Contrary to conservative claims that the food stamp, or SNAP, program has run amok, participation is high for a reason: there are still a lot of folks struggling to provide their families with adequate nutrition.
Caregiving is skilled work. Any parent needing child care, or person with disabilities employing a caregiver, will tell you that. But their pay is low and their benefits almost nonexistent.
The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.
The American consumer-driven economy relies on having the largest possible population of consumers. Unfortunately, too many Americans who struggle to meet their basic necessities.
In our season of continued austerity, (despite evidence that it is not working), the House Agriculture Committee met to discuss cutting 4.1 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) or SNAP program.
As Congressional Republicans advocate for drastic cuts in the food stamp program, a wide variety of farmers markets are now open for business, touting fresh and nutritious food.
While Fincher cites chapter and verse to prove that it is immoral for out of work folks to mooch off government largesse, he fails to mention that his own fingers have been observed in the public till.
A time-honored tactic of conservative lawmakers is to "starve the beast"by defunding government programs. In the case of food stamps--the quintessent...
Because we got the help we needed, we were able to dig ourselves out. Now it really is "my taxes" that are paying for somebody else's groceries. I'm personally delighted with this arrangement. I've never felt so lucky in my whole life.
In today's Senate debate on the farm bill, Senator David Vitter offered -- and Senate Democrats accepted -- an amendment that would increase hardship and will likely have strongly racially discriminatory effects.
The second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress said Washington should not "steal" from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- better known as food stamps.
Cutting SNAP is precisely the wrong prescription for our children and the nation's economic recovery. The notion that SNAP benefits are an overly generous handout could not be further from the truth.
I'm a hunger-fighter, seeing the escalation in need and here to ring the bell and call for all hands on deck!
By virtually eliminating risk, crop insurance subsidies are encouraging farmers to plow up wetlands and prairies, a trend that is increasing water pollution, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere and destroying wildlife habitat.
Melissa Bruninga-Mattaeu is a single mother who relies on food stamps and Medicaid to survive. Her take-home pay is $900 a month, of which $750 goes to rent and $40 goes to gas. Where does she work? She's a PhD who teaches humanities courses at a state college in Arizona.
Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, Sherry Medina recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing.