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Samus Aran

Government Shutdown {12/22/2018 - ?/??/????}

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This government shutdown began on midnight on December 22, 2018 and as of January 11, 2019 sat 4:19am ET... it is still ongoing.

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Government shutdown threatens to have bigger impact on economy

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The 20-day-old government shutdown has had a minor impact on the economy so far, but it could start to have a bigger sting if it continues for much longer and hits consumer or business sentiment, economists said.

This is not good.

 

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”“If the shutdown continues into March, funding lapses for food stamps could materially impact personal consumption and the cumulative drag from the shutdown could meaningfully cut growth in 1Q, although some of it would be made up once the government reopens and back pay is released,” the BofA economists noted.

Alot of families could go hungry!

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Food stamp funding extended amid shutdown, but only through February

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees SNAP at the federal level, is one of the agencies unfunded during the partial government shutdown.

This is not good and will affect so many hungry families.

 

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Staffing for Food and Nutrition Services, which oversees the Child Nutrition Programs, SNAP, and WIC, has been cut by 95 percent since the shutdown began.

This would explain alot. I've heard people at the grocery store complaining their food stamp apps are in limbo.

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9 hours ago, Samus Aran said:

Food stamp funding extended amid shutdown, but only through February

This is not good and will affect so many hungry families.

 

This would explain alot. I've heard people at the grocery store complaining their food stamp apps are in limbo.

There is money to take care of illegals during the government shutdown, but not for Americans to have food stamps?

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Government shutdown stops FDA food safety inspections

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The ongoing federal government shutdown has stopped most food safety inspections, but the Food and Drug Administration is planning to resume at least some of them. To do it, the agency will have to force furloughed workers to come back without pay.

While food safety inspections are necessary, isn't forcing one to work without pay, illegal?

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