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Ohio food stamp aid to be reduced

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Kiss those calories goodbye?

Ohioans’ food stamp aid to be reduced
Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January

Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance.

For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets.

Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say.

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/11/12/Ohioans-food-stamp-aid-to-be-cut.html

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Comments

1.
ONEDAYComment by ONEDAY - November 16, 2012, 4:42 pm
I don't get food stamps..don't qualify..but I tell you what i volunteer at a church pantry..and this will increase it to the max..its amazing how the state has no problem with religion when they can toss the this way..but mention religion in a state seting ..God forbid.
2.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - November 16, 2012, 5:19 pm
Probably that global warming will continue.
3.
Lucky LoserComment by Lucky Loser - November 16, 2012, 9:48 pm
Well, in all honesty, I like the idea of drug testing if receiving government benefits. If a person is poor enough to receive government aid, then they're too poor to spend that aid on alcohol as well. It's a big problem because lots of merchants will sell alcohol on a food stamp card...and we're paying for it. Hell, I'm actually pissed because I ain't gittin' no buzz off that 40 oz!!!!

Seriously, we have a problem in the Federal Assistance area.
4.
sully16Comment by sully16 - November 17, 2012, 8:28 am
heh heh heh, Thanks for the votes suckers!!!!!!

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