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Food stamp cuts leave African-Americans vulnerable (Murderers, drug dealers & pedophiles banned)
MSNBC's The Grio ^ | January 24, 2014 | Candace Y.A. Montague

Posted on 02/03/2014 8:07:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Budget cuts aimed at weaning Americans off of public assistance may make the start of 2014 lean for many African-Americans.

Last month, after much debate, Congress began implementing it’s budget cut plan to reduce funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program otherwise known as SNAP. The program provides monetary help for families in poverty and alleviates food insecurity. SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is used by approximately 47 million Americans. But with funding reductions and bans for convicted felons many people wonder how Americans will finally be able to climb out of poverty.

Who needs SNAP?

The Recovery Act of 2009 (otherwise known as the Stimulus Bill) provided a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Then, Congress voted in 2010 to cut $11 billion in funding for the SNAP Benefits. The first fiscal year cut occurred last month, subtracting $5 billion from the program. There will be two more fiscal year cuts to come before September 2014. Approximately one in four African-American households will be affected by the cuts in the SNAP program. That means, a family of four would lose $36 a month in assistance.

Food assistance creates a healthier environment and helps many families climb out of poverty. Research has shown that food stamps help to stabilize the economy during this crisis by allowing families to use money that would be earmarked for food to go to other expenses such as rent and utilities. Eighty-three percent of SNAP benefits go to households with children, elderly persons, or disabled persons. Children who live in households that receive food assistance were less likely to suffer from chronic illnesses or be at risk for developmental delays....

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: blacks; congress; crime; food; foodstamps; snap; tanf; welfare
Why are the able-bodied receiving ANY free stuff? Buehler? Buehler?
1 posted on 02/03/2014 8:07:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Women and minorities hit hardest.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 8:11:00 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But I thought there was more white people on welfare than blacks


3 posted on 02/03/2014 8:14:40 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve seen VERY few African-American women on food stamps who couldn’t stand to lose 25-100 lbs.

Think of the reduction as a health incentive.


4 posted on 02/03/2014 8:15:19 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...many people wonder how Americans will finally be able to climb out of poverty.

Pssst. Don't tell anyone but they aren't climbing no where. Climbing takes work and they're happy right where they are.

5 posted on 02/03/2014 8:16:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

> Women and minorities hit hardest.

Now his fanbase will begin to turn on him...


6 posted on 02/03/2014 8:18:15 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeaHawkFan

On more than one occasion I’ve seen welfare queens buy a entire birthday party’s work of food (cake, paper goods, chips, etc.) on food stamps.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 8:19:00 PM PST by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny. Just last night some mexiclown who dressed like she came from the office used her EBT card to hold up the line because she was bitching about the “free” paper bags in CA only for EBT users while the other paying chumps had to pay 10 cents...and she still argued for 5 more minutes.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 8:20:29 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Gay State Conservative

not to mention murderers and sex offenders

oh ...the shame!


9 posted on 02/03/2014 8:21:26 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, SNAP!


10 posted on 02/03/2014 8:26:59 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nancy Pelosi: Extending Unemployment and food stamps ‘One of Best Ways to Grow the Economy’
December 6, 2013


11 posted on 02/03/2014 8:28:18 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Remember the 1992 riots, and the post offices put out of commission. They had to move the welfare checks to the other post officers quickly, before even more of ‘all hell’ could break loose.

Remember those welfare women standing in line for their checks. I’ve seen smaller cows. It was one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen.

Poor people, so over-stuffed with food, they could hardly walk.

As Yakov Smirnov used to say, “America, what a country...”


12 posted on 02/03/2014 8:28:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The program provides monetary help for families in poverty and alleviates food insecurity. SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is used by approximately 47 million Americans.

poverty and hunger are mostly a choice in this country. Local resources such as food banks, churches, and civic groups are always looking for hungry people to feed.

Food stamps are enabling people to be drug addicted, lazy, or just generally dysfunctional.

I know that they say that it's for the kids, but the kids get left out anyway because the parents probably don't know how to cook or prefer to pick up a happy meal for the kids, because the parents are so "busy".

If you know where to look, you can purchase the food stamp cards in many grocery store parking lots or on a side street near a liquor store.

14 posted on 02/03/2014 8:35:06 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Mr. K

Perhaps as a raw number, since there are 5 times as many whites as blacks, but the percentages in most places of the country are probably skewed black.

If you’re able bodied, you shouldn’t be allowed to be on welfare.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 8:40:44 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drug testing for all parasites...no exceptions.

Extra food stamps for ratting out drug-dealers living with their gimme-girl friends.

Let them eat dope.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 8:42:42 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Approximately one in four African-American households will be affected by the cuts in the SNAP program.

Only 25%? Sounds like Great Leader isn't down with the struggle.
17 posted on 02/03/2014 8:47:46 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: SeaHawkFan

True, and when I stand behind someone in the grocery line who pays with their card, I figure OK, they may legitimately need the help. But then when I see them load up a newer car or SUV and then pull over to the discount cigarette store or head into the bar, the charitable feeling kinda disappears.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 8:50:27 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mr. K
But I thought there was more white people on welfare than blacks

Numerically.

However as a percentage statistically if you are black you are more likely to be on welfare then if you are white.

And there are places that are mostly white but are welfare enclaves. Not surprising they have exactly the same values as black welfare enclaves.

Nobody get married, they may go to school but the ones who study get the stuffing beaten out of them, most of the males have spent some time in jail and they use and sell a rather astonishing number of mind altering substances.

19 posted on 02/03/2014 8:51:36 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My gosh.

A 1% cut.

They are doomed...

