Pathetic Republican Senate Candidate Compares Families on Welfare to Wild Animals

This is one of those moments where I run across a story and I really don’t even have the words.  All I can do is shake my head and contemplate what kind of pathetic human being would say something like this. South Dakota Republican Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth literally compared people who are on welfare […]

Senator Vitter’s Proposed Legislation Is The Far Right’s Latest Attack On The Poor

US Senator David Vitter (R-LA) obviously didn’t get the memo from Bobby Jindal about “stop being the stupid party.” Nola.com is reporting that he has introduced the “Food Stamp Fraud Prevention and Accountability Act,” which would require all “food stamp” SNAP users with an EBT card to show a photo ID when making purchases. His […]

North Carolina Senate Candidate Makes Racist Remarks While Discussing Food Stamps

In politics, hyperbole is just a part of the business.  It’s a common practice with political commentators, and in fact it can be a useful tool to drive home a point you might be trying to make.  I assume this goes the same for politicians. That being said, certain comparisons should just never be used. […]

Fixing Our Welfare System Starts By Doing This One Simple Thing – But Republicans Won’t Like It

As cuts to SNAP benefits for millions of Americans have been on the forefront of the news lately, it never ceases to amaze me how simple an issue this is. Yes, we spend a lot on government programs to help poor Americans.  Programs that I wholeheartedly support.  That being said, major reforms do need to […]

Upcoming Cuts to SNAP Will Result in Roughly 900,000 Veterans Having Less for Food

I’m sure by now many of you have heard about the upcoming cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP), often called “food stamps,” that are about to take effect this coming Friday, November 1.  Well, technically it’s not a “cut” as much as it is a loss of additional funds the program had […]