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  • Many Amnestied Immigrants Could End Up Receiving Government Checks

    11/21/2014 5:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 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...
  • Obamacare as Permanent Welfare

    11/06/2014 2:28:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 6, 2014 | Grace-Marie Turner
    "..........Certainly the last six years have been dreadfuleconomically — from older workers whose factory and other blue-collar jobs have vanished to young people struggling to find that first job that will let them launch their career. But it would be a tragedy if we were to build an infrastructure that sees expansion of entitlement programs as the future. If we do, we will have an even more difficult time moving beyond our current economic troubles to once again envision a bright economic future with financial independence, not dependency, as the goal. Abraham Lincoln celebrated the dignity of work as an...
  • Satire: Republicans Manipulating Statistics for Political Gain

    11/01/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Satire ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    In remarks this week, former President Bill Clinton denounced GOP attempts to "cash-in" on people's "misery" under Democratic policies and programs for "political gain." "Republicans want voters to focus on the lack of economic growth and the huge number of people who can't get jobs since Democrats took control of the federal government," Clinton complained. "They want voters to overlook the flip side of this coin. Expansion of benefit programs have made work unnecessary for a growing segment of the population. The increased amount of leisure time our policies have made possible doesn't show up in the statistics Republicans like...
  • Suit Filed to Halt Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients in New Mexico

    10/28/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 28, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On October 27, the New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty, the Southwest Organizing Project, and a number of food stamp recipients filed suit to halt work requirements for food stamp recipients which are set to go into effect in November. The Associated Press reports the changes would require "some childless adults [to] work in order to receive food stamps." Other recipients would have to "search for a job or participate in community service or job training."
  • Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing? (Here it comes...)

    10/27/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 27, 2014 | Alana Semuels
    Since January 1 of this year, James Barnes has had pretty decent health care. He gets insulin for his diabetes and the needles to inject it, blood pressure medication, access to a psychiatrist and counselor and optometrist, and frequent visits to the doctor, all for free. Barnes lives in Maryland, one of the dozens of states that expanded Medicaid to people with incomes at or below 138 percent of the poverty level as part of the Affordable Care Act. For Barnes and thousands like him, that expansion has meant access to services like physical therapy, mental-health treatment, x-rays, dialysis, hospice...
  • Government Gold-Plating

    10/26/2014 11:44:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | 10-24-14 | Steven Hanke
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of doozies. The U.S. government’s gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested by worms, $297 million for the purchase of an unused mega blimp, and $1 million on a Virginia bus stop where only 15 people can huddle under a half-baked roof. These questionable (read: absurd) expenditures only represent the tip of the iceberg. Just consider the following: the Speaker of the House currently receives an annual salary of $223,500, and will receive a payment of roughly that amount, depending on the years...
  • Will Blacks ever “get it?”

    10/26/2014 10:07:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We live in dangerous and stressful times. The margin for error in our fight for the survival of America is very small. The number of people willing to surrender their genuine freedoms for a little faux security is growing. We are a strong and resilient people but even the strongest die eventually. We who pull the American wagon and recognize that nothing worth anything is free, especially our precious liberty, can only go on just so long. The whiney and the greedy are not our friends regardless of who they are or claim to be. It is, therefore, an unfortunate...
  • Why the Welfare State Isn't Well and It Isn't Fair

    10/24/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The ends justify the means, and the rule of law is sacrificed in the name of social justice Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries Socialism had a fairly precise definition, a somewhat clear program, and a generally agreed-upon goal. The definition of Socialism was some variant of Karl Marx’s well known statement, “From each according to the ability to each according to their need.” Socialism’s program was the nationalization of all means of production, exchange, and distribution. Socialism’s goal was the use of all three in a comprehensive plan to bring about some chimera of social justice. There...
  • Myth Of The Low Information Voter

