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  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • Walker budget to bar drug users from getting food stamps

    01/22/2015 8:52:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-22-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison — Setting up a likely legal fight in the federal courts, Gov. Scott Walker is proceeding with his plan to ensure that drug users aren't getting food stamp or jobless benefits. Fulfilling a campaign promise, the Republican governor committed Thursday to putting the proposal in his next budget but provided few new details on how he would pursue a plan that could run afoul of federal rules in programs such as food stamps and unemployment insurance. For the first time, he did commit to offering free treatment and job training for those testing positive for drugs, but he offered...
  • Obama’s Middle Class Economics A Disaster

    01/22/2015 6:11:01 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 4 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 22, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    President Obama believes that “middle class economics” work. This meaningless tag line must have been popular in focus groups. What exactly qualifies as “middle class economics”? Based on the President’s State of the Union speech and the lead up to it, it apparently entails a bunch of big government programs provided to the middle class for “free.” Unlike the lower classes, who pay very little in taxes, the middle class likely isn’t fooled by the ruse of “free.” Most in the middle class understand that free means taxes are increased, likely on them. While the President offered a few middle...
  • Rep. Rangel: Free College ‘Important to The Security’ of U.S.

    01/20/2015 10:56:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 20, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says two years of free college “is really so important to the security of the United States of America.” [Snip] Rangel goes on to explain, “Even though we are very pleased with the economic growth that we have - no one can deny that our middle class is hurting and it’s very difficult for them to make ends meet on their salaries.” “The cost of living has shot up but the diversity between, uh, the disparity between the rich and the poor is something we have to overcome. Education – just as the G.I. Bill did...
  • SOTU: Biden pitches 'free' stuff

    01/20/2015 10:38:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Vice President Joe Biden is playing the role of President Obama’s pitch man in advance of the State of the Union address Tuesday night, promoting the “free” stuff the White House is offering to build support for the agenda called “DOA” by the GOP. In a State of the Union address fundraising email for the Democratic Party, Biden pushed the promise of free community college and better high-speed internet. He did not mention the proposed $320 billion in taxes the White House is also heralding.
  • Nearly 140 NYC welfare workers forced out for crime, misconduct

    01/19/2015 2:09:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Josh Saul
    Social worker Tara Tisdale, who allegedly sold her clients' private information, was one of those fired from the Human Resources Administration. Call them anti-social workers. Nearly 140 employees from the city Human Resources Administration — the city’s welfare agency — have been axed or forced to resign over the last six years for crimes and misconduct, including an agent charged with keeping food stamps for herself and another who allegedly paid a client to tend to his ferret, according to new data obtained by The Post. The accused cheats included Shamalah Millington, 34, who allegedly concealed her husband’s income to...
  • Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action

    11/26/2014 2:40:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Nov 14 | Karen Tumulty
    Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday. In his speech Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken immigration system, under which 11 million or more people are estimated to be living in this country illegally. “We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens...
  • Many Landlords Won't Take Section 8

    01/10/2015 1:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies
    WROC-TV ^ | December 8, 2014 | Rachel Barnhart
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rochester, NY (WROC) - LaTanya Daughtry needs a new place to live. The single mother of two boys is on disability and gets a Section 8 housing voucher. But many online classifieds ads say "No Section 8." "It just makes me feel people look at me differently because I'm on Section 8," Daughtry said. "A lot of ads say no Section 8 right off the bat." Section 8 is a federal housing program run through the Rochester Housing Authority. Recipients pay a portion of the rent and Section 8 pays the rest. Section 8 vouchers are in short supply. In...
  • Why the Tech Elite Is Getting Behind Universal Basic Income

    01/06/2015 8:25:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | January 6, 2015 | Nathan Schneider
    As if Silicon Valley hasn't given us enough already, it may have to start giving us all money. The first indication I got of this came one evening last summer, when I sat in on a meet-up of virtual-currency enthusiasts at a hackerspace a few miles from the Googleplex, in Mountain View, California. After one speaker enumerated the security problems of a promising successor to Bitcoin, the economics blogger Steve Randy Waldman got up to speak about "engineering economic security." Somewhere in his prefatory remarks he noted that he is an advocate of universal basic income—the idea that everyone should...
  • After Doing Some Research, Azealia Banks Shifts Attention From Cultural Appropriation to Reparations

