OK Peeps.. this is a MUST READ as it likely affects someone in your immediate or extended family DIRECTLY. Possibly even YOU! Write your representatives and support this lawsuit and the entire SNAP Program nation-wide. There will be dying or rioting – OR MAYBE BOTH – if this benefit is cut in ANY WAY for ANY current beneficiary. CHECK IT OUT..
Posted Uncategorized January 17, 2020in
According to the Trump Administraion, if you are poor and unemployed you are supposed to have children or drop dead, it seems: This “program that acts as a social safety net for millions of Americans. Individuals 18 to 49 years old without children are unable to qualify for other welfare programs.”
News Release from the DC Atorney Generals office:
“AG Racine Leads Multistate Lawsuit to Stop Trump Administration From Eliminating Food Assistance for Nearly 700,000 Struggling Americans
January 16, 2020
15 Attorneys General and New York City Allege the USDA Attempted to Circumvent Congress with Unlawful Food Stamp Rule Change
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with New York State Attorney General Letitia James, today led a group of 15 Attorneys General and New York City in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans. The lawsuit, filed in D.C., challenges a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would limit states’ ability to extend benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as “food stamps,” beyond a three-month period for certain adults.
Should the rule take effect in April 2020, more than 13,000 District residents struggling to find work would be effectively cut off from vital nutrition assistance. AG Racine and his counterparts assert that the rule directly undermines Congress’ intent for the food-stamp program, and that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process. Further, they argue that the rule would impose significant regulatory burdens on the states and harm states’ residents and economies. The coalition is urging the court to declare the rule unlawful and issue an injunction to prevent it from taking effect.
“President Trump’s unlawful changes to the SNAP rule will strip nutrition assistance from tens of thousands of struggling District residents, putting their health at risk while driving up District healthcare costs and needlessly hampering our economy,” said AG Racine. “A Republican-led Congress rejected these changes on a bipartisan basis in 2018, recognizing they do not encourage work—they just punish vulnerable people struggling to find jobs. We are bringing this lawsuit to protect SNAP recipients nationwide and to check an administration that is attempting another end-run around Congress to advance its heartless agenda.” …