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Reed points to reforms that give integrity to food assistance programs

September 23, 2013
 
 
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Donnar

Sep-25-13 12:45 PM

"What are we doing to bring good paying jobs into this area?"

You want to bring jobs to the area Judeye? Good paying jobs??? How about you and your wacko bunny huggers stop protesting the refiring of the best employer in the area! DUH!

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WilliamR

Sep-24-13 9:56 AM

Rep. Reed would entangle 110,000 of his constituents in red-tape denying some needed help to save money. Yet Tom voted against the Nadler of NY Amendment to H R 2397, Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2014, which would have cut funding for an east coast missile defense site that the Pentagon says it doesn't need. According to the CBO, this unnecessary project will cost approximately $3.5 billion over the next five years.

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WilliamR

Sep-24-13 9:56 AM

Rep. Reed would entangle 110,000 of his constituents in red-tape denying some needed help to save money. Yet Tom voted against the Nadler of NY Amendment to H R 2397, Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2014, which would have cut funding for an east coast missile defense site that the Pentagon says it doesn't need. According to the CBO, this unnecessary project will cost approximately $3.5 billion over the next five years.

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judeye

Sep-24-13 9:14 AM

Concerned...so are you yelling about corporate welfare as well? You do realize corporations get much more of our hard earned money than families do. Our money to supplement their profits. Now I find that outrageous, don't you?

Commentor...a part of the welfare to work program is to teach the soft skills...like getting to work on time, every day, etc. So if you have someone not going into work, you do fire them. We did it all the time. It is unbelievable but I actually had clients who did not realize they were to call in if they had a doctor's appointment, or their child was ill, etc. This was a way of teaching them. Of course it COSTS more. You have to hire workers who can manage a caseload to check up on their clients. Are we willing to pay for this?

JOBS JOBS JOBS

We want people to work. Yet when they do, sometimes full time, they still are below poverty. And we still blame them? What are we doing to bring good paying jobs into this area?

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commentor

Sep-23-13 10:45 PM

They don't want you to see the numbers because then you might see that there are a ton on SNAP that don't belong there. As for welfare to work it is a joke. I know business that doesn't want to bother with the program and drop out. They don't show up and they are lazy. They say I can make more on welfare why should I work. As for paying a living wage that will be getting even harder because of Obama care and employers not allowing workers to work over 30 hrs a week. Keep those Democrats in office to give the lazy more and more not to work. Dcronut must be afraid of losing his benefits.

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concerned

Sep-23-13 8:53 PM

I see the overused lib statement (The most vulnerable)is being used again. I have to tell my children I cannot help pay for their college education but my hard earned pay can be taken from me by the government and used to support the most vulnerable and educate their children let's not forget they need cell phones and cable! ONLY IN AMERICA do you get punished for working for a living!!!!

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WilliamR

Sep-23-13 8:20 PM

$4.30 per person per day times 30 days per month times 109,935 persons comes to more than $14 million per month.

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joew

Sep-23-13 8:09 PM

William R can you please explain how $4.30 per person X 109,935 equates to over 14 million dollars?

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WilliamR

Sep-23-13 7:47 PM

How important is SNAP to our district?

In June, 2013, the district had 109,935 people benefiting from SNAP. The total amount of benefits in June, 2013 was $14,177,845. The average daily benefit was $4.30 per person. Over $14 million dollars flowed into our district’s economy that month. That’s more than $170 million in a year. Many people don’t realize that most SNAP households have at least one working member.

Source: newny23rd com

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joew

Sep-23-13 6:22 PM

Dcroakernig as usual completely distorts what I posted,does not understand the "big word" supplemental.

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Dcronlg

Sep-23-13 1:07 PM

Toadeeewww -- You are an idiot -- ask anyone on food stamps -- there's ZERO supplemental about the actual use of the program. Go to Tops and use those powers of observation you brag about, and see exactly how the benefits are used: its 100%.

Furthermore, unlike you, I read policy papers with big words and analyses. The non partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the facts about what Fat Uncle Fester Tom reed is talking about are straightforward: "Those who would be thrown off the program include some of the nation's most destitute adults, as well as many low-income children, seniors, and families that work for low wages."

First, he doesn't pay his taxes on tiem for years. Then,he pays them with the wrong money. Now, he's sticking it to poor kids while he gets a 100% taxpayer paid lapband surgery to manage his fat gut.

You guys disgust decency.

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joew

Sep-23-13 11:59 AM

Does the word SUPPLEMENTAL" ring any bells there Dcroakernig? The program is not and never was intended to provide for 100% of a person or a families grocery bill! Trying to pass that one off might just indicate your level of intelligence and knowledge.

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Marcia

Sep-23-13 11:09 AM

I do agree that people should be working, but where are the jobs you think these people are going to get? Ssow us that, Rep. Reed.

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Marcia

Sep-23-13 11:08 AM

Rep. Reed, I would ask you how much have you voted to give gigantic corporate farms like Monsato to pay for this? Who should we be helping in this country? Where is the morality in giving to big corporations at the expense of the elderly, children and working poor.

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Dcronlg

Sep-23-13 10:29 AM

Toadeeeww, and the rest of the GOP/RW/TPers -- Here's how really stupid you are: the average daily dollar amount of food stamps :$4.45. Four dollars and forty five cents. At 3 meals a day, that's $1.48 per meal.

Go ahead super smart guy, impress all those shopping moms at Tops -- go shop, fix a nutritious full meal to an adult, let alone a kid, on only $1.48. Cmon, go ahead, show me and all of us how ABLE BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT CHILDREN can shop, cook and eat a nutritious meal on $1.48.

You.Can't.Do.It.

One thing I'll say about you and your ilk: you never disappoint on how you believe, say and convince yourselves on the most incredibly ignorant, stupidest stuff ever imagined by man.

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judeye

Sep-23-13 9:52 AM

JoeW..I have requested from Rep Reed's office the NUMBER of able bodied individuals that receive public assistance. So far they have not responded. Do YOU know the answer?

A few years ago I had to file a FOIA to get some of this data. Why do you think they make it so difficult for us to get the numbers? Why is this not public information where all of us could easily see how many people are on PA, their ages, if they are working or not, and how many are disabled or seniors?

Maybe it is because they do not want us to know that the vast majority of those receiving snap ARE WORKING. Many FULL TIME. One in eight is an adult...one if our is a CHILD. Income for a family of four must be under $30,000. Many are in the MILITARY.

This is a smoke and mirrors trick.

If we want to reduce the number on SNAP bring us JOBS that pay enough to sustain a family without public assistance.

How can anyone work full time and still live in poverty? This is the question we should be

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joew

Sep-23-13 9:39 AM

Perhaps if Dcroakernig could read he might understand what ABLE BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT CHILDREN mean??? No where in the bill is there a provision to take benefits away from people. Try your ill conceived scare tactics somewhere else.

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Dcronlg

Sep-23-13 8:44 AM

What Fat Uncle Fester Reed and the GOP/RW/TPers deliberately fail to inform us is that 85% of food stamps recipients have jobs and 75% of those folks have full time jobs. Many of those who don't work can't work because they can't afford the child care necessary for they can work!

Yet again, the GOP/RW/TPers are getting you to believe that all your misfortunes are the craven fault of our society's most vulnerable and weakest through not fault of their own...all the while, the GOP/RW/TPers keep supporting weapon and weapon systems programs even the military don't want...

This is American exceptionalism at its finest.

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