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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:20 PM

Trump to the Hungry: 'Let Them Eat ... Whatever'

Republican Work-for-Food-Stamps Plan Could Force 750,000 Americans Out of the Anti-Poverty Program

By Terry H. Schwadron, DCReport New York Editor

The federal Department of Agriculture program pushed by the White House to require food stamp recipients to work likely will affect nearly 50,000 New York City residents—and more than 750,000 nationwide, according to a new study by the Mayor’s office in New York.

What passed last year as part of the big farm bill package included a provision that food stamp recipients—a program administered by the Agriculture Department—must be working, in a job training program or actively looking for work if able-bodied individuals without dependent children.

It’s worth looking at the distance between what looks good in Washington and what looks not-so-good on the ground.

Those Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents or “ABAWDs” aged 18 to 49, are limited to three months of food stamp benefits over three years unless they work, volunteer or get job training at least 80 hours a month. As it stands, states can grant individual exemptions or waive time limits in areas of high unemployment or lack of sufficient job openings.

https://www.dcreport.org/2019/04/16/trump-to-the-hungry-let-them-eat-whatever/

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough..........................

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