Paul Ryan’s shocking notion: Maybe there are better ways to fight poverty

by Dan Calabrese What? You mean it’s not working? It is a testament to the dysfunction of American politics that the hardest discussion to have should be the most obvious: Are we getting acceptable results from the things we’re doing? Paul Ryan dares to ask that provocative question with respect to the federal government’s anti-poverty…

Guess What Group is Getting Food Stamps at an Alarming Rate

by Rachel Sheffield Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four…

What the Duck?

If the president’s policies are, as he claims, turning the economy around, where is the proof? by Bruce Tanis President Obama has been claiming and taking credit for an economic turnaround for 5 years now, as unemployment has only continued to worsen, as welfare and food stamp cases have expanded, as disability has been redefined…