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  • Portland says more than 100 asylum seekers may be cut off from General Assistance

    03/24/2017 9:54:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Press Herald (Maine) ^ | March 24, 2017 | Staff
    Portland officials estimate that more than 100 asylum seekers may be cut off from the state’s General Assistance program after July 1 and question whether the city can step in to help without violating federal law. Immigrants who have come to the United States legally to seek asylum from persecution have long received General Assistance in Portland. But it wasn’t until 2015 that assistance was solidified in Maine law. However, under the new law, asylum seekers can only receive benefits for 24 months. That means some asylum seekers will become ineligible for state assistance during the fiscal year that begins...
  • The Most Dangerous Addiction of Them All: Entitlements

    03/21/2017 3:54:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    All addictions -- whether to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex or cigarettes -- are very hard to escape. There is one addiction, however, that may be more difficult than any other to escape, in part because it is not even regarded as an addiction. It is entitlements addiction, the addiction to getting something for nothing. One indication as to the power of entitlements addiction is the fact that while great numbers of people have voluntarily given up drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. -- almost always at great pain -- few give up an addiction to entitlements. For the majority of able-bodied people...
  • Immigrants Canceling Their Food Stamps over Fears of Being Deported

    03/17/2017 8:10:04 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 03/16/17 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Immigrants are canceling their food stamps over fears they could be deported. Food banks and hunger advocates around the country from Tuscon to Baltimore have noticed a decline in the number of eligible immigrants applying for food stamps and a rise in the number of immigrants seeking to cancel their food stamps since President Trump’s inauguration two months ago, the Washington Post reported. Advocates on behalf of these immigrants say that their fear stems from the possibility that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would notice their participation in the food stamp program and deny them U.S. citizenship or deport them.***SNIP*** Advocates...
  • Trump To Sign Law That Increases Drug Tests for Unemployed Seeking Benefits

    03/18/2017 12:45:01 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 18 2017 | Conservative Tribune
    Welfare reform has been a high priority for Republicans and conservatives for many years, and now that President Donald Trump is in the White House, the possibility of such reform is finally feasible. In what was quite possibly the opening salvo on welfare leeches, Trump was ready to sign a bill passed by Congress that would allow states to perform drug tests on those applying for unemployment benefits, WITI reported. Under President Barack Obama, states weren’t allowed to test applicants for drugs unless they were applying for a job that already had mandatory drug testing. However, there’s a new sheriff...
  • Desperate Measures

    03/17/2017 10:29:41 PM PDT · by FightThoughtControl · 5 replies
    Self | 3/18/2017 | Self
    Desperate Measures For the sake of absurdity, suppose that I issue a nationwide injunction against all welfare payments because they violate fundamental American principles of self-reliance, personal responsibility, and limited government. Should our government immediately cease payments? Should it vow to appeal my ruling and to pass legislation limiting my authority? Of course not! A proper response is to laugh me out of the courtroom. Furthermore, if our government did appeal my “ruling” or pass legislation, then it would be validating my false authority and setting the precedent that some random citizen can override the duly elected Congress and president....
  • CNN panel explodes over the effect of Trump’s budget on black communities

    03/17/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    A panel of black political commentators on CNN imploded Thursday into a screaming match as they discussed the effect of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could have on the black community. As the panel discussed the cuts, Paris Dennard, a Trump supporter, pointed out that HBCUs, the acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, were not included in the list of proposed cuts. But host Don Lemon found the HBCU argument to be less important than other social programs. “So a lot of people say HBCUs are important,” Lemon declared, “but there are a lot of people watching here...
  • Which State Are The Biggest "Moochers"?

    03/14/2017 7:39:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/14/2017 | Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,
    Since Donald Trump's election, some leftists have been trotting out analyses showing that many states that voted for Trump are also states where federal spending plays a disproportionately large role in the statewide economy. In other words, many of those states that talk a lot about states rights and less federal government - it is pointed out - also receive an especially large amount of federal spending in that state. In many cases, this claim is correct. As this mises.org analysis shows, many states within the Trump heartland are what many might call "moocher states" because the residents there - taken...
  • Nigerian welfare scam