    01/02/2015 9:31:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 31, 2014 | Taylor Gordon
    Rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter on Monday to urge her followers to push for reparations for African-Americans after the hip hop star seemed to realize just how much of America’s wealth came from slave trade. “They Owe us Money,” one tweet read. Another similar tweet read, “ITS MY MONEY, AND I WANT IT NOWWWWW!!!!!” At first glance, people may be rolling their eyes and assuming that Banks went on yet another expletive-filled Twitter rant launched by her beef with some other artist. This time around, however, her so-called Twitter rant was a bit more like a Twitter lecture. While...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter left impoverished [living on subsidized dime]

    01/01/2015 12:46:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    In 1977, William McPherson earned the top honor in the writing world when he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize.But nearly four decades later, the former Washington Post critic now hovers on the brink of poverty thanks to a failing pension and a bit of bad luck on the stock market.In a heartbreaking essay for The Hedgehog Review, McPherson describes what it's like to become poor in old age-as part of a overlooked group who are neither middle or lower class.Former teachers and even lawyers who can't pay their bills but aren't on the streets begging for change.Surprisingly, he says...
  • Government as Santa

    12/31/2014 10:49:15 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 12/25/2014 | Joseph Lehman
    Why is it that most people eventually abandon the idea of Santa Claus … and yet so many never abandon belief in an omnipotent government? Santa Claus is magic. His toy sack never empties, he traverses the globe faster than lightning, his reindeer never tire, his elves never strike, and he’s never too fat for the chimney. Awed by his powers, young kids approach the Jolly One clutching wish lists that itemize the objects of their “unbridled avarice,” as a popular Christmas movie put it. And why not? Santa’s little supplicants are prodded by plenty of parental encouragement. No toy...
  • A whopping 87 per cent of Obamacare customers to get taxpayer-funded subsidies in 2015...

    12/30/2014 9:38:27 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-30-14 | David Martosko
    About seven out of every eight Obamacare insurance customers who enrolled between November 15 and mid-December are poor enough to qualify for taxpayer-funded subsidies designed to lower their monthly premiums. The Department of Health and Human Services reported that number Tuesday, saying it's up from 80 per cent a year ago. Americans who participate in government-brokered medical insurance can get subsidies from the federal treasury if their households earn less than four times the government's official 'poverty' level. That situation describes 64 per cent of all U.S. residents, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. But far more are qualifying, suggesting...
  • A National Conversation about the American Ghetto

    12/31/2014 12:36:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2014 | Michael L. Grable
    "....Media sensationalism this year about two black deaths at the hands of white policemen inflamed the argument,.........Here, however, is one standup law-enforcement professional, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., who begs to disagree.Sheriff Clarke publicly condemns anti-police populism as the Left's deflection of an urban reality with which he's professionally all too familiar and for which the Left's all too politically responsible. "This deflects," says Sheriff Clarke:against the real thing that we need to have a conversation about in this country and it's the American ghetto. And that's where most of the policing unfortunately has to be applied. The...
  • Michigan Has More Food Stamp Recipients Than Students

    12/30/2014 12:04:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 29, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Michigan now has more food stamp recipients than it does public school students, an analysis of federal and state statistics by Breitbart News reveals. Michigan, which announced on Friday plans to begin drug testing some welfare recipients, currently has 1,679,421 individuals on food stamps (known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP), according to the U.S. Agriculture Department. According to the Michigan Department of Education, the state’s total pupil count for K-12 is 1,564,114....
  • Milton Friedman: Government's Responsibility to the Poor

    12/30/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Free to Choose Network ^ | 1978 | Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman 1978. From a lecture given at Stanford University, he instructs students and faculty on how free markets are the number one tool in the universe to reduce poverty. In the video he disparages government programs that discourage productivity, undermine minority advancement, and actually create poverty...
  • Azealia Banks Continues to Bash America For Impeding Advancement of Blacks

    12/29/2014 5:07:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Just Jared ^ | December 27, 2014
    Azealia Banks is still bothered by America’s history with slavery and took to Twitter to let everyone know about it! The 23-year-old rapper believed that America owed money to blacks for putting them into slavery and stopping them from being successful in society. “I don’t know why all the white people on my Twitter are saying I’m “playing the victim” cause I’m not… I really just want my [expletive] money,” the 23-year-old rapper tweeted on Saturday (December 27). Azealia decided to voice her opinion after she stirred up some controversy by saying that she wanted to find descendants of slave...
  • The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government Gives To Wal-Mart

