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  • L.A. County hands $1.3B — Billion! — to illegals for welfare

    08/10/2017 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/9/2017
    llegals living in Los Angeles County were handed almost $1.3 billion in welfare payouts between the months of 2015 and 2016, Fox News reported, citing data. That’s billion with a capital “B.” That’s a quarter of what the county distributed to its entire needy population in those same months. Liberals and government elitists always like to make the case that citizens ought to support some cheap-sounding fee- or tax-paying cause by grandly pronouncing, “It’s just the cost of a cup of coffee,” or “If everyone just gave up their Starbucks lattes, it’d pay for itself.” Well, guess what $1.3 billion...
  • Migrants will not get Welfare for First Five Years: Donald Trump

    08/04/2017 7:54:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    News18 ^ | August 5, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    Days after announcing his support to a merit-based immigration system, President Donald Trump has said that migrants will not get welfare in the first five years after they arrive in the US. "You cannot get welfare for five years when you come into our country. You can't just come in, like in past weeks, years and decades--you come in, immediately start picking up welfare," Trump said in his weekly web and radio address to the nation....
  • Republicans and Democrats Suddenly Want to Fix Obamacare [Lamar Alexander Loves Patty Murray]

    08/02/2017 6:37:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Bipartisanship is suddenly the talk of Capitol Hill, where Republicans and Democrats are now expressing a tentative desire to join hands after a brutal debate over Obamacare repeal... ....Republican and Democratic leaders on the health committee announced in a joint statement that they would hold hearings early next month on how to calm Obamacare’s tumultuous insurance markets.
  • Advocates to push Merced County [CA] to help undocumented receive healthcare

    07/31/2017 11:23:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | July 31, 2017 | By Monica Velezmvelez
    Thousands of undocumented immigrants in Merced County don’t have health coverage, but advocates supporting the #Health4All campaign say there are ways Merced County could help that could possibly benefit everyone. This week, Building Healthy Communities Merced, or BHC, a nonprofit group funded by the California Endowment, released a report outlining ways the county could potentially provide services for undocumented immigrants. BHS has estimated there are about 25,000 undocumented residents living in Merced County. Last year in California, undocumented children under age 19 became eligible for full-scope health benefits under Medi-Cal, that was able to give thousands of children insurance. Elizabeth...
  • Homeless mom panhandles on Market Street with newborn baby

    07/30/2017 9:35:21 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2017 | Heather Knight
    San Franciscans know they’ll see all walks of life along Market Street, but a new fixture on the colorful thoroughfare has shocked even the most hardened city dwellers: a 6-week-old, homeless baby girl. All day long, Megan Doudney, 34, sits on the sidewalk near the Four Seasons Hotel between Third and Fourth streets with little Nedahlia in her arms and a sign reading, “Anything helps.” The sight is alarming, even in this city where just about anything goes. *** Several people have called 911, including when another homeless person’s menacing dog got in the baby’s face. Police have responded numerous...
  • The Welfare to Work Scheme Might Actually Achieve Its Goals

    07/28/2017 2:46:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The news that President Trump is looking to remove the State’s Waivers on the Welfare to Work program has been greeted with howls of anger by the MSM. They are hunting down every single sob story they can find about how good people have been negatively impacted; and the stories are sad, and they shouldn’t happen in a civilized society, but the reality is that this program will help a lot more people than it will harm. What is being largely ignored by the MSM are the perimeters of the program. Here are the people who will not be asked...
  • Local View: Foods stamps critical to the disabled, their families

    07/23/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Columbian ^ | July 23, 2017 | Julie Watts and Darla Helt
    In the super-charged public debate on health care, many advocates are rightly calling attention to the importance of protecting the health needs of people with disabilities. But for many in Southwest Washington who are living with a disability — and for their families — having health insurance coverage is just one part of the struggle. Severe and chronic disabilities are often associated with a significant decline in earnings. For families with children who have disabilities, for example, parents are often forced to step back from work to care for their child — making it even more difficult to shoulder high...
  • Woman brags she’s “raping the government” by gaming the welfare system [VIDEO]

    07/21/2017 7:17:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 19, 2017 | Lexie King
    Woman brags she’s “raping the government” by gaming the welfare system [VIDEO] By Lexie King | July 19, 2017 | Comments A new viral video shows a “Brooklyn mother of 3” bragging about how she takes advantage of welfare programs so that she doesn’t have to work. She is “proudly raping the government,” as she puts it. This video is proof that at least some Americans take advantage of the system. As of 2016, the Department of Agriculture claimed that approximately 44 million Americans relied on food stamps. On May 23, the Trump administration released the White House budget which...
  • Nearly no low-skilled immigrants want to study [Sweden]

    07/20/2017 4:49:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Friatider ^ | 07/20/2017 | na
    Nearly no newly arrived immigrants who have low or no education want to sit on the school bench and even get a basic schooling. It shows new numbers from the Employment Service, writes Ekot. It is only about a few individual percentages of immigrants. Two years after receiving a residence permit, only three to four percent of low-skilled immigrants attend adult education. It shows the Employment Service's latest figures. But the number was as low as 2016. And the catastrophically bad numbers will come despite the government's efforts to get immigrants to take action. {..snip..}
  • A basic income really could end poverty forever

    07/17/2017 9:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Vox ^ | July 17, 2017 | Dylan Matthews
    I first heard the term “basic income” in the socialist magazine Dissent in 2005. I was a 15-year-old leftist with a taste for weird, radical plans to restructure society: say, having the government buy up majority stakes in every company and then distribute them equally to every American; converting all companies into worker cooperatives; trying a planned economy where the planning is done by decentralized worker and consumer councils rather than a government bureaucracy. Basic income, wherein the government gives everyone enough cash to live on with no strings attached, struck me as an idea in that mold: another never-going-to-happen...
  • Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health care

