Keyword: foodstamp

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 46,496,145: Food Stamp Recipients Can Fill Yankee Stadium 925 Times

    09/15/2014 2:24:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12 Sep 14 | Ali Meyer
    In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Yankee Stadium is equipped to hold 50,291 persons, meaning that the 46,496,145 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in June 2014 could fill the stadium 925 times. The number of recipients was up 270,999 since the previous month in May 2014 when there were 46,225,146 individuals participating in the program. Similarly, the number of households participating in the SNAP program has increased as well from the 22,590,393 participating...
  • Odd Trends: More Americans Remain on Food Stamps, Post-Recession

    08/03/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly referred to as food stamps) has seen a meteoric rise in enrollment in the last fifteen years, and especially in the wake of the 2008 recession. The spike in SNAP recipients post-2008 is to be expected - but the maintenance of those high enrollment numbers is an anomaly. American Enterprise Institute scholar Robert Doar testified before the House Committee on Agriculture recently to examine this exact question. Doar notes that changes in the SNAP program that took place during this time period may disincentivize work requirements - and keep SNAP participation among working-age...
  • LePage: Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

    07/23/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Eric Russell
    Maine’s Republican governor wants all able-bodied recipients of the federal food stamp benefit to complete work or volunteer activities. Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Maine will no longer seek a federal waiver that allows some able-bodied adults to receive food stamps without working or volunteering. “We must continue to do all that we can to eliminate generational poverty and get people back to work,” LePage said in a statement announcing the change. “We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient.” According to the Maine...
  • The Worldview that Makes the Underclass (Imprimis)

    06/22/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | 5-6-2014 | Anthony Daniels
    The Worldview that Makes the Underclass Anthony Daniels Writer and Doctor ANTHONY DANIELS, who often writes under the penname Theodore Dalrymple, is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Born in London in 1949, he qualified as a doctor in 1974 and has worked in various countries in Africa and elsewhere. From 1990 to 2005, he worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a prison in Birmingham, England. He has written a column for the London Spectator for 14 years, and writes regularly for National Review and the Wall Street Journal. He...
  • Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Women Who Work Full-Time

    04/14/2014 10:19:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | 14 April 14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau. In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, according to the Census Bureau’s report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States. For each woman who worked full-time, year-round in 2012,...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee rips Bill O’Reilly ‘code words’ (Ban "welfare queens,"& "food stamp president")

    03/27/2014 4:02:27 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 27 Mar 14 | TAL KOPAN
    Rep. Barbara Lee is firing back at Bill O’Reilly, saying the Fox News host’s comments about race were “disgusting.” “Unfortunately we’ve come to expect language like ‘welfare queens,’ ‘food stamp president,’ and now ‘race hustlers’ from the right wing and Mr. O’Reilly,” the California Democrat said in a statement Wednesday. “It is disgusting and divisive and should never be accepted in our national discourse.” O’Reilly had Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his program Tuesday night to discuss controversy over some comments Ryan had made about poverty and inner city culture that he later called “inarticulate.” Ryan’s remarks were seized...
  • Walmart to foot bill for food stamp spending spree fiasco sparked by computer glitch...

    10/15/2013 6:44:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    mail online ^ | Alexandra Klausner and Michael Zennie
    FULL TITLE: Walmart to foot bill for food stamp spending spree fiasco sparked by computer glitch - because they were supposed to stick to $50 limit per customer WalMart will have to pay for hundreds of thousands of dollars of groceries bought by Louisiana food stamp recipients after a computer glitch gave them unlimited funds on their government-issued credit cards. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, which oversees the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card program in the state, said WalMart could have instituted an emergency $50 limit for each customer, but chose not to - and as a...
  • Food Stamp Glitch Leads To Wal-Mart Stampede

    10/14/2013 11:24:23 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 14 October 2013
    Wal-Mart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., saw a stampede and a shelf-clearing rush Saturday after a computer glitch for food stamp recipients led to benefit cards allowing unlimited purchases.
  • A Food-Stamp Recovery Is the New Normal

