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Maine Withholds Food Stamps From Lottery Winners

Finally, a step in the right direction regarding the explosively expanding welfare state: Maine has instituted a new rule that bans those who win more than $5,000 a month by
The Guardian view on austerity: reversing Robin Hood | Editorial

The Guardian view on austerity: reversing Robin Hood | Editorial

The poorest are pushed further into poverty, while the rich are given billions. Not satire, but the dataOne loosely applied law for the rich. Another tightly monitored one for the poor. Next Monday,

Bureaucrats Take Fat Cut of Food Stamp Largesse

What’s in it for the government to take wealth from those who earned it and give to those who didn’t? Power, of course. The money isn’t given for nothing; it
Half UK budget deficit 'is down to job destruction in older industrial areas'

Half UK budget deficit 'is down to job destruction in older industrial areas'

Report finds that legacy of hollowing-out of manufacturing in 1980s is far more people claiming incapacity benefitsThe enduring impact of closing factories and shutting coalmines in the 1980s has been
The legacy of leaving old industrial Britain to rot is becoming clear | Larry Elliott

The legacy of leaving old industrial Britain to rot is becoming clear | Larry Elliott

The hollowing-out of British industry since the 1980s is the single biggest change to the UK economy in the postwar eraTime to move on. That was the message from the home secretary when she announced
UK austerity policies 'amount to violations of disabled people's rights'

UK austerity policies 'amount to violations of disabled people's rights'

UN says measures aimed at reducing public spending since 2010 have affected disabled people disproportionately Austerity policies introduced into welfare and social care by the UK government amount to
Theresa May’s ‘just managing’ will be the victims of this new benefits cap too | Polly Toynbee

Theresa May’s ‘just managing’ will be the victims of this new benefits cap too | Polly Toynbee

As families face annual cuts of up to £6,000, the government’s vilification of the poorest has turned hearts to stoneThe axe fell yesterday, as the cap on what a family can receive in benefits was cut

Obamacare expansion flood threatens state budgets

Obamacare expansion sign-ups double projected maximums
Austerity effect hits women ‘twice as hard as it does men’

Austerity effect hits women ‘twice as hard as it does men’

Tax and benefit changes since 2010 have increased equality gapWomen will have shouldered 85% of the burden of the government’s changes to the tax and benefits system by 2020, according to figures
At a glance: autumn statement – 26 key points

At a glance: autumn statement – 26 key points

Philip Hammond has delivered his first autumn statement as chancellor. These are the key points, with political analysisAutumn statement 2016: live updatesRowena Mason, deputy political editor: The
Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond gives his autumn statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Key points include lower growth forecasts, a £23bn national productivity investment fund, a housing white paper and the
People’s productivity and finding our place in an automated future | Letters

People’s productivity and finding our place in an automated future | Letters

Katie Allen poses three crucial questions on how to improve Britain’s productivity (The road to greater productivity is via pay and flexibility, 28 November). Namely how it links in with low pay, how
Looking for happiness in life and at work | Letters

Looking for happiness in life and at work | Letters

Richard Layard is promoting the idea that better provision of mental health services is more important than reducing social inequalities in promoting human happiness (Happiness depends on health and

Outrageous! People on food stamps spent $608 MILLION of taxpayer money on this unhealthy item

This is outrageous, but it really should not surprise anyone. It turns out the number one thing bought by those on welfare is… soda pop. They spend more money on
UK's austerity welfare spending is closer to poorest nations of EU

UK's austerity welfare spending is closer to poorest nations of EU

Britain was only rich EU country to cut welfare as a proportion of GDP over four years – but it does spend more on subsidising housing, says EurostatBritain’s version of austerity is more aligned to
The Guardian view on homelessness: not just a Christmas crisis | Editorial

The Guardian view on homelessness: not just a Christmas crisis | Editorial

There is an unmistakable link between the squeeze on welfare and the rising number of people homeless or living in temporary accommodationFor a few days over Christmas, a massive effort by charities

BOOM! This State Requires Food Stamp Recipients To Work – Result Is UNDENIABLE!

Arkansas is the latest state to figure out that you shouldn’t waive work requirements for those on food stamps. Last year, they implemented work requirements in order to receive food
Finland Is Giving Nearly $600 a Month to 2,000 Jobless Citizens, No Questions Asked

Finland Is Giving Nearly $600 a Month to 2,000 Jobless Citizens, No Questions Asked

In what is the country's first test of a universal basic income.

Fed Up Citizen Notices What Welfare User Does After Leaving Walmart & Takes Startling Pic…

Is it a done deal that a safety net is essential in a society and economy as large as ours? Welfare and unemployment benefits do indeed help many in the