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  • Muslims used their UK welfare payments to fund Paris and Brussels jihad massacres

    11/26/2016 5:46:04 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 25, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic law, non-Muslims have the duty to provide for the upkeep of Muslims. British jihadist Anjem Choudary said in February 2013: “We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not...
  • Family of 10 On Welfare Have New Demand of Taxpayers

    11/23/2016 11:54:47 AM PST · by rhett october · 36 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-23-2016 | Rhett October
    Some people blame their issues on other people no matter what and believe they are entitled to what other people earn and have. This story is a case of taxpayers paying the price for one family’s sense of entitlement. In 2012, Arnold and Jeanne Sube and their eight children, moved from France to the UK so that Arnold could study mental heath nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. They currently live in a three bedroom house that they feel is a poor living arrangement. But rather than working and saving in order to afford a larger house, like most people...
  • Soft Drinks No. 1 Purchase by Food Stamp Recipients; $357,700,000 From 1 Grocery Chain

    11/22/2016 1:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single U.S. grocery retailer. That is according to a new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the food stamp program. By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps. In calendar year 2011, according to the study, food stamp recipients spent approximately $357,700,000 buying soft drinks from an enterprise the study reveals only as “a...
  • EBT Card Shutdown Apocalypse - Fatopotamus gets stupid after Card Gets Rejected!

    11/19/2016 8:52:08 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 7, 2016 | BARNEMAN
    https://youtu.be/uqxQ83iSYaY
  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 11/11/16 | Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus
    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory. "People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed," said John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, "people were crying," added O'Grady, who works in EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago. "They were recommending that people take sick leave...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • German Court Overturns Rape Conviction [semi-satire]

    10/31/2016 10:01:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    The Iraqi immigrant who raped a ten-year old boy in the changing area of a swimming pool in the Austrian capital of Vienna had his conviction overturned by the German Supreme Court this past week. The assailant, Amir A, had previously offered a “sexual emergency” argument in justification of the rape. “It had been more than four months since I had seen my wife and I had to receive sexual release for the sake of my health,” he claimed. The health of his victim was negatively impacted by the encounter. The child suffered severe anal injuries and is still plagued...
  • Sowell: The Left and the Masses

    10/17/2016 3:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 18, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested or imprisoned. This is said to be to help ex-cons get a job after they have served their time, and ex-cons are often either poor or black, or both. First of all, many of the left's policies to...
  • Illegals seeking asylum up 900%, get Social Security, welfare, school loans

    10/19/2016 9:50:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/19/16 | Paul Bedard
    The number of illegals seeking asylum to gain easy access to the United States has jumped 900 percent in less than 10 years, greatly expanding the Immigration population receiving Social Security, school loans, green cards, welfare and other taxpayer funded services, according to figures from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. While about 8,000 mostly Latin Americans in 2009 sought asylum, the number is expected to reach 80,000 or more this year, according to a projection from the Center for Immigration Studies.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 13: A bum from Share testifies (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)

    10/14/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Well its been awhile since I reported on the mayhem in Seattle being caused by Democrats and by an organization called SHARE/WHEEL, this organization is really a cross between the mafia, the SEIU and occupy wall street. The comparisons are obvious yes but surprisingly this is not known well to people outside of the pacific Northwest. In fact I didn't even hear about it until I learned from Steve Ferrell AKA Seataclibertarian my business associate who lives there about Share's existence. Share wheel runs homeless shelters inside churches run mainly from taxpayer funds, despite having a supposed "zero tolerance" policy...
  • President Obama: We'll be debating unconditional free money 'over the next 10 or 20 years'

    10/13/2016 11:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 12, 2016 | Chris Weller
    Speaking with Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito in a recent interview, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his belief that universal basic income would be harder to ignore in the coming decades. UBI is a system of wealth distribution in which the government provides everyone with some money, regardless of income. The money comes with no strings attached. People can use it however they choose, whether to repair a leaky roof or to go on vacation. Advocates say the system is a smart and straightforward way to lift people out of poverty. A growing body of...
  • Virginians with EBT card can now get into Science Museum for less

    10/09/2016 11:21:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WAHU-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Low-income families who want to visit the Science Museum of Virginia will now get to do it at a fraction of the cost. Local media outlets report that the museum will charge an exhibit admission fee of $1 per child and $2 per adult to families who have an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. If they pay an additional $1, they can watch a movie in the museum's Dome Theatre. EBT cards are used by low-income families to pay for things like groceries....
  • The New Non-Working Class

