social services

The Catch-22 of Food Stamps

AP just caught how low the income levels are to received any government help by noting a $25 Stimulus check may cost you food stamps.

When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps. Under the economic recovery plan, laid-off workers have seen a $25 weekly bump in their unemployment checks as part of a broad expansion of benefits for the poor. But the law did not raise the income cap for food stamp eligibility, so the extra money has pushed some people over the limit.

The article comments this is what happens when bills are ramrodded through Congress and not even read, never mind analyzed.   No kidding.    It's ridiculous.