Skip to content

[the_ad id="1183123"]

Amid the longest shutdown in government history, many who depend on Section 8 and Federal food assistance programs such as SNAP are concerned. Their concerns are well-founded and represent an unparalleled crisis for those who depend on social safety nets. The fundamental issue is what will happen next to these families. Here are some questions…

Read More

Apparently, the struggle is real and the hustle is hard in Dayton, Ohio. Strippers are taking EBT cards and food stamps for lap dances. At least that is among a host of allegations that law enforcement is alleging after a five month investigation of a strip club known as Sharkey’s Bar. Agents of the Ohio…

Read More

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri thinks poor people abuse food stamps and wants to ban them from buying what he deems are “luxury items.” State Representative Rick Brattin has introduced legislation that would prohibit the purchase of “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak” with food stamps. “The intention of the bill is to get the…

Read More

When people voted for President Barack Obama a second time, there was a lot of hope and expectation that he would fulfill his promises By all accounts, Obama did succeed in bringing the country out of its economic crisis. The economy has steadily added jobs throughout the recovery. Nevertheless, there are other issues that the president…

Read More

The state of Georgia has hopped on a conservative agenda that is sweeping the nation. If you are on food stamps or receiving welfare, you may have to take a drug screen to receive or continue benefits. The decision will be up to the individual caseworker. The bill was sponsored by Georgia Legislature member republican…

Read More

The drama continues for Mathew Knowles as claims surface that the former Destiny’s Child manager and deadbeat dad continues to fall behind on child support payments, forcing his baby’s mother Alexsandra Wright and son Nixon to seek welfare. TMZ reports, “We’re told Alexsandra Wright hasn’t seen any money from Mathew Knowles since we posted our…

Read More

Effective Nov 1, as mandated by federal law, food stamp recipients in will see a reduction of their monthly benefits. It will affect 47 million people nationwide. The upcoming reduction is due to the end of the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost in funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It will impact every household…

Read More

Out of all the tragic consequences of the economic crisis, conceivably the most ruinous is the reality that each day, more and more Americans are struggling to feed their families. Recent stats from the USDA specify that 14.2 percent of the United States’ population participated in SNAP; now officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

Read More

A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to mandate drug testing of welfare applicants after a Democrat amended the measure to require lawmakers be tested for drugs as well. “There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have…

Read More