I was not speaking of food stamps at all so don't refer to me as an "ignorant ass". The poster I responded to was referring to "welfare" which is cash assistance not food stamps.<quoted text>
Just so your ignorant ass knows the FACTS that before BUSH changed the LAW a person had to be a US Citizen:
May 13, 2002
On May 13, 2002, President Bush signed into law H.R. 2646, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, also known as the Farm Bill, which includes an expansion of immigrant and refugee eligibility for food stamps. The new law (Public Law 107-171) opens the food stamp program to:
qualified immigrants who have been in the United States for at least 5 years, effective April 1, 2003, which restores food stamp eligibility to roughly 363,000 immigrants and removes the 7-year limit on food stamp eligibility for refugees and asylees;
qualified immigrant children, regardless of date of entry, effective October 1, 2003;
qualified immigrants receiving disability assistance, regardless of date of entry, effective October 1, 2002.
This represents the largest restoration of benefits since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 (PRWORA) disqualified roughly 935,000 legal immigrants from public benefit programs. In 1998, food stamp benefits were restored to about 250,000 immigrants - primarily children, the elderly and the disabled - and Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid were restored to about 12,000 elderly and disabled immigrants. MRS has long supported the restoration of public benefits to legal immigrants.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF /ˈtænɨf/) is one of the United States of America's federal assistance programs. It began on July 1, 1997, and succeeded the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, providing cash assistance to indigent American families with dependent children through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This cash benefit is often referred to simply as "welfare."
TANF was created by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act instituted under President Bill Clinton in 1996.
My statements regarding health care related to the younger brother who was hospitalized due to his injuries. He IS a US citizen. The poster I was responding to indicated his health care would be provided by Romneycare as he was being treated in Massachusetts. My response was that he would be covered in any State as he is a US citizen.