Farm Bill Passes on a Compromise

The GOP wanted to cut $40 billion from the SNAP program with the Farm Bill...thankfully this was reduced substantially to $8 billion and did not include the provisions of kicking people off the program, forcing drug testing for recipients and cutting off anyone who has ever been to jail for life! But the cuts will

47% of Americans…

by Christina Forrester The firestorm Mitt Romney's "caught-on-camera" comments have created online have brought out into the forefront some basic attitudes towards humanity that had not been so blatantly spewed until now. It has been acceptable for some time in many GOP circles, and even "Christian" circles, to say belittling things about the poor, to

Caring for the Poor is Government’s Biblical Role

Compare this complete Biblical synopsis by Jim Wallis with the rhetoric we hear from the Right on welfare, food stamps, budget cuts to programs for the poor, etc. This is what the Bible has to say and reflects our values as Christian Democrats... Caring for the Poor is Government's Biblical Role by Jim Wallis There

Food stamp funds may be reduced

Shame on the Democrats that are in agreement with cutting much needed food stamps from the families that are already suffering and barely able to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads! It is TIME that we ask our Congress - Democrats AND Republicans - "WHAT are your VALUES?!" If punishing the