WV SB60

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  1. KatherineA

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    Here is a link to the text of the bill
    http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_S...illdoc=SB60 SUB1.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=RS&i=60

    Our very own Ms. Rucker is one of the sponsors of this bill.

    According to the Charleston Gazette this bill "would require a means test for food stamp recipients. Senate Bill 60 and its House companion House Bill 2741 would limit assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to households with less than $2,000 in assets or $3,000 for households with elderly and disabled people." - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-p...d-restrict-snap-benefits#sthash.KklcGq7A.dpuf

    Thus, if you have an old beater car or truck, you may not be eligible for food stamps anymore. Seriously?
    People could not save money or not save anymore than $2,000. Or own a home.

    And guess what, who would verify all this information? A Third Party Vendor. According to the article,
    "the bill, among other things, would also allow the DHHR to contract with a third-party vendor to set up a system to verify the qualifications of recipients of public assistance, including SNAP, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). It would set up a pay bonus for the vendor for “achieving above a predetermined rate of success of identifying waste, fraud and abuse.”

    DiStefano said the third-party vendor portion of the bill deserves scrutiny.

    - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-p...d-restrict-snap-benefits#sthash.KklcGq7A.dpuf

    A contractor, no doubt who lines (lined) the campaign funds for our "representatives". So, we take food stamp assistance, from the poorest people, tell them they can't own a car or anything worth more than $2,000.....

    Talk about ensuring that the cycle of poverty continues, not to mention malnutrition.... but hey, we have the funds to give to our favorite third party vendors.
     
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