A Fox News guest on Thursday argued that hungry students would have a "teaching moment" if they were refused access in the cafeteria line to school lunches because their parents hadn't properly filled out the right paperwork.
Sequester cuts will total $1.2 trillion through fiscal year 2021. This year there is a 5.3 percent cut, totaling $85 billion. The cuts are indiscriminate and will impact nearly every federal program.
Greg Kaufmann, poverty correspondent for The Nation, says the poor in America are demonized to justify huge cuts in crucial programs for low-income Americans.
Here in the richest country on earth, 50 million of us — one in six Americans — go hungry. More than a third of them are children. And yet Congress can’t pass a Farm Bill because our representatives continue to fight over how many billions to slash from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps.
They just can't stop themselves. When they're not doing their best to use that evil "big gubmit" to regulate women's vaginas, one of Republicans' favorite ways to spend their time is beating up on the poor -- as old "terror babies" Louie Gohmert decided to do on the floor of the House this Thursday afternoon.
The average American on food stamps gets just more than $30 a week to shop, but Congress is looking at cutting that budget by 20 percent. Congressman Peter DeFazio is working to prevent those cuts by showing what shopping on food stamps is like.
Hunger is a growing problem in Haiti, despite billions of dollars in aid being poured into the country
Another Saturday, another segment on Faux News where they're attacking the poor and food stamp recipients, which, other than attacking union members, seems to be one of their favorite past times during their so-called "business block," From Cavuto on Business, after Cavuto opens the segment dismayed about all of the people "on the dole" still receiving food stamps and guest Dagen McDowell carrying on about how this is proof that "big government" is out of control, we got this bit of nastiness out of regular, Charles Payne:
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart spoke to directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush about their new documentary "A Place at the Table," which highlights the issue of food insecurity in the United States.
This 2-minute story is about a powerful new solution that will help feed starving people in every city, town and village in America as told by Howard G. Buffett, Eva Longoria, Bono and Ben Afflect. This is a message funded by the Howard G.