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Food Stamps

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2019

On Thursday, the Department of Agriculture issued a final rule restricting the ability of states to apply for waivers of the work requirements for SNAP (food stamps). Current law prevents able-bodied adults without dependents from receiving food stamps for more than a few months, but states can apply for waivers in places with relatively high unemployment. The Department estimates that 688,000 individuals will lose benefits as a result of the change. (Department of Agriculture)

The left is critical of the rule, arguing that it will increase poverty and fail to...

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