food stamps

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Trump Wants To Impose A Fee On Small Grocery Stores That Serve Food Stamp Recipients (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout “smaller government” and “protecting small business owners.” Well, if the facade hasn’t fallen away yet, perhaps the next installment of targeted genocide against the poor emanating from the Trump administration will deliver the message. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated last week the White House seeks to impose fees on retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition […]

Fox News Host Apologizes For Bogus Report On Food Stamp Fraud (VIDEO)

Fox News Host Apologizes For Bogus Report On Food Stamp Fraud (VIDEO)

On Friday, Fox News aired a report which alleged that food stamp fraud was at an all-time high. Host Abby Huntsman commented: “Food stamp fraud is at an all-time high…This year, it is estimated $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted on food stamp fraud.” $70 million! Wow, that’s a lot of money, and a […]

Trump’s Policy Adviser Cutting Food Stamps: ‘Nothing’s More Christian’ (VIDEO)

Trump’s Policy Adviser Cutting Food Stamps: ‘Nothing’s More Christian’ (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump has a new policy adviser who is lacking in one thing: compassion. Ken Blackwell, a Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council, said that there is “nothing more Christian” than cutting food stamps for families. He wants to cut $40 billion from the SNAP program, which will cut 40 million families […]

Debate Rages As Georgia Says Get A Job Or Lose Your Food Stamps (VIDEO)

Debate Rages As Georgia Says Get A Job Or Lose Your Food Stamps (VIDEO)

The state of Georgia has re-ignited a firestorm of debate by announcing plans to extend its program of witholding food stamps from any able-bodied, childless adult. Piloted earlier this year in three counties, and subject to government approval due next month, the prohibition will be extended to 24 more counties in January 2017. Effectively, it […]

WATCH: Viral Video Of Republican Woman Freaking Out In Walmart Over Man Using Food Stamps

WATCH: Viral Video Of Republican Woman Freaking Out In Walmart Over Man Using Food Stamps

A new viral video is circulating on the internet of a hateful woman tearing down a man trying to purchase groceries for his child, who is present at the scene, with food stamps. Those of us who follow politics hear it every day: the hate-filled GOP rant against those who need assistance to survive. Despite […]

Lawmakers Slammed By Samantha Bee Over Diaper ‘Luxury’

Lawmakers Slammed By Samantha Bee Over Diaper ‘Luxury’

This week on “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee covered President Obama’s plans to make diapers more affordable to low-income moms and the confusing objections posed by Republican Lawmakers. Food Stamp restrictions currently classify diapers as a luxury item, in the same category as alcohol, cigarettes, and pet food. Apparently, they think being too poor to afford food doesn’t […]

Up To One Million Poverty-Stricken Americans Could Be Hit By Food-Stamp Change

Up To One Million Poverty-Stricken Americans Could Be Hit By Food-Stamp Change

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are set to lose their food stamp benefits in the upcoming weeks, as harsh new requirements go into effect. In a number of states, including many in the Midwest and South, federal waivers that granted exceptions to work requirements are about to expire. The rule that […]

Will There Be Civil Unrest As Over 500,000 People lose ‘SNAP’ Benefits?

Will There Be Civil Unrest As Over 500,000 People lose ‘SNAP’ Benefits?

As many as one million Americans will stop receiving food stamps effective from April 2, 2016. This is as a result of a 20-year old work mandate which requires all adults without children or disabilities to be employed in order to receive food stamps from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The 20-year old rule, […]

New Food Stamp News: 12 Things You MUST Know Today

New Food Stamp News: 12 Things You MUST Know Today

Originally published at Poor as Folk and reprinted with permission.   Today’s 12 things are all things food assistance related: 1. 12,000 unemployed Arkansans will lose SNAP benefits since the state has reinstated work requirements. The cuts will take effect April 1. [Arkansas Online] 2. Robert Aderholt, a staunchly “pro-life”, pro-war Republican dude from Alabama, […]

WTF?! GOP Lawmaker Wants To Tell Food Stamp Recipients What They Can Buy

WTF?! GOP Lawmaker Wants To Tell Food Stamp Recipients What They Can Buy

A New York state Senator thinks she knows exactly what those on food stamps should and should not be able to buy with their SNAP benefits. Senator Patty Ritchie of Oswegatchie introduced a bill on Wednesday that would limit the kind of things that could be purchased if a person was participating in the food stamp […]

