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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

...benefits, such as unemployment compensation. It does not factor in noncash government aid such as tax credits and food stamps.Officials also said the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire 2013 calendar year was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/poverty-rate-drops-first
Don't believe attack ad

...want for you to vote for a living, not work. And thanks to Obama, the DNCC and Barrow, 50 million Americans receive food stamps, and more Americans are in poverty than ever before.The ad questioned Allen's ethics, and to that I state that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-12/dont-believe-attack-ad
Rants & Raves

...Why should I (working for a living and get taxed to the hilt) and some zero with five kids by five baby daddies on food stamps have the same power at the polls? Don't work? Don't vote! STOP PRETENDING THIS border thing in Texas just started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-04/rants-raves
Labor pains

...create generational dependence on the state.Take the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as the food stamp program, for example: Only one-third of recipients report "earned income," meaning a job, despite the fact one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-30/labor-pains
Child abandoned, food stamp fraud in SC

...and charged with abandoning a 2-year-old girl and food stamp fraud.Ravenell says Vosburg earlier this month left...receiving help from the Department of Social Services food stamp program for two children. Investigators determined one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-14/child-abandoned-food-stamp-f
Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

...money between paychecks.Wal-Mart also said Thursday that the Nov. 1, 2013, expiration of a temporary boost in food stamps is still hurting its shoppers' ability to spend.Analysts believe that competition could get even more intense heading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-14/wal-mart-cuts-prof
Path out of poverty

...country spends on national defense.Spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as the Food Stamp program, more than doubled from $37.6 billion in fiscal year 2008 to $78.4 billion in fiscal year 2012.It should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-27/path-out-poverty
Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

...Florida - all states with much higher overall populations than Georgia.Sweeney compared the Medicaid situation to the food stamp backlog that Georgia recently faced. These backlogs, he said, may show "there's not significant capacity to deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/feds-review-ga-medicaid-
Georgia delays welfare drug tests

...of welfare recipients.In April, Gov. Nathan Deal signed off on the bill allowing drug testing for some welfare and food stamp recipients. The new law took effect Tuesday.Deal spokesman Brian Robinson tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-02/georgia-delays-welfare-drug-
Rants & Raves

...stopping payment to illegal aliens. This is what illegals receive every month: $1,500 per child, $500 for housing, food stamps and in some states free education, including college. Let's wake up, America. Turn your computer on and read it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-01/rants-raves