Sister Simone Campbell [x]
I like how she articulates the simple financial impossibility of religious organizations being able to replace government aid. I’d like to add that, of course, there are so many people who have trouble receiving aid from religious institutions because they’re LGBT and/or non-religious or have a fraught relationship to religion… aid is a human right—and, as she points out, a business subsidy as well as a subsidy to food companies—which people should be able to receive in a secular setting.
Yeah, when we’re talking about food stamps, let’s talk about how the minimum wage hasn’t been a LIVING wage in DECADES. You, literally, cannot live off minimum wage alone.
I was on food stamps as a kid. Some of my friends work such low paying jobs they’re on food stamps now. The gutting of the social net over the last two decades has been a uniquely American sin.