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Waste-loving Liberals Angry Over 85% Drop in Food Stamps After Work Required

Food Stamps for families with dependents (children) continue. Today an 85 per cent drop in one state, Alabama's report, after instituting a requirement that able bodied food stamp recipients without dependents are either participating or enrolled in an approved training program.

"All states need to implement this requirement for participation in or enrolling in training programs for able bodied food stamp recipients, " says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.

Alabama news, Al. com reports:

Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

The counties - Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter and Barbour - had been exempt from a change that limited able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits within a three-year time frame unless they were working or participating in an approved training program.