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Arthur Delaney

ANOTHER State Offsets Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Won't Delay Food Stamp Cuts, But States Can

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....

15 Women Document What It's Like To Be Hungry In Powerful Photo Project

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

In 2012, Robin Dickinson's life took a terrible turn. She went from being a happily married mom and physician, to having two strokes in quick succ...

Ethics Aside, SNAP Is Good for the Economy

Madeline Ruoff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen
Madeline Ruoff

In reducing SNAP, we're targeting those who truly cannot afford it. A several dollar cut in a well-off person's food budget each month is nothing -- for the truly needy, it can be devastating.

House Passes Farm Bill Cutting $800 Million From Food Stamps Program

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that woul...

Arthur Delaney

Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Are Much Smaller Than GOP Sought

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the farm bill unveiled Monday night by a bipartisan panel of House and Senate lawmakers contains $9 billion in cuts to the food s...

Study: Cutting Food Stamps Would Cost, Not Save

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Proposed slashes to monthly food stamp programs could cost more than they save, suggests a University of California, San Francisco study linking limit...

A New Deal for Christmas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the GOP abruptly ends unemployment benefits, Republicans intend to slash food aid as well. They want to cut $4 billion a year from the food stamp program that many jobless families depend on for meals. This will occur as struggling food pantries report bare shelves.

Farm Bill Should Fight Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We need a Farm Bill that fights hunger in America and preserves the food stamp (SNAP) program. There are millions of Americans struggling because of unemployment and low wages. Yet, SNAP cuts took effect November 1st and more might be on the way.

Now Is A Horrible Time To Cut Food Stamps, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business

Congress effectively pulled money out of the hands of 47 million struggling Americans last month when it allowed massive cuts to the country’s food ...

Thanksgiving Resolution

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

After the recent cut, people receiving food stamps get an average of less than $1.40 per meal. That certainly doesn't buy a Thanksgiving dinner, but it also doesn't provide enough to put food on the table all month long.

Arthur Delaney

GOP Wants To Steal Turkey From Poor People, White House Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is hitting Republicans on the head with a turkey leg because they want to cut food stamp spending and it's Than...

Food Stamp Cuts, Holidays Stress Food Banks

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Healthy, Lump-free Mushroom Gravy With Surprise Ingredient

Linda Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Linda Watson

Serve it for Thanksgiving or Christmas as an alternative to turkey gravy.

A 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Winner Urges Congress to Protect and Enhance SNAP (Food Stamps)

Kim Doyle Wille | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kim Doyle Wille

At the urgings of those few that know my circumstances, it is with great embarrassment and humility that I admit that I bought the ingredients for my original prize-winning recipe and testings using my SNAP (food stamp) benefits.

SNAP Cuts Are Penny and Pound Foolish

Nancy Biberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Biberman

These numbers simply don't add up to deficit reduction. Cuts in nutritional assistance today will lead to increasing health care costs in the near and long term.

Arthur Delaney

Republican Voters Approve Of Food Stamp Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican voters strongly approve of a recent cut to food stamps that reduced benefits for all 47 million Americans enrolled in the Sup...

Arthur Delaney

Do Food Stamps Make Poor People Fat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Food stamps contribute significantly to an obesity problem in south Texas, according to a recent story in the Washington Post. The ...

10 Thrifty Ideas for Surving the Food-Stamp Cuts (SLIDESHOW)

Linda Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Linda Watson

Starting on November 1, everyone who food stamps will be getting less. Families of two, like mine, will get $20 less. My husband and I took what we called the SNAPcut Challenge to see what the cut will be like and to see if my thrifty cooking skills could help others make the transition with less suffering.

Survived the Battle but Far From Winning the War

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dedrick Muhammad

While our government may be open again, the doors to the robust economic recovery our country seeks remain welded shut.

Why Washington Is Cutting Safety Nets When Most Americans Are Still in the Great Recession

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

It's easy to blame Republicans and the right-wing billionaires that bankroll them, and their unceasing demonization of "big government" as well as deficits. But Democrats in Washington bear some of the responsibility.

Nearly 48 Million Americans to See SNAP Cuts Beginning Today

Stacy Dean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stacy Dean

On top of the cuts beginning today, SNAP is facing even deeper cuts as Congress debates the future of the program.

'Poor People Do Not Deserve to Have Children'

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

The greatest commonly shared story in this country is economic insecurity. If you think poor people don't deserve to have children, the problem is not SNAP or the people that rely on it to survive. The problem is you.

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Protest $5 Billion Food Stamp Cut They Voted For

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of nine Democratic members of the House of Representatives held a press conference outside the Capitol on Tuesday to demand Cong...

Don't Cut Food Stamps, Dem Senators Urge Negotiators

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Congressional negotiators should reject food stamp cuts, a coalition of liberal senators urged Monday. Republicans and Democrats from the House an...