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  • British Government Funded Manchester Bomber

    05/26/2017 7:18:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5/26/17 | John Hinderacker
    Can a Western welfare state defend itself against Islamic terrorism? Perhaps, but it will require fundamental changes. The Telegraph reports that last week’s terrorist attack in Manchester was funded by the British government:The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training. Why? What qualified a terrorist in training for state aid? I suppose the answer is, anyone can get state funding these days, no serious...
  • Thousands..62%..Dropped From GA Food Stamp Program After Work Mandate

    05/26/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 69 replies
    WABE 90.1 NPR/AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | Seth Wenig
    More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sixty-two percent were dropped after the deadline, whittling the number of recipients to 4,528. State officials began enforcing the work mandate in 2016, and plan to expand work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019. About 1.6 million Georgia residents use food stamps, which are funded with...
  • Basic income hailed as way to give people chance to chase their dreams

    05/25/2017 2:14:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 25, 2017 | Laurie Monsebraaten, Social justice reporter
    For many years, Regent Park resident Sam Haque thought the Disney adage: “If you can dream it, you can do it” was advice only for people of privilege. “I thought it was only something rich parents tell their children,” he says. “But I’m proof that everyone can do it. And that’s the message I’m trying to get out there.” Haque, 35, who came to Toronto with his mother from Bangladesh when he was 15, turned his back on an opportunity to go to law school about eight years ago to follow his passion for doodling and design, and created Wise...
  • The “Food Stamp” Mantra from Democrats Rebutted

    05/25/2017 11:35:48 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Medved
    Michael Medved responds to the food stamp issue that Democrats and the Left are bringing up. I take a clip from yesterday’s show and insert it into the middle of today’s show to give the listener some ammunition when these banal arguments come up. At the 5:17 mark, the caller mentions taxes for the millionaires as part of his argument. Medved Responds well to this challenge at the… and at the 6:24 mark you hear the caller respond with a bumper sticker jingle. In other words, talking about facts matters little to these people, but at least you will be...
  • Report says basic income may not reduce poverty, advocates firmly disagree

    05/24/2017 8:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Humanosphere ^ | May 24, 2017 | Joanne Lu
    As the global economy stares down the barrel of rising inequality and increased automation, more countries are toying with the idea of a universal basic income. But a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is less than enthusiastic, saying that without significant tax hikes, a basic income would do little to reduce poverty and even exacerbate it in some cases. That conclusion is very problematic for a welfare reform that advocates bill as a solution to poverty. A small safety net of cash distributed to everyone regardless of income level or employment status, prevents people...
  • School Lunches Are A Right, Not A Privilege

    05/24/2017 6:22:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | David Sandman, President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation
    As a candidate, Mayor de Blasio promised to enact universal free school lunch in New York City public schools. The Mayor has aggressively pursued policies to decrease inequality in the City and clearly understands the important links among food access, health, and learning. From affordable housing to universal pre-K, the Mayor has worked to address the needs of poor and working class New Yorkers. But universal school lunch sticks out as an unfulfilled pledge. I’ve written previously about the merits of eliminating school lunch fees and getting more kids to eat lunch at school. A hungry child can’t learn or...
  • Clinton slams Trump's budget: 'An unimaginable level of cruelty'

    05/23/2017 8:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Hillary Clinton bashed President Trump’s newly-unveiled federal budget plan on Tuesday, saying the plan reached “an unimaginable level of cruelty.” Clinton gave the keynote address at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit on Tuesday night just hours after the Trump administration revealed the details of its first major budget proposal. The former Democratic presidential nominee sharply criticized the plan. "This administration is mounting an onslaught against the needs of children, people with disabilities, women and seniors,” Clinton said. "Poverty is neither a crime, nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live," Clinton...
  • Trump wants to impose work requirement for food stamp users

    05/23/2017 2:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    The Trump administration wants to impose a work requirement on able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and force states to pick up some of the costs as part of a wider plan to slash spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said that once states have “a little skin in the game,” they will be more inclined to root out abuses and waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Enrollments haven’t decreased much since the recession despite a low 4.5 percent unemployment rate. The program cost about $33 billion in 2007 with 26 million...
  • Trump’s budget takes aim at illegal immigrants by limiting tax credits

    05/22/2017 10:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 22, 2017 | Robert Schroeder
    President Donald Trump’s budget proposal will limit eligibility for two tax credits, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Monday, as the administration attempts to convince Congress to overhaul programs benefitting poorer Americans. According to documents released by the White House in advance of the full budget on Tuesday, Trump’s budget would limit eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit to recipients “who are authorized to work in the U.S.” The EITC is a benefit for people with low to moderate income, and the child tax credit similarly benefits low-income households....
  • CHICAGO Ald. Arena's Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values

    05/12/2017 6:05:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago City Wire.com ^ | Mar 17, 2017 | Glenn Minnis
    Ald. Arena's Section 8 development means more crime, lower property values in Jefferson Park, says expert Crime Glenn Minnis James Bovard warns residents of Jefferson Park that they need look no further than the opposite side of the city to see what a proposed low-income, subsidized housing complex could mean for their neighborhood. The plan, backed by 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, would nearly double the amount of subsidized housing in the neighborhood. “It could be the Chatham aftermath all over again,” Bovard, a noted libertarian author and lecturer, told the Chicago City Wire. Chatham is a South Side neighborhood...
  • Yes, a welfare program has in fact been repealed.

