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  • Cameron outlines immigration curbs 'to put Britain first'

    07/29/2014 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 29, 2014
    The UK is to halve to three months the time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits. David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits had to be addressed so people came for the right reasons and the rules "put Britain first". The prime minister also warned people in the UK illegally: "We will find you, we will send you home." Labour said the PM's rhetoric masked a record of "failure" on immigration and "firm action" was needed. Ministers have been reluctant to say how many people are likely to be affected by benefit curbs, although BBC...
  • What Margaret Thatcher Missed: Why you can never "run out of other people's money" to spend

    07/28/2014 6:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2014 | James Longstreet
    The “Iron Maiden." She was the staunch and sturdy leader of Great Britain who once held up F. A. Hayek’s masterwork “Road to Serfdom” and declared “This is what we believe in.” Hayek’s work is a road map for what could go wrong when individual freedoms are lost and central planning becomes the answer for every ill. When truth is bent to meet the moment and government decision making is the proposed cure all, “serfdom” is the destination. Margaret, in believing Hayek’s cautionary, also declared that Socialism cannot sustain itself. Socialism can not last because eventually “you run out of...
  • What We Women Want

    07/25/2014 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Renee Elmers
    Just the other day when I was home in Dunn, a woman standing in the checkout line told me that she felt as though she had less money in her pocket. And, unfortunately, she’s right. Did you know that the average clothing cost for children has risen $310 during the president’s term and that food costs have risen an average of $210? Or that an average family of four is missing as much as $1,120 from their monthly budget? I bet women do. No one understands the true implications of these missing dollars better than women. Women are the ones...
  • Why those “in the shadows” will not become citizens

    07/23/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/23/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At this point we are losing our battle against Barack Obama’s Democrat Voter Importation Scheme. This is not to say that we will not eventually regain our sovereignty and control our borders once again; America is too great to ultimately collapse under Obama’s attacks no matter how vicious. The fact that the Uniparty’s Ministry of Information had to post the latest Reuters-Ipsos survey showing Obama’s support at just 37%–and tried to hide it on a Saturday yet–shows we are making progress. The fact that Uniparty’s Big Business wing – the U. S. Chamber of Commerce felt it was time to...
  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...
  • Advice to a Young Liberal Journalist (vanity)

    07/22/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 6 replies
    My seething mind | 22Jul14 | Moi
    So you want to write about poverty, joblessness, homelessness, and general misery in America. Let me give you some advice, and I'll cut right to the chase and be as blunt as possible. First, consider your audience. It’s white people. If you are trying to tell a sob story that ends in “we need more social services” most minorities are already on your side and the ones that aren’t have their own sources of information. You’re talking to mainstream white America, so you need to tailor your story to them. Start with a young white couple who has fallen on...
  • A Hidden Weapon against the Entitlement State

    07/21/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    NY Post Columnist: ‘Sense Of Shame Is Gone’ For Entitlement Recipients New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss the increase in food stamp recipients and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s refusal to allow New York City to fingerprint residents who receive nutritional assistance to root out fraud. Goodwin said recipients of food stamps have ballooned while barriers to entry into the program have decreased; as a result, the “the sense of shame” among entitlement recipients is gone. “Shame used to be part of this,” said Goodwin referring to the culture that used to accompany...
  • Limbaugh is right about Obama's war on suburbs (Placing illegals in selected re-drawn neighborhoods)

    07/20/2014 5:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Woodlands Villager ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Romano
    “What better way to give a boost to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act and the remaking of American neighborhoods than to start injecting illegal immigrant populations into targeted cities and towns in the suburbs all across the country?“ That was national radio talk show superhost Rush Limbaugh commenting on a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” “The concept, as it is properly understood, is to change the enforcement paradigm in order to allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development to essentially decide what every neighborhood in America should look like,” Limbaugh explained....
  • Welfare ruling stuns foreigners (Japan)

    07/19/2014 9:43:31 PM PDT · by chajin · 12 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tomohiro Osaki
    Friday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court that permanent foreign residents of Japan are not entitled to welfare benefits will discourage more municipalities than ever from doling out such aid amid ballooning public assistance expenditures, experts said Saturday. Responding to a lawsuit filed by an 82-year-old Chinese resident of Oita, the top court stated in the first ruling of its kind that, legally speaking, permanent foreign residents don’t qualify for public assistance because they aren’t considered Japanese nationals. The ruling is significant in that it finally clarifies whether permanent residents are eligible to claim welfare...
  • The Democrats and media are waging a War on America

