Food stamp reform signed into law

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Updated: 4/30/2013 2:19 pm Published: 4/30/2013 2:19 pm

Governor Mary Fallin has signed a food stamp reform bill into law.

Starting November 1st food stamp eligibility will be limited for adults under the age of 50 who do not have minor children. The bill now requires those individuals to perform 20 hours of work.

The United States has a record number of people receiving food assistance, 47 million people currently qualify.

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Simmahnow - 5/3/2013 3:21 PM
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Well I cant bet any work I am from broken arrow from a nice suburb and there is no work here besides chores for neighbors and things like that. This is crazy. I thought food stamps was a government run program, federal government not state. I guess I was wrong. Where are the job assistance programs??? Is all I have is craigslist and this old laptop.

infinitechaos - 5/1/2013 5:50 PM
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Yes, Lets make things harder for those who already have it rough! For all the people who have nothing but nasty things to say about those receiving help, you'd better hope you never fall on hard times. I have always been a tax paying citizen until recently. I worked three jobs while I was attending high school for heavens sake! My husband lost his job in November. I am now 33 years old and just recently lost my job of almost 7.5 years. I went on FMLA in November and it ran out in February. I went into preterm labor on my birthday in November. Had an emergency c section, which resulted in our baby girl being born at 24 weeks gestation. She was doing well in the hospital, doubled her birth weight (which was 1lb 10oz) until the hospital intubated her and gave her a fatal infection. She was there for 7 weeks. While trying to recover from the loss of our daughter, six weeks later, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Which is partially inoperable. I also have a 14yr old son who is a high functioning autistic. So, I have quite a crap sandwich here, I really don't need anymore stress of difficulties, I have plenty. Or I guess people like me don't really deserve to live?

Unwashed Mass - 5/1/2013 12:06 AM
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When drug testing for welfare was tried in Florida, it turned out the only lab authorized to do the tests was owned by the governor's wife. It also turned out the testing really didnt make a difference (except, of course, to those getting kickbacks) and was scrapped.

stulsa4 - 4/30/2013 4:43 PM
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Finally, something is being done. It would be great to add drug tests to qualify for governmental assistance as well.

watergirl - 4/30/2013 3:26 PM
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Something has to be done. My next door neighbors, of 4 years now, get section 8, food stamps AND dissability. They don't have to do anything at all to survive. They sleep in and watch TV every day. They are both able to work except they do too many drugs and have made themselves stupid. They got evicted last month for too much domestic violence. It is too easy to get food stamps. Save it for the people who really need it.

Unwashed Mass - 4/30/2013 2:36 PM
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And if they get food stamps because they are disabled and cant work? ...Like wounded veterans? And arent food stamps under Federal authority? How much tax money will be wasted hashing out this mess?
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