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If @thinkprogress is the source, it's probably not true. #fact MT @gabrielmalor: making up that food stamp story.

The bill also includes a provision that would exempt households from losing eligibility, “if the household was eligible immediately prior to such strike, however, such family unit shall not receive an increased allotment as the result of a decrease in the income of the striking member or members of the household.” Yet removing entire families from eligibility while a single adult family member is striking would have a chilling effect on workers who are considering going on strike for better wages, benefits, or working conditions — something that is especially alarming in light of the fact that unions are one of the fundamental building blocks of the middle class that allow people to earn wages that keep them off food stamps. With a record 42 million Americans on food stamps during these poor economic times, it appears that the right is simply looking for more ways to hurt ...

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