Nov
22

Obama Admin Threatens to Cut Maine Food Stamp Funds Over Photo ID Law

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Think an election can't be stolen think againThe Obama administration threatened to cut Maine’s food stamp funding on Thursday over its law requiring welfare recipients to show their photo ID when receiving their taxpayer-funded benefits.

In a letter to Maine officials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the food stamp program, said the state’s law could be a civil rights violation and may have a “chilling effect” on individuals seeking food stamps.

“Any individual who applies for SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] on behalf of eligible household members must be able to access the program without fear,” said the USDA’s letter.

Maine officials rejected the Obama administration’s logic.

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