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There Is No Convincing Argument—Moral Or Political—Against Food Stamps

One of the victims of President Trump’s budget proposal is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps. Since 2012, I have been writing to defend SNAP in response to attempts by Republican lawmakers to weaken the program. House...

Surviving on Food stamps – Creating a conversation

Going behind the headlines... Yesterday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker finished his widely publicized “SNAP Challenge,” during which he subsisted solely on meals he could prepare on an average week’s worth of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits – which works out to about...

Politician tries to live on food stamps

Could you live on $4.50 per day for food, as food stamp recipients are. Rep. Jackie Speier  tried. You can better understand, too, the struggle of the poor, even the working poor, like the woman who wrote to Speier during the week she ate on a food stamp-limited diet...

Two issues facing “the least among us”

In the spirit of the above feature about the CAPWIZ tool of the Society of St. Vncent de Paul give voice to those who have no lobby and  reflect on these two CAPWIZ Alerts from the National Council of SVdP. 1. Capwiz Alert from the National President of the Society of...

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