    03/13/2017 10:34:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 13, 2017 | John Lilyea
    Nigerian welfare scam Jonn Lilyea | March 13, 2017 | 25 Comments Bobo sends a link to the story of an Arlington, Virginia woman, Helen Agbapuruonwu, who has been collecting welfare benefits for the last six years, while her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning a seven figure income as a lawyer with the DC firm of Mayer Brown. She’s been arrested while folks believe that Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, has “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.” Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and...
  • Wife Of DC Lawyer Worth $1.5 Million Arrested For Taking Food Stamps, Welfare

    03/13/2017 7:46:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 12, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Helen Agbapuruonwu “fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses” police allege, and she has been charged “with felony welfare fraud and document forgery,” according to a police report. Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in the 1990s, worked as an associate at Mayer Brown in D.C., according to his LinkedIn profile. A spokesman for Mayer Brown told NBC 4 that Agbapuruonwu no longer works there. Agbapuruonwu received a Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans, which he used to pay for law school at Ohio State University. Court officials believe that Agbapuruonwu...
  • Swedish Welfare State Funding Islamic Terrorism

    03/12/2017 7:34:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A new damning report shows that multiple Islamist fighters who have travelled from Sweden to fight in Syria and Iraq have been the beneficiaries of welfare payments from the Swedish government. The new report created by the by the National Defence University on behalf of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) shows that around 300 Islamists have claimed benefits by using others to give the government the impression that they are still in Sweden despite the fact that they are in Syria or Iraq fighting for jihadist groups, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. Terrorist researcher and one of the authors of the...
  • Jorge Ramos vs. Tucker Carlson: "The White Population Is A Minority," United States "Our" Country

    03/09/2017 6:53:58 AM PST · by safetysign · 61 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/09/2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Tucker Carlson takes on Senior News Anchor for Univision and Fusion Jorge Ramos over recent racially-provocative comments where he said the U.S. is "our" country. Donald Trump and his supporters believe the United States is a 'white country,' Ramos said. Carlson takes on Ramos US over whether citizens should be concerned about 'demographic revolution' and the Univision anchor's accusations of the criminalization' of immigrants.
  • Maine Drops 9,000 From Food Stamps After Refusal To Comply With Work Requirements

    02/26/2017 8:00:49 PM PST · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    CNS Article Copied Onto ZeroHedge.com ^ | 26 February 2017 | CNS Article Copied By Tyler Durden
    Republican Governor Paul LePage dared to begin enforcing Maine's volunteer and work requirements for food stamp (SNAP) recipients to keep their benefits. The end result was more than 9,000 non-disabled adults getting dropped from the program. As CNS News' Eric Schiener reports, a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) spokesman tells the Associated Press that 12,000 non-disabled adults were in Maine’s SNAP program before Jan. 1 - a number that dropped to 2,680 by the end of March... The rules prevent adults, who are not disabled and do not have dependents, from receiving food stamps for more than three...
  • Trump Draft Executive Order on Welfare Has Liberals FURIOUS

    02/15/2017 2:28:07 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    A copy of a draft order reported by The Washington Post earlier this month and being circulated among cabinet members seeks to address what the order describes as a massive burden on the American taxpayer. The order calls for immigrants “likely to need certain types of public aid” to be identified prior to entry, and for immigrants already using those services to be deported. The draft order also requires strict financial responsibility for relatives who promised to support immigrants who are instead now relying on social aid. The potential savings estimated by the order are as high as “$100 billion,”...
  • Left-Wing America Steps Up Calls For Free Money, Jobs Guarantee

    02/09/2017 9:01:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 9, 2017 | Ted Goodman
    Following a devastating election cycle where the American voting public sent a sharp rebuke to the status quo and policies of the Obama Administration, the left is now preparing to push for a universal basic income (UBI). Left-leaning Americans are largely opposed to President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, all the way from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the president’s pick to lead the Department of Labor: fast food executive Andy Puzder. Labor unions have blasted Puzder for past comments about the future of low-wage workers in the fast food industry. Puzder warned that the fight for a $15 minimum wage...
  • Leaked: Trump's Next Executive Order - "Eliminate the Welfare Magnet Driving Illegal Immigration

    02/04/2017 4:48:05 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 74 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/3/2017 | Tim Brown
    Now, this will do more to eliminating illegal immigration than anything else, including a wall that costs American taxpayers billions of dollars and increases the size of the central government in border patrol agents. A leaked draft of an executive order by President Donald Trump indicates that he is looking to eliminate the welfare state for illegals, which is nothing more than dangling a carrot in front of them to cross the southern border on the American taxpayers' dime. The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require...
  • Police seek man who robbed gas station at gunpoint ‘to feed my kids' (BLM robber)

