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Arthur Delaney

Who Cut My Food Stamps? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The...

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: A Great Solution with a Major Problem

David Honig | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
David Honig

Despite popular arguments, LIHEAP is not an entitlement program. Unlike entitlement programs, LIHEAP is for families who just need a hand-up.

Arthur Delaney

ANOTHER State Offsets Food Stamp Cuts | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts on Tuesday became the eighth state to announce new measures to protect food stamp beneficiaries from cuts recently approve...

Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

We all love a good bargain, no matter what our age. But if you're a senior citizen on a fixed income, finding discounted goods and services can mean the difference between making ends meet and going without.

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Won't Delay Food Stamp Cuts, But States Can | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Food stamp recipients affected by benefit cuts Congress passed in February will get no reprieve from the Obama administration. The U....

As Nation Enters Deep Freeze, Congress Is Making Sure Poor Americans Stay Cold

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Large sections of the United States are being frozen by the grip of winter, with a weather system known as a polar vortex bringing subzero temperature...

Alissa Scheller

Here's How Congress Is Making Sure Poor Americans Stay Cold This Winter | Alissa Scheller | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Sequestration's budget cuts mean thousands of families will be left in the cold this winter. Congress cut funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assis...

Americans Are Falling Off the Food Cliff -- We Can Stop the Pain

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

With each cut, our country pushes more Americans down the food cliff. How long until we stop noticing the fall? This Thanksgiving, as many of us sit at our tables for an annual feast, more of our fellow Americans will have less to eat.

GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.

When Seniors Need Financial Assistance

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

There are literally thousands of federal, state and private assistance programs designed to help seniors and others cover their basic needs. Your challenge might be finding ones for which you're eligible. Here are a few suggestions.

Why You'll Soon See A Refund On Your Energy Bill

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit

Michigan residents should expect a bonus on upcoming energy bills as a result of a Tuesday ruling by the Michigan Public Service Commission on a now d...

Sam Stein

Romney's Hypocritical Attack On Santorum | Sam Stein | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Gov. Mitt Romney spent much of the middle of Wednesday's night GOP debate criticizing former Sen. Rick Santorum on two fronts: be...

Arthur Delaney

Congress, White House Cut Heating Assistance Just In Time For Winter | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Ralph Olivieri of Coventry, R.I., says he and his wife Alexis will run out of heating oil in a couple weeks after receiving roughly $400 worth courtes...

Elise Foley

Out In The Cold: Rick Santorum Says Cut Heating Assistance, Unemployment Benefits | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Thursday he would end federal assistance for heating bills and cut down on une...

The Hearts of Obama and Congress: Colder Than Winter in Maine

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Imagine how cold it has to be and how long it has to be that cold for a ten-mile by sixty-mile lake to stay frozen until the middle of April. And now imagine being a member of Congress deciding priorities for the world's wealthiest nation.

Financial Costs of Caring for Your Parents

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

No wonder so many people caught in this situation have trouble paying their bills. If you are primary caregiver for parents or are supporting them financially, here are a few ideas that may help you keep your own finances on track.

Sam Stein

Steven Chu On The 'Very Hard' Decision To Cut Energy Assistance For Poor Households | Sam Stein | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With commodity prices rising dramatically in the past few weeks, the Obama administration on Friday offered a new variation of its defen...

Deficit Reduction Requires Shared Sacrifice

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The corporate media have been very lax in describing the devastating and unprecedented pain that the Republican House passed budget bill would bring. Let me briefly mention just a very few of their cuts.

Arthur Delaney

White House Acknowledges 'Real Impact' Of Cuts To Energy Assistance Funding | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration acknowledged on Monday that its proposal to slash funding for heating assistance to the poor would, in fact, hu...

Arthur Delaney

Obama's Big Budget Cut Proposals Target The Poor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans wrangle over fiscal austerity and the shape of the 2012 federal budget, the White House is targeting progra...

Sam Stein

Obama To Cut Energy Assistance For Poor; Kerry Urges Him To Reconsider | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reports that President Barack Obama's upcoming budget will propose steep cuts in the government's energy assistance fund for low-income ...

Financial Help for Seniors

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Senior citizens and others living on a fixed or low income know how difficult it is to make ends meet, especially when costs for essentials like healt...

New McCain Ad Repeats Discredited "Celeb" Claim That Obama Will Raise Taxes On Electricity

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

After releasing an ad earlier this week that contained debunked lies about offshore drilling and gas prices, John McCain unveiled a new ad today, "Dom...

As Congress Procrastinates, Many Communities Face a Cold Reality

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

There's a real possibility that low income families will not be able to afford enough oil to last them through the coldest months, and will have to choose between food, medicine, or a warm home.