    10/07/2016 10:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 6, 2016 | Mona Charen
    "He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of 30 or 40 honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain 150 idle loiterers." -- John Smith, 1609 One out of 6 prime-working-age adult males in the United States is not temporarily unemployed, or "between jobs," or "looking for work." No, a huge cohort of men in America is now neither employed nor looking for work. They are just skating by on a combination of girlfriends, wives, mothers and government benefits. Their status, argues Nicholas Eberstadt in "Men Without Work,"...
  • Muslim Woman Caught Buying Soda With Food Stamps To Sell In Her Store

    Published on Sep 30, 2016 (NSFW LANGUAGE ALERT) Muslim Woman Caught Buying Soda With Food Stamps To Sell In Her Store There is gross abuse of the food stamp system. The checks and balances don’t work. Instead of just being a safety net for people who wouldn’t eat otherwise, food stamps have become a hammock for lazy people and an invitation for fraud. One man saw a Muslim woman spend a fortune on soda pop and he decided to confront her in the parking lot. He had the wits about him to record the entire conversation. Apparently, she had already...
  • Muslims mis-using foodstamps in America.

    09/30/2016 9:26:08 AM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/30/2016 | blackbetty59
    Muslims using their EBT to buy soda, to resell. They are confronted by a lawyer who is watching what they are doing, and the fallout of him confronting them on their fraud.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton has the edge among people planning to skip election

    09/29/2016 7:38:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 29, 2016 | REBECCA SHABAD
    Hillary Clinton has the edge among people who aren’t planning to vote in November’s election, according to a new Bloomberg Politics national poll. The survey found 38 people of people not intending to vote support Clinton while 27 percent of them back Donald Trump if they decided to cast a ballot.
  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • I am on H1B and Medicaid

    09/19/2016 3:27:11 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 21 replies
    Just Answer Immigration Layer ^ | 2014 | Judith Lawyer and customer
    I am on HB visa and using Medicaid benefits for 12 months. I intend to marry a US citizen and I understand that she will be responsible for paying back the medical services I used. Would it help if my get off the program now before we get married...my wrong-doing? Also does my use of Medicaid prevent my adjustment of status from H1B to green card? Expert Judith answers: The law requires you to be paid at least the prevailing wage. How do you qualify for the means tested benefits?
  • Food stamps may soon be available for online shopping

    09/17/2016 12:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 15, 2016 | Christina Beck, The Christian Science Monitor
    Online shopping has long been a boon for most Americans, whether they hate the scrutinizing stares of fellow shoppers, the chaos of big stores, or simply can't get out the door. Soon, modifications to the federal food stamp program, SNAP, might make the benefits of online shopping available to some who could need it most: the many recipients who live in areas where there are fewer healthy grocery stores, known as "food deserts." On Thursday, the Department of Agriculture began asking for companies to join a pilot project to allow SNAP recipients to purchase their groceries online. If successful after...
  • The Deplorables vs. The Deportables

    09/16/2016 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Elections are won and lost with branding. Every winning candidate needs a theme that excites voters, triggers an emotional response and perhaps most importantly, one that is memorable. Thanks to Hillary, we’ve got it. Trump's army is “THE DEPLORABLES.” These are working class and middle class Americans- law-abiding, salt-of-the-earth people, who work long hours, pay virtually all the taxes, and refuse to ever accept handouts. We believe in personal responsibility and the American Dream of mobility, opportunity and prosperity. We know it only comes from the individual, not government. Hillary's army is “THE DEPORTABLES.” Her ranks of supporters are made...
  • Presenting the Stupidest liberal Hate Mail EVER!!

    09/12/2016 6:51:21 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AWESOME YT VIDEO ABOUT THE STUPIDEST HATE MAIL EVER! So as you may remember we got quite a bit of hateful mail and comments last month by All the liberal idiots who hate Donald Trump and hate America. These were from either email or Youtube. The vast majority of my commenters and email is positive. After all if liberals are so pissed off I must be doing a good job! Its when you hit your target when you take flak. Not surprisingly I got this ditty from killtrumpnow@gmail.com from a liberal who says he's from...
  • Jobless Immigrants Feel 'Neglected' In Great Britain After Being Offered 5-Bedroom Home