    02/02/2017 6:32:30 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    WPXI ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | uncredited
    BELLEVUE, Pa. - Authorities are searching for a man caught on surveillance video robbing a Bellevue gas station at gunpoint. The armed robbery happened Monday night at the convenience store at the Shell gas station in Bellevue, police said. Amber Kalupson was working inside at the time of the robbery. “He didn't take the change. He just took the cash. And as he was taking it, he said, ‘Your paychecks are guaranteed. (Expletive) you. (Expletive) white people, and (expletive) Trump. I have to feed my kids,’” Kalupson said. Kalupson said the armed man entered the store from the parking lot,...
  • Who Will Trump Deport? Immigrants Who Rely On Welfare Will Be Removed From US, Draft Orders Reveal

    02/01/2017 10:19:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 1, 2017 | Chris Riotta
    President Donald Trump will seek to deport as many legal immigrants dependent on government-funded services like welfare during his tenure in the Oval Office, according to draft executive orders obtained by the Washington Post Tuesday afternoon. Those orders reveal the new White House administration could be planning to greatly broaden the scope of its travel restrictions, which saw protests erupt at airports across the country this weekend after Trump restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, over the next four years. The document, titled "Executive Order on Protecting Taxpayer Resources by Ensuring Our Immigration Laws Promote Accountability and Responsibility," show Trump's...
  • Leaked Executive Order Reveals Trump Crackdown On Immigrant Welfare (Libs will Cough Blood)

    02/01/2017 5:37:38 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 102 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 2-1-2017 | Tyler Durden
    The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the United States who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Washington Post. The White House would not confirm or deny the authenticity of the orders, and White House officials did not respond to requests for comment about the drafts on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Leaked Executive Order Reveals Trump Crackdown On Immigrant Welfare

    01/31/2017 12:16:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 31, 2017
    Seemingly following the proposals of Bill Clinton (and Ron Paul), The Washington Post reports that a leaked document shows the Trump administration is planning to crackdown on current, and would-be, immigrants who are likely to require public assistance. [Snip] The Washington Post reports that The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the United States who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Washington Post. [Snip] While Trump’s immigration ban...
  • Anonymous donor spends $13,250 to pay lunch debts for 148 students (Iowa)

    01/29/2017 9:17:49 AM PST · by bgill · 27 replies
    kvue ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | im Norvell
    An anonymous donor has paid off lunch debts for 148 Johnston elementary school students whose accounts were in the red by $10 or more. The donation, totaling $13,250, was made Jan. 9. It benefited students in kindergarten through fifth grade in all five Johnston elementary schools, said Laura Sprague, director of communications. The Johnston Partnership also runs a program called Friday Friends that provides a packet of food for students to eat over the weekend. Each backpack costs around $8.15 per week and the program relies on donations.
  • MEXICAN STORE OWNER ACCIDENTLY REVEALS HIS SCAM OF NEW JERSEY…FEDS DISCOVER HUGE OPERATION

    01/27/2017 3:28:53 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Jan 27, 2017 | Michael Kohl
    A rabbit hole is a scary place. You never expect to find it, and when you do, it starts from the unlikeliest of places. Who knew that the globalist push for a worldwide Islamic Fundamentalist Caliphate started at a small market in Irvington New Jersey? An Irvington man on Monday admitted in federal court to running a food stamps-for-cash scheme that cost the government more than $800,000 over two years. Miguel Antonio Azcona pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton to a single count of theft of government funds, according to the office of U.S. Attorney...
  • Germany: Government Migrant Benefits Fraud Whistleblower Fired

    01/27/2017 12:05:27 AM PST · by aquila48 · 16 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 26 Jan 2017 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    An employee of the state reception authority (LAB) in Lower Saxony has been fired after revealing 300 cases of migrants cheating the German benefits system to the police. The unnamed female employee was responsible for the creation of various documents for asylum seekers and handing out their state benefits in the city of Brunswick. She became alarmed when she found a large number of asylum seekers collecting multiple benefits under different names, reports Kronen Zeitung. According to reports, some of the migrants had two identities but others had up to six different benefits claims. The woman first brought the matter...
  • Republicans look to scrap Michelle Obama school lunch plan [Children everywhere celebrate!]

