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Arthur Delaney

Republican Governor Vetoes Welfare Drug Test Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welfare drug tests won't take their place alongside abortion restrictions and voter identification requirements in North Carolina's rece...

Why the Failure of the Farm Bill Was Good for Low-Income Families

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.

Michael McAuliff

Food Stamps Mean $100 Million To Military Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the House of Representatives considers cutting more than $20 billion from the food stamps program this week, it may want to consid...

Michael McAuliff

Veterans Fear Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans have a reminder for the Senate as it takes up plans to cut food stamps by $4.1 billion this week: The aid has been -- and still...

What Safety Net?

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Families across the country are making unacceptable choices: Heat or rent? Food or soap? It's no wonder that the diaper banks I work with around the country report more families asking for assistance.

The Southern State Fast Becoming Ayn Rand's Vision of Paradise

Les Leopold | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Les Leopold

Tennessee starves what little government it has. It ranks dead last in per capita tax revenue. To fund its minimalist public sector, it makes sure that low income residents pay as much as possible through heavily regressive sales taxes.

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Passes Bill Refighting Old Welfare Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Republicans wouldn't "refight the past," House Republi...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan's Poverty Promise Is Kinda Sketchy

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Republican budget boss Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled a new fiscal blueprint on Tuesday that reprises many proposals the Wisconsin representative has offered...

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Introduced In Congress

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To fight the specter of poor people spending taxpayer money on drugs, a Republican congressman has reintroduced legislation to make welf...

Arthur Delaney

State Advances Plan To Drug Test Welfare Applicants, Public Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Kansas state Senate on Thursday passed a bill to require applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests, as well as certai...

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Tie Welfare Benefits To Report Cards

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Tennessee state Rep. Stacey Campfield (R) introduced a bill this week seeking to make welfare benefits contingent upon the grades of a would-be recipi...

Living on $2 a day

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 03.06.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Researchers at Harvard and the University of Michigan have found that 1.4 million American families live in extreme poverty About 2.8 million children are included in those families. "Extreme" is not a strong enough word for the kind of poverty we're talking about.

Time Is Running Out For TANF Recipients

Posted 12.05.2012 | DC

By Mary Otto Street Sense Outside the window of the city Office of Work Opportunity on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE there is a tree with orang...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Test Rick Perry, Says Texas Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

If Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and jobless to prove they're not on drugs in order to receive benefits, then Perry should have to pee in a...

Rick Perry Calls For Drug-Testing The Poor And Jobless

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants the poor and unemployed to prove they're not on drugs in order to be eligible to receive benefits from the government....

State Measure Includes Outrageous Welfare Provision

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

A bill in the Pennsylvania House proposing the reduction of welfare benefits for low-income women contains a provision requiring a woman who became pr...

Gary MacDougal in the NY Times Last Week -- Patent Medicine in the 21st Century

Peter Edelman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Media
Peter Edelman

Gary MacDougal popped up on the op-ed page of the NYT last week with the line that we spend a trillion dollars on the poor and get nothing for it. In the past I haven't gone out of my way to reply to the argument, but I think regular people need to see an answer.

The Second Debate: In Pursuit of Women Voters

David Coates | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
David Coates

One of the most telling questions in the second debate focused on the gender pay gap: asking in what ways the candidates would "rectify the inequalities in the workplace. The Romney answer was an embarrassment and the president could have said more.

Not to Mention the Toilet Paper

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Why does this matter? Because in order to learn kids need to be clean, healthy and well fed and in order to work -- to get hired -- the same is true for adults.

Romney, Ryan, GOP Demand Obama Stop Strengthening Welfare Work Mandate

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans don't want the Obama administration to help states get welfare recipients off the dole and into jobs.

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Pushes Bill To Stop Obama Welfare Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Taking up a cause loudly supported by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on T...

Welfare-Work: How About the Facts?

Morna Murray | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Morna Murray

He's actually accusing President Obama of not understanding the dignity of work, a fundamental American value? And Governor Romney makes this accusation based on a total distortion of facts?

Struggling States Look To Charities For Welfare Help

Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

Faced with tight budgets and needy residents, state governments are increasingly turning to third parties like charities to keep their funding commitm...

Why Romney's Desperate Welfare Attacks Won't Work

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The Romney campaign's particularly scurrilous and misplaced attack against Obama on the issue of welfare is more likely to serve as another reminder of Romney's inability to speak relevantly to the concerns of typical Americans than anything else.

GOP Architect Of Welfare Reform Blasts Romney Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's latest television ad attacks the Obama administration for announcing a "plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements." It's ...