SNAP

Agriculture Sec’y Vilsack: We’re Helping People ‘Deal with the Consequences of Rising Prices’ with Things Like Increasing Food Stamps

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated that the Biden administration is “trying to help people deal with the consequences of rising prices, whether it’s increasing the SNAP benefit or whether it’s making sure that the child tax credit is available to folks or whether it’s rebuilding the infrastructure of this economy” to fix supply chain issues.

under secretary Vilsack

Amazon Begins Accepting Food Stamps as Stock Price Soars

Amazon announced this week that it has been approved by the Department of Agriculture to accept food stamp benefits in seven states. The announcement comes at the same time as Amazon’s stock is soaring — last week the stock jumped more than five percent in one day, increasing CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth by $6.4 billion in a single day. 

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Axios: Yes, Bernie Sanders Wants to ‘Restructure’ Your Entire Life

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) – a top Democrat 2020 contender – has not offered a watered-down version of the political vision he pushed during the Democrat Primary race against Hillary Clinton. He has expanded upon it, offering plans that would drastically grow government and affect Americans – regardless of class, race, or ideology – across the board. 

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention on August 21, 2019 in Altoona, Iowa. Candidates had 10 minutes each to address union members during the convention. The 2020 Democratic presidential Iowa caucuses will take place on Monday, February 3, 2020.(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty …