Gee, why do you think the Obama admin. waited until after November 6th to mail these letters?
**Written by Doug Powers
This story comes to us from the great state ofâ€¦
The Obama administration managed to lengthen the fuse on the layoff bomb so it didnâ€™t detonate until after the election, and you have to wonder how much coordination went into making sure these notices werenâ€™t mailed out until the voting was over in the Buckeye State:
Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance.
For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets.
Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say.
Recipients should get a letter from the state Department of Job and Family Services this month explaining the change, said Ben Johnson, a spokesman for the agency.
As Glenn Reynolds would put it, â€śthey told me if I voted for Mitt Romney food stamp benefits would be cut, and they were right.â€ť