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    New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    New Mexico will end a food stamp supplement for elderly and disabled residents, according to the Associated Press. The cuts come just as Congress is considering cuts to the food stamp program even as a record-high amount of people are receiving the benefits.

    The AP reports that the Human Services Department will stop the supplement on July 1 because there is no money in the state budget for the program. The program cost half a million dollars last fiscal year.

    Federal law requires that those who receive food stamps receive at least $16 a month. New Mexico currently provides at least $25 a month for those who qualify for food stamps.

    On a federal level, ABC News reported that Congress is considering spending $2 billion less on food stamps than President Barack Obama says in his version of the budget.

    A record number of Americans — about 14 percent — now rely on the federal government’s food stamps program and its rapid expansion in recent years has become a politically explosive topic.More than 44.5 million Americans received SNAP benefits in March, an 11 percent increase from one year ago and nearly 61 percent higher than the same time four years ago.
    New Mexico to end food stamp supplement | New Mexico Independent

    Well, it's official, New Mexico would rather Rich People get Tax Breaks then elderly people and the poor eat.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    My best response to this is that it's is just wrong.

    There are people who can get by without buy there are still others who need Food Stamps to survive.

    I pray this doesn't spread.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    New Mexico to end food stamp supplement | New Mexico Independent

    Well, it's official, New Mexico would rather Rich People get Tax Breaks then elderly people and the poor eat.
    I agree that it's sad to see this. There are so many people that need help right now, with unemployment as high as it is. This is precisely the wrong time to be cutting back on things like food stamps. If they're going to do it at all, they should do it when unemployment is low.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I agree that it's sad to see this. There are so many people that need help right now, with unemployment as high as it is. This is precisely the wrong time to be cutting back on things like food stamps. If they're going to do it at all, they should do it when unemployment is low.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I agree that it's sad to see this. There are so many people that need help right now, with unemployment as high as it is. This is precisely the wrong time to be cutting back on things like food stamps. If they're going to do it at all, they should do it when unemployment is low.
    The state government doesn't have the money to continue the program. It is a simple, if sad, reality of economics and living within your means...
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Wow. This is a shame. Corporations get bailed out, multi-billion dollar wars get waged, the top 1% get tax breaks, and yet we can't even manage to feed our own people. I truly worry for the future of this country.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    $500,000 is all that the program costs the State of New Mexico annually. I wonder what the landscaping costs are for the Governor's mansion. Add that to the limo service, swimming pool maintenance, and the costs for the Chef and you will have easily surpassed 1/2M.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    You know, I have been very vocal about abuse of the Food Stamp program by those who don't want to pull their own weight in society. But Food Stamps are not for the lazy. They are for the children, who are innocent.

    Ending this program in New Mexico is wrong on so many levels. But, the budget must be balanced. I propose that we take all the elderly and disabled out to the countryside, dig a big hole, and then shoot them all and bulldoze them into the hole. Problem solved. Budget is now balanced, and we can give the money saved to AT&T, which is a welfare loafer we seem to like. [/sarcasm]
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Miss Lovejoy, exactly how does AT&T relates to Arizon'a budget being problematic?

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    once, just once, I wish those who can't support them would think of the children BEFORE they have a half dozen of them.
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