The US is bankrupt and needs to do something to hold down welfare costs. If you subsidize anything you will get more of it.
“Will work for food.”
Isn’t that what the signs say?
There needs to be an END to people buying fillet mignon, dragon fruit, nutritionally worthless snack foods, etc. with food stamps in the line ahead of you while you make do with hamburger, apples, and potato chips right behind them, paid for with your own money. Then, in the parking lot, you see them drive away in a late model car while you’re in your beater. Especially if those people are illegal criminal invaders.
Poorly written article. There have been zero food stamps for years. Use of the term Food stamps is a way to rile up conservatives not tuned in for over a decade.
In the late 1990s, the Food Stamp Program was revamped, with some states phasing out actual stamps in favor of a specialized debit card system known as Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), provided by private contractors.
EBT has been implemented in all states since June 2004.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -
Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.
A Supplemental ‘Nutrition’ Assistance Program shouldn’t be needs tested by income, it should be needs tested by income AND nutritional status. Loads of obese people getting the last thing they need, additional calories, from SNAP. We should be getting height and weight measurements on all applicants for this. If they’re obese they either should get nothing, or at most, should get an EBT card good for only a calculated amount of ‘diet food.’ Let Moochelle’s school lunch architects specify the details.
None of those measures made it into the final farm bill despite being endorsed by President Donald Trump.
Everything I heard about the bill is that it is another stinking pile of garbage bill put on POTUS’s desk by Congress. Locks in no food stamp reform for 5 years, IIRC.
Thw way I read it, the President can simply sign an order preventing the Federal Government from recognizing ALL EBT Transaction for reimbursement, and Force the States to go back to food stamps.