Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Opinion piece on SNAP
President Obama must show resolve in defending the SNAP Program, currently “under siege” despite the fact that more than 46.5 million Americans receive benefits, a number that has not changed much since 2013’s record participation numbers, writes Mark Bittman in this op-ed. Although the economy has been recovering, the corporate elite have become richer while income for most Americans stagnated or declined. “While raising the minimum wage and addressing income inequality are huge issues, protecting existing programs for the less well-off is the most important battle right now,” notes Bittman.
Let’s Address the State of Food – The New York Times, January 19, 2015