Why Personal Insurance is a Must and Not an Option

Last updated: June 26, 2012 by

So the Supreme Court is reviewing whether it will amend laws to prevent Congress from cutting out the Affordable Care Act – the pride and joy of Barack Obama as well as the brainchild of Mitt Romney since he implemented a similar program in Massachusetts. One of the most important reasons why people want ObamaCare… Read more »

Single Moms: A Growing Voice of America

Last updated: June 24, 2012 by

If you thought that you had nothing going for you and you have no say in the politics of this country, then you’ve had it all wrong. Unmarried single mothers are increasing by the year, and they are forming a bloc that is quickly becoming a force to fight hard-line conservatives that relegate women as… Read more »

Welfare and Motherhood: It’s Better Than the Alternative

Last updated: June 22, 2012 by

Roberta M.H. wrote an opinion piece to the Zip06, a local news and community site for Southeastern Connecticut. In it, she praises single mothers and laments how the careless sexual practices of “welfare moms” burden the backs of taxpayers. Roberta makes a distinction between ‘single moms’ and ‘welfare moms’. The former connotes a strength of… Read more »

CalWorks Cut: A Short-Sighted Solution

Last updated: June 20, 2012 by

If Gov. Jerry Brown has his way, then California’s welfare-to-work program (CalWORKS) will see a pretty sizable cut to an already hobbled initiative to help unemployed workers get back on their feet. Under CalWORKS back in ’06, before the recession hit, a family of three was eligible to receive $752 a month for 60 months…. Read more »

Charity is Good But What Does It Mean for Poverty?

Last updated: June 18, 2012 by

Did you know that 88 percent of Americans approve of extending a “helping hand” to those living in poverty?1 Here’s the catch, though: how exactly do we provide this help in the first place? It all depends on what we’re trying to do. If we are merely trying to minimize the effects of poverty, then… Read more »

Why Are Single Moms Vilified by the Conservatives?

Last updated: June 24, 2012 by

Right-wing conservatives just love throwing barbs at single moms; inciting people to believe that this phenomenon is due to the breakdown of family values. Some even go so far as to blame single mothers for the cause of our lackluster economy! Accusations aside, just what is it that conservatives love painting unmarried mothers as villains?… Read more »

Food Stamps for Local Produce

Last updated: June 15, 2012 by

If you’ve got food stamps, then why not use them to help out keep your local farmers alive as well? Take for example the programs of the Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake City and the Hamilton Farmers Market in New York. These programs have accepted food stamps in exchange for fresh produce and have… Read more »