    12/29/2014 4:17:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 108 replies
    The Daily Coin ^ | 12/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Should the federal government be spending billions of dollars to pump up Wal-Mart’s profits? I know that question sounds really bizarre, but unfortunately this is essentially what is happening. Because Wal-Mart does not pay them enough money, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees enroll in Medicaid, food stamps and other social welfare programs. Even though Wal-Mart makes enormous profits, they refuse to properly take care of their employees so the federal government has to do it. And of course this is not just a Wal-Mart problem. There are hundreds of other major corporations doing exactly the same thing. And they...
  • Welfare drug testing pilot program signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

    12/26/2014 7:46:20 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 27 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a new law creating a one-year pilot program requiring the Department of Human Services to screen some welfare recipients and test those suspected of drug use. The program, to be launched by DHS in three or more counties by October 2015, would apply to residents enrolled in or applying for the Family Independence Program. A recipient who was suspected of drug use and failed an initial test would be referred to a treatment program. Failing a second test, or refusing to take one at all, would result in the termination...
  • Letter to the editor

    12/25/2014 1:14:10 PM PST · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 Dec, 2014
    ‘Obama Claus’ EDITOR: We must have been pretty good kids this year. The holidays have arrived, and President Obama Claus finally has some goodies in his sleigh — ones we’ve eagerly awaited the past several years. While they might not equal a brand new pony, at least they feel like a very sweet puppy. The Grinch will likely try to pilfer these gifts, as soon as we doze off. But for the moment, let these tidings bring a little comfort and joy. TINA MOORE Rohnert Park
  • Gangbangers Unbound (Explains a lot)

    12/22/2014 3:01:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2014 | J.R. Dunn
    Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu died because of the campaign to vilify police. Even as the events of Ferguson begin to fade, the campaign it helped engender rolls on, with new reports of demonstrations and protests appearing almost daily. Last week Carol Jackson, a federal judge, restricted police tactics against protestors. (This is kind of odd in and of itself. The last thing people want to hear about during the holidays is some hood getting his comeuppance. The same can be said about Sen. Feinstein’s “torture report” -- waterboarding is not likely to play well during the sleigh bell season....
  • (satire) President Obama To Require Government Caseworkers To Cold-Call Citizens To Join SNAP

    12/19/2014 3:54:34 PM PST · by justiceleagues · 37 replies
    Salty Badger ^ | 12/19/14 | Salty Badger
    Due to an increase in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program’s budget, formerly known as food stamps, President Obama is requiring all SNAP agencies to add a sales team. The sales team will be responsible for telemarketing, cold-calling eligible Americans and persuading them to join the entitlement program that already services 50 million citizens and visa-holders.
  • UK: Benefits Pay Much More than a Job

    12/18/2014 12:36:41 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 18 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Here's a well-researched and well-argued article that, after investigation, reliably shows that the presence of food banks doesn't mean that welfare cheques are not high enough, but only that "sometimes the state messes up benefit payments and leaves nasty delays. They prove that people aren’t good at managing money. They suggest that not everyone puts rent and food before fags and booze (but we don’t want to get into a discussion about the deserving and the undeserving here). They confirm that supply creates its own demand." My disagreement with the writer is that she seems to be in favour...
  • No One Seems To Care That The Economy Is A Mess

    12/17/2014 5:38:51 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 27 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 17, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    If you listen to the Obama administration you might believe the economy is roaring. On some level jobs are being created. The problem of course is that they’re barely keeping up with population growth. Millions of jobs were lost when the recession took place in late 2008-2009. Very few of those jobs have been recovered, leaving millions in long term unemployment. The real unemployment rate, the Federal government’s U-6 number, is 11%. U-6 unemployment counts both the long term unemployed, which the official unemployment rate doesn’t do, as well as those who are underemployed. U-6 used to be the way...
  • Governing vs. Giving

    12/17/2014 3:18:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | John Stossel
    It's the season for giving. That doesn't mean it's the season for government. Government creates loyalty in the minds of citizens by pretending to be Santa Claus, doling out gifts and favors. Politicians claim they help those unfortunates who aren't helped by coldhearted capitalism. The truth is, government gets in the way of charity, making it harder for people to help others and for the poor to help themselves. It also gets in the way of commerce, which is what really makes people better off. When I was in college, President Lyndon Johnson declared "an all-out war on human poverty....
  • America in Urgent Need of Welfare Reform

