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Trump administration proposal endangers food stamps for millions
NBC News ^ | Nov 30, 2019 | Phil McCausland

Posted on 11/30/2019 8:06:21 AM PST by where's_the_Outrage?

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 in combination for the first time and found that 3.7 million fewer people would receive SNAP in an average month, 2.2 million households would see their average monthly benefits drop by $127, more than 3 million others would see an average drop of $37 per month, and 982,000 students would lose access to free or reduced lunches.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: endallhandouts; endsocialsecuritytoo; foodstamps; nomorehandouts; snap; welfare
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Oh No!!! Trump wants to starve women and children.
1 posted on 11/30/2019 8:06:21 AM PST by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Oh, SNAP!


2 posted on 11/30/2019 8:06:55 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

And push old people off cliffs.


3 posted on 11/30/2019 8:08:21 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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He who does not work, shall not eat.


4 posted on 11/30/2019 8:08:25 AM PST by EvilCapitalist (If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Maybe those “millions” should go home and demand food stamps and lots of other free stuff from their own governments.


5 posted on 11/30/2019 8:10:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can vote your way into socialism but you have to shoot your way out of it.)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.


6 posted on 11/30/2019 8:11:32 AM PST by seowulf
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good since millions on welfare should not be anyway.


7 posted on 11/30/2019 8:13:32 AM PST by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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Didn’t Bubba put restrictions on the welfare programs?? And didn’t Obama end any restrictions.


8 posted on 11/30/2019 8:14:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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No outrage that these millions should not be getting as much largesse from the American taxpayer in the first place???


9 posted on 11/30/2019 8:15:08 AM PST by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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Oh, the horror!!!!!!!!

Frankly, foodstamps should only be given to adults for 6 months twice in their lifetimes. It wasn’t supposed to be a lifetime of freebies for generation after generation.


10 posted on 11/30/2019 8:15:50 AM PST by bgill
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yep, the “40 states automatically enroll families into SNAP when they receive other forms of federal aid” means basically that when a woman enrolls in WIC, illegal alien or not, she is automatically enrolled in SNAP.


11 posted on 11/30/2019 8:15:56 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Everyone who favors socialism plans on the government taking other people's money, not theirs.)
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The article acts as though there are not millions of people who are simply gaming the system.

The article acts as though millions of the single mothers (how did that happen) who are using “SNAP” aren’t putting $200+ Nikes on their kids feet.

The article acts as though there aren’t people using EBT blowing the EBT money on chips and soda at convenience store prices to the tune of $40 or $50.

The system is fraught with waste.


12 posted on 11/30/2019 8:18:26 AM PST by Artemis Webb (There are only two genders.)
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Illegals hit hardest democrats scream loudest.


13 posted on 11/30/2019 8:21:51 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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14 posted on 11/30/2019 8:22:00 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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Yeah, right.
How do these clowns keep excreting bull-Obama each and every day?
It takes a monumental amount of idiocy to keep it up.


15 posted on 11/30/2019 8:22:19 AM PST by Da Coyote (is)
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As we stand in line at Wally world seeing two you kids in their 20’s buying $800 of high priced steaks etc with food stamps.


16 posted on 11/30/2019 8:22:25 AM PST by oldasrocks (Heavily Medicated for your Protection.)
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To: dfwgator

Oh, SNAP, indeed. As if kids don’t get free breakfast, lunch and snacks at school. In the summer, schools have lunch trucks drive around with free hot lunches for anyone 0-21. Some schools even have free suppers thanks to the working class taxes.

Then there’s the food banks and other charities. There is always the push during holidays to hand out meal boxes with turkeys and hams along with all the fixin’s.

Trump should also put restrictions on what EBT cards can buy. Nothing but real food and no restaurants.


17 posted on 11/30/2019 8:26:58 AM PST by bgill
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To: American in Israel
That's more truth than fiction. We were on food stamps briefly when a crooked former employer fired me to steal my accumulated vacation and contested my unemployment compensation filing so I would have no income.

We never ate better than during that brief period. By the time I got my hearing and all my back unemployment compensation reinstated, I had a better paying job as well.

18 posted on 11/30/2019 8:27:06 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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“good since millions on welfare should not be anyway.”


Kinda like those millions of “government workers “.
Talk about a welfare program. Government workers produce nothing to the economy. The “government workers “ are the true parasites. Certain services excluded. ...Military, First Responders. ..


19 posted on 11/30/2019 8:27:15 AM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

That’s awesome news!


20 posted on 11/30/2019 8:28:59 AM PST by Afterguard (Deplorable me!)
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