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What Do You Know About Food Stamps? Another US Congressman Fights Cuts, Takes The Challenge (VIDEO)

US Rep. takes the SNAP/Food Stamps challenge: ‘There goes the yogurt. There goes a bunch of protein with the nuts, down to two apples for the week …’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Georgia Breaks Federal Law, Refuses To Process A Refugee Family’s Request For Food

Georgia Breaks Federal Law, Refuses To Process A Refugee Family’s Request For Food

They are new to America, they have nothing, and they are in need. Starving them accomplishes what, exactly?

by Christopher Blair· · News
Woman Drives Mercedes To Pick Up Food Stamps

Woman Drives Mercedes To Pick Up Food Stamps

Darlena Cunha is a stay-at-home mother to twin girls who has seen firsthand how one’s comfortable lifestyle can quickly vanish. Just a few years ago, Cunha was making a decent living as a television producer with her boyfriend, who had a stable job as a copy editor for the Hartford Courant. When […]

by Vera· · News
The Family Research Council Supports Kicking Poor Families Off Of Food Stamps As ‘Christian’

The Family Research Council Supports Kicking Poor Families Off Of Food Stamps As ‘Christian’

Cutting SNAP funding is one of the most Christian things that can be done, according to Ken Blackwell, of the Family Research Council. When confronted with the idea that cuts to SNAP would further hurt our country’s neediest people, Blackwell said to The Christian Post,  “I think through empowering others […]

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Here Are 8 Stupid Lies Fox News Keeps Telling About Food Stamps (VIDEO)

Who needs food stamps when you can go dumpster diving? Plus, you’re too fat and need to go on a diet anyway.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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Republican Aide Says $4.50 A Day For Food Is Plenty

This Texas Republican took the SNAP challenge and thinks $4.50 a day’s plenty for food. You won’t believe his grocery list.

by Wes Williams· · News
Texas Republican Says Poor People Eat Too Much, So We Need To Cut Food Stamps

Texas Republican Says Poor People Eat Too Much, So We Need To Cut Food Stamps

Representative Gohmert (R-TX) claims that poor people are fat, so they shouldn’t complain about not having enough to eat.

by Abby Miller· · News
Republicans Want To Slash Federal Food Aid By $21 Billion While Ignoring Corporate Welfare

Republicans Want To Slash Federal Food Aid By $21 Billion While Ignoring Corporate Welfare

Put Congress on SNAP. I bet they wouldn’t last two days.

by T. Steelman· · News
New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker: Humbled After A Week On Food Stamps

New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker: Humbled After A Week On Food Stamps

‘I’ll be honest with you. I take so much for granted, even going to Starbucks and buying a cup of coffee is more than my daily food allowance right now.’

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Newark Mayor Cory Booker To Live On Food Stamps For A Week

Newark Mayor Cory Booker To Live On Food Stamps For A Week

After showing heroism during Sandy, Booker’s next move is one of empathy for the poor.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Mayor Of Phoenix Tries Surviving On A Food Stamp Budget, Discovers It’s Excruciatingly Hard (VIDEO)

Mayor Of Phoenix Tries Surviving On A Food Stamp Budget, Discovers It’s Excruciatingly Hard (VIDEO)

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton lived on a food stamps budget for a week and learned that ‘identifying, in a concrete way, with struggling families is an important exercise for any leader.’

by Lorelei· · Current Issues
Rick Santorum: People Are Fat, So How Can There Be A Food Problem?

Rick Santorum: People Are Fat, So How Can There Be A Food Problem?

As if Rick Santorum hasn’t done enough damage bashing gays, undocumented immigrants and those of us who, call us crazy, continue to act like Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land, he’s taking shots at both the poor and the obese now – a two’fer.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
California Congresswoman To Try Living Off Food Stamps Budget

California Congresswoman To Try Living Off Food Stamps Budget

California Congresswoman, Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, will participate in a food stamps challenge in which she will eat on a food budget of $4.50 a day for five days.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Taking On The Challenge of Paying Off The Debt

Taking On The Challenge of Paying Off The Debt

By Stephen D. Foster Jr. There’s an elephant in the room. A HUGE elephant that has been ignored over the course of three decades now. I’m not talking about Rush Limbaugh, I’m talking about the National Debt. The debt now stands at 14 trillion dollars. The interest payments alone are […]

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· ·
Clash Of Titans – Cory Booker Vs. Chris Christie In 2013 NJ Governor Race? (VIDEO)

Clash Of Titans – Cory Booker Vs. Chris Christie In 2013 NJ Governor Race? (VIDEO)

A blood and bones political race between bona fide stars with future Presidential potential would be the ‘get’ of all political ‘gets.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Republicans Assault The Poor With A New Plan To Starve The Unemployed

Republicans Assault The Poor With A New Plan To Starve The Unemployed

$23 billion to feed people who are unemployed and trying to better themselves couldn’t possibly come from somewhere else?

by Christopher Blair· · News
Right Wing Elites Declare Total War On Poor White Communities

Right Wing Elites Declare Total War On Poor White Communities

“Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns” The elites are not even TRYING to hide their contempt for what they used to call “The REAL America.”

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Two-Thirds Of Mayors In America Support Raising The Minimum Wage

Republicans in Congress may not support raising the minimum wage, but most mayors in America say they want to do exactly that.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
There’s No Such Thing As ‘Compassionate Conservatives’ And Here Are 7 Reasons Why

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Compassionate Conservatives’ And Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Can we finally agree that this idea of compassion on the right is more like anything but.

by Sarah Burris· · News
Working Moms Respond To Bill O’Reilly’s Claim That Child Hunger Is ‘A Total Lie’ (VIDEO)

Working Moms Respond To Bill O’Reilly’s Claim That Child Hunger Is ‘A Total Lie’ (VIDEO)

Four working mothers who have struggled to feed their kids set the privileged Fox host straight.

by Vera· · News