Food Stamps


GOP Lawmakers Propose Limits To Federal Assistance Programs

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers Sen. Fred Thomas and Rep. Art Wittich proposed legislation Monday that they said would rein in abuse of public assistance programs. Thomas introduced Senate Bill 206 in the Senate […]


File photo of a food stamps card. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

18 Mayors: Limit Use Of Food Stamps To Buy Soda

The mayors of Portland, Ore., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.


Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.



GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]