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I don't think this means things are getting better

Just heard this on our local radio interviewing someone from Social Services. As of May 1, 2010, Indiana has suspended the requirement that food stamp recipients be enrolled in a program that monitors them to prove they're volunteering or looking for work 20 hrs/wk. The reason - the program is so overloaded they have double the people who are supposed to be enrolled in it and fewer tax revenues to pay for it. They can no longer justify suspending people's benefits if they don't get their paperwork turned in on time when there's another half million + people who aren't even required to turn that same paperwork in because they don't have enough room for them in the program.

IL is already out of money to pay for state employee's insurance. IN is suspending programs. How many more states have to go broke before DC figures out it's doing it wrong?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 3:09 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • PA isn't a federal program, it's run by each state. Therefore it is a state problem.
    Fawn80

    Answer by Fawn80 at 3:16 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • PA isn't a federal program, it's run by each state. Therefore it is a state problem.

    No kidding. Well gee, where do you think the state gets their money? From people who are currently out of work while the federal government is doing everything in its power to prevent businesses from getting credit and kill more jobs in the private sector, only occasionally creating new ones in the public sector which just suck even more tax revenue away from the states. Could you be any more obtuse?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:20 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • How many more states have to go broke before DC figures out it's doing it wrong?


    My guess is all of them, but they still will never admit that they are doing it wrong.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:29 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • How many more states have to go broke before DC figures out it's doing it wrong?


    You mean how many states have to go broke for the STATES to figure out what THEY are doing wrong?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Wow ..apparently we have not seen anything yet.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 3:44 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • You mean how many states have to go broke for the STATES to figure out what THEY are doing wrong?


    States aren't controlling credit. States have very little say in the economy. They certainly have no say in federal mandates. Exactly what do you think the STATES are doing that has national unemployment sticking around 10%?


    This is not a state problem, it's a federal problem.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:49 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • You just can rely on other people taking care of your family anymore...
    Kristen1010

    Answer by Kristen1010 at 5:38 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • somehow, I just don't see them figuring that out.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:40 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Like every other project Obama has had his hands into...he'll be LONG gone when the sh!t hits the fan...it won't be his problem!


    Like this one:  http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/06/27/grim_proving_ground_for_obamas_housing_policy/

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:15 PM on May. 3, 2010

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