Cuts to food stamps begin Friday

Cuts to food stamps begin Friday

There are 84 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Nov 1, 2013, titled Cuts to food stamps begin Friday. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

JONESBORO, AR - SNAP benefits more commonly known as food stamps are being cut by 5% starting Friday.

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Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#93 Nov 13, 2013
zzz wrote:
<quoted text>You say you are disabled so what's your disability???Im sure your rent is based on your income so it can't be much,the place is small so the electric is also low and you only have basic phone service which is also cheap and let's not forget you are also covered by medicaid so you have no medical bills.Now what's your disability????
Once I pay my $550.00 a month rent and my elec. phone and internet there is not extra. Nobody pays my rent but me. And my disability is not your business. Heard of Hippa Laws?
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#94 Nov 13, 2013
what wrote:
What was the foodstamps goal when it was established from the start? It was designed for the very poor and under privileged folks to use it long enough to pull themselves up. It wasn't made to stay on for ever. What happened to the law where they could only have this help for 4 years and then they were supposed to be cut off.
Since you are obviously clueless back in older days, people had gardens and family and friends helped each other in hard times.there were no big store chains,"Kroger,Wal Mart,etc." people have forgotten survival instincts but we are facing upcoming tyranny and a huge change I'm not being crazy just realistic time for people to help each other and say no to this thing called our government . Do you all like being told what to do by people who work for all you taxpayers?
fuzzy

Tampa, FL

#95 Nov 14, 2013
President Johnson called for a permanent food-stamp program on January 31, 1964. Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman submitted the legislation on April 17, 1964. The bill eventually passed by Congress was H.R. 10222, introduced by Congresswoman Sullivan. One of the members on the House Committee on Agriculture who voted against the FSP in Committee was then Representative Bob Dole.

As a Senator, Dole became a staunch supporter of the program, after he worked with George McGovern to produce a bipartisan solution to two of the main problems associated with food stamps: cumbersome purchase requirements and lax eligibility standards. Dole told Congress regarding the new provisions,I am confident that this bill eliminates the greedy and feeds the needy. The law was intended to strengthen the agricultural economy and provide improved levels of nutrition among low-income households; however, the practical purpose was to bring the pilot FSP under congressional control and to enact the regulations into law.

The major provisions were:

The State Plan of Operation requirement and development of eligibility standards by States; They required that the recipients should purchase their food stamps, while paying the average money spent on food then receiving an amount of food stamps representing an opportunity more nearly to obtain a low-cost nutritionally adequate diet; The eligibility for purchase with food stamps of all items intended for human consumption except alcoholic beverages and imported foods (the House version would have prohibited the purchase of soft drinks, luxury foods, and luxury frozen foods); Prohibitions against discrimination on basis of race, religious creed, national origin, or political beliefs; The division of responsibilities between States (certification and issuance) and the Federal Government (funding of benefits and authorization of retailers and wholesalers), with shared responsibility for funding costs of administration; and Appropriations for the first year limited to $75 million; for the second year, to $100 million; and, for the third year, to $200 million. The Agriculture Department estimated that participation in a national FSP would eventually reach 4 million, at a cost of $360 million annually, far below the actual
Jonesboro Athiest

Jonesboro, AR

#96 Nov 14, 2013
zzz wrote:
<quoted text>You say you are disabled so what's your disability???Im sure your rent is based on your income so it can't be much,the place is small so the electric is also low and you only have basic phone service which is also cheap and let's not forget you are also covered by medicaid so you have no medical bills.Now what's your disability????
How would you know if my place is small or large?

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