Tag Archive: SNAP

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

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

Q: Will people be able to buy beer and cigarettes with food stamps starting Jan 2015?

A : Nope. It’s really that simple of an answer. Nah,nope,not happening. It’s a rumor started among Conservative punditry. That’s it. The end. Now, I’ve also been asked to talk about this meme… Continue reading

A few thoughts on food stamp challenges…. #SNAP #Poverty

In my drafts, I have a long and still unfinished piece devoted to the pros and cons of people taking food stamp challenges. I’ve touched on key points here before but the subject… Continue reading

Lunchtime Links: Food Stamp enrollment declining,freezing food safely…. + + +

Hey, this might be good news? Enrollment in SNAP has started to drop. (But in the back of my mind, I’m thinking about how GOP reps wanting to emulate California’s success in discouraging… Continue reading

Today’s Reads: Basically, a round-up of jerky people

I guess maybe it’s good to consolidate all the mean people into one post. Keep the hate contained a bit. Yes, talk of Donald Sterling’s racism is totally relevant here. Long before the… Continue reading

If Walmart paid their employees fair wages, how much would they have to raise prices?

READ MORE: http://slate.me/1j6hRyo In the series “The Secret Life of a Food Stamp,” Marketplace reporter Krissy Clark traces how big-box stores make billions from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka food stamps. What’s… Continue reading

Slow Cooker Taco Bowls

via  Budget Bytes If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you already know I’m going to suggest skipping the chicken entirely and either substitute extra black beans or add another kind of bean,too. This… Continue reading

3.25.14: The Republicans want MORE food stamp cuts

News,thoughts, and going-ons…   The Republicans have the balls to be asking for more cuts to SNAP. Yes,really. In this 5 minute segment, Bernie Sanders lays out the picture of poverty in the… Continue reading

Revisiting the affordability of “Grow your own food!” ….

[previously on this topic : “Why “Grow your own food!” might not be so easy for poor people” ,Part 1 & Part 2 . Also: The Privilege of Real Food ]   My friend… Continue reading