Davidson, Guilford and Randolph are among 23 counties in the state where people ages 18 to 50, who are unemployed and don't have children, will be limited to three months of food stamps every three years.
Expect crime to spike,
meaning more need for police enforcement,
obviously unexpected by our country club mayor etc...
To get benefits, a person would have to be part of a work program or work at least 20 hours a week due to new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines.
The changes are expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016."
Guilford County, NC Current Unemployment - 6.3%
An unemployment rate which isn't accurate
as the recovery from 2008 was/is a facade to placate the lower classes
for the benefit of the Roy Carroll's and Marty Kotis' of our community
via low interest rates transferring wealth
from poor savers to real estate developers and the top 1% of investors
"3—number of months childless adults aged 18-50 are eligible for federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, unless they are employed or in a work training program for at least 20 hours a week—a program that most states, including North Carolina, does not provide (Up to 105,000 childless adults in North Carolina would lose food aid in 2016 if legislators prohibit new waiver, Progressive Pulse, September 25, 2015)
Think the News and Record will report this?
Has the News and Record reported this to date?
Ever been lied to but didn't know until it was too late?
77—number of counties with high unemployment for which North Carolina officials applied for a federal waiver in July so low-income adults could continue to receive their federally-funded food aid benefits (Up to 105,000 childless adults in North Carolina would lose food aid in 2016 if legislators prohibit new waiver, Progressive Pulse, September 25, 2015)
11.7—unemployment rate in Scotland County, one of the 77 counties where low-income adults would no longer receive food assistance if House Bill 318 that forbids federal waivers is enacted (N.C. Department of Commerce)
11.7— unemployment rate in Graham County, one of the 77 counties where low-income adults would no longer receive food assistance if House Bill 318 that forbids federal waivers is enacted (Ibid)"
"Roughly 1 million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) over the course of 2016, due to the return in many areas of a three-month limit on SNAP benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-50 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. These individuals will lose their food assistance benefits after three months regardless of how hard they are looking for work.
If it take the New York Times
to tell us about our police related problems,
who is going to tell us before the News and Record does
about this problem?
...Because this provision denies basic food assistance to people who want to work and will accept any job or work program slot offered, it is effectively a severe time limit rather than a work requirement, as such requirements are commonly understood. Work requirements in public assistance programs typically require people to look for work and accept any job or employment program slot that is offered but do not cut off people who are willing to work and looking for a job simply because they can’t find one.
In the past few years, the three-month limit hasn’t been in effect in most states. The 1996 welfare law allows states to suspend the three-month limit in areas with high and sustained unemployment; many states qualified due to the Great Recession and its aftermath and waived the time limit throughout the state. But as unemployment rates fall, fewer and fewer areas will qualify for waivers.
Our elected leaders just don't give a shit
and the News and Record let's them get away with it.
Maybe they will vote for and pass a meaningless resolution
as they didn't vote or budget for the ball team
without telling anyone.
...The loss of this food assistance, which averages approximately $150 to $200 per person per month for this group, will likely cause serious hardship among many. Agriculture Department (USDA) data show that the individuals subject to the three-month limit have average monthly income of approximately 19 percent of the poverty line, and they typically qualify for no other income support.
Meanwhile, our tax dollars are allocated to DGI,
whose members use Zack Matheny as a lobbyist
to discriminate against the homeless
and allocate everyone else's money
to City Council's biggest campaign contributors
The indigent individuals at risk are diverse. About 40 percent are women. Close to one-third are over age 40. Among those who report their race, about half are white, a third are African American, and a tenth are Hispanic. Half have only a high school diploma or GED.
...Many in this population, which generally has limited education and skills and limited job prospects, struggle to find employment even in normal economic times.
Think Greensboro's paper of record
could bother to find out how many of our citizens
are going to go hungry next year
before the TPAC crowd asks for more money
after sliding David Hagan $586,000 in real estate commissions
while he 'volunteered' on the committee
lobbying City Council for the money?
...local charities that work with this population need to prepare for the return of the three-month cut-off provision on a large scale. States need to be prepared to reinstate this complex rule properly and to engage stakeholders and prepare them for the consequences as substantial numbers of indigent individuals in their communities lose food assistance....