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Kansas Will Kick 20,000 People Off Of Food Stamps

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Kansas plans to throw more than a fifth of its nearly 90,000 unemployed residents off of the food stamp rolls by reinstating federal work requirements for the program that are normally waived during times of unusually high unemployment.

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Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:00 pm
Way to go Kansas. Why not just make voluntary euthanasia legal?

Julia R (296)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:05 pm
How regressive and downright mean this is! This is so counter to any progressive society. Any state that is doing this, I hope that the next time there's an election that all the people within that state remember this and don't vote these cold hearted jerks back into office! Some day they may take their turn at being the victims, so they better becareful! It's amazing how often that happens.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:31 pm
Given the way their legislators are acting, it seems to me that involuntary euthanasia is what they want.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:55 pm
This is evil! A revolution is brewing and the government had better wake up and recognize the humanity of the citizens and put them before corporate interests or our nation will look like the Middle East.

Susanne R (235)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:36 pm
I'd expect nothing less from the state that spawned the Koch Brothers...

Past Member (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:20 am
They can also fulfil the requirement by attending job training programs, abd it shouldn't be forgotten that they have one of the lowest unemploment rates in the country. An really, can we call it SNAP, not food stamps.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:39 am

Christina Carlson (17)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:12 am
Wow. Some people seem to want to campaign for the job of evil overlord rather than as a congressperson who would support and assist their constituents. They must have been confused by the polls, mixed up signs or something because I can't imagine people willingly handing over their rights and protections to jackasses like this.

Lona G (80)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:09 am
And the next step is to extradite all homeless across the borders to other states. Then they really have the lowest unemployment rate in the country and they save on SNAP at the same time.

Jessica O (9)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:38 am
This is disgraceful. Starving people does not create jobs. How can people that stupid be in power.

Roger G (154)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:53 am
noted, thanks

. (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:14 pm
The article faile to add underage children are also eligable for stamps, as are the person who who is taking care of the child.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:44 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:21 pm
Unacceptable! Noted

Past Member (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:54 pm
This is the same state that wants to ban the teaching of Evolution in the classroom.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:17 pm
Noted. No money for SNAP, but billion$ for war. Go figure!

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:18 pm
An absolute disgrace!! Sure hope some of these people do not turn to crime. They have nearly nothing and now they are supposed to go dumpster diving for a meal. Hey Koch Brothers with all your billions - want to do something good for a change - help these people and you will be forever remembered for good deed - right now you will only be remembered as the biggest, greediest, selfish, self absorbed monsters living in the US.
Thanks Carrie.

Shelli S (374)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:20 pm
WTF? Is there no common sense or decency anymore..right vs wrong? Disgusted with all of them..all politicians.

Donna G (42)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:36 pm
This is the reality of public assistance. No matter what it's called, it's still food stamps, even if comes in the form of a plastic card like the ebt card in Washington state. I do not get food stamps and not even sure if I would qualify. We are a family of 3 and live in subsidized housing. If we got food stamps, it would count as income and our rent would be adjusted up accordingly.

Thomas M (8)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:40 pm
The negative comments from the few about SNAP are interesting. None of you crybabies have had the experience of real need. You spew your hatred toward those you don't know and it is evident you have not experienced hunger. Can you name one person you truly know that is on food stamps? Your ignorance and lack of social and emotional intelligence is appalling. You join hands with politicians on the right who are sold on the idea that social programs are bad. Just wait, your time of need is coming. Who will be there to help you?

Sheila D (194)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:48 pm
To Thomas M - I am on SNAP - have said it in various comments made, so anyone who has read these comments can honestly say they know someone on food stamps...

Was a single parent, went back to school and worked two part time jobs, all the while on food stamps. Without them I couldn't have gone back to get an accounting degree. My boys knew their babysitter better than me for several years. Even with the food stamps we barely made it through the month.

After I graduated I got a full time job and went off the program...until I went on Social Security. Now I'm back to relying on the SNAP to get through each month. Dare you to call me a cry baby!

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:46 am

Eva C (18)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:22 am

Christina Carlson (17)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:55 am
I don't think Thomas M was directing his message to anyone posting here on Care2, who all seem against the idea of Kansas gutting the SNAP program. Seems more like he was responding to people in support of cutting social services and their callous disregard for people truly in need. Maybe what those people fear is the number of people currently in need, who might not have been in that position a decade ago. It's too close for comfort for many middle class folks who have struggled to make ends meet but have not yet had to apply for assistance. They see their own reflection and say it will never be them because they are too smart to fall into poverty. The fallacy is that so many of them are just a job loss away from the same reality. It's a sad point of pride in my opinion that people will always generalize those who make use of public assistance.
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