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Purpose versus Excuse: Why Congress Might Buy Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Plan

Purpose versus Excuse: Why Congress Might Buy Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Plan

  by Thomas L. Knapp Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month.” Under the plan, recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which these days are delivered as debit card balances rather than as physical coupons — “stamps” — would […]

Advocates Push Government For Pet Food Stamps

Advocates Push Government For Pet Food Stamps

The food stamp program offering assistance to needy families doesn’t go far enough to help people in dire financial straights, according to the signers of a new petition. … The Washington Post. “I think we should get behind this in a big way.” Follow Thomas Phippen on Twitter Send tips to [email protected] Freedom of Speech […]

State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

. Not only is the number of Californians participating in the state’s federally funded food stamp program increasing, but the number of eligible recipients is decreasing, according to state and federal data. California for years has lagged behind the rest of the country in terms of participation. Tied for 48th in 2013, only 66 percent […]

Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

D.A. wins conviction for food stamp scam

D.A. wins conviction for food stamp scam

VENTURA, California — District Attorney Gregory Totten announced today that on April  l, 2014, Eric Gabriel Suarez (DOB 09/06/84) of Oxnard was sentenced to serve four years in state prison. Suarez pleaded guilty in December 2013 to felony trafficking in food stamp benefits, grand theft, and admitted an excessive taking allegation. He was arrested during […]

What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

By Amy Payne January 30, 2014 at 6:30 am Cartoon by Glenn Foden Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news. While people were talking about the State of the Union, they’ve done it again with the […]