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Ohioans’ Food Stamp Aid to be Reduced
Blade ^ | November 12, 2012 | Kate Giammarise

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at toledoblade.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; bluestate; democrats; election; food; foodstamppresident; obama; ohio; stamps
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Title should read, "Now That Obama Got Ohioans’ Vote.."

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!!

1 posted on 11/12/2012 11:50:33 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Elections have consequences...


2 posted on 11/12/2012 11:52:41 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Now they might start recounting.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 11:53:51 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Unbelievable / Believable!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Just wait until SS and Medicare get restructured.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 11:54:15 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: Vendome

Lucas County is a Dem stronghold...


5 posted on 11/12/2012 11:54:49 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Even though it’s a Federal program, the Dems will find a way to blame it on the Republican Governor.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 11:55:32 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Gee, that 99% of the voting public in those Ohio precincts are gonna be really happy about that.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 11:57:02 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 11:57:43 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 11:58:11 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL... Good idea....


10 posted on 11/12/2012 11:58:41 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I figure the best revenge is to make money off of the Obama voters, it’s like taking candy from a baby.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ltc8k6

Well....Just Darn....


12 posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:28 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

I should start a cell phone company....


13 posted on 11/12/2012 12:01:06 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

looks like the state lottery will be laying off.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 12:01:13 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

shadenfreude


15 posted on 11/12/2012 12:03:26 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

boo frikin’ hoo.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 12:03:46 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I could care less. Have fun Ohio (and America). You voted for this, now you get the whole nine yards.

I will now do everything I can to keep everything I make so NO moocher gets to benefit from my hard work.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 12:05:38 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: ColdOne

I know, I was just about to post that, or cry me a flipping river...


18 posted on 11/12/2012 12:07:06 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: showme_the_Glory

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.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 12:07:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I know it’s not really funny per se but.. LOL!!!


20 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:39 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What the government can giveth, it can take away.

Let the goring of oxes begin.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 12:16:14 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What do you know...my give a d&^* is busted.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 12:17:11 PM PST by madison10 (This kind come out only with fasting and prayer ~~ Jesus)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Welcome to the socialist workers paradise. And thanks for your vote. All complaints to be filed at the Gitmo gulag. Don’t forget to bring a pair of clean underwear


23 posted on 11/12/2012 12:18:38 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MrB

All I can say to that is “oink, oink.”

Bring it, bitchez.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 12:19:18 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Welcome to the socialist workers paradise. And thanks for your vote. All complaints to be filed at the Gitmo gulag. Don’t forget to bring a pair of clean underwear


25 posted on 11/12/2012 12:19:54 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MrB

oh yeah I lurk on DU just to see what they are up too and they are all wailing about those evil rich people that are just too stingy to pay for their employees to have health insurance. they have to blame us because they are too dumb to look in the mirror and see that they did it to themselves.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 12:22:40 PM PST by chiya (If Hitler had ruled India, Ghandhi would have been a lampshade.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Yeah, but they can get free birth control pills. They may starve to death, but at least they can have all the sex they want before they die.
Welcome to Obomaworld.
(They need to be more careful about how they vote next time).
27 posted on 11/12/2012 12:22:53 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program

869,000 / 4,552,000 = one in 5 households in Ohio on food stamps.

(using 2010 census data)

28 posted on 11/12/2012 12:23:39 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Vendome

“I should start a cell phone company....”

I was going to go after the “I am Trayvon” market for outerwear.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 12:25:04 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The goal is to equalize outcomes based on race without regard for performance or merit.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

they will blame John Kasich (which I’m sure is part of the plan)


30 posted on 11/12/2012 12:26:10 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

They own it.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 12:27:35 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Meanwhile gas prices are killing the budgets of the poor and middle class. High gas prices mean higher food prices. Plus, we feed food to our cars so that our meat prices go up. What a country!


32 posted on 11/12/2012 12:29:21 PM PST by petitfour
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To: chiya

I knew the left would be stunned and outraged when people start finding ways around 0bamacare, like reducing hours, etc.

They are probably stunned and angry that companies are laying people off in the wake of 0bama’s victorious re-election.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 12:29:34 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama will blame Governor Kasich.....and the suck-up press will definitely NOT contradict him.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 12:30:54 PM PST by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: Michael Barnes
I will now do everything I can to keep everything I make so NO moocher gets to benefit from my hard work.

Yep, and if you really have to buy something? Buy form the red districts in your state only (from non-liberal supporting companies if you can).

Money talks.

35 posted on 11/12/2012 12:33:06 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
This has got to be wrong. If anything the food stamp will increase to prevent a riot like Greece. King Obama will force States to increase the payment to these communists lovers.
36 posted on 11/12/2012 12:40:56 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
This has got to be wrong. If anything the food stamp will increase to prevent a riot like Greece. King Obama will force States to increase the payment to these communists lovers.
37 posted on 11/12/2012 12:44:04 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I am changing things this year – every item I donate to the church food pantry (for the truly needy) will contain a small card wishing the recipient a good meal and then stating that this meal was donated by a Catholic, Republican family, and containing a prayer of Thanksgiving. I want the receivers to know who puts food on their table, both from a spiritual and a corporeal point of view. Something like this:

Dear Ones,

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow. May this meal be a blessing to you and evidence of God's love.

Bless us, Oh Lord, and these, thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Donated by a Catholic Republican family.

38 posted on 11/12/2012 12:44:42 PM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: concerned about politics

If conservatives were smart they’d start setting up barters/exchanges on at least a monthly basis.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 1:21:40 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Let them eat government employees.


40 posted on 11/12/2012 1:32:36 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Let them eat Obamaphones!


41 posted on 11/12/2012 2:10:20 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Another “we’ll tell them after the election” hit.


42 posted on 11/12/2012 2:10:38 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: ltc8k6
Lucas County is a Dem stronghold...

Just like Cuyahoga Co.


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

43 posted on 11/12/2012 2:27:48 PM PST by rdb3 (Democrats: Once a slave owner, ALWAYS a slave owner!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Apparently the hand that feeds you is now biting back.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 2:32:12 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: Logical me

Oh, no, The One owns this one - it’s a Federal program. States have nothing to do with it.


45 posted on 11/12/2012 3:32:29 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Ol' Sox

You’re a better person that me. I want all the hungry dims to just get hungrier. NOT gonna give ‘em anything. Besides, my husband was told he might be laid off so I need to be taking care of my own right now.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 3:41:59 PM PST by Josa
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To: DownInFlames

SS and medicare will not get restructured....they will go bankrupt and cease to exist. This will be long after your 401k ad 403b accounts have been seized and converted to a defined benefit program.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Ol' Sox

You are a better person that I.

I have stopped giving to charity in every respect. No food to the food banks, not clothes to the goodwill no cash to the salvation army, united way, and any other campaign that seeks donations.

Zero. I am done with it. All the money I would have given to charity is now being spent on ammunition and other things to keep my family healthy and safe when the defecation hits the rotary oscillator.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 4:04:45 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: nascarnation
I understand and agree with your sentiment, but the numbers are backwards. 869,000 / 4,552,000 = 0.19090509666
49 posted on 11/12/2012 4:24:06 PM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: upchuck

That’s 1 in 5! 20%


50 posted on 11/12/2012 4:41:32 PM PST by slambid
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