User: newstrust Topic: poverty
Category: Farm Bill Poverty
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Opinion: Universal basic income can work. I know it could be the difference between life and death 22.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The irony of my mother's murder is that it accomplished what she could not. It got my sister and me a little money.

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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest 5.9.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump’s latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half of the people who are set to lose access to food stamps under regulations proposed this summer live in states that went for Trump in 2016. One in every twelve people who receives […]
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3 million could lose food stamp benefits under Trump administration proposal 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The administration wants to close what it calls a "loophole" that allows states to give benefits to those who would not otherwise be eligible by raising or eliminating income and asset limits.
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The Trump Administration Just Proposed Kicking 3.1 Million People Off Food Stamps 23.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, the Trump administration floated a plan that could strip food stamps from more than 3 million people. The proposed rule change, announced by the Department of Agriculture, would limit the use of “broad based categorial eligibility”—a system, adopted by more than 40 states, that makes some low-income people automatically eligible for food stamps […]
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Column: Trump's plan to throw 3 million people off food stamps shows his cruelty to the poor 23.7.2019 LA Times: Business

After shoveling billions in tax breaks to the rich, Trump wants to take food stamps from 3 million needy people

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Trump is kicking 3 million more people off food stamps for the stupidest possible reason 23.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Three million poor people could be booted from the food stamps system under a Trump administration regulatory proposal issued Tuesday. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is aware the proposal will shrink grocery budgets for that massive share of people. It just cares more about making a conservative millionaire in Minnesota happy. That was the message […]
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Three million working-class people will lose food stamps under new Trump regulatory assault 23.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Three million poor people could be booted from the food stamps system under a Trump administration regulatory proposal issued Tuesday. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is aware the proposal will shrink grocery budgets for that massive share of people. It just cares more about making a conservative millionaire in Minnesota happy. That was the message […]
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How a top chicken company cut off black farmers, one by one 27.6.2019 Raw Story
The Trump administration has weakened legal protections for farmers and eased off enforcing rules on powerful meat companies. After years of working as a sheriff’s deputy and a car dealership manager, John Ingrum used his savings to buy a farm some 50 miles east of Jackson, Mississippi. He planned to raise horses on the land […]
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Trump wants to limit aid for low-income Americans. A look at his proposals 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.
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Trump has a new target for his cruelty: People who are going hungry 17.4.2019 Raw Story

The federal Department of Agriculture program pushed by the White House to require food stamp recipients to work likely will affect nearly 50,000 New York City residents—and more than 750,000 nationwide, according to a new study by the Mayor’s office in New York. This article was originally publishe...

The post Trump has a new target for his cruelty: People who are going hungry appeared first on Raw Story.

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More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under Trump administration proposal 1.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has proposed changing food stamp rules to require able-bodied adults without children to work 20 hours or more a week or lose benefits.
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Low-wage federal workers still want their shutdown pay, please 20.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
It will take Lila Johnson months to rebound from the financial hit she endured earlier this year, going for weeks without pay during the federal government shutdown. A contracted custodian who has worked for the past 21 years at the Department of Agriculture, Johnson still has not been reimbursed for her lost income, and her rage […]
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Congress Must Stop USDA’s Animal Experiments, Says Whistleblower 28.1.2019 Truthout.com
The KITTEN Act currently in Congress would end cruel, outdated animal experiments in the name of safety.

The post Congress Must Stop USDA’s Animal Experiments, Says Whistleblower appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump Administration Sets New Restrictions on Food for the Poor 23.1.2019 Truthout.com
If new rules go into effect, over 700,000 would lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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The Trump administration wants to tighten SNAP work requirements, bypassing Congress 22.1.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration wants to tighten even further longstanding restrictions on who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The farm bill, which gets updated every five years or so, spells out who can participate in SNAP, the assistance program previously known as food sta...

The post The Trump administration wants to tighten SNAP work requirements, bypassing Congress appeared first on Raw Story.

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Healthy Food Just Got a Big Boost in the New Farm Bill 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
A program that doubles the spending power for food stamp recipients who buy fresh produce just got more funding.

The post Healthy Food Just Got a Big Boost in the New Farm Bill appeared first on Truthout.

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The curious excuses House Republicans are giving for refusing to end Trump’s shutdown 11.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
House Republicans are offering a series of strange justifications for refusing to join their Democratic colleagues in supporting legislation that would end President Trump’s government shutdown, which is about to set a record as the longest ever. Democrats passed a series of bills this week to reopen parts of the federal government that are currently […]
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How Trump’s Shutdown Forks Over Everyone Who Eats Food 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
Beyond the 800,000 federal workers now living without a paycheck, who else is taking a hit from President Donald Trump’s attempt to extract $5 billion from Congress for a wall along the US-Mexico border by partially shutting down the government? One disturbing answer: anyone who eats. That’s because the Food and Drug Administration, which monitors […]
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How is the shutdown affecting America? Let us count the ways 10.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From TSA agents and Coast Guard personnel, to climate researchers and artists, the lives and work of many Americans are being complicated by the ongoing partial government shutdown.
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Trump administration says it will provide food stamps in February despite shutdown 9.1.2019 Raw Story

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would keep providing food assistance to poor Americans in February despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, but warned it had no solution in place for March if the funding shortfall continues. The announcement provides a reprieve for the roughly 40 mill...

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