The farm bill represents an unholy alliance between lawmakers looking to give wealthy farmers more subsidies and lawmakers looking to expand food stamps.
Despite near-record low unemployment and a record number of open jobs, the number of able-bodied adults on food stamps remains at a near-record 21 million.
“We have about 41 million Americans who are on food stamps right now. Half of that is able-bodied adults and most of whom are not working.”
Medicaid expansion has gotten out of control. Work requirements will give able-bodied Medicaid enrollees what they really need: full employment.
A recent study from researchers at the University of Kansas shows that the brain begins building the foundation of language as much as a month before birth.
If you don’t think government is better at meeting people’s needs than families and communities, you can’t be pro-life. Or, at least, that’s what abortion proponents want you to think.
New data from the United States Department of Agriculture reveals food stamp recipients spent more on soda than vegetables.
A new health coverage plan, no matter how excellent, cannot solve the problems of dysfunction and addiction. That requires a different strategy.
Contrary to what some say, welfare reform has not increased the number of Americans living, like people in the Third World, on $2 per day.
House Republicans propose reducing—not eliminating—the number of middle-class families who get taxpayers to pay for their kids’ school lunches. Democrats go wild.
The Americans most inclined to tap government benefits and to think of welfare as a good thing are also the least likely to participate in the democratic process.
Is the point of food stamps survival, or living large off other people’s hard work?
Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t know much about Federal food stamps. She’s confused about how much families get from it and whether they should buy 7 limes a week.
America’s states have differing visions about the size and role of government. Perhaps it’s time that we stopped fighting that and returned to federalism.
The House and Senate have decided the best approach to work out their differences is selecting the worst options and adding them together into one terrible bill.
A new TIME article claims that the majority of food stamp recipients live in Republican congressional districts, but TIME’s data don’t support its charge.
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