It’s the tired mantra of Conservatives Against Feeding People. Want to eat? Get a job.
The good news for them is that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) includes a job training program, but it turns out the GOP Government Shutdown of 2013 has cut off funding for the job training program.
Those employment and training programs, known as SNAP E&T, are being left to their own devices during the shutdown, according to a Department of Agriculture (USDA) document providing answers to questions from anti-hunger groups and program administrators that was obtained by ThinkProgress. The USDA “does not expect any new FY 2014 funding will be available for E&T during the lapse,” the document says repeatedly.
The result of this is that some people may loser their benefits because they can no longer attend a training program that’s been cut off by House Republicans.
I’m not sure if that’s a feature or a bug.
Remember jobs? “Where’s the jobs?” Good times.