It was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.
Late Thursday evening, the House of Representatives voted to slash the budget for the nation’s food-stamp program by $39 billion over the next ten years.
The Great Recession, according to economists, technically ended a few years ago. But, based on jobless numbers and poverty, South Florida has a long way to go to ever recover from the economic downturn that devastated the nation.
Florida, with the lowest error rate in the nation when it comes to its food stamp program, will receive a hefty bonus.
Florida welfare recipients who use EBT cards are no longer allowed to use them at “adult entertainment establishments” like strip clubs and casinos.
Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.
Florida officials have set up a text alert system to help feed victims of the departing storm.
Nearly 18 percent of Florida’s residents could soon be struggling to feed their families.
The Department of Children and Families gets a bad rap for the way it manages everything from foster care to adoptions, so its only fair they get credit for a good thing, and the feds say Florida is tops in managing Food Stamps.
On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]