food stamps

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A Conservative Applies for Food Stamps

A dear, brave  conservative friend (yes, I have those) sent me an email: “Well, I finally gave up and applied for a food stamp card. Made it a whole year on pride but finally said the hell with it and turned in the application.” What I know about this man is that he has been malnourished for … Continue reading

The Truth About Private Charities Caring for America’s Poor

I served as Executive Director of three non-profits helping poor folks in the rural south and I’m going to tell you the truth about private charities caring for America’s poor. Short version: It is a delusional pipe dream. Libertarians like to advocate this so the government can further be reduced to the point it will … Continue reading

Meet a Real Poor Person-William, a Veteran

I worked in social services, both government and non-profit for over twenty years. When I hear right-wingers say such things as food benefits destroy families (lack of food is good for families?) and the unemployed should be punished (for their own good) I realize that they don’t actually KNOW any poor people. They have the … Continue reading