    01/25/2017 4:28:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/17
    The healthy school lunch program championed by former first lady Michelle Obama has had its fair share of criticism -- but with a new administration in place, the program could be rolled back. A document released by the office of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for repealing certain aspects of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – the legislation that helped put Michelle Obama’s hallmark program into law. The initiative is part of a broader plan released by Meadows titled, “First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders to Examine, Revoke and Issue.” The document calls for the Trump...
  • Obama Was First President to Spend More on Welfare Than Defense

    01/21/2017 9:12:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2017 | 2:52 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements”—AKA welfare—than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget. Historical tables that the OMB posted on the Obama White House website, include annual totals for both “national defense” spending and “means-tested entitlement” spending going back to fiscal 1962—which is three years before President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicaid program, a means-tested entitlement that together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program enrolled 74,407,191 beneficiaries as of November 2016. In every year from fiscal 1962 through fiscal...
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: No Food Stamps for Ice Cream, Sodas

    01/18/2017 7:36:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    WTVC ^ | Sunday, January 15th 2017 | Alana LaFlore
    UPDATE: Sheila Butt announced on Tuesday that she is withdrawing the bill. Read more about that here.Tennessee, more than 1 million people depend on benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to put food on their tables. Rep. Shelia Butt, R-Columbia, introduced a bill that would stop people from using those benefits, know as SNAP or food stamps, to buy foods high in calories, sugar and fat. Some people in our area think the bill is a good idea. "Milk and food items is fine," said Alan Rogers. "That's what they're for. Just to sustain life. All this other stuff...
  • USDA Study Reveals What Food Stamps Are Really Spent On (10% of Budget on Soft Drinks alone!)

    01/15/2017 12:38:16 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan 15 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama have been lecturing us (or at least those among us who use food stamps, aka SNAP) to no avail when it comes to sugary soft drinks. Anahad O’Conner of the New York Times reports: What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No....
  • Government testing online grocery shopping for food stamp participants

    01/06/2017 12:25:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 01-05-2017 | Jeff Daniels
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to launch a two-year pilot program this summer with seven retailers to allow food stamp recipients the ability to purchase their groceries online. More than 44 million Americans participated last year in federal government's low-income food assistance program, called SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Last year, the average benefit each person received was just over $125.50 per month. "Online purchasing is a potential lifeline for SNAP participants living in urban neighborhoods and rural communities where access to healthy food choices can be limited," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a release. "We're...
  • USDA Announces Retailer Volunteers for SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot

    01/08/2017 10:17:09 PM PST · by cabojoe · 33 replies
    USDA ^ | Jan. 5, 2017 | USDA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the seven retail firms selected to take part in a pilot designed to enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online. The two-year pilot is slated to begin this summer. "Online purchasing is a potential lifeline for SNAP participants living in urban neighborhoods and rural communities where access to healthy food choices can be limited," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said. "We're looking forward to being able to bring the benefits of the online market to low-income Americans participating in SNAP."
  • Swedish Six-Hour Workday Runs Into Trouble: It’s Too Costly

    01/04/2017 5:07:33 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 12 replies
    https://www.bloomberg.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Amanda Billner
    Swedes looking forward to a six-hour workday just got some bad news: the costs outweigh the benefits. A two-year experiment cutting working hours while maintaining pay levels for nurses at Svartedalen old people’s home in the Swedish city of Gothenburg is now nearing the end. The take away was largely positive, with nurses at the home feeling healthier, which reduced sick-leave, and patient care improving.
  • Missouri Just Forced All Welfare Recipients to GET A JOB – Here Are The Results:

    01/02/2017 8:34:10 AM PST · by Cheerio · 68 replies
    Angry Patiot ^ | today? | Angry Patriot
    The state of Missouri took a stand against the generational dependence upon the government, forcing welfare recipients to get a job. Approximately 41,000 Missouri residents no longer have access to the welfare food stamps program after a new time limit law went into effect in 2015. The new state law was actually a reinstatement of welfare reform enacted during President Bill Clinton’s administration. The 1996 welfare law, which has now been reinstated, limited food stamps for able-bodies and childless adults to only three months out of every three years, America Now reports. Participants would continue to receive the taxpayer-funded benefits...
  • Under Obama, 10.7 Million More Use Food Stamps — A 32 Percent Jump