    04/04/2013 10:15:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/04/2013 | Edward Morrissey
    Almost four years ago, in June 2009, the US entered into a technical recovery from the Great Recession touched off by the collapse of a decade-long housing bubble. The bubble collapse nearly wiped out the financial sector, thanks to extensive investment in mortgage-backed securities that ended up being nearly worthless as foreclosures swept across the nation like a wildfire. American investors lost trillions in net worth as the stock markets plunged, and the federal government shoveled out trillions more in bailouts, safety-net subsidies, and stimulus programs that promised a soft landing and then a steady recovery based on a more-sound...
  • USDA: Food Stamp (more recipients, less benefit)

    02/11/2013 6:41:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    USDA ^ | February 8, 2013
    SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Data as of February 8, 2013) Fiscal PARTICIPATION BENEFIT AVERAGE MONTHLY BENEFIT Year Persons Households COSTS Per Person Per Household ANNUAL SUMMARY FY 2013 47,622,363 22,980,792 12,815,483,317 134.55 278.83 FY 2012 46,609,072 22,329,713 74,619,830,164 133.41 278.48 FY 2011 44,708,726 21,072,113 71,810,924,022 133.85 283.99 MONTHLY DATA FY 2011 Oct 2010 43,201,052 20,183,177 5,778,329,641 133.75 286.29 Nov 2010 43,596,084 20,404,895 5,810,541,635 133.28 284.76 Dec 2010 44,082,361 20,668,184 5,889,455,566 133.60 284.95 Jan 2011 44,187,874 20,748,799 5,868,238,587 132.80 282.82 Feb 2011 44,199,479 20,791,408 5,889,071,901 133.24 283.25 Mar 2011 44,587,275 21,045,909 5,983,748,199 134.20 284.32 Apr 2011 44,647,781 21,071,176 5,949,614,728 133.26...
  • Definition Of Irony - US Government

    10/18/2012 8:51:17 AM PDT · by LowNslow · 4 replies
    E-Mail | 10/17/2012 | Unknown
    The Definition of Irony as demonstrated by government.
  • U.S. Senate passes farm bill, but Tester's Sportsmen's Act removed

    06/22/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Missoulian and ap ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rob Chaney and JIM ABRAMS
    Sen. Jon Tester was not allowed to bring an amendment inserting his Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 into the bill. That bill combined 20 Democratic and Republican bills for improving hunter access to public lands, funding shooting ranges, and supporting fish and bird habitat programs. It was among about 300 proposed amendments that Senate leaders pared down to 70. ... The bipartisanship seen in the Senate may be less evident in the House, where conservatives are certain to resist the bill’s costs, particularly for food stamps. Food stamp spending has doubled in the past five years, and beneficiaries have grown from...
  • Alabama nightclub raises eyebrows with ‘Food Stamp Friday’ party

    03/31/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 03/31/2012 | Alex Pappas
    A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala. is raising eyebrows by hosting a “Food Stamp Friday” party on April 6 that seems to glamorize life on the federal government’s food assistance program. An invitation for the April 6 party obtained by The Daily Caller tells patrons of the Rose Supper Club in North Montgomery that the Friday night cover charge will be just $5 if a “food stamp card” is shown upon arrival. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was designed for Americans living at near-poverty levels. According to the flashy, postcard-size flier advertising the party, there will be “free shots at...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: "Obama Bucks" - shown on Bill Maher's show!

    03/20/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 17, 2001 | Alexandra Pelosi
    YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS VIDEO
  • Rick Santorum, the Food Stamp Senator

    02/22/2012 12:57:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 02/21/2012 | Morgen
    Throughout the primary campaign Rick Santorum has regularly criticized President Obama, pointing at the rapid rise in the number of Americans receiving food stamps under his administration (a 44 percent increase since January 2009). He’s promised to cut the food stamps program significantly should he be elected president, questioning how a nation struggling with obesity can justify doling out a benefit meant to alleviate hunger to nearly one-sixth of it’s population. While Santorum’s position is in line with the other candidates in the GOP field, there may be no one left in the race, including the President himself, who is...
  • Federal Officials Reject City’s Plan to Ban Food Stamps for Soda [Bloomberg’s diabetes epidemic]

