New independent estimates Monday night show that as many as 3.8 million people would lose their food stamp benefits in 2014 under a House Republican plan to tighten eligibility and end state waivers for able-bodied adults who are unemployed. The Congressional Budget Office numbers paint a darker picture than the GOP has admitted to thus far. The contradictions...
Sheriff: Granville woman falsely collects $13K in aid
A Granville woman was arrested Monday after allegedly receiving $13,481 in food stamp and HEAP benefits she was not entitled to, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Heather Nicholson, 34, was charged with felony grand larceny. An investigation by the county Department of Social Services and Sheriff's Office found Nicholson had falsely reported her household income and the number of people residing in the home while she collected welfare benefits, deputies said. Nicholson…
The Road Forward: Amid Tight Budgets And Political Gridlock, Obama Faces Tough Road On Poverty
46 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, are now considered at least nominally poor -- a record number reached during Obama's first term. Roughly the same number of people currently subsist on food stamps, an uptick of nearly 20 million people since Obama took office. Almost half of these impoverished Americans -- more than 20 million, according to the latest census data -- are considered "extremely poor," with incomes of less than half the official poverty threshold.
Hey...don't worry about anything...The Food Stamp President has you covered! Since taking office Obama has added an additional 12 million people to the Food Stamp program, an increase of 38% to push it to a record total of 44 million! (Amazing, the number of people on food stamps keeps going up, but when he calculates his unemployment numbers there are less people to work!!!) The Obama foodstamp card, its everywhere you thought we would never be!
#Obama creates twice as many food stamp dependents than new jobs. #tcot. Since Odumbo took office, 15 million more Americans are on food stamps. About 1/3 of Americans - more than 100 million - are now on some form of federal assistance. "The total amount spent on welfare programs amounts to roughly $1 trillion. Nearly 95 percent of these costs come from four categories of spending: medical assistance, cash assistance, food assistance, and social/housing assistance"