This is on my more political blog; enjoy:
When President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, unveiled the administration’s budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts
to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working.
“If you’re on food stamps and you’re able-bodied, we need you to go to work. If you’re on disability insurance and you’re not supposed to be — if you’re
not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work,” Mulvaney said Tuesday.
But the reality is, many people (44 percent) who rely on SNAP — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as food stamps is now known — have at least
one person in the family working, according to
the latest figures
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
And when it comes to families on SNAP with kids, a majority — 55 percent — are bringing home wages, according to USDA. The problem is, those wages aren’t
enough to actually live on. …
In fact, SNAP already requires able-bodied adults without children to find a job within three months and to work at least 20 hours a week within three
months or lose their benefits. All told, about 42 million people receive SNAP benefits.
I limit the amount of politicizing I do on Lifehelps.
When I am in the mood for speaking out on this complex, often perplexing and frustrating subject, I put a post on
Not to worry, my views are eclectic rather than very far left or right, although it is fair to warn you that I am not a fan of the current administration at all.
Today’s post is my evaluation of a memorandum from the White House I found on
touting Mr. Trump’s accomplishments in his first 100 days as President.
Feel free to go over and check it out.
Let the truth be known;
Hold it in high esteem.
“Alternative facts” don’t make it;
They’re nothing more than schemes.
Let Truth rule your heart;
Honor and keep it near.
Even when Truth seems difficult;
Declare it loud and clear.
Great is this treasure,
A valued gift and right.
Let us join in preserving it;
Let us walk in its light.
The matters of Russia interfering with the US Presidential election, Trump’s lack of cooperation with the intelligence community and Congress, his appointment of someone who is friends with Russia and his insistence that he doesn’t need security briefings have me gravely concerned.
I wrote more on Patriot’s Voice. Go to:
I do encourage you to speak up: Contact your senator in support of an investigation.
Personally, I would like to see Trump’s inauguration postponed until this is cleared up. What would you like?
I promise I won’t do too much standing on my soapbox; nor will I go on and on about my concerns when it comes to the likes of Donald Trump.
Having said that, I am distressed to think that someone who incites violence is being so successful in his bid for the White House.
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I almost never make political comments; in fact, I stay as far away from political campaigns as I possibly can. When it comes to someone promoting bigotry, hatred, scape goating and violence, however, I am willing to make an exception.
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