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The Real Impact of Food Stamp Cuts

By | 09.28.10 | 1:58 pm

Congress is poised to cut food stamps again, taking more away from an extended benefit created by the 2009 stimulus, before its original expiry date, and setting up an unprecedented “cliff” in food stamps, now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits. To demonstrate how More…

The WalMart Customer Indicator

By | 09.24.10 | 11:20 am

The Wall Street Journal picks up an extraordinary illustration of poverty and government assistance in America. At WalMart, before midnight on the 30th or 31st of a month, customers come in and fill up their carts with milk, bread and baby formula — the essentials. At midnight, they receive More…