School Lunch Victory

Thanks to the tireless efforts of thousands of people who are working hard to get America’s schools to serve healthier food, including First Lady Michelle Obama, the $4.5 billion “Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act 2010” prevailed in the lame-duck session...

Poverty on the March

Come along,We’ll take a tour;Of rules stacked up Against the poor. The standard of living in the United States is unfortunately going down. Not so much for top earners. The harshest blows, as usual, fall farther down the ladder. Now that the financial industry...

Let’s Strengthen our Safety Net

Most of us have friends, neighbors, or family members who have lost jobs, income, and even their homes in this Great Recession. Or we have our own personal stories of increased hardship since the economic meltdown began in 2008. The Census just released data that...

Slashing Food Stamps Makes No Sense

Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or go bowling. This is one of those times. America is now in a Great Jobs Depression that has already lasted 10 years and continues to rage unabated across the land, devastating the middle class. Yet it took two...

A GOP Leader’s Economic Plan

Those who say that Republican Congress critters are just a gaggle of naysaying boneheads with no economic plan of their own haven’t been listening to Rep. John Linder (R-GA). This Georgia right-winger is irked that America’s food-stamp program will grow to...