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New USDA SNAP Rules and Work Requirements Come at the Perfect Time for Job Seekers

The December 2019 jobs report, released on January 10, 2020 confirms what everyone already knows; the economy is strong and the jobs market is robust. 

The U.S. added 145,000 new jobs in December, the unemployment rate persisted at a fifty-year low of 3.5 percent, and average earnings rose slightly, with the year over year gain at 2.9 percent.

January 10, 2020 — Leslie Paige 1578673914

New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

December 5, 2019 — Leslie Paige 1575563995

Trump Administration Rejects Maine’s Request to Remove Soda and Candy from SNAP

For years, many conservatives have attacked the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, and for good reason.  It is true that SNAP is rife with waste, fraud, and abuse, and is part of a complicated mess of federal welfare programs that have overly broad eligibility requirements.  However, conservatives looking to reform it by prohibiting people from using SNAP funds to buy soda and candy are promoting an increase in the size of government and are falling for the tricks of nanny state activists.  In Maine, for example, Governor Paul Le Page (R) and former state Commissioner of Health an

January 24, 2018 — Spencer Chretien 1516830459

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