    09/08/2016 7:44:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 7, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    A French immigrant family that voluntarily moved to Great Britain is now complaining about their housing conditions, saying the five-bedroom home they were offered courtesy of the British taxpayer is too small because it “doesn’t even have a dining room.” The Daily Mail reports the Sube family moved from France to Britain in 2012 so the father, 33-year-old Arnold Mballe, could study mental health nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. His wife, Jeanne, is reportedly a stay-at-home mother who, like her husband, is not employed. The couple has eight children. After having been housed by the Luton Borough Council first...
  • Michigan and Ontario Governments Agree to Promote Crony Capitalism Together

    09/08/2016 1:55:32 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/5/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    At an event held in northern Michigan on Aug. 4, Gov. Rick Snyder announced that he and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne would sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in promoting the automotive industries of Michigan and Ontario. This type of selective government meddling in the economy is a bad idea and should be avoided. It effectively amounts to crony capitalism, which Oxford Dictionaries defines as an “economic system characterized by close, mutually advantageous relationships between business leaders and government officials.” Crony capitalism has been justifiably denounced by a diverse array of scholars, associations and politicians. These cozy relationships are...
  • Corrupt Academics and the Media

    09/07/2016 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Some are puzzled by the dishonesty, lack of character and sheer stupidity of many people in the media. But seeing as most of them are college graduates, they don't bear the full blame. They are taught by dishonest and irresponsible academics. Let's look at it. "A Clash of Police Policies," a column written by Dr. Thomas Sowell, presents some readily available statistics: "Homicide rates among black males went down by 18 percent in the 1940s and by 22 percent in the 1950s. It was in the 1960s, when the ideas of Chief Justice (Earl) Warren and others triumphed, that this...
  • Following arraignment on food stamp fraud, Muslim immigrant’s wife and daughter flip the bird

    09/06/2016 6:18:56 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Shortened title. Full title: Following arraignment on food stamp fraud, deli owner Muslim immigrant’s wife and daughter flip the bird and yell ‘F**k America’ Deli owner Ahmed Alshami is being held on $2 million bond in Erie County New York, on multiple charges of food stamp fraud and burglary. He’s accused of criminal possession of public benefit cards, misuse of food stamps and criminal use of a public benefit card for defrauding the welfare system. Alshami’s little scheme consisted of buying food stamp cards (EBT cards) from people willing to sell them for cash, and would generally pay them half...
  • The Fall of Rome-Are there Lessons to be Learned?

    09/04/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    THE FALL OF ROME was a culmination of external and internal factors. GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant...
  • Need some help finding an article that was FR a few days ago

    08/31/2016 8:46:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 6 replies
    A few days ago, maybe last week, someone posted an article that I believe came from American Thinker. It was about the muslim takeover of Dearborn and how 90% of them are on welfare. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about and if so, possibly provide a link
  • Twenty Years After Welfare Reform, Child Poverty Is At an All-Time Low

    09/01/2016 9:23:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    On August 22, the 20th anniversary of welfare reform being signed into law, my new paper, “Poverty After Welfare Reform,” was released. It sprawled into a 45,000-word opus that ate my summer. Due to its length, the report has benefitted from a “Piketty Effect” in that criticism has been slow to come simply because it takes too much time to get through it. But Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann made it through, and he is not buying my claim that child hardship is lower or no higher than in 1996. Unlike many liberal commentators, Weissmann concedes that it is “basically...
  • LePage: Man Who Died Fighting With ISIS Received Welfare Benefits

    08/22/2016 6:54:59 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://news.mpbn.net/ ^ | 08/22/2016 | STEVE MISTLER
    Gov. Paul LePage has pounced on the recent unsealing of court documents showing an Iranian refugee who resettled in Maine and later joined the terror group ISIS. But the governor’s eagerness to use Adnan Fazeli’s radicalization here to rail against welfare benefits for refugees may have led him to run afoul of a federal law designed to protect the identities of welfare recipients and their families. According to federal rules, the identities of benefit recipients are confidential — only law enforcement, immigration officials and state administrators are allowed to know who receives the benefits. Those same officials, according to the...
  • ObamaCare’s insurance company bailout(Oldie but, relevant to current election)

    08/18/2016 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Vendome · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    January 27, 2014 | http://nypost.com/2014/01/27/obamacares-insurance-company-bailout/ “...John Q Public is about to get clobbered again, thanks to a taxpayer bailout of the insurers written into the ObamaCare law. Section 1342 of the Affordable Care Act forces taxpayers to make insurers whole for most of the losses they incur selling policies on the ObamaCare exchanges through 2016. The bailout is meant to hide the full failure of the president’s signature health law until after the next presidential election.” “... insurers who opt not to participate in the exchanges can’t get bailouts and don’t get subsidies for their customers, so you won’t have...
  • Homeowner accused of running illegal homeless shelter

