Children and the Elderly Will Face Starvation Under Trump's Budget

Under Donald Trump's new budget plan, if you don't work you don't eat. The budget resolution was passed by the House in October. It seems fair enough on the surface, but once you dig a little deeper you'll see how disgusting

Trump aims to push millions of people off food stamps. Most of these folks are already struggling to make ends meet, and the worst part is the fact that this low blow from President Trump will affect the neediest Americans, children, the sick and the elderly.

The new $4.1 trillion budget aims to pull $150 billion away from poverty programs, largely the SNAP Program (food stamps). Many of the people affected will be Trump's own constituents, people who voted for him, trusting his promise to "Make
America Great Again."

According to Ellen Vollinger, the legal director of SNAP work at the Food Research Action Center, "SNAP is the first line of defense against hunger in the U.S."

Unfortunately, many states are more than happy to support Trump in denying food stamps to once eligible people. Before Trump's new budget, some states were resorting to purposefully making the food stamp application process (SNAP application) harder to discourage people from applying.

The hard facts are this, one in six people in the United States faces hunger, this is higher than nearly all other developed countries. Food stamps keep food on the table for some people, and Trump and the Republicans who support him could care less about starving people in America, the elderly and innocent children included.

Read the full story here:

Under Trump's New Budget, If You Don't Work, You Don't Eat: Republicans Are Kicking People Off Of Food Stamps

Miami-Dade & Broward County Disaster Food Stamp Crisis

According to a story on WLRN Public Radio and Television in South Florida, people waiting to receive disaster food stamps (D-SNAP) in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, following Hurricane Irma, have been subjected to extremely long lines, and sparse accommodations for people with disabilities.

The long waiting lines have prompted the University of Miami Workers Center to file a lawsuit requesting federal judges to provide a way for people who aren't able to stand in exceedingly long D-SNAP application lines due to a disability.

Because of fraud concerns, there is currently no way to apply for disaster food stamps online or over the telephone. Over the next week, there is to be a decision made on whether or not to amend the rules, due to the hardship placed on disabled individuals.  You can read the full story by clicking on the following link:

Need To Register For Disaster Food Stamps? Prepare To Wait In Line (And In Court)

Riverhead Couple Accused of Stealing Half a Million Dollars Worth of Food Stamps

Ravinder Parkash Being Led Out of His Convenience Store Next to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center,

An article in the Riverhead News Review reveals that a couple, Ravinder Parkash and his wife, Prabha Rani pleaded guilty to felony misuse of New York Food Stamps and grand larceny.  Mr. Parkash also pleaded guilty to money laundering.

Apparently, here's how the dirty dealings went down, Between the months of April 2010 and May 2013 Parkash and Rani conspired with dozens of food stamp cardholders to process fake SNAP Benefits transactions at their gas station and convenience store.

The couple then paid the New York Food Stamp recipients half the value of their transaction in cash. Then, the couple turned around and charged the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the full value of the transaction.

Afterwards, Ravinder Parkash laundered the fruit of his ill-gotten gains through a bank account he set up for New York State Lottery sales - this dude and his wife are in hella trouble, read the full article below:

 Riverhead Couple Pleads Guilty to Food Stamp Fraud

Wisconsin FoodShare Worker Convicted of Food Stamp Fraud

According to WCCO, CBS Local in Minnesota, a Wisconsin woman, Cassandra Williams, a 49 year old office clerk who worked in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin FoodShare office (Wisconsin Food Stamps), has been convicted of Food Stamp Fraud, and has been sentenced to 10 years. 

Williams will spend 5 years in prison and the other 5 under supervision.  The article did not say exactly how Williams benefited from the fraudulently obtained food stamps, but you can read the full article below:

Court Upholds Sentence for Woman Accused of Food Stamp Fraud

Glen Falls, NY Man Charged With Felony Misuse of Food Stamps - A Big Joke!

According to the Post-Star, 26 year old Michael Dean has been charged with a felony for misuse of NY Food Stamps. Basically, Dean failed to report his income, address, and household composition size when he was receiving NY SNAP Benefits...

Apparently, the horrible criminal got away with all of $1,896 in fraudulent benefits, police said. The two Super Heroes who handled the horrific case are Sheriff’s Investigator Kevin W. Conine and Department of Social Services Investigator Barbara Meade... Is this kind of petty B.S. all these people have to do?

It probably cost them more money to investigate the case, then bring this "criminal" to justice through the court system.  Good Job! 

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Man Charged with Felony for Alleged Misuse of Food Stamps


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