I think this country needs a new book that reflects a new way of feeding hungry Americans. Instead of Eat This, Not That! we need Do This, Not That!
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E Pluribus Nada – Cartoon by Jack Compere, cartoonist at the Corvallis Advocate http://corvallisvanities.blogspot.com/
Here are 10 tweets you can copy and paste to tell Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti you want him to end homelessness in the City of Angels.
Sometimes creating solutions to difficult problems just requires a bit of common sense. If you need to reduce credit card debt, design a personal budget where you spend less than you earn. If you want to lose weight, create a diet where you burn more calories than you consume. On a national level, the same […]
In England, they are called Social Impact Bonds. Here in the states, they would be called Pay For Success Bonds. The simple explanation is that the federal government would issue “social bonds” that private investors could purchase. The money would be invested in social programs that show a cost savings to society. If programs meet their goals, investors get a return on their investment.
I wouldn’t want to leave the impression that the House Agriculture Committee’s attack on the food stamp program was the only threat to low-income people spawned by the Republican majority’s effort to protect defense spending.
The Ways and Means Committee also had to find more savings — $53 billion over the next 10 years. And it too met its target by shifting costs to low-income people. But they’re not the only ones who’ll be harmed by what it’s come up with — far from it.
It’s sad when nonprofits that advocate for the same cause openly fight with one another.
That’s what we’re seeing now as organizations dedicated to improving services for homeless people take opposite sides on a bill pending in the House of Representatives.
Last Friday, the House Republican majority approved Congressman Paul Ryan’s plan for next year’s federal budget. Most of the coverage has focused on the plan to privatize Medicare and convert Medicaid into a block grant. A less noted, but also alarming part would cut federal funding for SNAP (the food stamp program) and convert it […]
Some time this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a budget resolution developed by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee. You may have read about it because it’s a radical scheme that makes the spending cuts just agreed on look like chump change. The Ryan plan would shred […]
In November of 2009 a United Nations rapporteur visited the United States to evaluate the state of housing and homelessness in our country. The rapporteur concluded that “real affordable housing and poverty is something that hasn’t been dealt with as an issue.” She was right. But just this last week the United States took a […]