These kinds of proposals are happening more and more around the country. But to me, all of these ordinances and policies just redistribute homeless persons. They don’t solve the problem of homelessness. You can’t jail people out of homelessness. Robert Adelman, a sociologist at the University at Buffalo, in response to Columbia, South Carolina’s new… Continue reading

The role of the SNAP program isn’t to provide additional money to paid government volunteers; it is to help feed hungry American families. Senator John Thune, R-ND, in an article framing food stamps as a perk for paid government volunteers. Right. Food stamps (SNAP benefits) are to help feed hungry Americans. At an AmeriCorps salary,… Continue reading