    07/10/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Liberal Democrats and their media allies are waging a War on America and it is well past time that we recognize this fact. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks a commission examined our relationship to the Islamists who had slaughtered our people and concluded that Islam has been at war with us for quite a while but that we have failed to recognize it. Recent polls on the subject confirm years of previous polling showing that liberals are not patriotic, they don’t love America and they wish they could change our country into something else-probably France. The bottom feeders...
  • Ever Just Want to Give Up and Get On The Dole? ~ Vanity

    07/09/2014 11:03:35 AM PDT · by GraceG · 102 replies
    Ever wake up somedays and wonder why you work and put in the effort for others to leech off your hard work, especially those who are not even citizens. Ever just think about just throwing your arms up in the air and saying to hell with it and quitting your job or shutting down your business and becomming a deadbeat like the other people that some of your hard earned tax money goes to. Ever just wonder if we will never wake up again as country if you keep working hard to prop stuff up. Realizing that the only way...
  • Florida wins $7 million for wasting $47 million in food stamp funds

    07/08/2014 8:55:59 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8 July 2014 | Marianela Toledo
    MIAMI, Florida—once again is getting a hefty bonus from the feds “saving” taxpayer’s money. This year, the state’s Department of Children and Families managed to misspent only $47,829,887 in food stamp benefits. That’s out of almost $6 billion the state received from the federal government. Nevertheless, Florida’s error rate of .81 percent the second lowest in the nation, and only a slight dip from the previous year when the state received $8 million for having the lowest in the nation at 0.7 percent. Vermont had the highest waste rate at 9.66 percent, while the national average was 3.2 percent. “We...
  • Unemployment Numbers Warn of Growing Entitlement Burden

    07/08/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    RCM ^ | 07/08/2014 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    Why do we tax corporations? No, seriously — why? If you’re like most people and all New Democrats, your response will be “because that’s where the money is,” or some variant thereon. Corporations have lots of money, the thinking runs, and are unlikely to mind if the government helps itself to some of it. And since they don’t vote, it doesn’t much matter if they do mind. An economist, on the other hand, would point out that, one way or another, all of the income earned by a corporation finds its way back to the people who financed it, whether...
  • We've Crossed The Tipping Point; Most Americans Now Receive Government Benefits!

    07/05/2014 6:38:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Forbes ^ | 07/03/2014 | Merrill Matthews
    Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point. In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October. Currently, around 6 million to 7 million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare are receiving taxpayer-provided subsidies (though the administration’s numbers cannot be trusted, it’s all we have to work with). There are another 3 million who have signed up for Medicaid. That means some 10 million Americans—or a total of about 161 million—are now getting government...
  • Welfare State Doesn't Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S.

    06/14/2014 3:47:59 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 13, 2014 | Penny Star
    Jeh Johnson: Welfare State Doesn't Draw Illegal-Alien Children to U.S. June 13, 2014 - 5:25 AM By Penny Starr Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the U.S. government's response to the growing number of youth crossing the border illegally on June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the wide range of services the government is providing to unaccompanied minors who cross the border into the U.S. illegally will not encourage more of them to break the law.
  • Immigrant versus Citizen Employment

    06/30/2014 7:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2014 | Michael Grable
    In Friday's American Thinker, Thomas Lifson drew three valid conclusions from the recent study disclosing that the nation's total net employment gain so far during the 21st century has gone exclusively to immigrants, "while native-born Americans have suffered a decline in the numbers employed."  Here’s one additional conclusion: we're complementing the American welfare state by recruiting workers from the world's failed nations – and, in the process, setting ourselves up to also become a failed nation.Why does an America that each year spends over 6% of its entire gross domestic product on welfare transfer payments need to recruit replacement workers...
  • EU migrants face tough new benefit rules and sanctions

    06/29/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 29, 2014 | By: Marco Giannangeli
    JOBLESS EU migrants who have been claiming benefits for the past six months and show no signs of being able to find work could be forced to leave the UK from Tuesday. It is one of a set of measures designed to give Britain the toughest controls on migrants in the world. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said: “The public have sent a clear message that they are concerned that migrants should contribute to this country and not be drawn here by the attractiveness of our benefits system. “Freedom of movement is not a freedom to pick and...
  • Obama's Economic Record

