About Julie Driscoll

Julie Driscoll is a liberal political activist, writer, and host of the blogtalkradio show (along with Smoking Hot Politics co-admin Kimberley Irvin of “Mad Women of Smoking Hot Politics,” which airs Wednesday nights at 8P. Hobbies: Walks on the beach in the sunset, writing poetry . . . No, really her only hobbies are protesting for the LGBT community at anti-gay rallies, protesting against anti-union scoundrels (she helped with the Walker recall), and busting out Republicans – catching them in lies, and exposing their hypocrisy, their soullessness, and their callous disregard for all living things (well, except for multi-millionaires).

Republicans and food assistance: Four bucks a day is still too much

Social scientists, scholars and liberal think tanks study it; Democratic Congresspeople and social activists work to prevent it; and Republicans – with their penchant for social spending cuts – seek to worsen it:  Food insecurity.  46 million people are on food assistance, 6 million of which survive only on the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) allotment, roughly $4.30 per person, per day. Recently, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (among others, including some Democratic Congress members) took the SNAP Challenge.  He pledged to eat for a week on what the poor in this country are allotted by the government for food assistance under SNAP.  For those who’ve taken the SNAP challenge (and this author is on Day Two), it’s an eye-opener.  For … Continue reading