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The state of Washington sent out $1 checks to the 250,000 food stamp recipients in the state.
The director of the Community Services Division for the Department of Social and Health Services, Leo Ribas, says the checks mailed Feb. 17 trigger an additional $43 million in federal food benefits. They also connect recipients to an energy assistance program.
Ribas says the $1 check is a one-time move to leverage the federal money. He says next year the state will be able to trigger the federal assistance through a routine deposit in food stamp accounts.
commonsense said: And people wonder what's wrong. What a stupid move. It cost well over a dollar to mail the dollar check. so they dumped 250,000 in the toilet plus the 250,000 to the people. oh well 1/2 million is just chump change. This idiot Leo Ribas should be fired for incompetence and the moron who manages him. It's time for us to join the Sanetlli Tea Party
heraldreader said: I know I sure as heck pay taxes. Why is it that Washington State can afford to help out so many WA residents with food stamps, welfare, WIC and all these other programs, but has to cut funding for the Yakima School for the disabled. These disabled people don't really have a choice they cannot go out and work like these hundreds of thousands of people who are too lazy to go out and get a job. If you think there are not jobs in the valley, come on down to Yakima Valley and pick some fruit. There are never enough laborers here. Oh one more thing. If you are on public assistance, you shouldn't be driving an Escalade or other $50,000 vehicle.
Originally posted by baseball101
This is just straight up dumb how's one dollar going to help these people ... there are some very interesting comments that were made on the site that i thought would be a good addition to this and couldn't describe my feelings any better ...