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  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    Private charity can't replace government social programs
    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government handouts.
  • Farm bill: Still millions for fat cats in Congress, cuts for the poor

    Farm bill: Still millions for fat cats in Congress, cuts for the poor
    Backers of the new farm bill, approved by the House today and destined for consideration by the Senate next week, are patting themselves on the back for saving billions by eliminating a huge wasteful farm subsidy program.  Don't believe the hype. The...

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...

    The next food stamp crisis is about to hit

    The next food stamp crisis is about to hit
    If you've been following the food stamp debate in Washington, you know it's about whether to cut food stamp benefits for the disadvantaged by $4 billion a year (the House proposal) or only $400 million a year (the Senate plan). Here's what you may not...

    Rep. Doug LaMalfa stands up for principle!

    Rep. Doug LaMalfa stands up for principle!
    It seems we may have been unfair to Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) by suggesting he's a hypocrite for voting to cut back food stamps while he collects millions in government farm handouts. The Central Valley Republican's vote Wednesday on the shutdown-...