    12/16/2014 8:43:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Vann Ellison
    If government anti-poverty programs focused on individual outcomes, the results would be those like Lance from Michigan. His father on death row and his mother a prostitute, Lance wandered into Florida and lived behind a dumpster at a 7-11. Hungry, dirty and homeless, he later found a place to live, became sober, got a job and will go to college on a scholarship. We don’t hear stories like that attributed to government assistance. That is because there are over 90 government welfare programs ranging from cash payments to housing and nutrition that are projected to cost $14 trillion over the...
  • It’s (Still) a TARP! Elizabeth Warren is a corporate Welfare Queen

    12/15/2014 7:08:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/15/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The so-called cromnibus bill funding the federal government through this fiscal year was passed over the objections of (some) House conservatives and (some) self-proclaimed progressives, for familiar reasons: Conservatives, eager that the Republicans should begin governing like they have a majority in Congress before they actually have a majority in Congress, argued that the bill locked in long-term support for too many of Barack Obama’s priorities — to hell with an amnesty fight in February or gutting Obamacare after the new majority is seated, they cannot wait to start scrapping. The Democrats’ left flank, led by Nancy Pelosi right up...
  • Missouri bill would ban aid for immigrant students

    12/14/2014 8:30:47 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 13 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 12/14/14 | SUMMER BALLENTINE
    State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick filed legislation this week that would prevent anyone without legal status from getting state aid for higher education. His goal is to block a proposed rule by the state Department of Higher Education that would allow some immigrant students to qualify for the state's A+ scholarship program, which covers two years of studies at a community college. At issue are students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created by Obama in 2012 to stop the deportation of children who have lived in the U.S. for years but whose parents brought them to...
  • Obama Boasts that Successor Won't Be Able to Undo Amnesty [satire]

    12/12/2014 3:19:09 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama taunted opponents of his executive action on illegal immigrants, boasting that "it's permanent. No one will be able to unravel it. I'm not just granting them immunity from prosecution for illegally residing in the United States. I'm giving them ID documents, work permits, and Social Security numbers. They'll have the paperwork making them indistinguishable from American citizens. They'll be working and living in our neighborhoods. Their kids will be going to your kids' schools. They'll be voting in our elections. Any efforts to reverse the rights I've bestowed will be punished at the polls." "Rather than embark on...
  • 65 Percent of Children in Households on Federal Aid Programs

    12/10/2014 12:21:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Census Bureau reported in a study released this week that 65 percent of American children lived in households taking aid from one or more federal program as of the fall of 2011. "Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of children," said the Census Bureau, "lived in households that participated in at least one or more of the following government aid programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and the National School Lunch Program." How to be dependent on government is now one of...
  • Super Bowl documents suggest what NFL will seek from Legislature

    12/09/2014 12:28:18 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-9-14 | doug belden
    As they're sorting through requests for more funding from programs and agencies next legislative session, state lawmakers are likely to be asked to help out a huge New York City-based nonprofit: the National Football League. 2015 is the year when any additional tax exemptions for the league related to the 2018 Super Bowl would likely be passed, and stadium officials have confirmed they will be making requests. The question of what exactly Minnesota taxpayers would be giving the NFL as part of hosting the game has been in limbo since Minneapolis' bid was accepted by league owners in May. As...
  • Labor Force Participation Remains at 36-Year Low

    12/05/2014 3:37:12 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 5, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The labor force participation rate remained at a 36-year low of 62.8 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The participation rate, which is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job during the month or actively seeking one, was 62.8 percent in November which matches the percentage since March 1978. In November, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 248,844,000. Of those, 156,397,000 participated in the labor force...
  • Kevin Jackson: ‘Idiotic Liberals' to Black Kids: 'It’s OK You Don’t Have a Daddy, Go Rob a Store!’

    12/02/2014 9:06:50 AM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | December 1, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Talk-radio host, author, and father of four sons Kevin Jackson, in commenting on the riots in Ferguson, Mo., said that some black people are “committing outrageous acts of crime” – murder is the number one cause of death for black males ages 15 to 34 – but that “idiotic liberals” don’t want to talk about that and instead enable crime, essentially telling these “black kids it’s okay you don’t have a daddy, go rob a store!” Jackson, who is black and was reared by his grandparents, made his remarks during an interview from Ferguson with the hosts of “Mornings on...
  • Dems Rebuff GOP Criticism of Illinois [satire]

