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Is this real or funny? Unionized food stamps?!

Quote:In a surprise ruling, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion supporting the right of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to unionize in order to assure equitable access to benefits, along with an uninterrupted flow of payments should the federal government be forced to temporarily shut down due to congressional budget stalemates.

"For too long so-called Food Stamp beneficiaries have been denied access to union representation seeking to protect their rights," said Justice Gavin Moore Freestuff. In a sharply worded rebuke to attorneys representing the National Taxpayers Union, which sought to block a ruling by the newly reconstituted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Justice Freestuff cited recent court precedents establishing the right of home health care workers, nannies, babysitters, and dog walkers to pay compulsory dues which unions could then use to influence elections.

Under the new rules, if a majority of SNAP recipients in any congressional district signs ballot cards accepting the representation of a federally recognized labor union, all SNAP beneficiaries in that district would have 30 days to voluntarily enroll or lose benefits. Monthly union dues would then be automatically deducted from recipients' Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, minus a small fee for the card processor.

Is this for real, or is this supposed to be a parody or something? I am not seeing this really being reported except sites I do not recognize as doesn't sound right to me.
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It's satire.

Here's a clue: "All SNAP beneficiaries in that district would have 30 days to voluntarily enroll or lose benefits."

One of the comments:
"That a number of responders are confused about the veracity of the story
is indication enough of the state of our country right now. The
piece is cleverly written, plausible in the headline and first few words--until the reference to "circus court" and Justice Freestuff. I just hope the
story doesn't harm anyone after circulating through certain circles.
The situation portrayed is a bit like the earlier hoax that
Obama was "taking care" of everyone's utility bills, which led many not
to pay their bills, which in turn led to electric service shut-offs and
later charges to reconnect."
I agree, satire, thread closed.

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