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California Spends The 4th Most On Welfare

California Spends The 4th Most On Welfare

In its first year, the Biden Administration has embarked on an aggressive domestic agenda intended to offer a variety of economic support to lower and middle class Americans. The American Rescue Plan, passed in March, included direct payments to U.S. households, new investments into safety net programs like food stamps and unemployment, and increases to […]

11.8% Of California Residents Live In Poverty

11.8% Of California Residents Live In Poverty

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government has pumped unprecedented amounts of financial relief to American households to stave off potential economic disaster. From the expansions of social safety net programs like unemployment insurance and food stamps to multiple rounds of direct payments, Congress’s multiple relief packages over the last year have helped put many […]

“Moderates, “Centrists”, “Independents”

“Moderates, “Centrists”, “Independents”

I am aiming this piece toward all of the “moderates, “centrists”, and “independents” out there because I believe that they are the only ones who have any kind of an open mind about politics these days. As a 1960s Bobby Kennedy-style of a “LIBERAL Democrat,” I believe that many of today’s “Progressive Democrats” are losing […]

Purpose versus Excuse: Why Congress Might Buy Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Plan

Purpose versus Excuse: Why Congress Might Buy Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Plan

  by Thomas L. Knapp Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month.” Under the plan, recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which these days are delivered as debit card balances rather than as physical coupons — “stamps” — would […]

State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

. Not only is the number of Californians participating in the state’s federally funded food stamp program increasing, but the number of eligible recipients is decreasing, according to state and federal data. California for years has lagged behind the rest of the country in terms of participation. Tied for 48th in 2013, only 66 percent […]

Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

Seniors join ‘new’ homeless

D.A. wins conviction for food stamp scam

D.A. wins conviction for food stamp scam

VENTURA, California — District Attorney Gregory Totten announced today that on April  l, 2014, Eric Gabriel Suarez (DOB 09/06/84) of Oxnard was sentenced to serve four years in state prison. Suarez pleaded guilty in December 2013 to felony trafficking in food stamp benefits, grand theft, and admitted an excessive taking allegation. He was arrested during […]

What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

By Amy Payne January 30, 2014 at 6:30 am Cartoon by Glenn Foden Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news. While people were talking about the State of the Union, they’ve done it again with the […]