13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted

2 points. No one should be hungry in this country even if it means we must have a food stamp program. (There are other ways to address the hunger issue, but that aside.) Also food stamps are very lucrative for many large food corporations. There’s a reason one can buy soda with food stamps.

Regardless, this is interesting.

(From AL.com)

As of Jan. 1, 2017, there were 13,663 able-bodied adults without dependents receiving food stamps statewide.

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NICE: Shelby bucks Senate leadership, refuses to budge on Ex-Im Bank’s ‘corporate welfare’

This is very good to hear. Ex-Im, often called “Boeing’s Bank” is such a crony vehicle. It has no place in a modern economy. Enemies of cronyism on both the Right and Left sought to kill the program last year but were abandoned by just enough members of the House who were under heavy corporate pressure who resurrected the bank. Good to see Shelby doing his thing (that is the right thing) here.

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Small trucking company shut down by Feds for 30 days due to 2 defective tires

The company has 17 trucks and 30 employees. 2 of the trucks apparently had a defective tire on them when inspected and the federal government cited the company and sent a letter demanding a “Plan of Corrective Action.” The letter was sent by regular mail, and was not received. Getting no response from the business owner the Feds shut down the company.

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