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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:23 PM

x-post via ohiochick::: Over 1 million face loss of food stamps over work requirements

X-post via Ohiochick from:
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http://www.democraticunderground.com/11181039

Over 1 million face loss of food stamps over work requirements
Source: AP

January 30, 2016 at 1:04 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.

The rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was triggered by the improving economy specifically, falling unemployment. But it is raising concerns among the poor, social service providers and food pantry workers, who fear an influx of hungry people.

Recent experience in other states indicates that most of those affected will probably not meet the work requirements and will be cut off from food stamps.

For many people, "it means less food, less adequate nutrition. And over the span of time, that can certainly have an impact on health and the health care system," said Dave Krepcho, president and chief executive of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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Response to w0nderer (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:38 PM

1. It is a food industry subsidy program.

That will be a $70 million plus per month hit for Walmart, Kroger, and Albertsons attempted IPO. Wonder when or if they will speak up?

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 03:34 AM

2. good point nt

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 2, 2016, 07:56 AM

3. That might be why Walmart closed stores.

They were mostly in low income areas that would be effected.

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