Thursday, April 23, 2015

Government Institutes Food Stamps For The Rich

If you thought that you might be "too rich" to collect government goodies from Uncle Sugar you might want to take a look of what this Department of Human Services is doing...

(Daily Caller) The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Tuesday that it will end a program designed to limit food stamps based on how much assets a person owns.

Known as the "asset test," it was was signed into law in 2012 by then-Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, to cut down on fraud and waste by tying federal food stamp benefits, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to the amount of assets a person owns. Now, following through with a campaign promise by current Gov. Tom Wolf, the state will end the test starting Apr. 27.

Those opposed to the test have argued it creates a barrier for those struggling with hard times because it penalized the poor for saving money, and it has also created unnecessary administrative costs for the state. Eleven other states have instituted similar tests.

"The elimination of the SNAP asset test will save millions in state funds and better protects Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable," a press release from the department said...

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