    12/01/2014 9:37:42 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    The Republican Party’s efforts to cite Illinois as a dire example of what happens when Democrats run a state was strongly contested by that state’s leading Democrats. Republicans say that the fact that there are more people on welfare in the state than are working is a sign of poor government policies. Governor Pat Quinn characterized this argument as “misleading. The fact that a prosperous minority is able to support the majority is a triumph of democracy. The ‘haves’ caring for the ‘have nots’ is the implementation of a moral ideal that lies at the core of every major religion.”...
  • WELFARE TERRORISTS: Arrested NBP Members Couldn’t Buy Bomb With Depleted EBT Card

    12/01/2014 3:43:03 AM PST · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | November 29, 2014 | Bob Owens
    The FBI arrested two members of the New Black Panthers in Ferguson, Missouri late last week on weapons charges, after they used straw purchases a pair of .45 ACP Hi-Point pistols (one for the other, it seems) and bombs from an FBI informant. They planned to murder St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, and then destroy the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis with three pipe bombs. Unfortunately for them… well, just read it for yourself. Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the...
  • American Conundrums

    11/28/2014 5:42:59 PM PST · by xzins · 8 replies
    CHQ ^ | 11/26/2014 | CHQ Staff
    Every day CHQ readers email us all manner of material – comments, news tips, rumors, conspiracy theories, jokes you cannot tell your Sunday school teacher – it all arrives and gets reviewed even though a lot of it doesn’t really fit our “news and commentary from the Tea Party or limited government constitutional conservative perspective” USP. But every so often something comes in over the transom that’s so incisive (and in this case funny in a sad sort of way) that we just have to share it, and such was the case with “American Conundrums” an email forwarded to us...
  • Two Black Panther Members Unable To Buy Bombs Because EBT Card Didn’t Have Enough Money

    11/27/2014 6:49:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2014 | Katie Frates, associate editor
    Two men affiliated with the New Black Panther Party allegedly planned to murder Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and bomb the Gateway Arch. In an undercover police sting, the two bought a pipe bomb, and intended to buy two more but couldn’t afford it until one man’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was refilled, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, who go by the names Brandon Muhammad and Ali, were indicted last week on weapons charges when Baldwin purchased two hi-point .45-caliber pistols intended for someone...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

    11/26/2014 11:37:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Staff
    Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program. Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year. As of this August, according to the most recent data released by USDA, there were 22,729,389 households on food stamps. That equaled 19.75 percent of 115,048,000 households in the country...
  • America: a Banana Republic Without Bananas!

    11/25/2014 9:44:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    Congress must stop Obama's "Get Out of Jail Card" and "Pass Go, Collect Welfare" schemes. Impeach the President! Should U.S. taxpayers be expected to finance millions of the 12 million uneducated, unskilled, and often un-American illegal immigrants? I can defend the position that we should not finance legal immigrants? With Obama’s legalization of at least five million illegal aliens, he will turn America into a banana republic—without bananas. While many of the aliens covered are decent, hardworking people, many are not. I think this tragic immigration policy will create political, financial, and cultural anarchy. Since people from Mexico and South...
  • Many Amnestied Immigrants Could End Up Receiving Government Checks

    11/21/2014 5:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 21, 2014 | Caroline May
    President Barack Obama and his surrogates argue that the president’s executive actions will hold illegal immigrants accountable and force them to pay their “fair share of taxes.” However there is a big question as to whether these illegal immigrants will be a net gain or loss to the Treasury. Thursday night, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration, including providing legal status to nearly five million illegal immigrants. While part of Obama’s argument for legalizing millions of immigration law breakers is that they will now have to pay taxes, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney, Avik Roy at Forbes,...
  • Welfare Abuse in America

    11/19/2014 5:50:41 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/1/2013 | MisterYouOkay
    Welfare Abuse in America 30 year old Kiara of Baltimore been on welfare for 12 Years. She is one of the welfare recipients who feel entitled for services on are tax payers dollar
  • Exclusive -- Report: Obama's Executive Amnesty Will Give Illegal Aliens Public Benefits

    11/18/2014 5:15:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Illegal aliens who get President Barack Obama’s likely forthcoming executive amnesty will have immediate access to welfare and other public benefits, according to a new report from the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) exclusively provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows. “Obama’s executive amnesty isn’t only unconstitutional but costly; from day one it opens up federal and state benefits to individuals who are still illegal aliens, regardless of the label the President puts on them,” FAIR executive director Julie Kirchner told Breitbart News.
  • Sowell: A Legacy of Liberalism

