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Buried Provision In House GOP Bill Would Cut Off Food Stamps To Entire Families If One Member Strikes

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Buried Provision In House GOP Bill Would Cut Off Food Stamps To Entire Families If One Member Strikes

Post by Guest on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:21 am

Now, a group of House Republicans is launching a new stealth attack against union workers. GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Tim Scott (SC), Scott Garrett (NJ), Dan Burton (IN), and Louie Gohmert (TX) have introduced H.R. 1135, which states that it is designed to “provide information on total spending on means-tested welfare programs, to provide additional work requirements, and to provide an overall spending limit on means-tested welfare programs.”

The bill also includes a provision that would exempt households from losing eligibility, “if the household was eligible immediately prior to such strike, however, such family unit shall not receive an increased allotment as the result of a decrease in the income of the striking member or members of the household.”


http://thinkprogress.org/?p=152559

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Re: Buried Provision In House GOP Bill Would Cut Off Food Stamps To Entire Families If One Member Strikes

Post by sbraney on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:09 pm

Thank you DRI - you don't miss a thing - I was just about to post this... absolutely unbelievable!!


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