You know it's a bad idea when even a prominent Pennsylvania Republican is asking Gov. Tom Corbett not to make citizens spend down all their assets before they're eligible for food stamps. When so many unemployed people in this economy are living off their savings, enforcing an assets cap is just plain cruel:
A top-ranking House Republican has added his voice to the list of those asking the Corbett Administration to reconsider its plan to check the assets of everyone now receiving or applying for food stamps in the future.
Considering that low wages leave 52 percent of front-line fast food workers needing some kind of government assistance to get by, the following fact has Philadelphia magazine's Joel Mathis asking if Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is ... Read Post
enlarge Everything Gov. Tom Corbett does comes right out of the ALEC playbook. But because he rarely speaks to the press, preferring to fly under the radar, there are no outrageous sound bytes on the local news and public outrage is... Read Post