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    Trump to fund food stamps despite government shutdown

    The Trump administration has vowed to continue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as food stamps – benefits to low-income Americans, even as the government shutdown drags into its third week.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the decision late Tuesday, which will keep the program funded through February.


    “At President Trump’s direction, we have been working with the Administration on this solution. It works and is legally sound. And we want to assure states, and SNAP recipients, that the benefits for February will be provided,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement.
    The solution draws from a provision in the recently-expired continuing resolution – allowing programs like SNAP to incur the costs of operations within 30 days of the stopgap measure’s expiration. That will require states to make SNAP funding requests earlier than usual – by Jan. 20.
    The cumulative cost of the program for February is expected to total $5.1 billion. Around 38 million beneficiaries receive SNAP assistance.
    Other nutrition assistance programs – including those for children and women – will also remain funded.

    More at: https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics...nment-shutdown


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    Truly a great humanitarian.
    Chris

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    Mama June’s vote is secured. MAGA

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    Big Burrito and Big Fried Chicken lobbyists got to him.

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    The Day Trump Prevented The 2019 Great Grape Fanta Riots

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    So what's the point?
    "The Patriarch"

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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    The entire dept of ag needs shutdown . Do it .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    So what's the point?
    /thread_win

    I'm still waiting for the government to shut down. If trump can do that for even a few months, I'll vote for him in the next election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    /thread_win

    I'm still waiting for the government to shut down. If trump can do that for even a few months, I'll vote for him in the next election.
    You may not get it, but all these government jobs are funding local businesses. When the government is shut down, nobody is buying from local businesses and everybody is suffering as a result. Quoting Lloyd Lord Blankfein, the Government is doing God's work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    You may not get it, but all these government jobs are funding local businesses. When the government is shut down, nobody is buying from local businesses and everybody is suffering as a result. Quoting Lloyd Lord Blankfein, the Government is doing God's work!
    Yes - many will feel pain. When the hangover subsides, we can all get on with healing. Those ex-government workers can get productive jobs in the private sector, and the "local walmarts" can start making money again. Maybe some of those ex-government workers can start small/local businesses?

    Gulag Chief:
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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    Yes - many will feel pain. When the hangover subsides, we can all get on with healing. Those ex-government workers can get productive jobs in the private sector, and the "local walmarts" can start making money again. Maybe some of those ex-government workers can start small/local businesses?
    You have to be a nut to open a local business these days. Have you seen the regulations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    Yes - many will feel pain. When the hangover subsides, we can all get on with healing. Those ex-government workers can get productive jobs in the private sector, and the "local walmarts" can start making money again. Maybe some of those ex-government workers can start small/local businesses?
    And if not at least they could learn to contribute by working.
    "The Patriarch"

    willie with tan lines: enjoy the shots and the woman
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    And if not at least they could learn to contribute by working.
    Working? What's that? I have been milking the government tit for the last 20 years and you expect me find work? How can you be so cruel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Working? What's that? I have been milking the government tit for the last 20 years and you expect me find work? How can you be so cruel?
    In the private sector that the government milked the irony is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    /thread_win

    I'm still waiting for the government to shut down. If trump can do that for even a few months, I'll vote for him in the next election.
    They sure had no problem cashing my quarterly tax check on time and without delay, some shutdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    In the private sector that the government milked the irony is real.
    But the government is necessary. Society would collapse and what not if it wasn't for us. You can't leave us!



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    You don't say.
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    Trump hasn't even been in 6 months, you can't call him a boondoggle President unless he has overseen a military boondoggle for at least a year or two.


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    Dept. of "If a Tree Falls in a Forest ..."

    With government "shutdowns" like this, who needs a running government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCTelander View Post
    Truly a great humanitarian.
    The best.

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    How can we pass the next Patriot Act with our gobt shutdown.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    /thread_win

    I'm still waiting for the government to shut down. If trump can do that for even a few months, I'll vote for him in the next election.
    You'll vote for him no matter what he does.

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    You can't have a theatre that doesn't serve popcorns.

    swordsmyth, you support or oppose this move? You did not support the Wall if recall your stance correctly. Curious do you identify as a moderate, liberal, conservative ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    So what's the point?
    Could be part of latest MAGA pragmatic phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    You can't have a theatre that doesn't serve popcorns.

    swordsmyth, you support or oppose this move? You did not support the Wall if recall your stance correctly. Curious do you identify as a moderate, liberal, conservative?
    I oppose it but I also understand it, he wants to be able to say that he did everything he could to keep from cutting poor people off from food but the Demoncrats were completely unreasonable.

    I'm a Conservertarian.
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    2500 stores across the country are no longer able to take EBT payments because their licenses lapsed during the shutdown and cannot be renewed until the government resumes.


    A number of states are issuing food stamp benefits early due to the government shutdown. They’re doing this over concern that if the shutdown continues, they won’t be able to issue the payments in February.

    But the early payment comes with a sobering warning. A press relief from the state of Michigan said:
    For food assistance clients, Michigan will begin issuing February benefits on Saturday, Jan. 19. Clients who don’t receive their benefits on that date should receive the funds the following week. That means the 1.2 million Michigan residents who receive food assistance will have benefits to feed their families in February even if the partial federal government shutdown continues.
    The early food assistance benefits are not additional benefits and there will be no food assistance payments in February. MDHHS strongly encourages families to budget the funds they receive in January so they can meet their food needs through the entire month of February. (source)
    Another warning, more bluntly worded, came from an official in Pennsylvania.
    Carmen Rodriguez, a Camden County Freeholder and Liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services, has a warning for anyone who uses the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. She says don’t blow through the money.
    “It is very important for people to understand that this is an early payment. You are not going to get more money later,” Rodriguez said.
    “This is you getting your February allotment for Food Stamps today.” (source)
    So, to be perfectly clear, many people who receive food assistance are getting an early payment that must see them through until March, at which time officials hope the shutdown will have ended and things will go back to normal. That’s a 6-week time period that people will need to cover with a payment that really isn’t that big. (If you’re curious how much money people are getting on food benefits, I found this calculator. )


    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...blem-few-weeks
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    So many Trump supporters and especially their kids are on food stamps or school lunch program . The media does't want to highlight this because they want us all to keep fighting over race.

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    Yet more proof that all Washington does domestically is take our money, skim 60% off the top, and dole the remaining pittance back to those state and local governments which jump through all their hoops.

    And we need those middlemen because...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaazn View Post
    So many Trump supporters and especially their kids are on food stamps or school lunch program . The media does't want to highlight this because they want us all to keep fighting over race.
    Prove that.
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    There are Demoncrat voters everywhere zip, that doesn't prove anything.
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