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Swordsmyth
11-30-2019, 05:11 PM
Over the past year, the Department of Agriculture proposed three changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps. The new rules create stricter work requirements for program eligibility (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-administration-moves-impose-stricter-work-requirements-food-staps-n950271), cap deductions for utility allowances and "reform" the way 40 states automatically enroll families into SNAP when they receive other forms of federal aid.

A study by the Urban Institute released this week (https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/101368/estimated_effect_of_recent_proposed_changes_to_sna p_regulations.pdf) examined the three rules in combination for the first time and found that 3.7 million fewer people would receive SNAP in an average month, 2.2 million households would see their average monthly benefits drop by $127, more than 3 million others would see an average drop of $37 per month, and 982,000 students would lose access to free or reduced lunches.
"What we found is that overall the three proposed changes would reduce the number of households participating in SNAP by about 11 percent if this was implemented in 2018," said Laura Wheaton, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute who conducted the study. "It's about a 9.4 percent reduction in the number of people participating and about an 8 percent reduction in overall benefits."

More at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-proposal-endangers-food-stamps-for-millions/ar-BBXxZta

Origanalist
11-30-2019, 05:25 PM
Promises, promises. While they're at it why don't they propose cuts to the biggest foreign aid welfare queen Israel?

Swordsmyth
11-30-2019, 05:28 PM
Promises, promises. While they're at it why don't they propose cuts to the biggest foreign aid welfare queen Israel?
Take what you can get and THEN demand more.

Origanalist
11-30-2019, 05:34 PM
Take what you can get and THEN demand more.

Sure, that one (reducing aid to Israel) stands a snowballs chance in hell. And we haven't 'got' yet. It's a proposal.

Stratovarious
11-30-2019, 06:18 PM
I say '' let them eat cake'' :frog:

On the other hand, why in the fk are we still bankrolling Israeli War Criminals?

I don't support the Welfare State, but the biggest recipient isn't even American, something
is wrong with this picture, and the meme that Israel is our biggest ally is about as big
a farce as anyone could create.

Origanalist
11-30-2019, 06:29 PM
I say '' let them eat cake'' :frog:

On the other hand, why in the fk are we still bankrolling Israeli War Criminals?

I don't support the Welfare State, but the biggest recipient isn't even American, something
is wrong with this picture, and the meme that Israel is our biggest ally is about as big
a farce as anyone could come create.

With "friends" like that, who needs enemies?

Stratovarious
11-30-2019, 06:43 PM
With "friends" like that, who needs enemies?

Exactly

''....and keep your enemies closer..''

I guess.

:frog:

Swordsmyth
12-04-2019, 08:28 PM
As many as 750,000 will be cut off from food stamps under a new regulation set to be announced Wednesday.
The change will make it harder for states to receive waivers for requirements that certain able-bodied adults work or be enrolled in vocational training programs in order to receive benefits, Bloomberg reported. (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-04/trump-administration-moves-to-end-food-stamps-for-750-000)


Without the waiver, all SNAP recipients ages 18 to 49 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children are required to work at least part-time. Able-bodied adult SNAP recipients who don’t work are limited to three months of benefits within a three-year time frame. (https://www.al.com/news/2017/06/42000_alabamians_no_longer_rec.html)
Some exemptions are available for those who are physically or mentally unable to work; are pregnant; are caring for someone who is physically or mentally disabled; is a student; or is participating in a drug or alcohol treatment program.

The change is expected to save some $1.1 billion in the first year and $7.9 billion over five years.

More at: https://www.al.com/news/2019/12/trump-plan-will-remove-750000-from-food-stamp-rolls.html

Swordsmyth
12-04-2019, 08:30 PM
The Trump administration is set to tighten work requirements for recipients of federal food aid, potentially rendering hundreds of thousands of people ineligible for the program by mid-2020.
The administration said Wednesday that it had completed a new rule curbing states’ ability to shield adults without dependents from federal work requirements tied to receiving assistance through the program formerly administered via food stamps. Officials say the rule, which takes effect April 1, 2020, will save the government billions of dollars and encourage more people to work at a time when jobless rates are near a 50-year low.
The rule is the first to take effect among several Trump administration proposals to restrict access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which provides aid to 36.4 million people. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the program, separately has proposed tightening eligibility requirements for low-income households (https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-moves-to-tighten-food-stamps-eligibility-11563906611?mod=article_inline) and changing how utility costs factor into eligibility.