    10/24/2014 5:08:00 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 39 replies
    There seems to be on the right an insistence that low information voters are destroying the country. This is promulgated by conservative media figures, particularly Rush Limbaugh who appears to have coined the phrase. There is plenty of reason to believe a lot of Americans are completely checked out of day to day political events. The number of people who can’t name the Vice President, Speaker of the House or any member of the Supreme Court is appalling. Equally as appalling is the inability of many Americans to name their Congressman, one Senator from their state or their state’s Governor....
  • Ted Cruz Reveals What he’d do if Elected President – And it’s Even Worse Than You Thought

    10/22/2014 8:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Burnt Orange Report ^ | October 22, 2014 | Katie Singh
    With the midterm elections approaching, Texas senator Ted Cruz penned an editorial in USA Today this week detailing what he’d like a potential Republican-controlled Congress to prioritize in 2015. As you might expect, the list is full of Tea Party staples: repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, and slashing funding for federal programs. What makes Cruz’s list of Congressional priorities interesting is that it essentially previews what a Cruz 2016 presidential campaign agenda might look like–and it’s not pretty. As Ted Cruz’s multiple trips to Iowa have suggested, Texas’ junior senator is all-but-confirmed to be running for president in 2016. Though his...
  • Shock Report: US Spends 30 Times More on Welfare Benefits Per Person Than Communist China

    10/22/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 22, 2014 | Joe Hoft
    When Deng Xiaoping took over China in the late 1970’s, China was a very poor country. One of the first things that Deng did was to allow individuals to acquire and maintain property. This capitalistic approach started one of the greatest economic transformations in world history. More people in China have been lifted from poverty in a shorter span of time than ever before in human history. Half a billion Chinese citizens have risen out of poverty due to China’s economic swing to capitalist policies!China still has its problems, but while the US is moving more and more towards a...
  • Philadelphia Society Memories from Grand Rapids

    10/20/2014 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 18, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For several years now, I have been honored to be a member of a group known as the Philadelphia Society. The Society of leading conservative intellectuals was formed in 1964 in the wake of the Goldwater defeat. While I would never self-identify as an intellectual, I fall back on what the Sisters of St. Joseph used to tell us in grade school: “There’s two kinds of knowledge: knowing something and knowing where to find it.” You can gain a lot of insights at Society meetings. Here are just a few highlights from the Society’s regional meeting in Grand Rapids last...
  • David Cameron mustn't take extra wives. Britain isn't ready for a polygamous PM

    10/18/2014 2:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | October 18, 2014 | Nigel Nelson
    Any man eager to acquire more than one wife faces seven years behind bars to deter him. But where’s there’s a will, guys, there’s a way. Just get married in one of 48 countries which allow a chap to collect spouses like stamps and then bring your harem home. That’s because bigamy is illegal in the UK, but polygamy isn’t if weddings took place where it’s recognised. Afghanistan, say, or Iran, Iraq, Libya, and the Yemen. You can even bag an extra wife or three in less disagreeable haunts like the Maldives, Morocco or Malaysia. Your wives will also be...
  • GOP Senate Candidate: Welfare Is Basically Slavery Reparations

    10/13/2014 9:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    When the North Carolina State Assembly set out to pass a resolution in 2007 expressing the body’s regret for its participation in the institution of slavery, conservatives objected on the grounds that black North Carolinians would use it to advance the cause of reparations. Republican Assemblyman Thom Tillis, who is now challenging Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat, sought to allay those conservatives' concerns by flipping the argument. Reparations already exist in the form of welfare programs, he noted, and Republicans would be better positioned to oppose them if they purchased some goodwill with conservative Democrats by acknowledging...
  • Brazil's Election Shows How The Left Thrives On Welfare Dependency

    10/12/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2014 | IBD Editorials
    Dependency: A Brazilian economist has shown a near-exact correlation between last Sunday's presidential election voting choices and each state's welfare ratios. Sure enough, handouts are the lifeblood of the left. Virtually every state that went for Rousseff has at least 25% of the population dependent on Brazil's Bolsa Familia welfare program of cash for single mothers, given for keeping children vaccinated and in school. States with less than 25% of the population on Bolsa Familia overwhelmingly went for Neves and his policies of growth. And whether it's best for a country that aspires to become a global economic powerhouse to...
  • New 'feminist' government with a Green tinge in Sweden

