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ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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About 6 months in, will the COVID-19 pandemic change Americans’ views of the social safety net? 13.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
"Never did I think I would need government help."
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Anti-hunger advocates and USDA at odds over increasing food stamp benefits for America’s poorest 12.4.2020 Raw Story
As the nation fights the coronavirus, anti-hunger advocates are in a battle of their own with the U.S. Department of Agriculture over food stamp benefits for the poorest Americans.Advocates charge that the USDA, which administers the program, will be temporarily boosting allotments for better-off recipients but not for the neediest — the result, they contend, […]
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Column: Citing coronavirus, judge blocks Trump plan to take food stamps from 700,000 people 17.3.2020 LA Times: Business

A federal judge stops Trump from taking food stamps from 700,000

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Amid Coronavirus, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People 13.3.2020 Truthout.com
Amid Coronavirus, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People
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Trump's Christmas gift to millions of poor Americans: A cut to their small food stipend 9.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congress wouldn't allow Trump to force food stamp restrictions into last year's farm bill. So he made the changes through executive action.

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Nearly 700,000 SNAP recipients could lose benefits under new Trump rule 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Trump administration has finalized a rule to limit food stamp benefits for single able-bodied adults who can't show that they work more than 20 hours a week, though legal challenges are possible.
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Warnings that millions more could go hungry as Trump pushes $4.5 billion in food benefit cuts 2.10.2019 Raw Story
“The Trump administration’s latest proposal to cut SNAP would leave millions of people, including struggling families, seniors, and people with disabilities, with less help putting food on the table.” In its latest potentially devastating attack on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a proposal that would slash food stamps benefits […]
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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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