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Small (Minded) Government Hurts Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women are more likely to rely on SNAP because they earn less and are often solely responsible for taking care of their children. But Republicans don't seem interested in promoting real solutions to these problems.

Arthur Delaney

GOP Rep Says His Constituents Could Dodge Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the House of Representatives voted to cut food stamp funding by 5 percent last week, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) trumpeted the legisl...

Whited Sepulchers in the House

Kerry Walters | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Kerry Walters

H.R. 3102's sponsor, Oklahoma's Frank Lucas, is a Southern Baptist. Nearly all the House members who voted for his bill also call themselves Christian. Some of them do so loudly and often.

Sinful Pope Should Address a Joint Session of Congress

Christopher Cocca | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The focus of his papacy is squarely on God's preferential option for the poor and on works of mercy, justice, compassion, and love as being at the heart of the Gospel and, dare I say, at the heart of Jesus.

An Act of God

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

When someone is starving, a good society feeds them first. And asks questions later. Hint: sometimes, when you actually do it, it makes the person all the more grateful. When you give from your heart and from goodness.

Why The Poor Don't Work, According To The Poor

www.theatlanticcities.com | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact

Conservative Republicans have officially made it their mission to end food stamps as we know them. Such was evident last week, when the House GOP vote...

A Bad Week for America's Invisible Men and Women, and for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Recently, Congress decided that cutting $40 billion from the food stamps program would be a good idea. After all, that budget works out to a whole couple of bucks a day for a portion of the 40+ million Americans living below the poverty line.

The Party of Mammon

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

While many Republicans like to pose as the "Party of God," what they actually show themselves to be, day after day, is the Party of Mammon.

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Surfer Responds To The Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jason Greenslate is America's most famous food stamp recipient. Fox News profiled the 28-year-old San Diego resident in two August s...

Republican SNAP Cuts Make It Harder for Local Governments

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Americans who need food stamps are not the welfare queens Republicans so famously tout as the epitome for reform. Food stamp recipients are our children, our seniors and our disabled.

So Much for 'Compassionate Conservatism'...

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted yesterday to cut $40 billion from food stamps. In doing so, they decided to rewrite Marie Antoinette. "Let them eat nothing."

On Behalf of the Kids Whose Families Depend on Food Stamps

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

She had a cart full of groceries and she was judging our family based on the jar of pickles and food stamps. I did not understand what I had done wrong. As I grew older I dreamed of finding my voice in that line.

Paying Is the Problem

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Speaker Boehner had eight years to cut spending and pronounce "spending is the problem." But he spent instead of paying for government, adding $5 trillion to the debt.

Latino Poverty Remains Too High Three Years Into Recovery: Latinos Want Good Jobs, Not Cuts

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.19.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Instead of helping, Congress is on the brink of enacting more job-killing budget cuts and slashing such lifelines as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.

SNAP Challenge Begins to Take Its Toll

Bob Aiken | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Not getting enough of the right types of food slows down my thinking and dampens my effectiveness at work -- for kids, not getting enough to eat has even broader consequences as it impacts their development, ability to achieve in school and physical health throughout their life

Playing Games With Our Kids: Moms vs. Congress

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Moms care for our kids every day. Don't we have the right to expect our representatives in Congress to care for our nation, and take up the challenge of doing the hard work of substituting automatic budget cuts for a fair and balanced budget?

Food Insecurity Grows As House Weighs Food Stamp Cuts

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

A growing percentage of Americans are struggling to put food on the table, but that's not stopping the House of Representatives from considering drast...

Arthur Delaney

House To Vote On Food Stamps Cuts Amid Syria Furor

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate in Congress over whether the United States should bomb Syria may be diverting attention from the economy at home. While the H...

Mysterious Fliers Threaten To Name People On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

An unknown person has been leafletting Portland, Ore., neighborhoods with fliers that threaten to publicly name local recipients of food stamps and di...

57,000 Reasons to Support Early Learning

Sally Steenland | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Like so many political battles these days, the gap between bipartisan support for preschool programs and cutting 57,000 kids from Head Start defies logic and common sense.

GOP Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican proposal to cut food stamp spending by 5 percent would eliminate benefits for as many as 6 million Americans, according to ...

Arthur Delaney

Americans Feel Strongly About How Poor People Should Spend Their Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More Americans are annoyed by the idea of food stamp recipients using their benefits to buy expensive food than their using them to buy ...

Arthur Delaney

Why Millions Of Eligible Americans Don't Sign Up For Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Republicans say too many Americans receive food stamps, and that too many of them obtain benefits fraudulently when they could ju...

Dems Blast GOP Food Stamp Cuts

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Congressional Democrats want House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to lay off nutrition assistance for the poor. Earlier this summer Republican lead...

GOP Rep. Sees Physically Fit People Using Food Stamps, Suspects Fraud

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) told a horror story to his constituents during a town hall in Welch, Okla., on Thursday. In a video ...