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Salt in the wound: No job, no food stamps
Posted By Sharon McCloskey On August 9, 2013 @ 2:39 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
As David Firestone reports today in this New York Times blog , House Republicans under the leadership of Rep. Eric Cantor are now proposing to cut the food stamp program by $4 billion by cutting off aid to people without jobs and children:
. . . Cantor wants to cut $4 billion a year, double the earlier cut, by removing up to 4 million people from the food stamp program. His method of kicking all those people off is particularly diabolical, considering the Republican refusal to stimulate the economy: he wants to punish those unable to find a job. Anyone who is unemployed and not raising children will be limited to three months of food stamps every three years.
The proposal, if passed, will strike a particularly devastating blow in North Carolina, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country and with thousands losing, or about to lose, unemployment benefits under a state law  passed by the Republican majority in the General Assembly and signed by Governor Pat McCrory in February.
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URLs in this post:
 blog: http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/unemployed-no-food-stamps-for-you/?smid=tw-share
 law: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/05/28/benefits-running-out-for-70000-jobless/
 The embarrassing toll from the NC DHHS Food Stamp scandal: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/27/the-embarrassing-toll-from-the-nc-dhhs-food-stamp-scandal/
 Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Students: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/31/food-stamp-cuts-hurt-students/
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