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Ariz. Mom's Arrest Triggers Outpouring of Support

Ariz. Mom’s Arrest Triggers Outpouring of Support

by Carla Murphy on March 31 2014, 10:45AM

But, what about the other Shanesha Taylors?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Republican States Cut 'Food Stamps' As Feds Promise Not To

Republican States Cut ‘Food Stamps’ As Feds Promise Not To

by on October 4 2013, 7:00AM

Republican state lawmakers are looking to do the job that their Beltway comrades won’t be able to: Cut foot stamps from every angle.

Topics: Politics

At Least Eight States Have Already Considered Welfare Drug Tests This Year

At Least Eight States Have Already Considered Welfare Drug Tests This Year

by on February 7 2013, 4:26PM

In the first few weeks of the new legislative sessions, lawmakers in at least 8 states have proposed bills to impose drug tests on applicants to family safety net programs. Last year I reported that Republican state legislators went on…

Topics: /NOW

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

by on October 19 2012, 10:00AM

The GOP is winning the rhetorical war on poverty because Obama’s afraid to talk about race. And the results could be disastrous for millions of families.

Topics: Economy, Food Stamps, Politics

The Scary, Familiar Way Romney Would Shrink the Food Stamp Rolls

The Scary, Familiar Way Romney Would Shrink the Food Stamp Rolls

by on October 17 2012, 9:36AM

Mitt Romney again used the 47 million Americans on food stamps a line of attack in last night’s debate. But his plan for fixing that is to simply let those families starve.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, /NOW

Georgia's Political Cudgel Against the Poor: Drug Testing

Georgia’s Political Cudgel Against the Poor: Drug Testing

by on July 10 2012, 9:49AM

Georgia followed Florida’s example in forcing safety-net recipients to get drug tests, despite the fact that neither law is likely to stand up in court. Why? Because actual policymaking was never the point.

Topics: Drug Tests, Economy, Politics

Georgia Asks Employers to Rat Out Job Seekers Who Fail Drug Tests

Georgia Asks Employers to Rat Out Job Seekers Who Fail Drug Tests

by on June 5 2012, 9:25AM

The state’s one of several that’s using hyped up fears about drugs to weaken unemployment insurance programs.

Topics: Drug Tests, Economy

Tea Partier Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-Ill) Says Democrats Got Blacks 'Dependent Upon Government'

Tea Partier Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-Ill) Says Democrats Got Blacks ‘Dependent Upon Government’

by Jorge Rivas on May 31 2012, 6:30PM

Illinois Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh has an ongoing list of racist remarks against everyone who isn’t white.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People

by on January 19 2012, 9:57AM

Newt Gingrich has for decades been the GOP standard bearer in using racial caricatures to demonize poor people. Food stamps were spared for a time, leaving them the last functioning part of the economic safety net. No longer.

Topics: GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Politics

Oakland Residents Stage Silent Protests to Save Libraries

Oakland Residents Stage Silent Protests to Save Libraries

by Thoai Lu on June 15 2011, 2:50PM

If city lawmakers have their way, Oakland will be left with only four public libraries.

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Libraries are Part of the Safety Net -- No Wonder Governments Hate Them

Libraries are Part of the Safety Net — No Wonder Governments Hate Them

by Channing Kennedy on June 2 2011, 10:38AM

Long before the internet came along, libraries were under attack by local governments and bad funding decisions.

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Will Social Security Be the Next Deficit Hawk Prey?

Will Social Security Be the Next Deficit Hawk Prey?

by on August 18 2010, 11:41AM

Social Security is 90 percent of income for a third of black and Latino seniors.

Topics: Economy

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

by on August 6 2010, 3:17PM

Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.

Topics: Economy

Selling Food Stamps for Kids' Shoes

Selling Food Stamps for Kids’ Shoes

by on February 16 2010, 12:00PM

Unable to find jobs, kicked off welfare, women in Connecticut are forced to sell food assistance to buy basic necessities.

Topics: Economy, Food Stamps

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