THE POOR’S SAFETYNET

“GOP’s new scheme to destroy welfare: Spend the money on other stuff”


SALON

“Maine’s Trumpian governor, Paul LePage, has redirected $1.7 million of funds meant to ease the burdens of families living in poverty to after-school programs, the Bangor Daily News reported last week. The money is coming from a program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), established in 1996 for the purpose of alleviating poverty and helping low-income people find employment. It seems like an odd choice to use that money instead on programs like My Place Teen Center, which has lots of fun movie nights and vaguely defined team-building exercises, but is not in the business of making sure families living in poverty can pay rent or get enough clothes to hold down a job.” MORE

CARTOON


CARTOON


“How Mitch McConnell could stabilize Obamacare in 2018”


CNN

SPEAKER, PAUL RYAN AND MAJORITY LEADER, MITCH McCONNELL

“Food Stamps Are Holding Up The Republican Agenda”


HUFFINGTON POST

The GOP is having a nasty family feud over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“Trump’s first budget: Trillions in cuts”


CNN

“Trump To Pay For Tax Cuts For The Rich By Slashing Food Stamps And Social Security Disability”


POLITICUS USA

President Trump’s budget is proposing a $1.7 trillion cut in food stamps, children’s health insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance and other social safety net programs to balance the budget and pay for his tax cuts to the wealthy.

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