    07/13/2017 12:54:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents, more than half of them Latinos, by failing to pay doctors enough to provide proper care, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges the state violates Latinos’ civil rights because poorly paid health care providers balk at providing treatment. It alleges the low reimbursements often mean that those who rely on Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor, are denied timely and quality medical care. The lawsuit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court by plaintiffs including the state’s largest labor union representing health...
  • We need to talk about polygamous refugee families, says Irish Muslim leader

    07/09/2017 5:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    iNews ^ | June 16, 2017 | Karl McDonald
    A Muslim religious leader in Ireland has called for a debate around the recognition of polygamous families after a court refused to recognise the second wife of a Lebanese refugee who has become a naturalised citizen. Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said families fleeing warzones are “disintegrating” because of laws in this country that don’t exist at home. “Now is not yesterday’s situation,” he told i. “People are forced to leave their country, where they used to live in accordance with the legislation of that country.” “This raises questions we have not faced before.” The...
  • Food stamp rolls plummet in states that restore work requirements

    07/05/2017 4:03:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    After the food stamp rolls swelled for years under the Obama administration, fresh figures show a dramatic reduction in states that recently have moved to restore work requirements. [Snip] Alabama began 2017 by requiring able-bodied adults without children in 13 counties to either find a job or participate in work training as a condition for continuing to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. According to, the number of those recipients declined from 5,538 to 831 between Jan. 1 and the beginning of May – an 85 percent drop. Similar changes were implemented in select counties in Georgia and...
  • Slavery for the Parents is Shock Therapy for the Children

    07/03/2017 4:51:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 3 Jul, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    The latest idea from the Socialist Party in Germany: Compel the long-term unemployed to work for zero pay, in order to prevent their children from growing up to be unemployed themselves. Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this piece from Compact online: SPD planning shock therapy for children of unemployed parents Unfortunately, this is not satire: By way of humiliation of recipients of Hartz-IV [the final stage of a series of government reforms in German unemployment and welfare benefits], their children will be injected with a maximum fear of unemployment. A slave project from the house of the SPD,...
  • In tunnels under Las Vegas, monsoon rains can pose deadly threat

    07/01/2017 9:00:10 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 23 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 6/30/2017 | Briana Erickson
    The first pains came before 8 a.m. The woman who lived in the tunnel had been out gathering blankets and pillows all night. But then, the contractions started. It was 92 degrees out, and she was 8½ months along. She’d never seen a doctor. When a group in neon shirts offering homeless services came through the tunnels, she was whimpering for help. The neon team called an ambulance. Nearly a year to the day after the tunnels claimed one life in the flash floods of an early monsoon season, another tunnel under the Strip began ushering in a new life....

    07/01/2017 8:01:48 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 3 replies
    THE DEMOCRATIC DIALOG ODE TO THE WELFARE STATE a 1949 poem Father, Must I go to work? No, my lucky son. We’re living now on East Street. On dough from Washington. We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam So don’t get exercised. Nobody has to give a damn – We’ve all been subsidized. But if Sam treats us all so well And feeds us milk and honey, Please, daddy tell me what the hell He’s going to use for money. Don’t worry, bub, there’s not a hitch In this here noble plan – He simply soaks the filthy rich And...
  • Social Security Is Not A Benefit. It Is A Right That One Has Paid For!

    06/30/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 106 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) needs to get his facts straight about social security. You pay 6.5% as an employee, Your employer pays 6.5%. You pay 1.5% to Medicare, Total 14.5%. If you are self-employed you must pay the 14.5% yourself. How could he say, because senior citizens expect their social security and medicare benefits when they retire, they are greedy? “Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.”
  • Urban America's Underclass: More Money Won't Solve the Problems

    There's only one "program" that will make a difference. PBS NewsHour aired a story last year about Milwaukee, saying many residents call the city "the worst place to be a black man in America." It talked about last year's riots in the city after a cop shot a black man. One black Milwaukee resident explained that this is "what happens when you inflict poverty" on poor black residents. "Inflict poverty"? In the 50 years following President Lyndon Johnson's launch of the "war on poverty" in 1964, government spent over $22 trillion on welfare and various anti-poverty programs. The problem in...
  • 60 Percent of Americans Support Trump’s Immigrant Welfare Ban

    06/28/2017 10:37:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    A plan by President Donald Trump to ban immigrants who have only been living in the U.S. for less than five years from receiving welfare services has widespread support. In a new Rasmussen poll, 62 percent of likely voters said they support barring new immigrants to the U.S. from receiving welfare benefits for at least five years, as Trump recently proposed during a speech to supporters. Middle-class Americans making $30,000 to $50,000 a year are the most likely to support the ban on welfare for immigrants, with 72 percent in favor. Those who describe themselves as “moderates” are also on-board...
  • Trump Won the White House by Recapturing Reagan’s Magic

    06/27/2017 4:24:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 27, 2017 | Henry Olsen
    Ronald Reagan often said that he did not leave the Democratic party, the party left him. That statement is usually considered to be mere political fluff, a ruse to make himself politically palatable to the voters who revered FDR and the New Deal. Yet, that view is both condescending and wrong. A close reading of Reagan’s thought shows that he was always more concerned with what government sought to do than the fact that government was used to do it. Reagan’s preferences always matched those of working-class Americans. Like him, these men and women voted for the Republican Dwight Eisenhower...