Results related to “food stamps”
by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM
Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.
by Von Diaz on October 15 2013, 3:05PM
A new study shows 52 percent of front-line fast-food employees need public assistance to make ends meet.
by Seth Freed Wessler 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.
by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 11:40AM
The bill approved yesterday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would cut $4 billion annually for 10 years and includes strict new employment standards.
by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM
African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”
by Nia King on December 10 2012, 9:48AM
Colorlines readers advise Mayor Cory Booker how to eat on a food stamp budget.
by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 9:25AM
Booker started the food stamps challenge on Tuesday and by Wednesday he was already having what he called “hunger pains.”
by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 11:11AM
For the next seven days, and at a time when Congress is considering $16 billion in cuts to the federal program, Booker will put himself in the same position as 850,000 other New Jerseyans who receive food stamps each month.
by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 12:39PM
Booker’s decision came by way of a challenge after Twitter user “Twitwit” told him that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government.”
by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 4:33PM
New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.
by Seth Freed Wessler 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.
by Seth Freed Wessler 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.
by Akiba Solomon on July 26 2012, 9:58AM
Why we can’t afford to have moralistic debates about the choices desperate parents make as they try to feed their families.
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.
by Seth Freed Wessler 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.
by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 10:22AM
At Sunday’s Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate, Newt Gingrich got a standing ovation from the audience after he challenged moderator Juan Williams by saying he stood by his racially loaded statements about the president and “really poor children in really poor neighborhoods.”