    08/18/2016 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 8/18/2016 | AP
    A North Charleston homeowner is facing charges after officials say he was operating an illegal homeless shelter at the property. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports North Charleston officials say 51-year-old Cyrus Kamini was charged Monday with operating a business without a license, operating an unsafe dwelling and not having permits for work done on the site. Officials boarded up the 1,500-square-foot home owned by Kamini that was divided into as many as eight units.
  • The Caliphate Muslim Trojan horse

    08/16/2016 5:28:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    IT HAPPENS IN AMERICA TOO! THIS IS WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR TRUMP!
  • Liberals just discovered something MORE absurd than “white privilege”

    08/09/2016 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 21 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | August 8, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    Taxpayers in the uber liberal city of Seattle recently discovered the money being zapped from their paychecks each week is about to be flushed down the toilet in a whole new way as their local government has decided to host two workshops on “white fragility.”
  • Terrorists behind Paris & Brussels attacks got over €50K in welfare

    08/07/2016 3:13:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 08/05/16
    At least five terrorists involved in the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks were receiving welfare benefits from the state, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing local authorities. Belgian financial investigators looking into the terrorist attacks found that Salah Abdeslam, charged with taking part in the Paris assaults, had collected €19,000 ($21,000) in welfare payments, which were stopped just a few weeks before the attacks were carried out in the French capital in November, WSJ reports. However, Abdeslam should not have been receiving payments as he partly owned a bar, which he was managing at the time. Belgian officials say this made...
  • Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks

    08/07/2016 8:31:10 AM PDT · by quesney · 25 replies
    Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks. ENLARGE At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed themselves with payments from Belgium’s generous social-welfare system, authorities have concluded. In total they received more than €50,000, or about $56,000 at today’s rate. The main surviving Paris suspect, Salah Abdeslam, collected unemployment benefits until three weeks before the November attacks—€19,000 in all, according to people familiar with the case. At the time, he...
  • Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks

    08/06/2016 4:49:33 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 8/4/2016 | By MARK MAREMONT and VALENTINA POP
    Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks. At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed themselves with payments from Belgium’s generous social-welfare system, authorities have concluded. In total they received more than €50,000, or about $56,000 at today’s rate. The main surviving Paris suspect, Salah Abdeslam, collected unemployment benefits until three weeks before the November attacks—€19,000 in all, according to people familiar with the case. At the time, he was...
  • Michigan to Write $1 Billion in Secret Corporate Welfare Checks in 2016

    08/04/2016 1:00:25 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The state of Michigan will write more than $1 billion in subsidy checks this year to favored businesses selected by politicians and government economic development officials. These are dollars paid by Michigan taxpayers, which the state then redistributes to corporate beneficiaries. The subsidy checks are styled as "refundable tax credits," and a significant portion of them were approved during a subsidy binge in the last two years of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration, in 2009 and 2010. Each company has its own agreement with the state, and many of the agreements call for tax breaks and cash payments for as...
  • Politicians Admit Migrants To Cost Germany More Than 30 Billion Euros A Year

    08/04/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 4, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Politicians have admitted that Germany’s recent migrant influx is set to cost taxpayers at least €30 billion a year. In addition to forking out for the day-to-day living costs and of more migrants, the German government will sharply increase spending on its police and security services after an unprecedented influx of migrants entered the country.
  • Welfare is the new work

    08/01/2016 11:53:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Two recent news stories highlight how pernicious the welfare state has become in America today. The first was an announcement by the feds that food stamps can be used to have groceries delivered right to a recipient’s door. Service with a smile. The Obama administration says it is too much of a hardship for those on welfare to actually travel to the grocery store. What’s next? Cooking the meal for them? If only the DMV would do home deliveries for drivers licenses.The second story was about the hullabaloo over a proposal by Maine governor Paul LePage to prohibit food stamp...
  • US Government Entitlements - The Sixth Biggest Economy On Earth