    06/28/2014 8:36:08 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 11 replies
    American Crossroads ^ | March 17, 2014 | American Crossroads
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  • Minnesota's 10% biodiesel mandate starts Tuesday

    06/27/2014 12:45:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-27-14 | tom webb
    fter years of starts and stops, the next frontier has finally arrived for biodiesel. Starting Tuesday, Minnesota will require all diesel fuel sold here to contain at least 10 percent biodiesel -- except during the winter, when the requirement will be 5 percent biodiesel. Currently, state law requires every gallon of diesel fuel to contain at least 5 percent biodiesel -- and 2 percent during the winter -- so supporters are excited to see Minnesota raise the bar to a highest-in-the-nation level.
  • Gang of Eight Republican Admits: Amnesty Hopes Driving Border Deluge

    06/26/2014 2:44:18 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    The primary driver of the flood of unaccompanied minors across the southern border is the belief they will be allowed to stay and afforded legal status, according Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. In an interview with USA Today Flake, a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that pushed immigration reform legislation through the Senate last year, explained that while there are factors like violence and poor economies acting to push Central Americans northward, there has been a “dramatic spike” that requires a remedy from President Obama. (SNIP) He added that while he does not believe House Majority Leader Eric...
  • Arizona to investigate 'Doggie Disneyland' where 20 dogs died

    06/26/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Megan Hamilton
    Authorities are investigating the deaths of 20 dogs at Green Acre Kennel, in Gilbert, Arizona. The place had billed itself as a "Doggie Disneyland" promising plenty of land for dogs to run free with no cages. To Ryan Ingraham and his wife, it sounded like a great place to board their two black Labradors while they took a vacation. Ingraham had contacted MaLeisa and Todd Hughes, owners of the business, two months ago. Then about a week ago, he decided to take the dogs to the Hughes' house for a trial run.
  • Black Voters Saved Thad Cochran & GOP Establishment. Here's What Republicans Owe Them In Return

    06/25/2014 11:17:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 25, 2014 | Alec MacGillis
    Chris McDaniel, the arch-conservative state senator who unexpectedly lost his primary runoff election yesterday to unseat Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, is dead right: The race was decided by non-Republicans. And not just that, but a certain type of non-Republicans taking advantage of the state's open-primary system: African-Americans, or, as McDaniel referred to them in his defiant non-concession speech, “liberal Democrats,” which appears to be the de-racialized code word of choice for some conservative Republicans when talking about black voters. The evidence is in the maps and numbers. Turnout was up statewide compared with the June 3 primary in which McDaniel...
  • FBI says 168 children rescued in crackdown on sex trafficking

    06/23/2014 9:11:07 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Associated Press
    "...many of the children who were recovered were never reported missing in the first place — by parents, guardians and the entire child welfare system designed to protect them. "No one is reporting them missing. Hence, no one is looking for them," said John Ryan, CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. "But for operations like this, these children likely would never have been found." He said better laws were needed to require child welfare service to report children who disappear. Right now, he said, only two states have laws requiring agencies to report children missing from...
  • The Worldview that Makes the Underclass (Imprimis)

    06/22/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | 5-6-2014 | Anthony Daniels
    The Worldview that Makes the Underclass Anthony Daniels Writer and Doctor ANTHONY DANIELS, who often writes under the penname Theodore Dalrymple, is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Born in London in 1949, he qualified as a doctor in 1974 and has worked in various countries in Africa and elsewhere. From 1990 to 2005, he worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a prison in Birmingham, England. He has written a column for the London Spectator for 14 years, and writes regularly for National Review and the Wall Street Journal. He...
  • Father With 26 Children by 15 Women Has ‘Received £500,000 in Benefits’

    06/21/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 21 Jun 2014
    A jobless father who has had 26 children by 15 different women while receiving ‘more than £500,000 in benefits’ has criticised the government’s welfare cap. Peter Rolfe was criticised earlier this year when he claimed in an interview that his local council’s ‘refusal’ to give him a bigger house violated his human rights. The 64-year-old is appearing in new Channel 5 series Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole, in which he claims his home in Newport, Isle of Wight, is not big enough and like a ‘prison cell’. It had been reported that Rolfe had 18 kids by 10 women,...
  • Time to Replace Widely-Abused EBT Cards with Troughs of Government Gruel...

