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Rants & Raves

...between 2009 and 2013, costing us taxpayers an additional $35.3 million. The addition of all those people to the food stamp program does not say much about the improved economy that the president keeps telling us about. What Richmond County needs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-03/rants-raves
Labor pains

...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 in...

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

...charges.The sheriff said investigators discovered Vosburg was receiving help from the Department of Social Services food stamp program for two children. Investigators determined one of the children was being cared for by a grandmother.It was not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-14/child-abandoned-food-stamp-f
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
54 defendants charged in $18 million food stamp fraud scheme in Georgia

...massive, statewide scheme to defraud the WIC and Food Stamp programs.The indictment represents one of the largest federal...proceeds received from their fraud upon the WIC and Food Stamp programs.Karen Citzen-Wilcox, the special agent in charge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-10/54-defendants-charged-18-mill
Welfare Nation: "Farm Bill" is what's wrong with America

...compatriots who feed from the food stamp trough, they currently have no incentive to kick the welfare habit. The food stamp program that pays for Sheila's Pop Tarts and grape soda was created in the late 1930s for poor people to purchase food...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-05-25/welfare-na
Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (the food stamp program) to Georgia officials on March 7, citing...believes Georgia has "too many people'' on the food stamp program.The food stamp program in Georgia is already under federal scrutiny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-26/ga-food-stamp-drug-test-
Rants & Raves

...OBAMA should demand that EBT/food stamps be used only for the food items she has approved for school lunches. The food stamp program is supposed to ensure nutritious meals, not unhealthy meats and sugary snacks. I DON'T CARE WHERE you live...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-20/rants-raves
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...stamp purchases to healthier foods, said Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller, who agency runs the food stamp program in the state."There is a strong correlation between unemployment and obesity. Food stamp recipients, in particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
Rants & Raves

...no longer counted. If her benefits were cut off, it was for some other reason. I should know. I worked in the food stamp program for over 30 years. SO, IF I COME OUT as a straight teacher, do you think that will make national news? WHY ON...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-16/rants-raves