    07/30/2016 4:53:34 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-30-2016 | Tyler Durden - David Stockman
    Tyler Durden July 30, 2016 Excerpted from David Stockman's forthcoming book "Trumped! A Nation On The Brink... And How To Bring It Back" Because the main street economy is failing, the nation’s entitlement rolls have exploded. About 110 million citizens now receive some form of means tested benefits. When social security is included, more than 160 million citizens get checks from Washington. The total cost is now $3 trillion per year and rising rapidly. America’s entitlements sector, in fact, is the sixth biggest economy in the world.Yet in a society that is rapidly aging to the tune of 10,000 baby...
  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 73 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • Varadkar proposes tying welfare payments to inflation (Ireland)

    07/22/2016 11:01:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 21/07/2016 8:12 PM | Michael Sheils McNamee
    Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has thrown his political weight behind indexing welfare payments to inflation. Speaking at MacGill Summer School in Donegal, the Dublin TD struck a socially aware tone throughout his speech — referring to the period of economic downturn as “Ireland’s lost decade” and bemoaning a stalling in living standards. “Were it not for social welfare payments over half of the country would be at risk of poverty,” he said, before he emphasized the need to “protect the value of these payments now and into the future”. “I believe this can best be done by indexing...
  • Governor Cuomo Announces 750,000 Additional Working Families Now Eligible For Nutrition Assistance

    07/08/2016 11:07:20 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 44 replies
    NY State Website ^ | 8 July 2016 | N/A
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 750,000 additional working families are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – or SNAP– which helps fight hunger among working New Yorkers.
  • Finding workers a critical need in the county. (An article about lack of qualified workers)

    07/08/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 52 replies
    Casey County News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Larry Rowell
    Factories such as Tarter Industries are having problems meeting current production needs because of a critical shortage of workers. And, expansion plans for 2017 may have to be put on hold if workers cannot be found, said Travis Cox, vice president and general manager for Tarter Industries. “Lack of workers is now my No. 1 inhibiting growth factor, bar none,” said Cox. “My last shortage report shows we are about 75-80 people under full budget head count. That’s just trying to keep up, not growing and expanding.” Cox said TI is aggressively searching within two counties on each side of...
  • Over a third of single-parent families depend on welfare [Germany]

    07/06/2016 2:37:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Jul 2016 09:50 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Children growing up in single-parent households are nearly five times more likely to depend on welfare payments, a study revealed Wednesday. Germany’s 2.3 million children being raised in single-parent households are disproportionately at risk of poverty. A study done by the Bertelsmann Foundation said that more than a third of single-parent families (37.6 percent) were dependent on Hartz IV social benefits. Only 7.6 percent of two-parent households are dependent on the payments. […] One in five families in Germany are single-parent households. …
  • When Technology Eliminates Jobs, We'll Want a Basic Income

    07/05/2016 7:58:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Inverse ^ | July 5, 2016 | Nickolaus Hines
    Robin Chase and Martin Ford explain why at a White House roundtable. Automation is going to make universal basic income a necessity sooner rather than later, a White House panel discussed today. Technology entrepreneur and Zipcar founder Robin Chase and author Martin Ford (Rise of the Robots) today during a Facebook Live discussion with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. “We need to start thinking about universal basic income,” Chase said, referring to the concept of a base-level of income each person would get just for being alive. “If people had that platform, that basic minimum, we could be...
  • Alaska’s Cable Company Wants to Put The Whole State on Welfare So It’ll Have Customers

    07/03/2016 7:53:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
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  • Sonnie Johnson on Blacks for Donald Trump: ‘We Want Greatness; We Do Not Want Free $#*+’

    07/02/2016 11:25:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2016 | John Hayward
    Podcaster and blogger Sonnie Johnson was having a pretty good time with this year’s BET Awards until Jesse Williams took the stage, as she told SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily.“He gives this speech, a Black Lives Matter speech, and I wrote a responding article on Breitbart.com, entitled ‘OK, Do You Want to Talk About Freedom Now?’” Johnson said. (The current title of the article was expanded to include both Johnson and Williams’ names; it may be read here.) As Johnson pointed out, Jesse Williams has “a white mother and a black father – and that...
  • Christie vetoes $17M in welfare, women's health programs 'to protect taxpayers'

    07/01/2016 6:59:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Gov. Chris Christie rejected legislation Thursday that would have raised monthly welfare benefits for the first time in 30 years, and would have restored $7.5 million in grants for women's clinics which he eliminated when he first took office in 2010. In veto statements released just before 10 p.m. — two hours before the start of the new fiscal year — the governor said his actions "protected taxpayers" from the "irresponsible" spending by the Democrats who control the Legislature. "Unfortunately, the Legislature has continued its annual ritual of attempting to pass additional unbudgeted spending for selected interests," according to Christie's...