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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 10:54 AM


States scramble to prepare ahead of food stamps rule change (ABC)

States scramble to prepare ahead of food stamps rule change

CHICAGO -- Having food stamps offers Richard Butler a stability he’s rarely known in his 25 years. He was in state custody at age 2, spent his teen years at a Chicago boys’ home and jail for burglary, and has since struggled to find a permanent home.

The $194 deposited monthly on his benefits card buys fresh produce and meat.

“It means the world to me,” said Butler, who shares a one-bedroom apartment with two others. “We can go without a lot of things, like phones and music. We can’t go without eating.”

But that stability is being threatened for people like Butler, who are able-bodied, without dependents and between the ages 18 and 49. New Trump administration rules taking effect April 1 put hundreds of thousands of people in his situation at risk of losing their benefits. They hit particularly hard in places like Illinois, which also has been dealing with a separate, similar change in the nation's third-largest city.


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abqtommy Mar 2020 #1

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Wed Mar 4, 2020, 12:59 PM

1. The end game for tRUMP and his cultists is to kill us all. We need to push back. Bigly.

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