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  • #497085

    pez
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    lattethunder said:
    $1.65/hr on average? Nice!

    Would this even be legal?

    The article is misleading, they are not saying that someone has to work 20 hours a week in exchange for the foodstamps. They would have to work, be doing something that prepares them for work or volunteering to be eligible for foodstamps.

    #497087

    myliftkk
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    It all depends how one defines “able-bodied” (though one tends to imagine a strapping young person when the term is used).

    Per the Dispatch,

    “We don’t have nearly enough places for 15,000 people” to work, said Lance Porter, spokesman for the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. Many of the “able-bodied” food-stamp recipients in the Columbus area have disabilities and are seeking Supplemental Social Security, an application process that can take months, even years.

    “We don’t oppose the requirement, but most of these people have no other income than food stamps. Getting them transportation and other help to participate in work activities costs money,” said Jack Frech, director of the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services. “We’ll have 1,000 people subject to this requirement and there is no way we will have work sites for them. Every work site we have is already filled up by people working for cash assistance.”

    #497088
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Thank god we’re finally addressing the millions of Ohioans who apparently sit at home doing nothing collecting their $668.00 worth of food to feed a family of four for a month instead of working.

    I mean, add to that the $507.00 a month in cash assistance available to their family, those people are living large!

    Over a thousand a month in cash and prizes just for being poor!

    (queue someone who has a friend who saw someone buying a grand worth of groceries with a foodstamp card, loading into their new BMW, and then eating it while watching their 60″ flat screen)

    #497089

    lattethunder
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    Coremodels said:

    (queue someone who has a friend who saw someone buying a grand worth of groceries with a foodstamp card, loading into their new BMW, and then eating it while watching their 60″ flat screen)

    I once heard a friend of a friend complaining about people using food stamps to buy water. Yes, water. Not gatorade or pop or juice or whatever, but drinking water. He felt that poor people should be forced to drink tap water, because “everyone has access to clean water all the time.”

    Newsflash: no they don’t.

    #497090

    News
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    House Votes To Slash $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program
    by SCOTT NEUMAN
    September 19, 2013 7:03 PM

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Thursday to slash $40 billion from the federal food stamp program.

    GOP lawmakers cited what they said was widespread abuse of the program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is intended to help poor individuals and families buy groceries.

    READ MORE: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/19/224201716/house-gop-lawmakers-vote-to-cut-food-stamps?ft=1&f=1003

    #497091

    News
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    Food Stamp Benefit Decreased
    Thursday October 31, 2013 7:41 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – About 1.8 million Ohioans will see their food stamp benefits decreased slightly at midnight Friday, and advocates for the poor say it’s going to hurt.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/10/31/BC-OH-Food-Stamps-Ohio.html

    #497092

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    #497093
    Tom Over
    Tom Over
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    News said:

    Thanks for the vid. Since we’re talking about ‘welfare’, how about the $83 billion per yr Wall Street gets in federal government subsidies ?

    #497094

    News
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    10,000 Ohioans Lose Food stamps Over Work Rules
    Friday January 24, 2014 8:57 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thousands of poor Ohio residents have lost food stamp benefits for not fulfilling work requirements, and the number is expected to rise in the coming months.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports over 10,000 people lost the benefits this month as Ohio began enforcing work requirements that were waived in recent years.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/01/24/oh–food-stamps-ohio.html

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