The number of New York City residents receiving food stamps more than doubled over the past decade under Mayor Bloomberg, according to data released yesterday.
Louisiana’s State Health Dept forced a homeless shelter to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because it was donated from a hunter organization. The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission lost 1,600 pounds of venison because the
[god I'm linking Michael Savage--time to retire] In fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.
States are increasingly alarmed at Washington’s latest fiscal battle, fearing that the impasse could saddle them with across-the-board spending cuts that threaten to slow their fragile recoveries or thrust them back into recession.
Since taking office in 2009, food stamp rolls under President Barack Obama have risen to more than 47 million people in America, exceeding the population of Spain.
Welfare benefits will be slashed by ¥74 billion over a three-year period starting from fiscal 2013, after a government panel found that some people are making more on the dole than the average low-income person who is not spends on living costs, it w
The amount of money spent on welfare programs equals, when converted to cash payments, about "$168 per day for every household in poverty," the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee finds. Here's a chart detailing the committee's findings:
Sorry for the outburst, but just when I was thinking that the federal government couldn’t get any sillier, any more kleptomaniac, or any more wasteful, I discovered the Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding initiative
Federal welfare spending has grown by 32 percent over the past four years
More than one in seven Americans are on food stamps, but the federal government wants even more people to sign up for the safety net program.
There are more Americans dependent on the federal government than ever before in U.S. history.
26 Chicago Public School employees are accused of lying on federal school lunch forms, allowing their 45 kids to receive free or reduced-price lunches at 40 schools across the district. 12 principals were removed from their schools
1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps, but the government is pushing to enroll more — in many instances working to overcome Americans’ “pride,” self-reliance or failure to see a need. “Our common goal is to increase participation
“I made the statement, ‘do you think myself, that lady and that gentlemen should pay for your cigarettes?’ and he responded ‘yes,’ ” Whiton said.
Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race?
A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala. is raising eyebrows by hosting a “Food Stamp Friday” party on April 6 that the Friday night cover charge will be just $5 if a “food stamp card” is shown upon arrival.
7-minute video for Christians, those who value the teachings of Jesus, or anyone who thinks it's compassionate for government to help with anything-food, medical care, education, foreign aid, disasters, or any social/humanitarian need.
Tatiana Pineros is a man by birth and a woman by choice.
A stunning report released by the University of Michigan’s National Poverty Center reveals that the number of US households living on less than $2 per person per day
Clayton downplayed her wealth, saying she took the $1 million in a lump sump, which meant about half immediately went to taxes. "I feel that it's OK because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay," she said. "I have two houses." Her s
DRIVING THROUGH JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN, IN A DOWNPOUR, looking past the wipers and through windows fogged up with cigarette smoke, Main Street appears to be melting away.
Yet this year, as in each of the past three years, Mr. Gulbranson, 57, is counting on a payment of several thousand dollars from the federal government, a subsidy for working families called the earned-income tax credit. He has signed up his three sc
The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.
Federal prosecutors in West Virginia are investigating a former Social Security Administration judge who awarded disability benefits in nearly every case that crossed his desk, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Congress passed a bill that included spending on disaster relief. Clearly unconstitutional, like 99% of everything Congress does. Obama will certainly sign the bill. There was a time when a Democratic president would do no such thing.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a stricter, four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits, prompting advocates for the poor to warn that tens of thousands of residents will find themselves without cash assistance on Oct. 1. Snyder
Florida's nascent drug testing program for welfare recipients has been in effect for just over a month, and already it is representing a significant cost to the state.
James Bovard’s piece criticizing the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 housing (”Raising Hell in Subsidized Housing,” Aug. 18) viciously scapegoats families who receive housing subsidies.
Today I was accosted by someone begging for money. I know… big deal, right? It’s not an unusual occurrence anywhere in the world, especially here in the Philippines.