Tag Archive: poverty

Ugh, SNAP.

Here’s my good-bad news: My husband got a raise. 50 whole cents more per hour. I am finally easing back into work at home mode. The summer and our hectic move made working… Continue reading

PAF Playlist: Stand up….we shall not be moved, except for a child with no socks and shoes

What with all the holey shoe issues this week, this song kept popping into my head. This week has me thinking about how my current poor AF circumstances are both enormous and small… Continue reading


   My boys went to school with new shoes on their feet this morning. Several readers here (and Facebook page followers) donated funds to my Paypal. This was me:    I have such… Continue reading

I finally made it to Aldi’s and didn’t swoon (and other thoughts on food shopping w/out transportation)

All the people who told me that I needed to go to Aldi’s if I really needed to save money on food will be relieved to know that we got a car a… Continue reading

PAF Playlist : Kill the Poor

Listening to Dead Kennedy’s back when I was in a teenager, this song didn’t register quite the same way as it does today.

ICYMI: Hundreds of poor residents being forced out of DC housing,Texas sends poor teens to adult jail for skipping school, more about Kansas shenanigans… (and more)

Seems like a lot of inequality shenanigans to mention this week. × Texas is sending poor teens to adult jail for skipping school – That doesn’t quite seem like the answer to getting them… Continue reading

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction

via Home grown.

Despite Our Saviour Gwyneth Paltrow, politicians are still being jerks to poor people

Ok, let’s get this over with before moving on to more important things. Gwyneth Paltrow went food shopping with $29 and pretending to be poor for a week. You might have heard about… Continue reading

Weekend Links

A trove of read-worthy links relating to poverty and inequality. The Poor People’s Campaign: The little known protest MLK was planing when he died – The goal: to demand that President Lyndon B. Johnson… Continue reading

Food Stamp News: SNAP Cuts Explained & Michigan’s new drug testing policy

A few weeks ago, you might have picked up on my annoyance at having to debunk rumors regarding food stamp policy changes and sensationalized articles about food assistance cuts. From now on, I will… Continue reading