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    State sending $1 checks to Washington's needy

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    But Leo Ribas, head of community services at the Department of Social and Health Services, says there’s a method to the state’s madness.
    "We're trying to do this at a time when people need assistance the most,” said Ribas.
    He says if the state’s food stamp recipients receive just $1 for energy bill assistance, that qualifies them for extra federal assistance. That means someone like Nelson could receive about $30 more per month in food stamps.
    Sending out $1 checks cost the state $250,000. DSHS says that could bring the state and additional $43 million in federal funding.

    That's the jist of what the state's doing, and this woman is bitching throughout the article about it, saying,

    "it just sounds like more bureaucracy."

    "If there was that much money already there, why not just help distribute that among the recipients rather than doing it this way?” asks Nelson.

    Since Nelson doesn’t have a checking account, cashing that $1 check would cost her $5 in fees. The state says, luckily, recipients don’t have to cash or deposit the checks to receive the additional benefits.
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    This woman pisses me off in this article. The state is trying to get HER more money, to help HER out, and she's bitching about it?

    Shut. up.

    Who cares how they go about it?
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    Nevermind...
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    People just want to fucking bitch about anything and everything. It truly kills me.
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    Well, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me ...
    The state says, luckily, recipients don’t have to cash or deposit the checks to receive the additional benefits.
    This is confusing. The person is given the money - but it's the GIVING and not the USING that makes it future-assitance worthy?

    The article lacks all detail on just HOW this really pulls in more money for the needy from the federal government, I think...and of course that's what I want to know about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijus View Post
    This woman pisses me off in this article. The state is trying to get HER more money, to help HER out, and she's bitching about it?

    Shut. up.

    Who cares how they go about it?
    That's what I was thinking. Who cares if you can't cash the $1 check...you'll get $30 more for food!
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    wow. people cease to amaze me.
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    does the cost of processing all those $1 checks justify the results they are anticipating?? or is there a more economical route to get there???

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