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    That's how they win elections. Pure white rage.

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    The question is will the Dems have the cajones to make this election about Trump's racism and going to court to take away their health insurance. If they drive home these two issues, millions who stayed home will be energized. If they don't it will be on the DNC and their PACs for helping to re-elect Trump.

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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1UI0AH

    Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.

    Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA.

    But the agency wants to require people who receive TANF benefits to pass a review of their income and assets to determine whether they are eligible for free food from SNAP, officials said.

    If enacted, the rule would save the federal government about $2.5 billion a year by removing people from SNAP, according to the USDA.

    U.S. President Donald Trump has argued that many Americans now using SNAP do not need it given the strong economy and low unemployment, and should be removed as a way to save taxpayers as much as $15 billion.

    “Some states are taking advantage of loopholes that allow people to receive the SNAP benefits who would otherwise not qualify and for which they are not entitled,” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters on a conference call on Monday.

    SNAP provides free food to some 40 million Americans, or about 12% of the total U.S. population.

    A Trump-backed effort to pass new restrictions through the Farm Bill was blocked by Congress last year, following a months-long, partisan debate.

    The USDA does not need congressional approval, however, to stop states from automatically allowing recipients of TANF benefits to become eligible for SNAP, said Brandon Lipps, a USDA acting deputy undersecretary.

    Current rules allow people to access SNAP benefits worth thousands of dollars for two years without going through robust eligibility reviews, he told reporters on the call.

    “Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don’t need it,” Lipps said.

    The USDA will accept public comment on the proposed rule change.

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in December estimated the rule could save the federal government $8.1 billion from 2019 to 2028, lower than the USDA’s estimate.

    In 2016, the CBO said arguments against the change included concerns that it would eliminate benefits for households in difficult financial situations and increase the complexity and time involved in verifying information on SNAP applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TownieDeac View Post
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKCN1UI0AH

    Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.

    Currently, 43 U.S. states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they receive benefits from another federal program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, according to the USDA.

    But the agency wants to require people who receive TANF benefits to pass a review of their income and assets to determine whether they are eligible for free food from SNAP, officials said.

    If enacted, the rule would save the federal government about $2.5 billion a year by removing people from SNAP, according to the USDA.

    U.S. President Donald Trump has argued that many Americans now using SNAP do not need it given the strong economy and low unemployment, and should be removed as a way to save taxpayers as much as $15 billion.

    “Some states are taking advantage of loopholes that allow people to receive the SNAP benefits who would otherwise not qualify and for which they are not entitled,” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters on a conference call on Monday.

    SNAP provides free food to some 40 million Americans, or about 12% of the total U.S. population.

    A Trump-backed effort to pass new restrictions through the Farm Bill was blocked by Congress last year, following a months-long, partisan debate.

    The USDA does not need congressional approval, however, to stop states from automatically allowing recipients of TANF benefits to become eligible for SNAP, said Brandon Lipps, a USDA acting deputy undersecretary.

    Current rules allow people to access SNAP benefits worth thousands of dollars for two years without going through robust eligibility reviews, he told reporters on the call.

    “Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don’t need it,” Lipps said.

    The USDA will accept public comment on the proposed rule change.

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in December estimated the rule could save the federal government $8.1 billion from 2019 to 2028, lower than the USDA’s estimate.

    In 2016, the CBO said arguments against the change included concerns that it would eliminate benefits for households in difficult financial situations and increase the complexity and time involved in verifying information on SNAP applications.
    Good twitter thread on this. Infuriating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    If an immune system cannot detect a cold, it cannot stop pneumonia. And if the guardrails that surround movement conservatism can’t keep out racism thinly disguised as concerns about “cultural differences” or “demographic change” (particularly when those “cultural differences” are between Americans), it cannot stop the abject racism of telling nonwhite American citizens to “go back” where they came from (though it apparently can certainly deny that such statements are racist). And it cannot beat back the seductive idea that racism is good politics, and even that perhaps racism is “real conservatism” at work.
    Birds aren’t real

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    If you actually think about, food stamps should be expanded to help many more families. It's one of the most humane programs ever developed and is also a huge job creating program. Every dollar given out to recipients help families and directly creates a wide array of jobs.

    Here's a small list of them:

    farmers
    farm workers
    vehicle sales for people to get to and from work
    gas and oil sales
    Seed and feed sales
    farm equipment sales
    meat and produce storage
    meat and produce packaging
    delivery truck sales
    delivery truck repairs
    truck drivers
    people who load and unload trucks
    all levels of grocery workers
    those who produce grocery bags
    advertising people

    There are lots more.

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    STFU with your demand side economics. That trickle is coming. One day, you'll be rich too, so keep cutting taxes on us rich folks.

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    The suggested move on food stamps would create a significant disincentive to work. At these levels of income, a person can take on a part-time second job or take on more hours at a low-wage job and suddenly lose benefits. I have seen calculations showing that this drop off in benefits because of additional income actually represents the highest effective marginal income tax rate in America. This kind of benefits "cliff" will simply cause people who are right at the line to refuse opportunities to take on extra work, or to keep that extra work under the table and untaxed. It's a monumentally stupid policy, but that's no surprise at this point.

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    Coal miners begging Congress to re-instate the coal excise tax that pays benefits funding black lung treatment: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/23/74315...g-benefits-tax

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    If that's real, Dershowitz has lost all of his credibility. Charles Johnson is so much of a bigot that the RNC banned him from their national convention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    If that's real, Dershowitz has lost all of his credibility. Charles Johnson is so much of a bigot that the RNC banned him from their national convention.
    Given the credible accusations leveled against him regarding Epstein and underage girls, I'm not so sure that anything he says should be taken seriously anymore. He's a demented little dude, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highland Deac View Post
    Given the credible accusations leveled against him regarding Epstein and underage girls, I'm not so sure that anything he says should be taken seriously anymore. He's a demented little dude, imo.
    Speaking of


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    Good grief.
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    Speaking of

    I'm sure he is only making this argument for "constitutional" reasons, and not personal ones. Yes, Alan, I'm sure there are plenty of 15 and 16 year olds who would find you sexually irresistible, if only you could lower the legal age of consent. No wonder he is so eager to defend sexual predators and harassers like Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. As I said, he's a demented little man.

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    I’ll pay for his ticket home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    Right now the idiots are happy because with Trump in office, they're #winning. It's gonna be scary once Trump leaves them all poor, he's out of office, and demographics make it apparent they won't be #winning again anytime soon.
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