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  • Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept

    12/16/2017 8:03:59 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept
    On the heels of its horrific failures to repeal Obamacare, the troublesome Senate has finally gotten its act together enough to pass a $1.6 trillion tax cut. If it passes as expected, Americans can finally get the tax cut for Christmas that they elected a Republican Congress for, following years of Obama-era tax harvestings and stagnation. But it was a close call. One name stands out as a stinker here, and it still stands out as a stinker even though he's now voting yes: Senator Marco Rubio. The supposed conservative from Florida was willing to derail the whole thing for...
  • That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8

    12/12/2017 1:24:40 PM PST · by tje · 80 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 11, 2017 | Akilah Johnson, Globe Staff
    The $8 detail in the Globe’s Spotlight series on race in Boston is not a typo. The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston,” a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Duke University, and the New School.
  • Failed New York City Terrorist Attack | True News

    12/11/2017 6:18:16 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 11 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    On December 11th, 2017 in New York City, 27-year-old Bangladeshi national Akayed Ullah detonated a 'low-tech' explosive attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties – injuring himself severely. The would-be Islamic State terrorist is rumored to be responding to the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city days earlier.
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Moving Ahead With Plan To Drug Test Food Stamp Users

    12/09/2017 10:59:42 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-9-2017 | Frank Miles
    Wisconsin may become the first state in America to drug test able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, if Gov. Scott Walker gets his way. Walker moved ahead Monday with his plans, a move that has been blocked by the federal government or found unconstitutional when other states have tried. Wisconsin’s plan was approved by the Republican-controlled legislature more than two years ago, but it languished because it conflicted with federal rules prohibiting states from imposing additional eligibility criteria on food stamp recipients. Florida had a drug test requirement for food stamp recipients that a federal appeals court blocked in 2014,...
  • WATCH: French President Tells Migrant To “Go Back To [Morocco]”

    12/04/2017 1:00:09 PM PST · by Thalean · 10 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    The woman approached President Emmanuel Macron on the street and asked him for help acquiring French citizenship papers, according to Morocco World News. Macron acknowledged the woman’s situation, but replied that France cannot realistically help everyone who asks, nor is the nation obligated to do so. Likewise, France must put its own people first: "In France, we will protect all people who are in the asylum [system] and who are not safe in their country. But we can not accommodate everyone who comes with working or student visas and who stay after. To be completely frank, you have to go...
  • Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it (Libtard trigger alert)

    11/24/2017 9:16:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2017
    Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. Now, President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on the welfare system, apparently in favor of a more restrictive policy. He says "people are taking advantage of the system." Trump, who has been signaling interest in the issue for some time, said this past week that he wants to tackle the issue after the tax overhaul he is seeking...
  • Healthcare Spending Now Accounts For Almost One-Fifth Of The Entire U.S. Economy

    11/08/2017 5:34:18 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-08-2017 | Michael Snyder
    Everybody agrees that healthcare costs are way too high. Back in 1960, healthcare spending accounted for approximately 5 percent of GDP, and by 2020 it is being projected that healthcare spending will account for 20 percent of GDP. And when you break those numbers down into actual dollars, they become even more staggering. Back in 1960, an average of $146 was spent on healthcare per person for the entire year, but today that number has skyrocketed to $9,990. On a per capita basis, we spend far more than anyone else in the world on healthcare. In fact, we spend almost twice as much as most other industrialized nations...
  • Why Universal Basic Income Is a Pipe Dream

    10/19/2017 9:07:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10/19/2017 | by Peter St. Onge
    One future-related proposal getting a lot of attention nowadays is the Universal Basic Income. The idea is to give everybody some money every month — typically something like $1,000 a month. That is not enough for everybody to live luxuriously, but enough for everybody to get by without needing to work. Supporters say it’s needed because the robots will take all the jobs, plus they hope it will raise entrepreneurship. While others say robots are a false alarm, that we’ll have a surplus of jobs so why pay people trillions to sit on the couch and refuse to work. It’s...
  • Trump says he's looking 'very, very strongly' at welfare reform

    10/16/2017 5:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 16, 2017 | Dan Merica
    President Donald Trump said Monday his administration will start to consider reforming the welfare system in the United States, saying that some people are "taking advantage of the system." The comment comes as the Trump administration struggles to get any sweeping legislation through Congress, despite Republicans controlling both the House and Senate. Trump failed to pass health care reform earlier this year and is currently working -- without much success so far -- to pass tax reform. "People are taking advantage of the system and then other people aren't receiving what they really need to live and we think it...
  • If Hillary Had Won, We Might All Be Getting Paid to Live in America

    10/12/2017 6:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | October 12, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Hillary Clinton gave consideration to a national basic income program in 2016. •The goal was to raise incomes using “the Alaska model.” •If the chips had fallen in the right places, it could have led to every American getting a monthly check from the government. Most Americans are sick of hearing about Hillary Clinton. Enough people didn’t trust her, didn’t like her, or couldn’t be persuaded to vote for her, which led to Donald Trump’s victory. After that, we expected her to fade away — to ride off into the sunset with Bill and enjoy retirement. She did fade away...
  • How to Fund a Universal Basic Income Without Increasing Taxes or Inflation

