Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Amish refuse to throw dignity in the toilet

This story is almost beyond belief. The Amish in Ohio are refusing to sign up for food stamps. Apparently, the Amish refusal to do their part is embarrassing the bureaucrats. These darned people just refuse to throw their dignity in the toilet.
"But Taylor is under orders to at least try to get them enrolled. The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services has asked Geauga and Holmes counties, which feature the state's largest Amish populations, to lift dismal food-stamp participation rates."
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The state required Geauga and Holmes (Counties) to draft plans to lift participation rates. Both intend to launch small-scale advertising campaigns to reach the Amish and others. Holmes might use a billboard within an Amish enclave to promote food stamps."