    12/27/2016 4:56:11 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    As President Obama prepares to leave office, his legacy will include an increase in the number of Americans using food stamps. The number of food stamps recipients went up by 10.7 million people, a 32 percent jump, since President Obama took office in 2009, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). {..snip..}
  • Five ways Trump will give Americans more opportunities

    12/22/2016 1:40:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 22, 2016 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Now that the Electoral College has voted for Donald Trump as the next president, it is time for America to develop a winning agenda for people who want to be upwardly mobile. Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama’s agenda focused on keeping Americans safe, with an emphasis on food stamps, government-provided health insurance, and retirement and disability benefits. The Left’s policies are built around keeping people safe. In return for higher taxes, and higher health insurance premiums, government will look after us. The extent of the safety net is under debate. Too broad, and people lose incentives to...
  • France confirmed as European champions for welfare spending

    12/22/2016 11:00:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 December 2016 13:02 CET+01:00
    France devotes more than one third of its GDP to providing its citizens with welfare protection, according to new figures. No other country in Europe is as generous. The new figures from Eurostat will give ammunition to right wing presidential candidate François Fillon, who has vowed to dramatically shred pubic spending if elected next May. In the year 2014 France spent 34.3 percent of its GDP on welfare, well above the European average of 28.7 percent. Behind France came Denmark, which dedicated 33.5 percent of GDP on social spending; then Finland (31.9 percent), the Netherlands (30.9 percent). The UK was...
  • Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid

    12/21/2016 5:48:25 AM PST · by rfreedom4u · 74 replies
    Texas Trbune ^ | 12/20/2016 | Alexa Ura
    After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program. In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to defund the organization from the Medicaid program through which it provides family planning and women’s health services to the poor. Planned Parenthood had previously received $3.1 million in Medicaid funding, but those dollars will be nixed in 30 days, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune. That cut-off day will only be delayed if the organization...
  • In Texas, undocumented immigrants have no shortage of work

    12/17/2016 12:02:11 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 69 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 12/16/16 | TRAVIS PUTNAM HILL
    Though it's illegal, brothers Israel and José Martinez have no shortage of work, moving from one construction job to the next in the ongoing building boom of Central Texas. They’ve worked on homes in affluent communities along the Upper Colorado River and renovated sprawling apartments in North Austin. They were on a crew that erected a new health center at a high-end retirement community, and as expert masons have built luxury pools, interior chimneys and backyard grilling stations. Their compensation often falls below minimum wage. They might receive just $90 for a 14-hour workday, or about $6.42 an hour —...
  • Based on Absolutely Nothing, New York Times Frets Over Carson Nomination to HUD

    12/06/2016 7:58:42 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    Today's installment of "We're Doomed, We're Doomed!" comes via The New York Times regarding the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Big-city mayors and housing experts are nervous about the idea of a billionaire real estate developer in the White House. Now President-elect Donald J. Trump has picked Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon with no housing experience, as his nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development — and high anxiety has set in. As The Times’s Mid-Atlantic bureau chief, I have spent a lot of time in Baltimore, Cleveland and...
  • SSI took away my rights and made me too poor to survive

    12/06/2016 7:54:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 21 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The following is an email from Mark Nugent of Sacramento california who at the age of 16 was forced into the mental health system against his will, branded mentally ill, stripped of his trust fund by his liberal parents and forced on SSI. The SSI program was originally intended for those liberals branded too old or too stupid to work. It pays very little, about $695 a month and to receive it one must not hold assets or property worth more than $2000.  People with disabilities who receive SSI [Supplemental Security Income] payments continue to be the nation’s poorest citizens....
  • Muslims used their UK welfare payments to fund Paris and Brussels jihad massacres

    11/26/2016 5:46:04 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 25, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Islamic law, non-Muslims have the duty to provide for the upkeep of Muslims. British jihadist Anjem Choudary said in February 2013: “We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not...
  • Family of 10 On Welfare Have New Demand of Taxpayers

    11/23/2016 11:54:47 AM PST · by rhett october · 36 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-23-2016 | Rhett October
    Some people blame their issues on other people no matter what and believe they are entitled to what other people earn and have. This story is a case of taxpayers paying the price for one family’s sense of entitlement. In 2012, Arnold and Jeanne Sube and their eight children, moved from France to the UK so that Arnold could study mental heath nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. They currently live in a three bedroom house that they feel is a poor living arrangement. But rather than working and saving in order to afford a larger house, like most people...
  • Soft Drinks No. 1 Purchase by Food Stamp Recipients; $357,700,000 From 1 Grocery Chain

    11/22/2016 1:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 88 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single U.S. grocery retailer. That is according to a new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the food stamp program. By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps. In calendar year 2011, according to the study, food stamp recipients spent approximately $357,700,000 buying soft drinks from an enterprise the study reveals only as “a...
  • EBT Card Shutdown Apocalypse - Fatopotamus gets stupid after Card Gets Rejected!

