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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:36 AM

Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

Source: Reuters

The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.

Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA....

Current rules allow people to access SNAP benefits worth thousands of dollars for two years without going through robust eligibility reviews, he told reporters on the call.

“Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don’t need it,” Lipps said.




Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-foodstamps/trump-administration-pursues-rule-that-would-remove-3-1-million-people-from-food-stamps-idUSKCN1UI0AH

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Reply Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps (Original post)
mia Jul 23 OP
bucolic_frolic Jul 23 #1
LogicFirst Jul 23 #10
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 23 #2
ebbie15644 Jul 23 #3
Bengus81 Jul 23 #19
Ford_Prefect Jul 23 #5
area51 Jul 23 #15
Ford_Prefect Jul 23 #17
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 23 #21
left-of-center2012 Jul 23 #4
Merlot Jul 23 #8
Bayard Jul 23 #6
iluvtennis Jul 23 #20
Grins Jul 23 #7
Politicub Jul 23 #9
LogicFirst Jul 23 #11
dalton99a Jul 23 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 23 #13
The Liberal Lion Jul 23 #14
geretogo Jul 23 #16
Bengus81 Jul 23 #18
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 23 #22
Midnight Writer Jul 23 #23
House of Roberts Jul 23 #24
riversedge Jul 23 #25
House of Roberts Jul 23 #26
riversedge Jul 23 #28
sakabatou Jul 23 #27
Turbineguy Jul 23 #29

Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:44 AM

1. If millionaires can be deprived of what they don't need

let's have at it. But I doubt that's the purpose of this proposal, and extremely few, maybe a dozen, receive SNAP benefits

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:41 AM

2. Keep on alienating citizens, GOP. We'll take their votes.

KY...........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:29 AM

3. I grew up with the poorest of the poor and they never vote. No expectation that anything will change

good or bad

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Response to ebbie15644 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:58 PM

19. Yep...and the GOP exploits that fact for all it's worth

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:01 AM

5. Some of them will die, or their children or their parents or their spouses will before then

This is being done to shame anyone in need, once again, as well as those who feel that it is wrong to starve needy people in the culture of plenty of billionaires.

The anti-christ bellows and feeds the culture of abuse he thrives on.

Shame on the GOP, Shame on his enablers of any political or media stripe, Shame on America that we still allow this kind of policy perversion without rising up and ending it.

When did it become acceptable to murder our neighbors and fellow citizens?

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:37 PM

15. With all due respect,

we've been allowing our fellow citizens to die due to lack of healthcare.

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Response to area51 (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:53 PM

17. Yes we have, among many sins of omission. This particular group have been served until now.

So now they become the latest in a long series of those abused to suit the culture of excess by the ultrawealthy, and the paranoia they feed their followers on.

Just imagine cutting off the food supplies for a city the size of Los Angeles or Chicago. That is what will be accomplished along with collateral damage to surrounding communities of every kind.

We have much that is yet to be done, and many who have been tortured by the way we respond to needs. But this is a case of mean spirited and intentional damage caused by removing something which we already had in place which has helped mitigate the needs of some people.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 03:05 PM

21. Agree. Brings adults to an early demise and malnourishes children.

It's despicable. We already have a huge problem with poor overall child nutrition. One would think the business-oriented GOP would support good child health to create a better workforce! But instead, they seem to need a group of bogeymen to shame and create fear to get votes.

I think other parts of their motives are:

* To cut government spending anywhere they can to keep us in the Dem/GOP cycle of budget & tax ups and downs, allowing them to force Dems to increase spending and taxes when we're in power (and make us look bad), then cut spending & taxes when they're in office to help their billionaires that fund them. They don't seem to care how cruel the cuts are.

* They have the delusion that cutting welfare spending will reduce unemployment to make them look good during election campaigns. That's totally wrong-headed and tends to reduce wage rates, which they love as well. Increased poverty tends to force people to either work for less or not be able to work at all.

The GOP is indeed the party of evil and cruelty and people having any moral fiber should shed their ties to the GOP if they're true to their fundamental doctrines.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:32 AM

4. "SNAP benefits worth thousands of dollars for two years"

I get $25 a month.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:00 AM

8. Yes, I saw that "worth thousands of dollars for two years"

That must be how all those millionairs got so rich, they save their own money and apply for SNAP.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:37 AM

6. Automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires

That's absolute bullshit. I don't think millionaires are going to sit in grungy county offices for hours to convince a social worker they need food stamps to feed their families. Give me a break!

Anybody I've every known in this program was there because they wanted to eat, including myself years ago. This is akin to Reagan's, "Welfare Cadillac".

Just one more way to subjugate the poor, and get more dollars for the wealthy (who are NOT on food stamps for godsakes!)



Wow......my 5,000th post!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:52 PM

20. Ditto- well said. nt

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:44 AM

7. That "compassionate conservatism!" again.... NM

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:13 AM

9. Of course they are. Republicans are greedy trash supported by an army of deplorable trash.

"Who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure" is so bullshit. None of these people wanting to cut the program have no idea how hard it is to get SNAP.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:19 AM

11. Less money for the poor; more money for

GOLF.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 11:36 AM

12. Kick

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:23 PM

13. Trump is evil

There can be no other explanation.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:34 PM

14. This is a land of plenty and there is more than enough to go around

Are you telling me that a land that can project massive military power in all corners of this earth within minutes can't feed it's own people in it's time of need? Are you actually trying to convince me of this? Sorry republicans I ain't buying your bullshit. A nation so rich where the most wealthy among it's citizens can literally burn it's money but that can not take care of it's own is no nation worthy of survival.

It's time, the "resistance" must become the "revolt"!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:46 PM

16. Starving people are desperate people . They will rob grocery stores for food then Trump will make

more money from private prisons . Pure EVIL !!!!!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:57 PM

18. Trump and his goons claim higher income people are using food stamps..........

Jesus H. Christ,millionaires signing up for stamps?!?! Nah....just the usual GOOPER BS to deprive those who are most in need to shuffle that money back to millionaires for new Jets and bigger homes.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 04:00 PM

22. One out of five children in the U.S. go to bed hungry.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 04:18 PM

23. Another screwing for our farmers. Food stamps are used to buy products produced on farms.

I notice in my area several farm fields are not even planted this year.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:28 PM

24. Is this part of Chuck and Nancy's Excellent Budget Deal?

Reported on elsewhere today?
If they give Trump any long term deal, how many of these poor people fuckovers will they pull later?

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:46 PM

25. No, this is a new Trump Adm. rule

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Response to riversedge (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 06:52 PM

26. So the budget deal was agreed to

without prior knowledge of this crap?
I'm starting to feel consummated here.
Trump needs to only be given as short a leash as possible, or more of this will result.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:11 PM

28. Actually, I read about it maybe a month or so ago, but seems trump is making it official now.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:00 PM

27. Trump is all about cruelty

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 07:25 PM

29. Trump has to take care

of hungry billionaires.

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