20 posted on 02/03/2014 8:58:30 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

21 posted on 02/03/2014 9:00:24 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Food assistance creates a healthier environment and helps many families climb out of poverty.”

No it doesn’t and welfare helps no one climb out of poverty, at least the way it is implemented. If you had a system where people had to work for their benefits, it would be different...


22 posted on 02/03/2014 9:04:16 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nobody should be “starving.” Food stamps or EBT cards aren't the only programs for the so-called “poor.” There are people receiving benefits from numerous federal, state and local sources, not to mention charitable endeavors such as food banks and food pantries.

This is all baloney. Typical Dem tactic — manufacture a “crisis” or create a “wrong,” then create or expand a government program to fix the phony problem.

23 posted on 02/03/2014 9:08:58 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But with funding reductions and bans for convicted felons many people wonder how Americans will finally be able to climb out of poverty.

Pardon me for being blunt. They've been trying to "climb out of poverty" for years. Few have made it.

This has nothing to do with the government teat. It has to do with self sense of worth, personal initiative, drive, and busting ass to get it done. It has been my observation that people who have these qualities have no need for food stamps, section 8 housing, FI, SSI, etc.

24 posted on 02/03/2014 9:18:02 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Here's a little number being done on the taxpaying public by EBT scammers in NYC:

For more information, check out the story in the NY Post:

Link to story

25 posted on 02/03/2014 9:29:01 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I live just outside Louisville ,Ky So I get all of the local television channels on my cable and every day I see commercials from a grocery store named First Link Discount Foods in every ad they say spend $50 in groceries and get back $5 in cash even with Food Stamp purchases. I have been seeing that commercial for two or three years now. They are located downtown just across from Gubmint housing projects and rake in the food stamps.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 9:35:46 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are so many disincentives to get off of food stamps; that magic $19,100 income level (or there abouts) means almost full benefits up to that limit, and absolutely none right beyond it. Add to that the cash bonanza of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and all our ‘helping’ the poor is locking them into being poor.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 9:57:13 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Candace Montague is a freelance health writer who has a passion for fighting HIV in her hometown of Washington, DC. She is a contributing writer to Black AIDS Institute newsletter,

28 posted on 02/03/2014 10:17:57 PM PST by kcvl
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29 posted on 02/03/2014 10:27:57 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Gay State Conservative
"World ends tomorrow. News at 11"

"However, risky behaviors can ensue when a person is denied benefits due to past incarceration".

Who wants to bet that the author has a degree in "black studies" or "lesbian dance theory " or some such from a "prestigious" univ.?

30 posted on 02/03/2014 11:24:55 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Gritty

Maybe if they starve to death they won’t be able to play the knock out game or murder 51 year old women.
I say cut em off at least the ones who like like O.


31 posted on 02/03/2014 11:47:45 PM PST by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So here’s what’s happening-A young black couple are shacking up with children. Both get foodstamps plus welfare. The guy sells the foodstamps.

Sadly I know people doing this.

I can’t feel that sad that single people are making babies knowing they get foodstamps.
Oh but they have flat screen tvs, cable and go to the hair & nail salon on a regular basis.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 12:40:14 AM PST by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems there are more families climbing into poverty right now than families climbing out of it. Feeding all of them forever is an unrealistic goal. A better solution is to get out of the Obamaconomy, and our national failure.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 2:51:43 AM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

after obammy and holders racism,
I frankly don’t give a damn what happens to negros any more.
To hell with em.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 3:25:57 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cry me a river. If they don’t work, then starve.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 3:47:19 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: SeaHawkFan

I am out of sympathy for these people. A freeper posted a table citing the cash equivalent of welfare benefits by state. In Maryland the cash equivalent is $60k a year. And that is without gaming the system or doing any work.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 4:13:17 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

             

37 posted on 02/04/2014 4:15:19 AM PST by tomkat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“bans for convicted felons.”

That has to be deliberate...Some felons may have done no real violent harm, maybe even got over charged in a white collar, drug possession, or EPA type crime. What a way to isolate them, and starve them to death!


38 posted on 02/04/2014 4:19:43 AM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Many of the white woman on food stamps are the same way... bigotry much do you?


39 posted on 02/04/2014 4:21:22 AM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: oldbrowser

I know of one person that went to a food bank and got free groceries. He had to report the free stuff to the Government and they considered the free stuff as income. They raised his rent to $6 a month and he’s bitching. He had free rent before.


40 posted on 02/04/2014 5:47:09 AM PST by amigatec (The only change you will see in the next four years will be what's in your pocket.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a pretty simple solution for "felons not receiving food stamps".

Don't commit a felony. Ever.

But that's too simple, I suppose.

41 posted on 02/04/2014 5:55:00 AM PST by wbill
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To: mdmathis6

Not at all. It was just that the article was about African-Americans.

Same is true for many people of all races getting food stamps.

Before accusing someone of bigotry, you should have your facts straight.


42 posted on 02/04/2014 7:39:30 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

You brought up the weight mixing it with the race issue. We all “saw what you did there”! The correct thing to have surmised was that there “ seems to be a correlation between obesity and folks of all races who are on ebt subsidies!”


43 posted on 02/04/2014 9:11:01 AM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: mdmathis6

The writer of thearticle mentioned ONLY African-American women.

If she had just kept to people on food stamps in general. My initial comment would have reflected that.


44 posted on 02/04/2014 9:39:05 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Articles like this are propaganda. The author never mentions the “farm bill” has increased from $600 billion to $900 billion under the kenyan’s watch. There are no substantive cuts here.


45 posted on 02/04/2014 9:43:48 AM PST by lodi90
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