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Dozens indicted in Georgia food stamp fraud case

Federal prosecutors in Georgia announced indictments on Tuesday against 88 people in one of the country’s largest food-stamp fraud cases. Fifty-four defendants were accused in an alleged scheme to open grocery stores in Georgia that would buy food stamps and cash vouchers at deep discounts, which the stores would then…

GOP Senate candidate compares food stamp recipients to wild animals

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate compared food stamp recipients to wild animals in a Facebook post. Dr. Annette Bosworth, who is running for South Dakota’s open Senate seat against four other Republicans, shared a viral image Monday on her personal page on the social media network, reported Right Wing…

Working poor now majority of food stamp recipients — with college educated among fastest growing group of users

In the wake of recent cuts to the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program — or food stamps — the Associated Press reported Sunday that working-age people have now passed children and the elderly as the majority of recipients for households relying on food stamps. The program now covers one in seven…

More than 10,000 lose food stamps as Ohio resumes enforcement of work requirement

More than 10,000 Ohio residents lost food stamp benefits this month because they failed to meet newly enforced work requirements. About 140,000 adults who don’t have dependent children can receive assistance only if they spend at least 20 hours a week working, attending school or job training, or volunteering. Advocates…

McDonald’s helpline to employee: Go on food stamps

McDonald’s helpline to employee: Go on food stamps. (via The Christian Science Monitor) A crowd of low-income fast food workers and their supporters protest outside of the McDonald’s restaurant in Memphis, Tenn., in August. Wage advocates have zeroed in on another group they say is suffering financially from fast food…

If Paul Ryan really listened to Pope Francis he would oppose cruel cuts to food stamps

Pope Francis’s Message to Ryan (via LA Progressive) As Congress considers cruel and barbaric attacks against the poor embodied by efforts to impose massive cuts in the food stamp program — cuts that would make the poor more poor, the hungry more hungry, the needy more needy and the ill…

Rep. Speier holds up vodka and steak on House floor to shame food stamp opponents

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Thursday held up steak, vodka and caviar during her House floor speech in an effort to shame Republicans who want to slash $40 billion from the food stamp budget, while they continue to go on “lavish” trips financed by taxpayers and other groups. Earlier this…

GOP rep.: Slashing food stamps by $40 billion means ‘more money’ for the hungry

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MA) on Thursday asserted that cutting $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years would actually provide “more money” to hungry Americans. A bill introduced by House Republicans this month almost doubled the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) proposed earlier…

Food stamps helped me serve my country. Please don’t cut them now

My single mom struggled to put food on the table sometimes, so government assistance was part of what made me a soldier I’ve eaten government food during two periods in my life: as a child and as a soldier. The first led to the second in more ways than one,…

House votes down controversial farm bill in surprise vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican budget-cutters joined Democratic defenders of food stamps to defeat the $500 billion, five-year farm bill backed by GOP leaders on Thursday. Agriculture Committee chairman Frank Lucas said there may not be a second chance to write a farm bill this year. Lucas’ bill called for the…

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