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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 04:25 AM

(PA) A war on the poor: Proposal would limit help to SNAP recipients

A federal proposal to change the rules associated with food stamps would mean less help — literally life-sustaining help — for thousands of Pennsylvanians who by virtually any logical standard need it.

Advocates for the poor as well as Pennsylvania state officials have united in a pushback to these programmatic changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which is commonly known as SNAP or food stamps.

The changes, promulgated by the office of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, are nothing short of a war on the poor.

The casualties: 200,000 Pennsylvanians, including 16,000 Allegheny County residents. Nationally, some 3 million Americans.

Under the pending change, the SNAP income limit for a family of four in Pennsylvania would drop to about $32,000 from about $40,000 currently. Even according to the USDA, for a family of two adults and two elementary-aged children to eat “moderately” (as opposed to thriftily or liberally) in 2019, it costs about $1,065 per month — more than a third of that family’s pretax income. Subtract rent/​mortgage, utility bills and medical costs and this family will be heading to its local food bank or will be going to bed hungry some nights of the month.

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019/10/03/War-on-the-poor-food-stamps-proposal-limit-SNAP-help/stories/201909270038?cid=search

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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 04:47 AM

1. Wonder how many of these needy people are drumpf supporters?

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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 04:49 AM

2. But at least the wealthy might be able to

afford more private jets, sports teams, or gold toilets. You know, the essentials.

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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 05:12 AM

3. this is OBSCENE

seriously, WTF is WRONG with these people

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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 05:35 AM

4. Trump's idea of making America great again

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Sat Oct 5, 2019, 08:14 AM

5. It seems...

Is there any example of benefits to common folks, from this MisAdministration? I haven't seen any. In fact, I see the opposite: detriments, destruction, desolation.

By my reckoning, every policy that comes out of that Feudal pit of vipers is carving what meat is left on the bone off and eviscerating our body politic. All of his appointees are antagonistic to their departments. Some of the effects are already showing and the rest will be a long, slow trail of tears.

WE have been tossed into the moot of deadly reptiles to flail and writhe collectively. Dr. Doom has arrived.

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