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Fixing Food Stamps for All? Could be a SNAP

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I believe food stamps could be reimagined, and the result could be a win for all concerned. I see many more challenges in the realm of health promotion with just such win-win potential.

Can You Feed a Family on Less Than $7.42?

Sid Mohn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

As a nation that values hard work, determination, and climbing the rungs into success and independence, cutting funds for the safety net that makes those first steps possible is not only against our values, it's cruel.

Progressive Christians? A Response to "The Gospel of Selfishness in American Christianity"

Martha St Jean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Martha St Jean

Those who abuse the Gospel and distort the truth may be publicly called out on the incongruence of their lives. For those of us who strive to walk in the steps of Christ -- please don't call us progressive; call us simply "Christians."

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.

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...

It's Economic Inequality Stupid -- What to Do About the Biggest Crisis Facing America

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Growing income inequality is caused by the human decisions and the economic rules of the game we create. And shamefully, America lags behind every other first world nation in closing that income gap. That can be changed.

Real-Life Hunger Is No Game

Michael Winship | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Here in the real world, Washington is playing a Hunger Game of its own and the results are devastating. Yes, winter is coming, the holidays are on their way, and on November 1, the United States government cut food stamp benefits by 13.6 percent.

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 ...

The SNAP Challenge: A True Wake Up Call

Jamison Doran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jamison Doran

After living off of SNAP benefits for one week I don't understand how someone could do that for any prolonged period of time, especially considering most benefits are used up by the third week of the month, leaving people even hungrier than before.

Hate to Clean? Be Thankful

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

This Thanksgiving, when you're feeling grateful for your feast, also think about the napkins, the well-scrubbed faces around your table and the prospect of cleaning the oven when it's all over.

Snap Gap: The Fight For Equal Access To Wholesome Food

Michel Nischan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel Nischan

Food equality is a lever we can employ to forever change the face of poverty in the U.S. Imagine the opportunity for every American family to put fresh, nutritious food on the table. Watch as families create deep bonds over good food. Watch children flourish, and become productive citizens.

A Delusional Freshman Senator

Jim Worth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Worth

Though Monsieur Cruz, the Ivy League-educated Canadian, was preceded by the erratic and inglorious Rand Paul, the Lone Star pol has taken imbalanced and out-of-touch to new heights.

Time to Tell the Truth About Food Stamps

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

There is something terribly wrong with choosing to reduce the amount of food available to poor people while defending multiple and costly tax breaks for multi-millionaires. And it is based on a pile of inaccuracies that don't become true just because they are tirelessly repeated.

How Cooking At Home Helps Fight Hunger

Alison Cayne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Alison Cayne

Demand for SNAP benefits is proof that we are living in a time of long-term unemployment and a very deep recession. Moreover, we have a food system that artificially makes healthy, simple food more expensive than processed non-food.

Latinos Feel The Food Stamp Cut

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.03.2013 | Latino Voices

With the start of the holiday season around the corner, millions of Latino families who rely on food stamps to put food on the table will receive less...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cut Reverberates Across Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- National media and federal policymakers haven't paid much attention, but a $5 billion reduction to the food stamp program that took effe...

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.

A Dream Deferred: The Right to Food in America

Smita Narula | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Smita Narula

In May 1968 thousands of people occupied the National Mall and demanded economic justice in the form of fair wages, decent housing, quality health care and education, and access to adequate food. Nearly fifty years later, this dream remains deferred for far too many Americans.

When Veterans Get Food Stamps Cut, It's Time to Prioritize Our Budget

Jon Soltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

How is this even a debate? How is it that men and women who served in uniform get smeared as lazy and unmotivated to work, as soon as they need help feeding their families by using food stamps?

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...

'Like the Bite of Crabs'

David Beckmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Beckmann

This debate is about more than simply balancing our federal budget -- it's about our values as a nation. It's time we support a farm bill that doesn't increase hunger in the United States and around the world by protecting food stamps and improving international food aid.

Congress Must Rescue Food Stamp Program

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.

Food Stamp Cuts a Crime Against the Poor by Politicians

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This Friday, Nov. 1, America will learn the latest monthly jobs report news, which will not be good due to the Republican-caused government shutdown.