Put taxes in perspective

...some politicians talk about "redistribution" to poorer Americans, by and large we're not talking about welfare and food stamps. We're talking about Social Security and Medicare, which most would agree have been earned and paid for.So when...

Rants & Raves

...and the people are so courteous. They are right on top of the flimflammers out in the yard and people trying to sell food stamps. Anybody who goes to Kroger should report it. Thank you, Kroger. RANT AGAINST some so-called ministers who write...

Debit cards to save over food stamps

...Columbia County will save thousands this year by not mailing food stamps for the Department of Family and Children Services. Instead, DFCS is replacing the food stamps with a debit card, which works like traditional ATM...

Judge lets store accept food stamps

An inner-city Augusta supermarket can accept food stamps again -- for now. Chief U.S. District Court Judge...Ninth Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard, to accept food stamps until a hearing next week. At that hearing, Judge Bowen...

Senate tries to make sure the dead don't get food stamps

...the other agencies of deaths of food stamp recipients. Similar steps would be taken to prevent people from receiving food stamps from more than one state at a time. The House could vote on the bill as early as Thursday. Social Security officials...

Welfare system abused

Regarding a recent editorial on SNAP, food stamps, and all welfare abuse.I was in a supermarket one day and this clean, neat lady asked me if I had seen a particular brand of...

Income inequality flap is much understated through deceptive data

...of taxes, capital gains, health insurance premiums, food stamps or other benefits. Piketty and Saez use income from individual tax returns, which excludes food stamps, other welfare benefits and unemployment compensation...

Side effects to make you sick

...Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps) included."It's becoming clear...features.Says the AP: "The impact on food stamps could grow. More states are planning...taxpayer-funded health insurance and food stamps.

Liberal letters fall flat

...level, the figure was reported as 20 percent paying 80 percent. Those who qualify for and receive Medicare, welfare, food stamps and other entitlement program payments paid nothing.This being the case, it is more a matter of not taking as much...

If Republicans win in 2016, look out

...passed its proposal. No surprises ? take from a senior program (Medicare), a program for the poor (Medicaid) and food stamps, and give to the well-to-do. It's the Republican way.One last word: If the Republicans win the presidency...