Tag Archives: food stamps

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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Cory Booker’s Day Six

“Today is my 6th day of the SNAP Challenge; my 6th sweet potato; my 6th day of canned beans; and, my 6th day of canned veggies. I still like those foods but I found myself craving some variety. I realize when you find food on sale or buy in bulk, you can end up eating a lot of the same …

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Cory Booker’s Third Day On Food Stamps

“My third day on the #SNAPChallenge was by far the toughest. Today, I was in motion and at meetings all day. My crazy schedule required that I prepare all of my food in the morning to enable me to eat on the go. In addition to preparing and packaging my meals, I realized early this morning that I am eating …

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Quote Of The Day – Cory Booker

“This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day.  This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey.  I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven …

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Cory Booker To Go On Food Stamps

After a flame war with a Twitter user who calls herself “the enemy of communism and socialism,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker challenged her to join him in trying to live on food stamps for one week. Booker, who’s prolific on Twitter, on Sunday tweeted out a quote from Plutarch: “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most …

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From MoveOn.Org

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Food Stamp Presidents

(Via JMG reader Ray)

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Food Stamp Usage Soars

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Food Stamps For Fast Food

The parent company of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut is lobbying the Kentucky government to allow the use of food stamps in their stores. Currently Kentucky’s Food Assistance Program provides money to those in need to buy food — but that does not include fast food. Yum! says the elderly, disabled, and homeless should be able to use food …

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Quote Of The Day – NY Sen. Ruben Diaz

“Mr. Mayor, will you please make up your mind? Last week, Mayor Bloomberg released a video wherein he stated his support for marriage equality ‘Because government shouldn’t tell you who to love or who to marry’. Today, Mayor Bloomberg sought permission from the Federal Government to prohibit New York food stamp recipients from using their food stamps to purchase soda …

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Food Stamps Nearing Record Use

The number of Americans relying on food stamps is nearing records not seen since the 1960s. Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million in the coming year, the highest level since the aid program began in the 1960s. The number of …

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