Republicans Now Want You To Have A Photo ID When Using Food Stamps

Republicans in Congress are proposing a new law that would require photo ID in order for recipients of food stamps to use their EBT cards. At first, this looks like another attempt by conservatives to harass the poor and marginalize them like recent voter ID laws have tried to do. Unlike voting, making the argument for […]

6 Myths About Welfare Recipients Debunked

Despite food stamps and other assistance programs being a relatively small part of the federal budget, a lot of conservatives like to point to these programs (and the people on them) as a prime example of waste and fraud. Now mind you, these are the same politicians who got upset over the President bringing home […]

Fifty Years on the So-Called War on Poverty

Having just completed fifty years in the Lyndon B. Johnson War on Poverty, I do not see a lot of fanfare for this particular war. No country songs. No gripping 24/7 wall-to-wall patriot bombs. No graphs by CNN displaying the wonders of the Poverty Bomb on leveling economic inequality bunkers. This may be partly because […]

GOP Congressman’s Defense for Cutting SNAP Benefits: “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat”

Ignorance is a word I often use to describe many antics of the Republican party.  I wish that wasn’t the case and Republicans operated within the same reality that the rest of us seem to reside, but unfortunately that’s too much to ask of many conservatives. Many of these individuals seem to live on some […]

Republican Congressman Whose Family Received Millions in Farm Subsidies Mocks People on Food Stamps

Often the words “hypocritical” and “Republican” go hand and hand.  After all, these are the people who talk often about “small government” while massively growing government, and claim to be “fiscally conservative” yet seem to always drastically grow our national debt when they control the White House. So when Kansas Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp mocked people […]

When Republicans Fight Hungry Families and Nuns

Ever have to worry if you’ll be eating tomorrow, or tonight? Ever have to rely on a soup kitchen or food pantry to make it through the week? Ever feel the gut-wrenching indignity of worrying about what you’ll feed your child in the good ol’ USofA? Apparently, about 80% of us have at least once. […]

Religious Right Politicians Don’t Take Jesus Seriously

When the House Agriculture Committee decided that they gradually need to cut costs to the farm bill by $40 billion, they decided that more than half of that should come out of the mouths of poor families. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as food stamps) would be cut by over twenty billion dollars […]