Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

By Tim Henderson, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- Luxuries were affordable for Linda Fish before she lost her job in retail management in 2009. "I won't lie. The dinners out, the perf ...

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Walmart’s Top-To-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

Walmart’s Top-To-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

Low-income families weren't the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives also took a hit. The cutbacks ate into the discount giant’s sales because s ...

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Switching Food Stamp Subsidies From Sweetened Drinks To Fruits, Vegetables Can Save Taxpayers Money

Switching Food Stamp Subsidies From Sweetened Drinks To Fruits, Vegetables Can Save Taxpayers Money

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the ...

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Another Round Of Food Stamp Cuts Hits States

Another Round Of Food Stamp Cuts Hits States

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- A fresh round of food stamp cuts at the state level are underway, on top of federal food stamp reductions that hit millions of American ...

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Authorities Hunt For Couple Living Lavish Lifestyle While Collecting Food Stamps

Authorities Hunt For Couple Living Lavish Lifestyle While Collecting Food Stamps

By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Andrea and Colin Chisholm III fancied themselves Scottish aristocrats, insisting on being called Lord and Lady and leadin ...

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Ryan’s Rhetoric Has Consequences

Ryan’s Rhetoric Has Consequences

Reflections upon the recent holiday: The first time my wife saw tears in my eyes was in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, at the tomb of Jonathan Swift. The brilliant 18th-century ...

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Walmart Earnings Hit Hard By Food Stamp Cuts

Walmart Earnings Hit Hard By Food Stamp Cuts

Walmart made it clear last September that they did not have any “position” on the $5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food s ...

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Farm Subsidies Reveal Congressional Double Standard

Farm Subsidies Reveal Congressional Double Standard

Congress has left me confused. Stunned, actually, as well as bewildered, chagrined and slightly depressed. The GOP-dominated House has passed a bill that defies compassion, mathem ...

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For New War On Poverty, First Get Facts Right

For New War On Poverty, First Get Facts Right

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The War on Poverty is now 50 years old. Has it failed? The answer varies, depending on whether we use the government’s official poverty measure or its much n ...

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