    10/10/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | 03 Oct 2014
    Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country. ... Sweden is in a serious situation -- unemployment has become entrenched at high levels, school results have collapsed and the welfare system has major shortcomings ...
  • Colorado welfare recipients withdraw money in Hawaii, St. Thomas, Vegas

    10/06/2014 7:56:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 6, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Taxpayers are apparently buying welfare recipients booze and cigarettes for the road — at times a very exotic road. A Watchdog.org analysis of a Colorado Department of Human Services welfare ATM withdrawals database shows that $3.8 million was withdrawn by Colorado welfare recipients outside the state in the past two years. There were withdrawals at out-of-state liquor stores and tobacco outlets, as well as vacation destinations like Hawaii, Las Vegas and even the Virgin Islands. ... Colorado welfare withdrawals at liquor stores and casinos despite federal and state law banning such actions and welfare recipients taking out money at the...
  • Who Needs Work When We Have Obama?

    10/04/2014 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2014 | John Ransom
    While many will be giddy because the BLS reported that job creation came in at 248,000, well above analysts expectations-- and because unemployment ticked down to 5.9 percent-- make no mistake: this is still a bad job market.ThatÂ’s because another 315,000 people left the labor force last month. When adding in the numbers of people who entered the civilian population (217,000) job creation is hardly keeping up with population growth.The job gains, in fact, are not much better than in previous years. When one accounts for part-time work, discouraged workers and those who have dropped out of the labor force...
  • Somalis say: Show us the money

    09/30/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-30-14 | Scott Johnson
    We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. They have been welcomed with open arms, in Minnesota’s characteristic style. Yet Minnesota’s Somali community — a/k/a “Minnesotans” — is the most fertile ground in the United States for the recruitment of terrorists by foreign terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. We are concerned that they may choose to return...
  • S.N.A.P Benefits to Increase In October

    09/29/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 31 replies
    It's about a 4 per cent increase between the benefit increase and the increased expense deduction. Heard about this increase and searched 'Bing News' and Google News' and found nothing. Finally found this Pa. state welfare site that mentions it.
  • Thank You Letters

    09/27/2014 7:35:29 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Self ^ | September 26, 2014 | huckfillary
    When I was growing up, my mother made me write and send Thank You notes to each and every person who ever gave me a gift—Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, graduation gifts, you name it. It’s a habit I carried into adulthood. When my wife and I were married, we had Thank You cards in the mail within a week of the occasion. We have been blessed with a 17-year-old son. Ever since he’s been old enough to grasp a pen, he has been sending out Thank You cards for every gift received on every occasion. It’s only right and proper....
  • Hot Mic Catches News Anchors’ Bashing Government Assistance & #EBT – Social Media Promptly Erupts

    09/26/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9-25-2014 | Juan Leon
    (strong language warning) There’s a time and a place for everything and for these two News 12 The Bronx anchors, they picked the wrong time and definitely the wrong place to vent personal opinions that were destined to generate some controversy. TV Spy reports: Yesterday morning at around 8:25 a.m., News 12 The Bronx anchors Amy Yensi and Matt Pieper were caught in an open-mic moment. The pair were about to report on the need for school crossing guards in certain areas, when they made the following off-the-cuff comments on air.
  • It's not easy being overweight and on benefits, says 25 stone mother-of-two who wants MORE money

    09/25/2014 3:56:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2014 | Lucy Waterlow
    Christina Briggs, 26, from Wigan, says she hates her large size But she wants help from the government to lose weight She's on benefits and can only afford to buy junk food and takeaways She said being fat is not her 'fault' as 'healthy food is too expensive' An obese mother-of-two who lives on benefits says she needs more of taxpayers' money to overhaul her unhealthy lifestyle. Christina Briggs, 26, from Wigan, says she hates being 25 stone but she can't do anything about it because she can only afford junk food. Meanwhile, exercise is out of the question because...
  • Somali leaders make case for more youth programs

