There are around twenty million across the U.S. Eligible for Food Stamps but not participating. Are $250 DUI School Costs, $500 Late Traffic Fines, or $500 Mandatory auto insurance costs enough to cause these indigents to seek Food Stamps.
The Food Stamps charts indicate so, since there are so many Food Stamp skyrockets linked to auto insurance laws and DUI School laws. I am including seven Food Stamp skyrockets linked to auto insurance laws.
A) Maryland had a Food Stamp skyrocket linked to its January 1st, 1986 law.
B) Louisiana had a skyrocket linked to its July1st, 1986 law.
C) Oklahoma had a skyrocket linked to its July1st, 1988 law.
D) Minnesota had a skyrocket linked to its January 1st, 1975 law. (No , this was not due to the 1975 recession.)
E) South Dakota had a skyrocket due to its January1st, 1987 law.
F) Montana had a skyrocket linked to its October 1st, 1981 law (start of fines for no insurance).
G) Santa Fe County, New Mexico had Food Stamp skyrockets in January and February of 1985 and 1986 due to its January 1st, 1984 law (vehicles reregistered in January and February of those years.)
This study was done fifteen years ago when many States did not have auto insurance laws and many states that did have the laws did not have Food Stamp Records. There is a very high probability the auto insurance laws caused these Food Stamp skyrockets, and in the case of Santa Fe County, the probability is near 100%.
In 2004, I was able to get a horribly produced survey from Billings, Montana (DPHHS did the survey). It indicated that 18 or 96 Food Stamp Applicants listed DUI issues, fines, or auto insurance as a reason for needing Food Stamps. (That equals 70,000 over the last 20 years in Montana).
Four women listed pregnancy as a reason for needing Food Stamps. If pregnancy was the reason, it would have been the medical expenses, yet none listed medical expenses, they listed pregnancy because they were pregnant and it had nothing to do with their seeking food stamps. So that data will all have to be discarded.
Applicant number three listed “poor work skills” as a reason for needing Food Stamps. He had poor work skills all his life and the reason he needed Food Stamps November 2004 was because of “poor work skills”? I think the reason he went on Food Stamps in November 2004 was probably due to the DUI.
Billings has a $100 DUI School. Miles City has a $250 DUI School. Billings is a horrible choice to see if there is an increase in Food Stamps due to a DUI School.
These laws that increase the expenses of the DPHHS are required to state such in their fiscal notes, yet they are not following the law.