNAP benefit will receive an extra $95. Those who...
  • Oh SNAP, the Biden Administration Increases Food Stamp Benefits

    08/18/2021 4:38:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 18, 2021 | Chris Talgo
    In keeping with its penchant for increasing government dependence, the Biden administration recently announced it has greenlit the largest-ever increase for Americans on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. Under the revised SNAP guidelines, the 42 million Americans on SNAP will receive a 25 percent monthly increase. This means the average SNAP recipient will now receive $157 per month in benefits. According toTom Vilsack, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “I think the pandemic sort of shocked people out of the belief that this is a program that was for some others, somebody else,...
  • Joe Biden Says He’ll Get Infrastructure Deal with Republicans ‘Easy, Just Snap My Fingers’

    05/12/2021 12:42:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/12/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden joked he would easily achieve an infrastructure deal with Republican members of Congress on Wednesday, during a meeting with Congressional leadership. When asked by reporters about how compromise was achievable, Biden replied wryly, “Easy. Just snap my fingers. It will happen.”
  • 7 Exorbitant Welfare Proposals Packed Into Biden’s ‘American Family Plan’

    05/03/2021 5:32:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Bauer
    Biden's American Family Plan would dole out free college, free child care, free meals, and more. But does the math add up? Nope.President Biden released the provisions of his American Family Plan last week, and just like with his American Jobs Plan, the details are scant and the price tag is high.Even given the limited details, the plans ought to give everyone pause — and by “everyone” I don’t just mean conservatives who oppose massive welfare state expansions, but also those who agree with the objective of an increase in the social insurance system in America. There are some serious...
  • A Look Into New York Times-Think On "Food Relief"

    04/08/2021 11:35:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 7 Apr, 2021 | Francis Menton
    Several years ago I would make a practice about once every few weeks of ridiculing some New York Times article or other. More recently, as Pravda has increasingly abandoned any pretense of being a news organization in favor of pure political advocacy, I haven’t bothered. But every once in a while, it is worth looking at one of their pieces to get some insights into how the progressive brain works. For today’s lesson, I select the article that appeared at the top right on the front page of the print edition on Monday April 5. (Top right of the front...
  • Federal Judge Cites Coronavirus In Decision Blocking Trump Admin Cut To Food Stamps

    03/14/2020 10:30:51 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2020 | Brooke Seipel
    A Trump administration rule that would have tightened work requirements for food stamps was blocked by a federal judge on Friday, who cited the rapidly spreading coronavirus in her decision. D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell granted a preliminary injunction blocking the new rule, which government estimates predicted would kick as many as 700,000 Americans off of food stamps. “Especially now, as a global pandemic poses widespread health risks, guaranteeing that government officials at both the federal and state levels have flexibility to address the nutritional needs of residents and ensure their well-being through programs like SNAP, is...
  • Sotomayor issues blistering dissent, says Republican-appointed justices have bias toward Trump administration

    02/23/2020 8:11:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies ^ | Feb. 23, 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing rebuke of the court's decision to allow the Trump administration to enforce its "public charge" rule in the state of Illinois, limiting which non-citizens can obtain visas to enter the U.S. Sotomayor's problems with the conservative majority's ruling went far beyond this case, claiming that it was symptomatic of the court's habit of siding with the government when they seek emergency stays of rulings against them. "It is hard to say what is more troubling: that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that...
  • Millions Are Off Welfare. Does Trump Get Credit?

    02/20/2020 12:17:09 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | February 20, 2020 | by Jim Tankersley and Lola Fadulu
    President Donald Trump likes to claim credit for the number of Americans who have stopped receiving food stamps since he entered office. In July 2018, he said 3.5 million had fallen from the rolls; the next spring, 5 million had. In his State of the Union speech this month, the number had grown to 7 million. Democrats say those figures only show Trump has pushed struggling Americans off public assistance by pressing to restrict eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and other programs. For now, the evidence supports Trump’s contention that an improving economy is more responsible for...
  • Food stamp rolls have declined by 7M under Trump even before reforms take effect

    01/08/2020 4:49:02 AM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2020 | Nihal Krishan
    Indeed, the latest data from the Department of Agriculture shows that 7.7 million fewer Americans receive food stamps now than did when Trump entered the White House. The Agriculture Department administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, but the actual food stamp benefits are distributed by individual states.
  • Oh SNAP, USDA Finally Reforms Bloated Food Stamp Program

    12/09/2019 5:58:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | December 9, 2019 | Chris Talgo
    On December 4, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made a long-overdue and much-needed rule change to the nation’s beleaguered Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as “food stamps.” According to a USDA press release, “At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule to move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life.”In other words, the new rule aims to ensure that...
  • Senator Murray Statement on New Trump Administration SNAP Rule

    12/05/2019 1:14:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Dec 04 2019 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the statement below following final approval on a Trump Administration rule that will remove nearly 700,000 people from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “It’s hard to see this as anything but the President being cruel for cruelty’s sake. There is absolutely no reason to deny struggling individuals the food assistance they need. President Trump may not understand how much damage steps like this cause—but I do and I’m not going to stop fighting to get this heartless rule and others like it reversed.”###
  • Trump administration proposal endangers food stamps for millions

    11/30/2019 8:06:21 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 30, 2019 | Phil McCausland
    Three proposed rule changes by the Trump administration could cause millions of poor people to lose access to food stamps and decrease the size of the benefit for millions more. Over the past year, the Department of Agriculture proposed three changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps. The new rules create stricter work requirements for program eligibility, cap deductions for utility allowances and "reform" the way 40 states automatically enroll families into SNAP when they receive other forms of federal aid. A study by the Urban Institute released this week examined the three rules...
  • 50,000 food stamp recipients in Cook County may have to find jobs starting Jan. 1

    11/21/2019 3:38:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 20, 2019 | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    About 50,000 Cook County residents who receive food stamps are going to have to find jobs next year — or risk losing their benefits. Starting Jan. 1, food stamp recipients in Cook County who are able-bodied, under the age of 50 and not living with children or other dependents will be restricted to three months of food assistance in a three-year period unless they work at least 80 hours a month. They can also meet the requirement by participating in a work-related activity, such as job training or volunteering. The vast majority of Illinois’ 1.8 million SNAP recipients — most...
  • Trump Prepares 2019 Food Stamp Change – Directly Affects Welfare Slugs In 43 States

    09/18/2019 8:04:39 PM PDT · by upchuck · 50 replies ^ | Sept 18, 2019 | admin
    Democrats thought Donald was done – he’s just getting started! Thanks to President Trump, the U.S. economy is on fire like never before. Jobs are coming back and wages are on the rise. Companies are competing to keep Americans workers. In fact, there are more open jobs than people looking for work! But as good as things are, Trump wants them even better. The economy can only thrive when people are jumping in and getting back to work. But there’s one program that keeps people poor and out of the workforce. A program that also costs the taxpayers billions a...
  • 6.2 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

    09/08/2019 2:47:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    More than 6.2 million individuals dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump completed his first full month in office, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The most recent USDA data shows that 6,268,285 individuals discontinued their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— the program in charge of food stamps— since February 2017 when Trump finished his first month as president. Individual and household food stamp participation has consistently declined since 2013 back when the Obama administration was in power and enrollment in the program reached its highest point in U.S. history....