    09/24/2014 7:42:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/24/14 | MILA KOUMPILOVA
    Hani Haybe recently faced the skeptical mother of a player on her coed soccer team. The mother had just heard that several young Somali-American women left the Twin Cities to help the militant group ISIL’s fight in Syria and Iraq. Was this soccer team really just about soccer? “Your daughter will be safe,” Haybe, the coach, told the mother during a half-hour of grilling. “We’re not recruiting kids to go overseas.” In fact, some Somali community leaders are arguing that programs such as Haybe’s are a key line of defense against attempts to recruit young people locally. They have seized...
  • Candidate Says Illegal Immigrants Have Earned Right to Receive Welfare [Fiction]

    09/23/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Mike Michaud (Maine) says he is opposed to the idea of curtailing the eligibility for welfare payments to illegal immigrants. “These people have undertaken a long, arduous, and often dangerous journey to get here,” Michaud said. “That took courage and determination. Welfare payments are a meager reward for enduring these treks. It would be niggardly of us to deny them after they’ve crossed the finish line.” Under Maine law, illegal immigrants are not eligible for state funded welfare payments. Nonetheless, several cities have defied the law and paid out public funds to them. Portland disburses over...
  • In the 50-Year War on Poverty, Bureaucrats Have Won while Both Taxpayers and Poor People Have Lost

    09/22/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    We know the welfare state is good news for people inside government. Lots of bureaucrats are required, after all, to oversee a plethora of redistribution programs. Walter Williams refers to these paper pushers as poverty pimps, and thereÂ’s even a ranking showing which states have the greatest number of these folks who profit by creating dependency.But does anybody else benefit from welfare programs?Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation explains in the Washington Times that the War on Poverty certainly hasnÂ’t been a success for taxpayers or poor people. Instead, itÂ’s created a costly web of dependency. This year marks the...
  • David Cameron Vows More Powers for England After Scotland Vote

    09/19/2014 1:19:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | September 19th 2014 | Alexander Smith
    Like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own regional parliaments... However, England's lack of a similar legislative body has led to a messy situation where Scottish lawmakers can vote on issues that only affect England at the U.K.-wide Westminster parliament ... Just as Scotland will vote separately…on their issues of tax, spending and welfare, so too England, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, should be able to vote on these issues
  • House passes ‘no welfare for weed’ bill

    09/16/2014 8:00:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 9:43 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana. It would also prohibit people from using the cards to withdraw cash from ATMs in those stores. …
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/16/2014 5:48:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to America. Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected more than 200,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq. Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country’s brutal civil war. The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S. In...
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • 46,496,145: Food Stamp Recipients Can Fill Yankee Stadium 925 Times

    09/15/2014 2:24:06 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12 Sep 14 | Ali Meyer
    In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Yankee Stadium is equipped to hold 50,291 persons, meaning that the 46,496,145 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in June 2014 could fill the stadium 925 times. The number of recipients was up 270,999 since the previous month in May 2014 when there were 46,225,146 individuals participating in the program. Similarly, the number of households participating in the SNAP program has increased as well from the 22,590,393 participating...
  • Food stamp recipients could fill Yankee Stadium 925 times

    09/15/2014 11:01:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 9/15/14 | Allen West
    Recently we reported there are 92 million Americans out of work who didn’t look for employment last month – while there were 9 million out of work who were still looking. And you must understand, since the 92 million aren’t looking, they’re not counted as “unemployed” therefore giving the impression that American unemployment is only 6.1 percent. Well, we haven’t looked at the growth of the welfare nanny-state for sometime. As we are winding down the baseball season — which is the last season for Yankee stalwart Derek Jeter — I figured we could pay tribute to the Yankees as...
  • Budget Cuts Reshape New York’s Public Housing

    09/12/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | MIREYA NAVARRO
    The crushing news came less than a year after Diane Robinson and her 24-year-old son moved into an airy two-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. The city, which helps pay her rent, wrote this summer to say she would have to downsize into a one-bedroom apartment or pay $240 more a month in rent. A public school aide, Ms. Robinson, 48, decided to stay in the apartment, in the Castle Hill neighborhood. But on an annual income of about $25,000, she is struggling, she said, and she does not know how long she can hang on. Moving to a one-bedroom apartment...
  • HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

    09/09/2014 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 9, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    <p>Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee that the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.</p> <p>In a letter addressed to Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who asked Health and Human Services about the policy earlier this year, Burwell said the law simply excludes any mention of marijuana dispensaries in the list of places where people are prohibited from using welfare, formally known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.</p>
  • America is running out of jobs. It's time for a universal basic income.

