The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Cuts to Food Stamps

Dec 5, 2016

In January of 2017, a lot of single adult food stamp recipients are going to be cut off from getting help in four Michigan counties: Oakland, Washtenaw, Kent and Ottawa counties.

According to the Federal Government, the official unemployment rate is “too low” in these four counties. This triggered benefits to be slashed.

Some of Michigan’s most vulnerable working people will be hit. Census data shows that up to 60 percent of the folks who will lose their food stamps have jobs! Their pay is just too low. Or their hours have been slashed—so they qualify for food stamps. Or at least they used to qualify for food stamps, before the January changes.