    06/21/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Mass. EBT cardholders spent $50M out of state

    06/14/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 14, 2014 | Erin Smith
    Bay State EBT card carriers spent nearly $50 million in welfare cash out of the state last year — including destinations as far away as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, officials said yesterday. A total of nearly 27,000 welfare recipients used their state benefits elsewhere between July 2013, and this past April, the Department of Transitional Assistance reported. The DTA reported 2,741 food stamp accounts were shut off in the past year after the recipients spent more than 90 days out of state. Another 246 cash assistance accounts were also closed during the same time period after recipients lived...
  • Horowitz: Forget Amnesty, Congress Voted to Give Welfare to Illegal Immigrants

    06/13/2014 7:20:00 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    Many Republican supporters of loose borders, along with quite a few Democrats, vehemently deny that they support amnesty. They contend that merely asking illegal aliens to pay a fine and back-taxes in return for legal status is not amnesty. Fox News’s Brit Hume passionately denounced those who refer to some of the immigration proposals in Congress as amnesty. But amnesty means “an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole.” What else would you call granting legal status, let alone the privilege of full blown citizenship, to millions of people who came to...
  • Using Grocery Coupons to Cut the Budget and Help the Poor

    06/13/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    The nation has seen an increasing trend among lawmakers, particularly those on the left, in utilizing the state to drive our consumer choices. Generally, these have come from punitive measures. In addition to added regulations on food producers, they have struck directly at the consumer, in the form of "sin taxes" on sodas and other foods high in sugar and cholesterol in an "altruistic" attempt to persuade Americans to eat healthier. While I tend to disagree with these tactics and believe that the usage of state power to drive our consumer choices is a form of tyranny, I do believe...
  • California Dems Aim to Pave Way for Illegal Alien Welfare Benefits

    06/07/2014 11:49:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 June 2014 | John Semmens
    In 1994 California voters approved a ballot measure that blocks illegal aliens from receiving welfare benefits. Now State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) has introduced a Senate Bill (396) that would overturn the 1994 vote and make these undocumented residents eligible for publicly-funded aid. "These people are the poorest of the poor," de Leon said. "They came to this country to escape the poverty of their native lands. It is inhumane for us to deny them relief at the end of their arduous treks." The Senator dismissed concerns that the State budget was already too strained to bear the...
  • KC public housing smoking ban puts onus on tenants

    05/22/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies
    Kansas Health Institute ^ | May 22, 2014 | Alex Smith
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite the well-known risks, rates of smoking have remained stubbornly high in Missouri – about 25 percent of adults, compared with 18 percent nationally. In Kansas City, Mo., public housing, the problem is even worse, with smokers comprising 40 percent of all tenants. That high rate is especially disturbing to health advocates because of the high numbers of vulnerable people - particularly children, the disabled and elderly - who live in public housing. A new policy aims to do away with smoking in city-owned housing, but many residents are not pleased. On a breezy Friday afternoon...
  • As predicted, Comrade de Blasio will show the nation what Democrats REALLY want to do to us

    05/20/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Keep talking Comrade Bill; keep talking. There is now no question about whether this devoted Communist will damage the Democrat brand; the question is by how much? Comrade Bill de Blasio, New York’s mayor, is living up to predictions that he will serve as the foul mouthed three year old at the family Thanksgiving table. The child keeps saying embarrassing things while his parents act shocked and wonder out loud where he learned such words. Make no mistake about him he is a true Communist not a Democrat. But the D behind his name will hang him around Nancy Pelosi’s...
  • U.S. Air Base Provides Comfort and Benefits for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in Texas

    05/19/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Since May 18, the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been home to 1,000 illegal immigrant children, according to a report by the San Antonio Express-News. The decision to utilize the base comes as an overwhelming number of young people have been caught crossing the Mexican/U.S. border during recent months. Children and teens brought to Lackland will be provided with education, foster care programs, and "behavioral treatment centers." The projected cost of such programs, as well as the cost of the housing, has not been disclosed to U.S. taxpayers. The federal government was forced to utilize Lackland...
  • Michigan Bill Would Eliminate Cash Assistance For Welfare

