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USDA Continues Fight To Purge Food Stamp Recipients

The Associated Press reports: The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that it would appeal a judge’s ruling that it would be “arbitrary and capricious” to move forward during a global health crisis with food stamp changes that could force hundreds of thousands from the program. Federal Judge Beryl Howell, in a ruling late last week, stopped a set of changes that …

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Trump Budget: Deep Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps

The New York Times reports: President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which must be approved by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, …

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14 States Sue Over New Food Stamp Restrictions

Politico reports: A coalition that includes attorneys general in 14 states, the District of Columbia and New York City are suing the Agriculture Department over a plan to impose stricter work requirements on millions of food stamp recipients. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by mostly Democratic-led states, argues that USDA unlawfully limited states’ discretion to exempt certain adults from work requirements …

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Fox Guest Star Parker: Food Stamp Cuts Are “Fantastic”

“I think that President Trump and his administration are doing an incredible job making America great again. This is fantastic news, that they are now acknowledging those that are sitting on their couch, they’ve gotten very comfortable on the couch, to say our national food stamp program is for those that are in need, desperate need. “They fixed the economy, …

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Trump Admin To End Food Stamps For 750,000 Poor

Bloomberg News reports: The Trump administration will announce a plan Wednesday to end food stamps benefits for about 750,000 Americans, issuing a new regulation that makes it harder for states to gain waivers from a requirement that beneficiaries work or participate in a vocational training program, according to people familiar with the matter. Conservatives have long sought cuts in the …

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Trump Admin Seeks To End Food Stamps For Millions

Reuters reports: 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 …

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Trump Administration To Classify Canned Spray Cheese As “Staple Dairy Food” In Federal Food Stamps Rules

It’s Reagan and ketchup all over again. Bloomberg reports: Canned spray cheese, beef jerky, and pimiento-stuffed olives would count as staple foods under the Trump administration’s proposed rule for the federal food-stamp program. The rule reportedly revises the program’s “minimum stocking requirements” for food staples, which stores are required to meet in order to accept the food-stamp benefits. The Federal …

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Shutdown Imperils Food Stamps Program For Millions

CBS News reports: The partial government shutdown glided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — the nation’s food stamp program — could have their assistance disrupted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees SNAP at …

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Fox News Guest Star Parker: People On Food Stamps Are Watching Porn And TV Instead Of Getting Jobs

“Prior to President Bush, there were like, food stamps. So they had this stigma about them, so people wouldn’t want to be on even if they qualify. But now it’s like an EBT swipe card, it’s a debit card. So they take the shame out of it. What the Trump Administration is saying is, come on guys, the economy’s doing good. …

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Trump Admin Moves To Restrict Food Stamps Eligibility

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment to receive …

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Trump Seeks To Drug-Test Food Stamp Recipients

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are able-bodied, without dependents and applying for …

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Trump Administration Proposes Replacing Food Stamps With Government-Shipped Boxes Of Canned Food

Politico reports: The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps. White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a “Blue Apron-type program” — a nod to …

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Proposed Trump Budget Slashes Medicaid, Food Stamps

The Hill reports: President Trump will propose massive cuts to the Medicaid program for fiscal 2018, according to a budget document posted by the Department of Health and Human Services. In total, the budget proposes cutting Medicaid spending by $610 billion over 10 years. That’s on top of more than $800 billion in cuts called for under the House-passed ObamaCare …

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GOP US House Rep On Food Stamps: The Bible Says If You’re Unemployed, You Don’t Get To Eat [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: One lawmaker is citing a godly reference to justify changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) quoted the New Testament to question the strength of current work requirements. The biblical passage, 2 Thessalonians 3-10, was a rebuttal to one of the hearing’s expert witnesses, a representative of the Jewish anti-hunger group MAZON. …

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Jeb Bush Calls For End To Food Stamps Program

Talk about a fucking desperation pander to Teabagistan. The Washington Post reports: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling for an end to the federal food stamp program as part of a proposed revamp of the nation’s welfare system. Bush would end the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, generally known as food stamps, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families …

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NEW YORK CITY: The Rich Get Much Richer, The Poor Get Much Much Poorer

From the New York Daily News: The number of city residents receiving aid under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, soared from 1.3 million in 2008 to 1.8 million today. Yet, with so many people in need, the biggest benefit reduction in the 50-year history of food stamps took effect Nov. 1. That’s when a …

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Gregory Brothers Songify The News

Featuring a singing Newt Gingrich and Bill O’Reilly.  The “steak, vodka, and caviar” chorus is pretty catchy.

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Bill Maher On Christian Values

Mediaite recaps: Bill Maher ended his show Friday night with a blistering takedown of religious people who would love to do things like take care of the starving and needy if it weren’t always for some personal conflict getting in the way. Maher said these Christians should “just admit you’re selfish” and come to terms with the fact that their …

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Family Research Council: There Is Nothing More Christian Than Cutting Food Stamps

Family Research Council “senior fellow” Ken Blackwell speaks to the Christian Post: “I think through empowering others and creating self-sufficiency…there within lies the path to sense of worthiness,” Blackwell told CP. “When I was growing up, there was fundamental belief, that there were times in people’s life when they needed a hand up…there were temporariness to hose programs, where they …

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Rep. Jackie Speirer Uses Steak & Vodka Props To Slam GOP Food Stamp Cuts

Just watch this. Watch the whole thing. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Speirer introduces House resolution against “ex-gay quackery.”

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