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10,000 Ohioans Lose Food Stamps

State begins enforcing work requirements that had been on hold during economic downturn

January 25, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of poor Ohio residents have lost food stamp benefits for not fulfilling work requirements, and the number is expected to rise in the coming months....

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justagirl

Jan-28-14 5:07 PM

It's about time!!!!

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promo61

Jan-27-14 7:58 AM

@ice cream: "They Inherited it". Where was it created in the first place then? Read about the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt who, at age 11 was plying the waters on his father's ferry between Staten Island and Manhattan. He started his own business at age 16. I'm sure you'll find fault with the concept but at least the story is wikified for easy liberal browsing.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-26-14 11:47 PM

It's unacceptable to you envious "Progressives." I'm fine with it. In fact, I thank those entrepreneurs, risk-takers, and JOB CREATORS for employing me and paying me what I'm worth, and for creating the technologies and providing the goods and services that make my live long, healthy, safe, and comfortable.

But if you want to live your lives stupid, greedy, and ungrateful, it's a free country. For now. LOL

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icecream

Jan-26-14 11:10 PM

Anyone: It is staggering to know that a simple 85 people or families have the same amount of wealth as 3.5 BILLION PEOPLE.

I will never understand why you and yours persist in the belief "that the list of 85 made money the old fashion way, they inherited it"!

They are earning money on the backs of the WORLD MIDDLE CLASS!

AND; the 85 are laughing at their MIDDLE CLASS DEFENDERS, THAT THEY ARE SO EASILY DUPED...

When will any of you understand that this injustice is unacceptable???

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walksabout

Jan-26-14 8:51 PM

no individual or family gets benefits from all 72 programs. hold that thought. many project dwellings have entire extended families in one section. only takes a few people to have 72 dependents and each receiving some freebie from one of the 72 agency programs.due the math.

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walksabout

Jan-26-14 8:45 PM

Who started the food stamp program? Liberal politicians seeking a faithful voter base that would follow them anywhere and fight anybody with opposite views.

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TrollSlayer

Jan-26-14 3:17 PM

I just can't understand why nobody will pay the ChokingStalker a "living wage." His oinking is impeccable. His spelling is, "two." Sure, he may complain a bit, and he may make fun of his hillbilly neighbors, but so do most other freebaggers when they're asked to do a little actual work in exchange for the upper-class income they know they deserve. It's only natural.

Don't worry, Choker. I'm sure an employer will show up on your sty-step with the high-paid, low-effort executive position you've been demanding. Oinky oinky? Oink!

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dyingov

Jan-26-14 11:47 AM

"The federal government funds 126 separate programs targeted towards low-income people, 72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals. (The rest fund community-wide programs for low-income neighborhoods, with no direct benefits to individuals.) State and local governments operate more welfare programs.Of course, no individual or family gets benefits from all 72 programs, but many do get aid from a number of them at any point in time.

Today, the Cato institute is releasing a new study looking at the state-by-state value of welfare for a mother with two children. In the Empire State, a family receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, public housing, utility assistance and free commodities (like milk and cheese) would have a package of benefits worth $38,004."

And it's tax FREE!

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WVEXPAT

Jan-26-14 11:46 AM

Here's an idea!

Study hard, get an education, work hard, don't have children until your married or in a stable environment then you'll make enough money to buy your OWN stuff!

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dyingov

Jan-26-14 11:42 AM

smoking, What would you set the fare (fair) wage at?

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dyingov

Jan-26-14 11:09 AM

Food, clothes, housing, phone, internet, vehicle! What else do I want? Could they also buy my hunting and fishing license? I'm going to have a lot of time on my hands now that I'm switching to the "other" side!

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TrollSlayer

Jan-26-14 10:25 AM

Clueless, you want to change the name of the Obamaphone you need to talk to Obamboozler's supporters. THEY'RE the ones who named it the Obamaphone, and are still calling it the Obamaphone. Start with this lady, because she expressed the concept of Obamaphones for Obamavotes most articulately. And I mean "articulate" in the Jokin' Joe "Two Blasts" Biden sense of the word.

w ww.youtube.c om/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

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WVEXPAT

Jan-26-14 10:20 AM

sing=sign

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WVEXPAT

Jan-26-14 10:20 AM

And scary that people won't just sing up but that govt agencies will "solicit" folks for the program. So those Comcast Triple Play ads will probably feature "free for the income challenged" inserts as well as Universal Service Fee expansion to you cable and internet bills.

