Benefit cuts to food stamp effective Nov. 1 will impact a near-record 47.6 million Americans, but CNBC's Jeff Cox reports those cuts will be felt throughout the economy.» Read More
Consumers flocked to two Walmart stores that were processing transactions with EBT cards even though no money was being debited from the customers' accounts. CNBC's Seema Mody shares a video.
Customers with EBT cards cleared shelves at Walmart stores in two Louisiana cities on Saturday night, KSLA News 12 reported.
Uncle Sam posted a budget surplus last month of $17 billion. Does Washington still have a massive spending problem? Keith Boykin, Former Clinton White House aide; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan, share their opinions.
A flurry of activity in Washington this week has sparked trash talk among members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
The House rejected a five-year farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad requirements on those receiving them.
Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?
Food stamp usage in America has gone up 70 percent since 2008. Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, discuss.
Despite a drop in the jobless rate, and a soaring stock market, the number of Americans on food stamps continues to rise. Guy Benson, TownHall.com and Emily Sussman, Former Young Democrats of America executive director, discuss.
More than 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line. Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago Professor of Economics; Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine; Katie Burke, Edelman; Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Morgan Brittany Townhall columnist, provide perspective.
Discussing what's holding back growth in the markets, with Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital.
Caroline May, Daily Caller political reporter, discusses why the number of people applying for food stamps is increasing despite a drop in the nation's unemployment rate, with Margie Omero, democratic strategist.
Is America on the path to welfare and government dependency, or is there a future of free market capitalism? Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," and radio talk show host, discusses the impact of the U.S. depending on the government.
A new study from the Congressional Research Service finds that federal spending on welfare has increased 33 percent since 2008. Larry Kudlow is outraged!
CNBC Contributor Robert Costa weighs in on the Romney Camp's efforts in Florida today; and a CRS report says the Federal and State Governments combined have spent almost $1.03 trillion on welfare, with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president, and CNBC Contributor Jared Bernstein.
The number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June.
Another spending scandal plaguing the General Services Administration, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers; and more than 46 million Americans are currently on food stamps. Are more government handouts the solution to unemployment? Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA), provide perspective.
Discussing the rising numbers of Americans receiving government checks, and whether the U.S. is becoming a nation of dependents, with Robert Reich, fmr Labor Secretary, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal sr. economic writer.