Wisconsin Governor Pushes Forward With Plan To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients

Wisconsin Governor Pushes Forward With Plan To Drug Test Food Stamp Recipients:

Anyone looking to take advantage of the federal food stamp program in the state of Wisconsin may soon have to pee in a cup before rushing to the grocery store each month for their taxpayer subsidized sugary beverages and assortment of Hostess baked goods.  As the StarTribune points out today, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took steps earlier today that could eventually make his state the first to require drug tests for able-bodied adults applying for food stamps.

Gov. Scott Walker moved ahead Monday with his plans to make Wisconsin the first state to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, a move blocked by the federal government or found to be unconstitutional when other states have tried.

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Guess What Happens In States Where Food Stamp Recipients Have To Work

Guess What Happens In States Where Food Stamp Recipients Have To Work:

Alabama began 2017 by requiring able-bodied adults without children in 13 counties to either find a job or participate in work training as a condition for continuing to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. According to AL.com, the number of those recipients declined from 5,538 to 831 between Jan. 1 and the beginning of May – an 85 percent drop.

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Alabama Sees 85% Drop In Food Stamp Participation After Work Requirements Reinstated

Alabama Sees 85% Drop In Food Stamp Participation After Work Requirements Reinstated:

13 Alabama counties experienced some ‘shocking‘ results, or maybe not depending on your natural level of cycism, when they decided to once again require able-bodied food stamp recipients, without dependents, to be employed and/or engaged in a job-training program in order to participate in the program for more than 3 months over a 3-year period.

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Trump’s Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%

Trump’s Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%:

More details from President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal are trickling out via a flurry of overnight reports from The Washington Post, Associated Press and Bloomberg News.

Here are some of the highlights from the latest batch of trial balloons:

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Maine Drops 9,000 From Food Stamps After Refusal To Comply With Work Requirements

Maine Drops 9,000 From Food Stamps After Refusal To Comply With Work Requirements:

Republican Governor Paul LePage dared to begin enforcing Maine’s volunteer and work requirements for food stamp (SNAP) recipients to keep their benefits. The end result was more than 9,000 non-disabled adults getting dropped from the program.

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EBT Card Outage? 8 Days Into June And Many Americans Are Still Waiting For Food Stamp Money

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EBT Card Outage?: It Is 8 Days Into June And Many Americans Are STILL Waiting For Food Stamp Money:

Widespread reports continue to pour in from all over the nation of “glitches” with the food stamp system.  It is eight days into the month and large numbers of people still have not received their benefits, and in other instances it is being reported that EBT cards are simply not working correctly.  So what in the world is going on here?  On downdetector.com there are scores of reports of problems with the EBT system from people all over the nation.  Could this simply be another example of government incompetence, or is something else at work here?

I had heard some rumblings about this over the past few days, but I had not really taken them seriously until I read an article from highly respected author Ray Gano

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Caught On Tape: Feds Bust Biggest Ever Food Stamp Fraud In History

Caught On Tape: Feds Bust Biggest Ever Food Stamp Fraud In History:

In Operation Stampede, what is being called the largest food-stamp trafficking takedown in history in terms of financial loss, law enforcement agencies filed federal charges last week against 22 Florida store owners or operators, including one convenience-store owner, in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food-stamp benefits for cash. the defendants fraudulently obtained more than $13 million dollars in EBT deposits for transactions in which the stores did not provide food.

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Welcome To The Recovery: 1 In 7 Americans (45.5 Million) Remain On Food Stamps

Welcome To The Recovery: 1 In 7 Americans (45.5 Million) Remain On Food Stamps:

More than six years into Dear Leader’s glorious economic recovery, 45.5 million Americans, or one in seven, remain on food stamps.

I’d say that’s a problem, but I don’t want to be accused of “peddling economic fiction.”

45 million Americans now on food stamps … That’s 45 million people who will erupt into social chaos when the free money stops flowing

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45 million Americans now on food stamps … That’s 45 million people who will erupt into social chaos when the free money stops flowing:

The number of Americans receiving food stamps exceeds 45 million – a level which has remained relatively constant for more than four years now. That figure accounts for nearly 20 percent of the population of the country.

In 1969, there were 2,800,000 Americans in the food stamp program. Since then the number has increased more than 15-fold.

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