"Allow Lifeline support for bundled services plans combining voice and broadband or packages including optional calling features." FCC dot gov

How long will it be before EBT cards will be used for internet gaming & por* sites?

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WVEXPAT

Jan-26-14 10:11 AM

It looks like Obamanet is next! In the 2012 Lifeline reform act, any "savings" from the reform will be "invested" in expanding broadband access and digital devices for low income folks. From the FCC website, "Establish a Broadband Adoption Pilot Program using up to $25 million in savings from other reforms to test and determine how Lifeline can best be used to increase broadband adoption among Lifeline-eligible consumers. Starting this year, the program will solicit applications from broadband providers and will select a number of projects to fund. Lifeline will help reduce the monthly cost of broadband service, but applicants will be expected to help address other challenges to broadband adoption, including the cost of devices and digital literacy."

I guess it's only fair that if you have and Obama phone you have Obama wifi and an Obama laptop as well!

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GETACLUE

Jan-26-14 9:49 AM

Call it the BUSH PHONE. The first free cell phone was doled out under President Bush, not President Obama. The Lifeline Assistance program had been in existence for decades, but under President Bush it was expanded to include cell phones

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WVEXPAT

Jan-26-14 9:44 AM

The Obama Phone phrase came from an interview outside an anti Romney rally in Cleveland with Michelle Dowry (now known as the Obama Phone Lady). “Everybody in Cleveland low minority got Obama Phone. Keep Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone, he’s going to do more.”

The Lifeline program has indeed been around for a while, but in addition to the Obama phone lady, the moniker was earned as spending for the program has gone from $821 million in 2008 to $2.1 billion in 2012. (Politifact)

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GETACLUE

Jan-26-14 9:43 AM

Call it the Reagan Phone. The Lifeline Assistance program was created during the Reagan Administration. President Reagan’s Federal Communications Commission created the original program back in 1984.

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RockEReputation

Jan-26-14 8:12 AM

~butChristie psychobabble at 12:08 p.m~

I didn't insinuate the New Adventures of Old Christie were bridged to any Kasich SNAP decisions.

Perhaps yo momma didn't differentiate for you "a rush to judgement" from a "rush to go potty" although errors in either yield for YOU the same the same messy result.

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mikeyd

Jan-26-14 7:55 AM

see how many would show up for a drug test.maybe 1%.

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rover1958

Jan-26-14 1:33 AM

The article notes, "The overwhelming majority (of food stamp recipients) - 75 percent in some counties - didn't respond to the request for an assessment,"

Duh! Wonderwhy????

Uhhhh.....maybe because the lazy / shiftless users (up to 75 percent, eh) who skim and reap Uncle Schnook's 'freebies' and 'bennies' know an 'assessment' would expose them as in no way qualified!

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rover1958

Jan-26-14 1:17 AM

The only thing more corrupt and mis-used than the food stamp program is the parking slots for 'disabled'.

Seems every kid at age 16 gets a Drivers License and same day their long-dead Grandma's disabled sticker. Hell's Highway is paved with good intentions, but the endless supply of slackers quickly corrupt such programs.

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dyingov

Jan-25-14 10:24 PM

Who started the food stamp program?

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littlefox

Jan-25-14 10:02 PM

uglyamf - "BTW he is staunch Republican."

You almost had me. LOL

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uglyassmf

Jan-25-14 9:48 PM

The subsidization of phones began under President Clinton, for persons with income below the poverty level and has continued under Presidents Bush and Obama. Bush expanded it to cellular phones. You can't have both a land line and a cell phone. Only one life line phone is allowed per address. Not per PERSON. A guy I work with some times when we need extra people got caught a couple of months ago using both. He had both the phone numbers for at least 2 years. He complained because when they sent him a letter and told him he had been caught when he got his next phone bill for the land line is was a real bill. My comment to him was in my opinion they should have made you pay for all the time you lied. he doesn't see it that way. BTW he is staunch Republican.

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