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What I Realized When I Finally Decided to Sign Up for Food Stamps
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, ethics, government, food, EBT, SNAP food program )

Nancy
- 156 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
I pride myself on not succumbing to prejudice so it was with a wash of embarrassment and shame that I realized that "them" were in fact me. The people in that waiting room could have been my neighbors or co-workers.
Social Security, Treasury Target Taxpayers for Their Parents' Decades-Old Debts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, debt, social security, IRS, refund, Treasury )

Nancy
- 190 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice's tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her
My Free School Lunch Horror Story
Society & Culture  (tags: children, americans, education, family, free lunch )

Nancy
- 219 days ago - dailykos.com
Yes, when I was a kid I had free school lunches and it made me feel so ashamed, but not for the reason you might think.
Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, choices, jobs, children, culture, family, birth control, food, jobs, cigarettes )

Nancy
- 270 days ago - killermartinis.kinja.com
Rest is a luxury for the rich. I get up at 6AM, go to school (I have a full courseload, but I only have to go to two in-person classes) then work, then I get the kids, then I pick up my husband, then I have half an hour to change and go to Job 2. I get
Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim
Offbeat  (tags: Swimming, Diana Nyad, SHE MADE IT! )

Nancy
- 412 days ago - usatoday.com
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.
Cash-Only Doctors Abandon the Insurance System
Health & Wellness  (tags: Insurance, opt-out, physicians, concierge medicine, health, healthcare )

Nancy
- 493 days ago - money.cnn.com
Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They're expecting patients to pony up with cash.
Taxpayers to Make $1 Billion From GM Stock Sale
Business  (tags: GM, stock, bail out, Treasury Department, business, economy, government, investing )

Nancy
- 494 days ago - money.cnn.com
Taxpayers will take in $1.03 billion in proceeds from Thursday's planned Treasury Department sale of General Motors stock. The sale of 30 million shares was planned to coincide with GM's return to the S&P 500 on Thursday. Treasury said that it would
Superbugs Invade America's Supermarkets
Society & Culture  (tags: food, meat, ground beef, bacteria, antibitoic resistance, environemtnal working group, ground turkeyt )

Nancy
- 494 days ago - ewg.org
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now common in the meat aisles of American supermarkets. These so-called superbugs can trigger foodborne illness and infections that are hard to treat. An analysis by the Environmental Working Group has determined that
GOP Hospital Executive Calls For Single-Payer (Medicare For All) As Solution To Health Care Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, economy, freedoms, healthcare, Single Payer, Health care, Employers, Medicare )

Nancy
- 494 days ago - dailykos.com
Single payer would drive down costs because Medicare (or a utility-like private single payer insurer) would have leverage to keep costs down. With no other game in town, providers would be forced to operate more efficiently. Drug companies would be
9 Economic Facts That Will Make Your Head Spin
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, corruption, ethics, freedoms, economics, personal income, personal wealth )

Nancy
- 605 days ago - alternet.org
Half the population of the U.S. has slipped into poverty or is barely making enough to get by. How much will you need for medical expenses in retirement? What does it cost to keep 2.5 million Americans behind bars? Here are a few facts and figures
 
 
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