    08/19/2011 7:08:33 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2011 | By PATRICK MCGEEHAN
    Federal officials on Friday rejected Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposal to bar New York City’s food stamp users from buying soda and other sugary drinks with their benefits. (...) Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, said in a statement that the United States Department of Agriculture “has a longstanding tradition of supporting and promoting incentive-based solutions that are better suited for the working families, elderly and other low-income individuals” who rely on food stamps. “We are confident that we can solve the problem of obesity and promote good nutrition and health for all Americans and stand ready to work with...
  • Food stamp use doubles in county

    12/04/2010 5:49:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | 12/04/10 | Stephanie Taylor
    Food stamp use doubles in county By Stephanie Taylor Staff Writer Published: Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 3:30 a.m. The amount of money for food assistance given to Tuscaloosa County residents has more than doubled in the past five years. In September 2005, residents from 7,672 households in the county received $1.6 million in money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. By September this year, that number had risen to 11,750 households receiving $3.5 million, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources. “A lot of people I see, it’s the first time they’ve had to ask for assistance with...
  • Feds search three Somali wire firms in Portland

    03/03/2010 9:11:45 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 489+ views
    mainetoday ^ | February 27 , 2010 | Matt Wickenheiser
    Federal agents seized computers and records Friday from three Somali businesses that provide money wire transfers. Under warrants obtained through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, agents searched the Al-Amin Halaal Market on St. John Street, the Dahabshil Inc. money transfer business ... The focus of the investigation was unclear. The warrant for Al-Amin referred to any information relating to the wire transfer business, or to food stamp fraud... More than 20 agents searched the Dahabshil business, showing up at 9 a.m. and staying until about 3 p.m.,
  • US families turn to food stamps as wages drop

    09/05/2009 2:43:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 816+ views
    FT ^ | 09/04/09 | Sarah O’Connor
    US families turn to food stamps as wages drop By Sarah O’Connor in Washington Published: September 4 2009 20:10 | Last updated: September 4 2009 20:47 The number of working Americans turning to free government food stamps has surged as their hours and wages erode, in a stark sign that the recession is inflicting pain on the employed as well as the newly jobless. While the increase in take-up is often attributed to the sharp rise in unemployment – which on Friday hit 9.7 per cent – the Financial Times has learnt that some 40 per cent of the families...
  • Food stamp use soars in Mass.

    07/23/2008 5:11:33 AM PDT · by jstassis · 20 replies · 362+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/23/2008 | Jonnelle Marte
    Massachusetts, which earlier this decade had the lowest percentage of eligible residents using food stamps, now has the fastest-growing food-stamp program in the country, a dramatic turnaround that state officials attribute to soaring food prices and a simplified application process.
  • Waterboarding, Food-Stamp heat for DiFi (Code Pinko // Ca. Assn of food banks kids m, ages 2-16)

    11/05/2007 3:29:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 51+ views
    InsideBayAreaBuzz.com ^ | 11/05/07 | Josh Richman
    Any U.S. Senator will get unhappy visitors now and again, but Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has had a tough couple of days. Everyone knew she would take heat for announcing Friday that she’ll give former judge Michael Mukasey a crucial Democratic vote in the Judiciary Committee for his confirmation as Attorney General. (Read her rationale for the vote here.) Sure enough, CodePink protestors went to Feinstein’s home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights on Sunday with a simulated waterboarding device so people could try it out and decide for themselves whether or not the interrogation technique amounts to torture. Several Democrats including...
  • Food For Fraud

    04/30/2007 5:39:21 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 1 replies · 250+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 4/30/07 | K. Lloyd Billingsley
    Authorities here are charging Beverly Benford, a former Statewide Administrative Coordinator with the California Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP), with embezzling funds by means of false purchases going back to 2000. Benford, 65, has pleaded not guilty. While she deals with the justice system, the nutrition program can serve an educational purpose. The FSNEP is part of the federal Food Stamp Program (FSP), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which claims that in 2006 the FSP assisted approximately 26 million people. "The Food Stamp Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger," explains the...