    10/07/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Truth Out ^ | October 7, 2017 | Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog
    The policy of guaranteeing every citizen a universal basic income is gaining support around the world, as automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete. But can it be funded without raising taxes or triggering hyperinflation? In a panel I was on at the NexusEarth cryptocurrency conference in Aspen September 21-23rd, most participants said no. This is my rebuttal. In May 2017, a team of researchers at the University of Oxford published the results of a survey of the world's best artificial intelligence experts, who predicted that there was a 50 percent chance of AI outperforming humans in all tasks within 45 years....
  • Trump administration weighing executive order on welfare

    10/02/2017 2:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 2, 2017 | Andrew Restuccia
    Trump administration officials are mulling an executive order that would instruct federal agencies to review low-income assistance programs, part of a coming effort to make sweeping changes to the country’s welfare system. The White House began circulating a draft order to federal agencies for comment last week, according to two administration officials, who were granted anonymity to discuss the internal deliberations. One of the officials said the draft order calls on agencies to review existing regulations and propose new rules that conform to a set of broad welfare principles, including tighter work requirements that encourage recipients to shift back into...
  • 9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP...[Media anti-Trump meme eclipsed by Vegas]

    10/02/2017 4:35:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 10/1/17 | Valerie Strauss
    Congress just allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9 million children, to expire. If action is not taken soon to restore the funding, the effects will become obvious in schools across the country, with many of the children in the program unable to see a doctor
  • Universal Credit is 'putting people in poverty', charities warn (UK)

    09/29/2017 6:55:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 29, 2017 | by Joe Tidy
    The Government is being urged to pause the mass roll-out of its new benefits system next week as charities warn it is forcing people into poverty. Since 2013, Universal Credit has been introduced relatively slowly to around five selected job centres a month. The system is designed to simplify the way claimants are paid merging six existing benefits, including housing benefit and jobseeker's allowance, into one monthly payment. Sky News went to one of their centres in Oldham to find out if that was the case. In the two days I was there I met people like Debbie and Steven...
  • Comparison of Poverty Rates Called "Unfair" [semi-satire]

    09/24/2017 3:14:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    In California the poverty rate is 20.4%. In Texas it is 14.7%. California Governor Jerry Brown (D) claimed "the heads-up comparison is unfair. Our income tax rate is 13.3%. Texas has no income tax. So each person in our state has to contribute more of his or her income before they get to spend any of it on themselves." "We also have more regulations controlling where and how people can live and where and how businesses can operate," Brown added. "This makes housing less affordable and raises the prices businesses must charge in order to stay profitable. Naturally, that has...
  • LETTER: Americans must support Presdient Trump in effort to prosper

    09/23/2017 2:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Laconia Daily Sun ^ | September 23, 2017 | Mike Mortensen
    To The Daily Sun, While I would argue some of his points, I agree with the main point in Alan Vervaeke’s Sept. 19 column titled “The Gravy Train is for my dogs”: America’s welfare system needs a lot of fixing. The fixes need to ensure that people who are truly incapable of caring for themselves are cared for while capable people have the opportunities and incentives to support themselves. Vervaeke expresses this view, perhaps a little harshly, in his comment, “Enough with the programs and freebies and giveaways — save them for those people who actually need them. Get the...
  • This State Is Making Moves To Give Its Residents Guaranteed Income

    09/20/2017 3:46:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | September 5, 2017 | Caitlin Flynn
    Hawaii state representative Chris Lee has introduced a bill to guarantee economic security for the state's residents. Amidst fears of technology leading to job automation, Lee's Universal Basic Income (UBI) measure would ensure that that all residents of Hawaii are able to receive a steady income, regardless of their employment status. Prominent billionaire businessmen including Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk have expressed their support for the bill. "In the modern world, everybody should have the opportunity to work and to thrive. Most countries can afford to make sure that everybody has their basic needs covered," Virgin Group founder...
  • It’s Happening: Pluralities Support Single-Payer, Universal Basic Income

    09/20/2017 12:49:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    We’re not all socialists yet but we’re getting there. A majority of Democrats are, in any case. The single-payer numbers in Morning Consult’s new survey not only aren’t surprising, they’re right in line with what other studies have showed this year.
  • Lessons from a Restaurant Tabletop

    09/19/2017 4:22:21 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 19, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    If you sit down at a major national restaurant chain nowadays, you might be greeted by a sign, banner, or tabletop tent quoting some questionable statistics, and warning you that there is hunger in America. They quote a study (out of context) reporting that one in six American children “experiences” hunger at least sometimes. “That’s 13 million children, the population of Illinois” as the tabletop tent at lunch exclaimed to me, constantly, as I ate my lunch. This brings to mind a flood of questions, among them: Is it true? If so, Why? And What can or should we do...
  • Food Stamp Usage Has Fallen Every Month of Trump Presidency [MAGA!]

    09/19/2017 6:40:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    Food stamp usage has declined every month since President Trump took office in January, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on food stamp enrollment. Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,310,785 in June 2017, the latest data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017. Food stamp usage has been on a steady decline since Donald Trump began his presidency in January 2017, with the latest data showing that SNAP enrollment decreased by more than 1.3 million, or 3.23 percent, since the beginning of his term in office.