    09/09/2014 11:43:55 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 192 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/09/2014 | Ryan Cooper
    The politics of a guaranteed income get a lot easier when you acknowledge that the U.S. is no longer the land of opportunity ... However, there are other trends that may be interacting with and exacerbating this original sin. Automation and globalization had already largely hollowed out America's manufacturing employment base; most jobs created during this "recovery" have been in crappy low-wage work. And when one takes automation to its obvious logical end, it's hard not to conclude that robots will soon be putting just about everyone out of a job. ... As someone with a nice, stimulating job, I...
  • Unemployed Would Rather Shop Than Look For A Job

    09/09/2014 4:54:09 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 50 replies
    According to the bureau of labor statistics people who the government consider unemployed are twice as likely to go shopping as they are to look for a job. Keep in mind the government under counts the unemployed by shifting millions out of unemployment by declaring they’ve simply given up looking for work. As it stands today, job growth is barely keeping up with population growth. The country has millions of people who are unemployed, many of whom consider shopping more important than looking for a job. Unemployment and other welfare benefits are making life unemployed too easy. It isn’t just...
  • 36% of Generation Starting to Turn 21 This Year Born to Unmarried Mothers

    09/08/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 31 replies
    cnsnews ^ | September 3, 2014 | Terence Jeffrey
    f you count a generation as spanning 20 years, then approximately 36 percent of the American generation born from 1993 through 2012 — which has begun turning 21 this year and will continue turning 21 through 2033—were born to unmarried mothers. 80,838,742 babies were born in the United States from 1993 through 2012, according to the birth reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 29,007,173 of those babies were born to unmarried mothers. That does not count the 40.6 percent of babies (1,605,643 out of 3,957,577) born in 2013 who were also born to unmarried mothers. In...
  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 4:16:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/8/14 | Steve Berman
    One day I parked my car on the street outside a very nice restaurant in Milan, Italy, when a man came up to me and said something in Italian, which I conveniently do not speak.  The man wanted the equivalent of $5 to watch my car.  I told my Italian translator I respectfully declined (“Hell, no!”).  He clarified: pay the man $5 or something would happen to my car while we ate.  I paid.  That’s a shakedown.  I know one when I see it. In more than 100 cities, fast food workers have run a play from Saul Ailinsky’s Rules...
  • Welfare weed: Berkeley orders dispensaries to give out FREE marijuana for low-income residents

    09/07/2014 7:53:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | september 5, 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr.
    Low-income residents in a California city will soon be able to get high for free. The Berkeley City Council has passed a law requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to distribute 2 percent of their stashes to people making less than $32,000 per year or $46,000 per family. Under the new ordinance, which was approved unanimously this summer, only city residents will be eligible and they must have a prescription. 'Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine,” Councilman Darryl Moore told CBS San Francisco. The law requires that the...
  • Unemployed Unicorns, Bonfires & the Magic Rainbow of Obamanomics

    09/06/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 19 replies
    Self | 9/6/14 | Me
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Obama economic recovery is a complete sham! Barack the Barista, aided by his media muppets and trusty teleprompter, continues to tout the “common core” 6.1% unemployment rate while shouting “America is back” from the top of Mount Hypocrisy amidst adoring crowds of mindless Kool-Aid drinkers. As expected, our so-called President is excluding one teensy-weensy, minor detail: Over 92 MILLION Americans, more than a third of the country, are not working! Workforce participation is at an atrocious 62.8%, the lowest rate since Carter’s implosion in 1978, and food stamp recipients have...