CHICAGO (AP) — Having food stamps offers Richard Butler a stability he’s rarely known in his 25 years. He was in state custody at age 2, spent his teen years at a Chicago boys’ home and jail for burglary, and has since struggled to find a permanent home. The $194 deposited monthly on his benefits […]

Donald Trump and his people are talking about cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which is food stamps. They’ve been discussing cutting 3 million people off and taking food out of families mouths and prevent kids from eating at school. Russ isn’t happy about this and strongly feels that since we are the richest […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that the rule would close “a loophole” that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to […]


The number of folks who owe 50 Cent money seems to be endless and he’s not above calling out those on social media who have outstanding debts with him. As noted by Complex, after demanding payments from Randall Emmett, Young Buck, Rotimi and Jackie Long— the rapper has turned his attention to hip-hop icon Biz Markie. The two recently […]

A proposed bill in Alabama would require some people to pass a drug test before they’d be able to receive food stamps. Anyone who applies for benefits could be drug tested if there is reasonable suspicion that the person uses or is under the influence of drugs. If they refuse or delay the test they […]

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Many Republicans want to impose new work requirements on food stamp recipients.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are able-bodied, without […]

As people evacuate for Hurricane Irma, many Floridians have found themselves evacuating to the nearby state of Alabama. Of the people evacuating a great majority of them rely on food stamps to get by. But what do you do when you have food stamps for one state and not the other? The U.S. Department of […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program’s $70 billion annual cost. Democrats will oppose any changes to the program, which is designed as a temporary safety net for Americans who […]


Trump's budget plan promises to balance the federal budget by the end of a 10-year window, but the bulk of his plan seems to fall on the backs of the poor, disabled and working poor.

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Oh, Missouri. Oh Missourah? Or is it Oh Misery if you are receiving food stamps? (Or live in Ferguson?) A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri…

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When Republican Gene Alday, a member of the Mississippi state legislature, made news because of his very public statement to the media that African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps, he was basically ‘talking out the side of his neck.’ He has since backpedaled and apologized. “I come from a town […]