    05/16/2014 10:17:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In an effort to stop abuse of Michigan's food stamps debit card program, State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, wants state Bridge Cards to have photos and no longer allow recipients to take cash withdrawals from them. Rep. McMillin introduced House Bill 5536 earlier this week with 12 co-sponsors. He said the technology is available to have the state make direct payments from the Bridge Card to landlords, utilities and child care providers while restricting food and clothing purchases to the basics. He said those measures as well as a photo identification on the card would greatly reduce fraud and...
  • The de Blasio stamp: Moving to boost dependency

    05/16/2014 4:25:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 15, 2014 | heather mac donald
    The rollback of welfare reform under New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, has begun in earnest. The city’s Human Resources Administration just informed able-bodied, childless adults that they no longer need to do anything in exchange for their food stamps. Sitting at home and watching TV while you collect your benefits is just fine with de Blasio and his new welfare chief, former Legal Aid Society chief Steve Banks. Until this Monday, New York City required able-bodied adults without dependents to work or to participate in a work-placement program for 20 hours a week in order to maintain their...
  • The real casualties in the war on poverty

    05/14/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/14/14 | George Spelvin
    “Blacks are different” is a generalization being made by a long time public defender who goes by a pseudonym in order to speak freely and protect himself and his family from danger. “My experience has…taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure [from] all other people,” says the public defender using the pen name Michael Smith.(1) “I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns.” While blacks commit many violent crimes, they commit “very few sex crimes,” the author of this outstanding report says. Crime patterns he has noticed break down into Hispanics committing...
  • American Dependency (And The 3rd Day Of The Month Effect)

    05/13/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-13-2014 | Tyler Durden
    American Dependency (And The 3rd Day Of The Month Effect) Tyler Durden 05/13/2014 16:51 -0400 Submitted by Rory of The Daily Coin via Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog. Having noted America's surging government dependence before, the impact of almost 50 million people on food stamps is hard to imagine if you are not in retail food. The spike in business beginning on the 3rd of each month is truly astounding. By the 10th of the month the business begins to normalize and by the 22nd the ship is sinking. When there is a holiday in the month we experience a...
  • llegals Visit Capitol Hill, Demand Amnesty Through Executive Orders (Included "Queer Organizer")

    05/10/2014 12:14:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Six people who are in the United States illegally joined an immigration attorney (Skype image on the wall) to discuss the recommendations made by the group #Not1More that would provide amnesty to millions. To mark May Day last week, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) invited people who are in the country illegally to Capitol Hill where they released a list of executive orders they believe President Barack Obama should put in place, including stopping all deportations and bringing back deportees who have family here. At the event, held in the Canon Office Building, seven people who are part of a “Blue...
  • NH Democrat endorses buying guns with EBT cards

    05/09/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | May 9, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    NH State Rep. Timothy Horrigan Regardless of political affiliation, you may want to sit down for this story. In opposition to a bill banning the use of EBT cards to buy guns, a Democratic lawmaker in New Hampshire argued that the legislation is “a blatant violation of the Second Amendment,” saying people receiving public assistance should be allowed to use cash benefits to purchase firearms. Yes, you read that correctly. “The firearms ban is a blatant violation of the Second Amendment,” Democratic state Rep. Timothy Horrigan said Wednesday on the state house floor. “Cash benefit recipients presumably have the same...
  • Obama, at Wal-Mart, touts efficiency; angers labor

    05/09/2014 5:46:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ...Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change.
  • Republicans try to sneak corporate welfare agency OPIC through the House

    05/06/2014 6:01:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    washington examiner ^ | may 6, 2014 | timothy p. carney
    Republican leaders are trying quietly to reauthorize a corporate welfare agency this week, using a few opaque words slipped into a bill providing foreign aid to Africa. The Overseas Private Investment Corp. is a federal agency thatsubsidizes U.S. companies investing in foreign countries -- such as Ritz-Carlton building a hotel in Turkey. OPIC provides a taxpayer backstop for the banks and the developers in case anything goes wrong. OPIC's charter expires Sept. 30 -- the end of the current fiscal year. A standalone bill to reauthorize OPIC would face a tough fight, given the strong Tea Party, anti-corporate-welfare strain in the House. Instead, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce...
  • Clinton Says Democrats Are Trying to Replicate Jesus’ Miracles

