Accuracy in Media

House Bill would Strengthen Welfare-Work Requirement

Rep. Jim Jordan was behind this recently-proposed bill on welfare-work requirements: Rep. Jim Jordan introduced a bill Thursday that would reform the Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. “Welfare programs are meant to be a temporary safety net, but they have become a permanent way of life for millions of Americans,” Jordan, R-Ohio, said […]

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$1.2 Billion in Cuts to the Food Stamp Program is Proposed

From the Washington Examiner: The House Appropriations Committee released legislation Tuesday that provides $79.7 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. “This is $1.2 billion below last year’s level and $2.02 billion below the president’s budget request, reflecting declining enrollment,” the committee said. Photo by ajmexico

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Study finds Immigrants More Open to Receiving Public Assistance than Americans

Another great nugget from the Center for Immigration Studies: Immigrants are more willing to accept government assistance programs than U.S.-born citizens, according to a new online study. Fifty-three percent of immigrants said they had already accepted welfare or were somewhat willing to accept it, while 48 percent of native-born citizens said the same. “The [Survey of […]

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Obama’s Welfare State? Food Stamp Recipients Hit 45 Million for 50 Straight Months

As the Free Beacon reported: The number of beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 50 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). In June 2015, the latest month for which data is available, there were 45,510,153 beneficiaries of […]

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1 in 5 Americans Live on Gov’t Assistance Programs

The Free Beacon reported: “One in five Americans participates in government assistance programs each month, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.” ““Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012,” according to the Census Bureau’s report.”

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Georgia Governor Signs Law to Drug Test Some Welfare Recipients

WASHINGTON — Georgian Republican governor Nathan Deal signed into law a piece of legislation that requires some applicants for food stamps and welfare benefits to be tested for drugs. Reuters reported that the test is required if the authorities have a “reasonable suspicion” of drug use, and could result in temporary suspension of welfare benefits. […]

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May 2016

5/29/2016 - House Bill would Strengthen Welfare-Work Requirement

April 2016

4/14/2016 - $1.2 Billion in Cuts to the Food Stamp Program is Proposed

March 2016

3/12/2016 - Food Stamps Update: 45 Million on the Rolls for 56 Straight Months

December 2015

12/15/2015 - Study finds Immigrants More Open to Receiving Public Assistance than Americans

September 2015

9/29/2015 - European Bank Report: Welfare State Creates More Income Inequality

9/10/2015 - Obama’s Welfare State? Food Stamp Recipients Hit 45 Million for 50 Straight Months

9/2/2015 - 51% of Illegal Immigrants were on At Least One Welfare Program

July 2015

7/8/2015 - 1 in 5 Americans Live on Gov’t Assistance Programs

May 2014

5/3/2014 - Georgia Governor Signs Law to Drug Test Some Welfare Recipients

October 2013

10/15/2013 - VIDEO: Welfare EBT users clear out Wal-Mart after EBT card glitch