US Congress to cut food stamps by $9 billion

The cuts to the program, which will affect nearly a million households over the next decade, are part of multi-year farm bill which sets spending levels for federal agriculture and food policy. The giant piece of legislation is expected to get a vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, after which it will be […]

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The Coming Food Stamp Riots

It may not happen this month, or even this year, but food stamp riots are coming to America.  In fact, we got a small preview of the coming food stamp riots this past weekend when a “temporary system failure” caused food stamp cards to stop working in 17 U.S. states.  Within hours, there were “mini-riots” […]

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Growth of food stamps 75 times faster than job growth in America

“Some 40 years after the so-called “war on poverty” was begun by liberal Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson, not only has poverty not been eliminated, but in terms of the percentage of the American population living in poverty, it has actually increased. Yet, utopian master planners in government and public policy insist that the “war” […]

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23,116,928 to 20,618,000: Households on Food Stamps Now Outnumber All Households in Northeast U.S.

“A record 23,116,928 American households were enrolled in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—AKA food stamps—during the month of June, according to data released this month by the Department of Agriculture. That outnumbers the 20,618,000 households that the Census Bureau estimated were in the entire Northeastern United States as of the second quarter […]

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The Periphery is Failing

“For years we’ve preached the From the Outside In principle of markets: When trouble starts, it nearly always does so out in the weaker periphery before creeping towards the core. We saw this in the run-up to the housing bubble collapse, as sub-prime mortgages gave way before prime loans, and in Europe, as smaller economies […]

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33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Since Obama Became President

“Barack Obama has been running around the country taking credit for an “economic recovery”, but the truth is that things have not gotten better under Obama.  Compared to when he first took office, a smaller percentage of the working age population is employed, the quality of our jobs has declined substantially and the middle class […]

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