    05/04/2014 9:12:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 May 2014 | John Semmens
    In a bid to win over evangelicals for her anticipated 2016 Presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Democratic support for welfare programs to Jesus’ concern for the poor. “How can those familiar with the story of the loaves and fishes not see the parallels with current Democratic efforts to feed the poor?” Clinton asked. “How is Jesus’ feeding the multitude with a handful of bread and fish not emulated by the EBT card?” “I’m not saying that Democrats have the magical powers of God,” Clinton said. “But from the perspective of the EBT beneficiaries it must certainly...
  • An American Solution to Income Inequality

    05/04/2014 8:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Our President has attempted to make a major issue of the difference between the very successful in our country and the rest of us as a focus of his party’s campaign for the 2014 elections. He does have a point that some people’s income levels have really soared while others have languished. He just has a wrong-headed solution to the problem. Not surprisingly, Mr. Obama has chosen to resolve the issue through government intervention. He has a two-pronged effort. First, he has greatly increased welfare payments which have been dissected ad nauseum by this column. Otherwise, he has consistently thought...
  • Bosworth 'Ruffles Feathers' With Facebook Post

    05/02/2014 1:12:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    KELOLAND.COM ^ | 5/1/14 | Jared Ranson
    SIOUX FALLS, SD - U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth is standing strongly in support of a controversial Facebook post she made on Monday. "The statement is tongue and cheek; it's meant to stir discussion," Bosworth said. Stir discussion it has. Bosworth is receiving national attention for a Facebook post she made earlier this week. The post, which has now been shared by nearly 60,000 people, is a photo comparing the country's food stamp program to a national park warning about feeding the animals, which goes on to say the animals would grow dependent on the handout. "It did ruffle...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Social Gospel' Good Enough for Democrats

    05/01/2014 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.vom ^ | May 1, 1014 | Cal Thomas
    Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go. First, some history. Hoping to attract some Evangelical Christian votes more than 20 years ago, former vice president Al Gore wrote that the biblical story of Noah and the Ark could be paraphrased in modern terms, "Thou shalt preserve biodiversity" ("Earth in the Balance" p. 245). Gore also claimed the first recorded instance of pollution was when Cain killed Abel and Abel's blood "falls on the ground, rendering it fallow" (p. 247). Gore seemed fluent in religious language and theology compared to a comment...
  • Cliven Bundy And The Entitlement Of The Privileged

    04/30/2014 8:13:54 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4-29-14 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's 15 minutes of fame are up. He was a Fox News poster boy when he refused to pay fees for grazing his cows on federal land and greeted federal rangers with the threat of armed resistance. But when he voiced his views on the joys of slavery for "the Negro," his conservative champions fled from his side. What is interesting about Bundy, however, is not his tired racism but rather his remarkable sense of entitlement. His cattle have fed off public lands for two decades while he refused to pay grazing fees that are much lower...
  • Your Government Owes You a Job

    04/29/2014 12:47:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Nation ^ | April 23, 2014 | Raúl Carrillo
    The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.Involuntary unemployment is barbaric. In the wealthiest country in history, almost 30 million people wish they had full-time work. But, as always, there aren’t enough jobs. And because economic security requires decent work, it’s unsurprising that 50 million people are poverty-stricken and 16 million children are hungry. This is a disgrace and an economic error: the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort. A right to a job may sound outlandish, but it’s common sense. You...
  • BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works

    04/28/2014 7:37:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked. A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job. The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their...
  • Maine begins issuing photo ID welfare cards

    04/28/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    ap ^ | April 28, 2014
    Maine is starting to issue welfare benefit cards with photos on them despite a request from the federal government to wait. ... the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked Maine to delay its plan, saying that it risks a loss of federal funding or litigation if it violates regulations in the program. But DHHS said it will move forward with its plan designed to combat fraud and abuse in the program.
  • President Eisenhower on Stupid Republicans

    04/28/2014 4:53:54 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | April 27, 2014 | Laurence M. Vance
    President Eisenhower on Stupid Republicans Laurence M. Vance April 27, 2014 Regardless of what Republicans say about cutting entitlements, welfare, spending, etc., they will never do it. And they will certainly never end them completely. Indeed, they have not only accepted their existence; they are now big supporters of the welfare state just like the Democrats. I have often mentioned in my articles on Republicans how that the Republican majority in Congress for two years under President Eisenhower could have repealed the New Deal. Because they failed to do so, it was no surprise that the next Republican majority in...