    11/17/2014 2:20:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were "phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking." One of these phrases that substitute for thought today is one that depicts the current problems of blacks in America as "a legacy of slavery." New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof asserts that there is "overwhelming evidence that centuries of racial subjugation still shape inequity in the 21st century" and he mentions "the lingering effects of slavery." But before we become overwhelmed, that evidence should be checked out. The evidence offered by Mr. Kristof in the November 16th issue of the New...
  • RACE IN AMERICA: Ferguson and tribalism; Craige McMillan asserts 'there is good money in slavery'

    11/15/2014 3:45:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 14, 2014 | Craige McMillan
    “trib·al·ism noun: loyalty to a tribe or other social group especially when combined with strong negative feelings for people outside the group” (Merriam Webster Dictionary) It’s been 151 years since the end of slavery in America. That end, we should understand, came at the cost of 629,000 lives lost in a civil war, the vast majority of those deaths white – not black – soldiers. While some of black America seem to have gotten the word, a whole lot of others haven’t. Isn’t it time America asked itself, “Why is that?” Well, one of the reasons is that there is...
  • Why Democrats Can’t Win Over White Working-Class Voters

    11/15/2014 8:28:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    The party’s economic populism doesn’t reach that far.The Democratic Party styles itself a fighter for the working class. But a substantial part of that class—the white part—wants nothing to do with it. If we count the white working class as whites without college degrees, then congressional Democrats lost them by 30 points in last week’s elections, contributing to losses in states as diverse as Iowa, Maine, Colorado, North Carolina, and Florida. But then none of this is new. Democrats lost working class whites by a similar margin in 2010, with almost identical results: A wipeout of Senate seats, House districts,...
  • Obama's Amnesty Will Turn U.S. Into Welfare Magnet

    11/13/2014 4:40:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    ObamaCare: A memo acquired by Fox News says that President Obama is due any day now to announce amnesty for 4.5 million illegal aliens. But don't worry: They'll get health insurance. And U.S. taxpayers will pay for it. One of the most costly elements of ObamaCare has been its massive expansion of Medicaid, the state-run health insurance program intended to cover poor families. As reported by Breitbart's Big Government, a new study by the Center for Immigration Studies has found something shocking: Namely, that from 2011 through 2013, as ObamaCare was first being rolled out, 42% of all new Medicaid...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to drug test welfare recipients

    11/11/2014 1:18:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | By Hunter Schwarz
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has said he wants recipients of food stamps and unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests, a move that could face possible legal trouble. The state is already one of five that require public assistance applicants who are convicted of drug felony charges to be tested for drugs, along with Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Should Walker propose a broader measure that involves testing benefits applicants either randomly or without suspicion that they have used drugs, it could be found unconstitutional because of a 2003 Michigan Court of Appeals...
  • Money for Nothing....

    11/10/2014 2:05:11 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 8 replies
    11/10/14 | typical_whitey
    To the tune of Dire Straits Money for nothing.... Now look at them yo-yo’s that’s the way you do it You get your welfare on your EBT. That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Money for nothin’ and obamcare’s free. Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t alone Maybe get you some extra SNAP bennies or Maybe get you an Obamaphone. We gotta use our welfare bennies, Custom HUD house on delivery We gotta use our extended unemployment We gotta use our EBT’s. See the little faggot with the...
  • The Timelessness of Phyllis Schlafly

    11/10/2014 7:29:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 7, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At 90 and counting, a feminine conservative icon is sharper than feminists who are half her age, particularly the ones who teach in college. ““What they do is make women believe they are victims of the patriarch, and they are trying to abolish the patriarchy,” Schlafly told Anne Reed of the AFA Journal. “That is ridiculous.” As it happens, seven years ago, this writer covered an English professor from Brigham Young University, Valerie Hegstrom, who told an appreciative crowd of her peers from across the country: “When people ask me how I can stand it, I say that I believe...
  • How to Make $30,000 or More in One Hour Every Two Years

    11/06/2014 8:11:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Michael L. Grable
    Who pays anyone $30,000 for one hour of their time every two years? If you're part of the 25% paying 90% of the Nation's income taxes, you do. The $30,000 is what you're paying those who vote for a living to spend one hour of their time every two years doing it. Because means-tested welfare is a political concept in which those who work for a living get to pay those who vote for a living. Actually, outside of Mississippi, the value of means-tested welfare's often much more than $30,000 every two years. It's more like $40,000 in Iowa, $60,000...