    11/19/2016 8:52:08 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 7, 2016 | BARNEMAN
    https://youtu.be/uqxQ83iSYaY
  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 11/11/16 | Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus
    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory. "People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed," said John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, "people were crying," added O'Grady, who works in EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago. "They were recommending that people take sick leave...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • German Court Overturns Rape Conviction [semi-satire]

    10/31/2016 10:01:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    The Iraqi immigrant who raped a ten-year old boy in the changing area of a swimming pool in the Austrian capital of Vienna had his conviction overturned by the German Supreme Court this past week. The assailant, Amir A, had previously offered a “sexual emergency” argument in justification of the rape. “It had been more than four months since I had seen my wife and I had to receive sexual release for the sake of my health,” he claimed. The health of his victim was negatively impacted by the encounter. The child suffered severe anal injuries and is still plagued...
  • Sowell: The Left and the Masses

    10/17/2016 3:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 18, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested or imprisoned. This is said to be to help ex-cons get a job after they have served their time, and ex-cons are often either poor or black, or both. First of all, many of the left's policies to...
  • Illegals seeking asylum up 900%, get Social Security, welfare, school loans

    10/19/2016 9:50:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/19/16 | Paul Bedard
    The number of illegals seeking asylum to gain easy access to the United States has jumped 900 percent in less than 10 years, greatly expanding the Immigration population receiving Social Security, school loans, green cards, welfare and other taxpayer funded services, according to figures from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. While about 8,000 mostly Latin Americans in 2009 sought asylum, the number is expected to reach 80,000 or more this year, according to a projection from the Center for Immigration Studies.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 13: A bum from Share testifies (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)

    10/14/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Well its been awhile since I reported on the mayhem in Seattle being caused by Democrats and by an organization called SHARE/WHEEL, this organization is really a cross between the mafia, the SEIU and occupy wall street. The comparisons are obvious yes but surprisingly this is not known well to people outside of the pacific Northwest. In fact I didn't even hear about it until I learned from Steve Ferrell AKA Seataclibertarian my business associate who lives there about Share's existence. Share wheel runs homeless shelters inside churches run mainly from taxpayer funds, despite having a supposed "zero tolerance" policy...
  • President Obama: We'll be debating unconditional free money 'over the next 10 or 20 years'

    10/13/2016 11:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 12, 2016 | Chris Weller
    Speaking with Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito in a recent interview, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his belief that universal basic income would be harder to ignore in the coming decades. UBI is a system of wealth distribution in which the government provides everyone with some money, regardless of income. The money comes with no strings attached. People can use it however they choose, whether to repair a leaky roof or to go on vacation. Advocates say the system is a smart and straightforward way to lift people out of poverty. A growing body of...
  • Virginians with EBT card can now get into Science Museum for less

    10/09/2016 11:21:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WAHU-TV ^ | October 5, 2016 | The Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Low-income families who want to visit the Science Museum of Virginia will now get to do it at a fraction of the cost. Local media outlets report that the museum will charge an exhibit admission fee of $1 per child and $2 per adult to families who have an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. If they pay an additional $1, they can watch a movie in the museum's Dome Theatre. EBT cards are used by low-income families to pay for things like groceries....
  • The New Non-Working Class

    10/07/2016 10:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 6, 2016 | Mona Charen
    "He that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of 30 or 40 honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain 150 idle loiterers." -- John Smith, 1609 One out of 6 prime-working-age adult males in the United States is not temporarily unemployed, or "between jobs," or "looking for work." No, a huge cohort of men in America is now neither employed nor looking for work. They are just skating by on a combination of girlfriends, wives, mothers and government benefits. Their status, argues Nicholas Eberstadt in "Men Without Work,"...