    05/09/2017 2:42:49 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Have you ever heard of the Sheppard-Towner Act? No, of course not. That's because it was repealed in 1929. Specifically it was allowed to expire and congress did not move to act, to renew the bill. In 1921, this bill created the first national welfare program in the United States, which as you probably guessed it, was "for the children", and "for the women", and blah blah blah. Progressives always recycle the same foolishness. "For the children" and "for the women" - these are generally the primary schemes that the progressives always use as an excuse to grow government, isn't...
  • San Francisco is considering a once unthinkable measure to offset the threat of job-killing robots

    05/02/2017 6:28:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 2, 2017 | Melia Robinson
    The tech industry collectively face-palmed when Trump's treasury secretary said earlier this year that the threat of robots taking human jobs was "not even on our radar screen." There is a growing evidence that robots and artificial intelligence could displace huge swaths of the American workforce....
  • Study Finds Long Term Migrants Less Likely to Work [fake satire]

    04/30/2017 12:50:24 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    A new Norwegian study from the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research found that migrants become less interested in integrating with Norwegians the longer they are in the country. Knut Røed, a senior researcher at the Frisch Center, explained the seemingly anomalous findings as "not as strange as we first thought. It seems that most of the migrants entering the country expected they would have to work in order to survive. After all, that's the way it is in the countries they came from. But as they realize that the government here will support them they quite rationally choose not...
  • What Democrats Don’t Get About Trump’s Working Class Base

    04/23/2017 10:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 23, 2017 | Michael Boyd, Contributor
    Held in the middle of one of the most tumultuous eras of American politics, the 1965 New York Mayoral Election marked an important turning point in our history. The handsome John Lindsay, a progressive Republican at a time when the party had their fair share of liberals, managed to etch out a victory against future mayor Abraham Beam, a typical Tammy Hall Democrat. Lindsay would go on to serve two terms as mayor before watching his political career falter, but he may not have become mayor at all were it not for one man: William F. Buckley. While the late...
  • Cruel to Be Kind

    04/22/2017 6:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 20167 | Mike Adams
    Several years ago, a feminist professor told me that she had decided to abort her child because it was the “compassionate thing to do.” Those were her exact words and she was serious. At the time, I thought she must have suffered a severe intellectual hernia from the strain required to declare an act of dismemberment to be an act of kindness. Since then I have realized that this was more than just an isolated instance of intellectual constipation. Disguising acts of cruelty as acts of kindness is a feature of virtually every policy position of the secular “progressive” left....
  • CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8

    04/20/2017 11:06:35 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 9 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8 The man behind the counter calls out "Case number 6-4-2-9-8". She responds and walks up to the counter to the man and he says "You're late". "I know sir" the woman then replies "I missed my bus". I really tried to be on time but you see my problem was today my uncle died." "We have a lot of work to do here and we don't have any extra time to waste on people like you so please fill out this form and get in line." "Thank you sir" she says and walks back to her chair...
  • Make America work again: Cut freeloaders’ welfare benefits

    04/19/2017 11:25:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    With tax day upon us, I’d like to remind everyone who works hard, applies themselves, and becomes as resourceful as they can to make a living for their families that their tax dollars are being used as welfare payments to those who do not or will not work and to those who work only enough to game the system. And for that we can thank the politicians who continuously grow welfare benefits in order to keep the welfare recipients voting them in every couple of years, so they can create more and more dependency that we have to pay for....
  • Worse Than Racists

    04/19/2017 4:43:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains -- over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time -- of any racial group in mankind's history. What's the evidence? If one totaled up the earnings of black Americans and considered us as a separate nation with our own gross domestic product, we would rank among the 20 richest nations. It was a black American, Gen. Colin Powell, who once headed the world's mightiest military. Black Americans are among the world's most famous personalities, and a few are among the world's richest people. The...
  • California Woman Sues Albertsons After Clerk Wrongly Assumes She’s on food Stamps

    04/15/2017 11:39:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 14, 2017 | DEEPA BHARATH
    An African-American woman filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday, April 10, against Albertsons and its parent company, Safeway, alleging that its managers took no steps to correct or apologize for the actions of a checkout clerk at an Irvine store who incorrectly assumed the woman was on food stamps. Jenna Watkinson, a spokeswoman for Safeway, said company officials have not seen the lawsuit and “do not comment on pending litigation.” “However, any time we interact with a customer, our goal is to ensure that they are treated with the utmost respect and courtesy,” she said Wednesday. Deirdre Harris, 42, who...
  • Hamiltonian Welfare

    04/11/2017 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    How do you justify entitlement spending under the Constitution? Two words: Alexander Hamilton. Apparently, he’s the only politically correct Founding Father. Don't expect any Broadway shows to open any time soon with titles such as "Adams!," "Madison!," "Jefferson!" or "Washington!" "A Hamiltonian reading of the Constitution is where we're at right now," Greg Weiner of Assumption College said at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Dallas on April 1, 2017. The Philadelphia Society is a group of conservative intellectuals formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964. Indeed, here's what Hamilton (!) himself had to say...