PA Man Harasses Food Stamp Recipients, Then Steals Their Food…WTF?! (Video)

PA Man Harasses Food Stamp Recipients, Then Steals Their Food…WTF?! (Video)

So this is what we’ve come to in America? People are now being harassed just because they used their SNAP benefit card to buy groceries and some major-league asshat has a problem with them buying steak? In Pennsylvania, a man drove up as some people were leaving an ACME market and began by telling them: […]

CDC Report Destroys Conservative Diet Myth About Poor Kids

CDC Report Destroys Conservative Diet Myth About Poor Kids

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control detailed a survey taken between 2011-’12. The study found that “no significant difference was seen by poverty status in the average daily percentage of calories consumed from fast food among children and adolescents aged 2 to 19.” As a matter of fact, the poorest children surveyed […]

Oklahoma GOP: Sorry You All ‘Misinterpreted’ Our Comparing The Hungry To Wild Animals

Oklahoma GOP: Sorry You All ‘Misinterpreted’ Our Comparing The Hungry To Wild Animals

I like to call what the Oklahoma Republican Party did when they got caught red-handed comparing those on Food Stamps to wild animals a non-apology apology. See, they aren’t sorry they posted the message below on their Facebook page. Nah, they’re just upset they got caught and that we all made such a big deal […]

Oklahoma Republican Party Compares Hungry Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

Oklahoma Republican Party Compares Hungry Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

The Republican Party of Oklahoma has decided that it would be a good idea to compare Americans who are on Food Stamps to wild animals. So the Oklahoma GOP shared the following on their Facebook page, apparently not realizing that everyone in the world would then be able to quickly discover just how mean-spirited and […]

President Obama Slams Fox News For Suggesting The Poor Are ‘Leeches’

President Obama Slams Fox News For Suggesting The Poor Are ‘Leeches’

While speaking at an event focusing on alleviating poverty in the United States earlier this week, President Obama took on the lies of Fox News when it comes to the poor, saying the network perpetuates and promotes stereotypes about the poor in order to attack him. At the event, which took place at Georgetown University, […]

Wisconsin GOP Willing To Spend Millions To Control What Can Be Bought With Food Stamps

Wisconsin GOP Willing To Spend Millions To Control What Can Be Bought With Food Stamps

You’ve simply got to love the backwards ways in which Republicans go about trying to prove they’re fiscally conservative and want to increase personal freedom for citizens. Perfect example: Wisconsin. In the Badger State, where Governor Scott Walker is trying to burnish his far right conservative credentials, members of his party have been busy introducing […]

Paul Ryan Says ‘Lucrative’ Welfare Benefits Created ‘Poverty Trap’ In Baltimore

Paul Ryan Says ‘Lucrative’ Welfare Benefits Created ‘Poverty Trap’ In Baltimore

If you were wondering how long it would take before some Scrooge McDuck member of the Republican Party would step forward and blame what happened in Baltimore on food stamps, you can stop wondering because Paul Ryan has now decided to claim that dubious distinction. Ryan, appearing on the CBS Sunday news show?”Face the Nation,” […]

Let Them Eat Kale? Gweneth Paltrow Takes Fire For ‘Food Stamp Diet’

Let Them Eat Kale? Gweneth Paltrow Takes Fire For ‘Food Stamp Diet’

Actress Gweneth Paltrow is living pretty rough these days. She can only spend $29 on food for the entire week. The actress hasn’t fallen on hard times, but rather she’s participating in a very unique challenge. The challenge is the brainchild of American Chef Mario Batali, it’s called “the food stamp challenge.” The challenge is […]

Rednecks: A Liberal Legacy, Gone With The Wind

Rednecks: A Liberal Legacy, Gone With The Wind

For five days in the Fall of 1921, as many as 10,000 coal miners stood up for their rights as hard working Americans and engaged in what would become the greatest insurrection on U.S. soil since the Civil War. The Battle for Blair Mountain, as it would be called, took the lives of more than […]

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