STOP FAMILIES FROM GOING HUNGRY!!!!!

STOP FAMILIES FROM GOING HUNGRY!!!!!

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Dawn Grant started this petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and

One of the biggest issues facing families today is hunger. According to current laws the income limits to get Snap benfits is based on the Gross  monthly income  a person makes. This way of calculating is causing a lot of families to choose between eating, buying medication or paying there rent and untilities. There are several issues with the way the snap system is set up. 

1. It is based off your gross income (pay before taxes & other deuctions) your gross income is $700.00 a week. But your actual take home pay after deductions is around $450.00 a week. Not only do they count money they are taking from you. They count extra weeks of pay and make it to where you get 5 weeks pay each month for 12 months which gives you an imaginary gross income amount. In short, a hard working parent with a spouse with health issues, and three children in the house  has to choose between paying the rent and utilities and buying medications and buying food. 

THE LAW NEEDS TO BE CHANGED! THE FEDERAL SNAP PROGRAM SHOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO COUNT NET INCOME. (THE ACTUAL AMOUNT A PERSON BRINGS HOME) THE GOVERNMENT IS SYSTEMATICALLY STARVING FAMILIES. STOP THE HUNGER NOW. CHANGE THE LAW.  

https://foodstampsebt.com/how-much-food-stamps-will-i-get/

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