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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:29 AM

LePage staffer forced to answer same invasive questions he asked SNAP recipients

Putting a spotlight on the extensive and invasive information that low-income Mainers are required to disclose in order to obtain food stamps, U.S. Rep. Katie Porter of California fired question after question at a former Maine official credited with implementing that burdensome policy during a U.S. House committee hearing last week.

Sam Adolphsen, a right-wing activist and former chief operating officer at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services under former Governor Paul LePage, is credited with introducing strict work requirements that made it harder for Mainers to receive assistance from SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as “food stamps.” The Trump administration is trying to impose similar restrictions on the federal level and estimates that nearly 700,000 people across the nation will no longer be eligible for the program.

During a House sub-committee hearing on the proposed cuts, Porter posed a series of questions to Adolphsen, who now serves as policy director for the conservative Foundation for Government Accountability.

“Mr. Adolphsen, how much do you pay each month for electricity and how often?”

Read more: https://mainebeacon.com/lepage-staffer-forced-to-answer-same-invasive-questions-he-asked-snap-recipients/

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Reply LePage staffer forced to answer same invasive questions he asked SNAP recipients (Original post)
TexasTowelie Friday OP
Sherman A1 Friday #1
kag Friday #2
lastlib Friday #9
underpants Friday #3
catbyte Friday #4
Cousin Dupree Friday #5
jayschool2013 Friday #14
LittleGirl Friday #6
thesquanderer Friday #7
DinahMoeHum Friday #8
ehrnst Friday #10
jayschool2013 Friday #16
2naSalit Friday #11
hibbing Friday #12
Joinfortmill Friday #13
33taw Friday #15
lagomorph777 Friday #17
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TexasTowelie Friday #20
PatSeg Friday #18
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:35 AM

1. Excellent!

Hope he enjoyed the grilling.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:42 AM

2. God, I love Katie!!!

She is badass!

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Response to kag (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:55 AM

9. She KNOWS how bad low-income people have it

She UNDERSTANDS their struggles, and she makes sure the witnesses get to feel their pain! I love that about her!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:46 AM

3. 1. "School aged" includes kindergarten. 2. Salary / 2,080 hourly rate.

52 weeks x 40 hours = 2,080. That's the standard used in cost accounting and by HR departments.

That was excellent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:48 AM

4. I am so impressed by Rep. Katie Porter. California did themselves proud by electing her.

That was awesome.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:09 AM

5. I sincerely hope that lady is a future President of the US.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:43 AM

14. +1

Sooner rather than later.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:36 AM

6. Outstanding! eom

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:38 AM

7. How often does one pay a monthly bill? Is the next question who's in Grant's tomb? (n/t)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:39 AM

8. Tee hee! Payback is a motherfucker, Sam.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:59 AM

10. Katie Porter is the GOP's nightmare.

She's quiet, not hostile, a total wonk, sharp as a tack, and relentless.

They have nothing to mock her for, or to hold up as proving she's an "extremist."

She's not looking for celebrity, nor does she aspire to be on the cover of magazines - she buckled down on day one and does her job, doesn't get into twitter wars, or give a lot of interviews.

She gives them nothing to use against her, and has deadly accuracy in her questioning.

They don't see that coming from someone whose looks and demeanor are more like a midwestern mom running a bake sale than a legal sharpshooter.




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Response to ehrnst (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:50 AM

16. Love it and her

But I never underestimate the Republican smear machine.

"Katie Porter's California values" said with a sneer

"Katie Porter went to GOVERNMENT schools. Is it no wonder why she's filled with un-American leftist values?"

"Another Ivy League elitist trying to tell what you to do."

"Do you ever wonder why Katie Porter left Iowa for the coasts? Why she didn't fit in with Heartland America?"

You know, that kind of shit.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:04 AM

11. Finally! One of those who create so much

pain and agony for so many gets a moment of discomfort. I have no sympathy for him.

And Rep. Porter! I'm glad she's on our side!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:37 AM

12. Love her, I too hope she runs for higher office n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:40 AM

13. Retweet

Katie Porter rocks it again.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:50 AM

15. Did they withhold water during the questioning and offer him some after answering correctly?

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Response to 33taw (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:23 AM

17. I don't think they should withhold water from GOP witnesses.

I think they should waterboard them.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:11 PM

20. .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:34 AM

18. Oh, I really love her!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:42 AM

19. She is my favorite of all the new reps.

Go get 'em girl! Make them squirm.

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