“This rule lays the groundwork for the expectation that able-bodied Americans reenter the workforce where there are currently more job openings than people to fill them,” said USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

For able-bodied adults without dependents, U.S. law limits SNAP benefits to three months, unless recipients are working or in training for 20 hours a week. States can waive those limits in areas where unemployment runs 20% above the national rate, which was 3.6% in October (https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-payrolls-grew-by-128-000-in-october-despite-the-gm-strike-11572611632?mod=article_inline).

The new rule requires the unemployment rate to be 6% or higher for states to issue such waivers. The rule also curbs the amount of discretionary exemptions from federal work requirements that states can issue.

More at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-to-curb-states-control-of-food-aid-11575455401

TheCount
12-04-2019, 11:53 PM
The Agriculture Department (https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/agriculture-secretary-perdue-on-thanksgiving-be-thankful-for-the-farmers-who-provided-your-feast) estimates the change would save roughly $5.5 billion over five years and cut benefits for nearly 700,000 SNAP recipients.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-tightens-food-stamp-requirements


This cut is just 4% of Trump's increase in farm welfare.

$150 billion - $4.4 billion = only $145.6 billion in additional welfare. Let's all pretend like this is a victory.


Dude adds 14,000 troops to the middle east, then subtracts 2,000 and people line up to suck his dick.


Adds $150 billion in new welfare, subtracts $4.4 billion, and people line up to suck his dick.


Must be some magic in his toadstool, I guess.

Swordsmyth
01-27-2020, 05:33 PM
A new Trump administration rule change, set to go into effect in April, will result in nearly 700,000 people across the country being dropped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as “food stamps.”
In December 2019, the Trump administration said it would limit states’ ability to issue eligibility waivers to single able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49.
A January 26 New York Times report noted that the Trump administration sees record low unemployment and steady economic growth as making this an opportune time to nudge people off the SNAP federal assistance program.
“Millions and millions of people don’t need food stamps anymore,” the report quoted President Trump’s statement at lat week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “They have jobs. They’re doing really well.”

There is no authorization in the Constitution for the federal government to appropriate a single cent for programs such as SNAP, but once people become dependent on them, cutting all recipients off in one fell swoop may indeed be traumatic for many. However, the Trump administration’s proposal will reduce the program gradually, and is a fairly humane step in the right direction.

More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/34731-usda-will-tighten-requirements-for-snap-some-states-are-suing

enhanced_deficit
01-27-2020, 06:47 PM
There were reports that upto 25% of homeless were veterans.


SNAP Helps 1.3 Million Low-Income Veterans, Including Thousands in Every State
January 8, 2020
About 1.3 million veterans live in households that participate in SNAP (formerly food stamps), CBPP analysis of data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey finds.


http://www.ronpaulforums.com/images/icons/icon14.png Trump administration proposal endangers food stamps for millions


Outlining budget, Trump puts aid to Israel first while slashing elsewhere (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?543259-Outlining-budget-Trump-puts-aid-to-Israel-first-while-slashing-elsewhere&)
The budget proposal “provides $3.1 billion to meet the security assistance commitment to Israel, currently at an all-time high [sic]; ensuring that Israel has the ability to defend itself from threats and maintain its Qualitative Military Edge,” according to a copy of the document, titled “America First.”



^This.


if this doesn't show America-First GOPA wing leadership's commitment to support our closest globalist ally in mideast, don't know what else does.

Swordsmyth
01-27-2020, 06:53 PM
There were reports that upto 25% of homeless were veterans.


SNAP Helps 1.3 Million Low-Income Veterans, Including Thousands in Every State
January 8, 2020
About 1.3 million veterans live in households that participate in SNAP (formerly food stamps), CBPP analysis of data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey finds.



Outlining budget, Trump puts aid to Israel first while slashing elsewhere (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?543259-Outlining-budget-Trump-puts-aid-to-Israel-first-while-slashing-elsewhere&)
The budget proposal “provides $3.1 billion to meet the security assistance commitment to Israel, currently at an all-time high [sic]; ensuring that Israel has the ability to defend itself from threats and maintain its Qualitative Military Edge,” according to a copy of the document, titled “America First.”



^This.


if this doesn't show America-First GOPA wing leadership's commitment to support our closest globalist ally in mideast, don't know what else does.
Thanks for exposing your support for welfare and communism.

enhanced_deficit
01-27-2020, 06:56 PM
Thank you for exposing global socialism of Foreign-Firster lobbies funded GOPA wing and higlighting 'follow the money' doctrine.

Swordsmyth
01-28-2020, 01:41 AM
Always pay attention to who tries to change the subject and make something good seem like something bad.