Skip to comments.Ohioans’ Food Stamp Aid to be Reduced
Posted on 11/12/2012 11:50:23 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January
Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance.
For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets.
Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say.
Recipients should get a letter from the state Department of Job and Family Services this month explaining the change, said Ben Johnson, a spokesman for the agency.
Meanwhile, food banks and others that distribute food assistance are bracing for increased demand.
They are going to increase hunger among our most vulnerable working families, seniors, children, and persons with disabilities, said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.
Ms. Hamler-Fugitt said her organization is particularly concerned that some seniors or persons with disabilities who have a low benefit amount could lose all their monthly assistance.
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It's bad enough Obama has spent the past four years BUYING VOTES by escalating entitlement giveaways to all-time highs and overturning various Federal Laws to please them.. Now that's he's won the election, he's taking stuff back!!
Elections have consequences...
Now they might start recounting.
Just wait until SS and Medicare get restructured.
Lucas County is a Dem stronghold...
Even though it’s a Federal program, the Dems will find a way to blame it on the Republican Governor.
Gee, that 99% of the voting public in those Ohio precincts are gonna be really happy about that.
Well now, the worm turnx.
See, while the 49% were out to get the 51% that blade cuts both ways.
“The rich” pay their fair share, they keep workimg their butts off, they keep making money and findinf productive things to do.
You, the slothful consumed by your two bit avarice, can only get a COLA or go backward but, you can never go forward or upward.
You’ve served your purpose. And you are disposable. With amnesty, there can be ten of you’ze next time around, that can be promised either the same thing or somethin’ else.
LOL... Good idea....
I figure the best revenge is to make money off of the Obama voters, it’s like taking candy from a baby.
I should start a cell phone company....
looks like the state lottery will be laying off.
boo frikin’ hoo.
I will now do everything I can to keep everything I make so NO moocher gets to benefit from my hard work.
I know, I was just about to post that, or cry me a flipping river...
I saw some lib commenting on the IBD editorial website that referred to those looking forward to the crash of the system as “vindictive pigs”.
Yep, we’re vindictive pigs, and we kinda look forward to the entitlement crowd’s wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I know it’s not really funny per se but.. LOL!!!