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USDA to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25 percent

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By ASHRAF KHALIL and JOSH BOAK

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This is great news. I think many inner city workers paying sky high rents may consider moving to smaller regional cities where rent is much less and benefits are similar. It is hard to have a lot of compassion if someone stays in San Francisco with astronomical rents, when there are many other smaller cities with reasonable housing and jobs.

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25 of the Lowest Paying Jobs

Cooks. Cooks work in institutions ranging from cafeterias to fast food chains to high-end restaurants. ...

Shampooers. ...

Fast Food and Counter Workers. ...

Hosts and Hostesses. ...

Amusement and Recreation Attendants. ...

Cashiers. ...

Pressers of Textile, Garment, and Related Materials. ...

Gambling Dealers.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-worst-paid-jobs-2061699

How many of the ten million vacancies are these low paid jobs?

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There are many millions in food bank lines. There are more than 40 million who can't afford healthcare. Millions are struggling to pay their rents and mortgages.

My brother in NY has one major job in 20 months because of the covid. He and his wife struggle to pay their high NY rents.

The nation's median income is just over $60,000, so $50,000 won't cover all costs.

New child credit payments and now increase in food stamps amount. That’s $50,000 year 

I could not find that?

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We have the “THE GOVERNMENT IS PAYING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME!” hysterics here. Predictable.

And the complaints are mainly coming from Business Tycoons, who apparently own multiple businesses in Japan, yet they are getting their employer to provide them vaccines!

As Scott Fitzgerald said about the rich 'They are different'.

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all a hospitality industry job requires is an application and willingness to work.

I doubt if a disabled person, or someone every old or sick will qualify for the job of a waiter.

Not everyone can own multiple businesses and yet require their employers to provide them vaccinations.

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aren’t they? Increased unemployment payments. New child credit payments and now increase in food stamps amount. That’s $50,000 year to not work full time in a job that would pay $30,000.

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We have the “THE GOVERNMENT IS PAYING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME!” hysterics here. Predictable.

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The number of job openings increased to a series high of 10.1 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm

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Yes I would say anyone is “eligible” for these jobs if the government would stop paying them to stay home.

all a hospitality industry job requires is an application and willingness to work.

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There are 10 million available jobs open right now that are paying around $15 per hour.

Good thing there's a work requirement to qualify for food stamps, right?

Also, if your claim that there are million available jobs paying around $15 per hour were true, businesses wouldn't be complaining about hiking minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Its vote buying.

Nah, it's making sure people can eat, because wages for the richest 1% have risen faster than any other group.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility#:~:text=In%20addition%2C%20able%20bodied%20adults,in%20a%2036%2Dmonth%20period.

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There are 10 million available jobs open right now that are paying around $15 per hour. 

Its vote buying.

I suggest checking if these people on food stamps are eligible for those jobs.

Not everyone is a self-employed person, eligible for vaccines from their employer!

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There are 10 million available jobs open right now that are paying around $15 per hour.

Its vote buying.

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More Democrat vote buying by giving away more free government money.

Oh no!? People are being given food stamps so they have something to eat. That's terrible. Everyone knows only mega-corporations and donors get free government money.

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What an irony, 13 % of the population surviving on food stamps. So-called the great country of the universe, a fool's paradise.

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