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  • White House: Work Requirements in Debt Bill Are ‘Onerous

    06/02/2023 6:46:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Sound On,” White House Council of Economic Advisers member Heather Boushey said that it is crucial that veterans and homeless people were spared the “onerous work requirements” for SNAP benefits in the debt limit and that it appears as though access to food stamps will increase on the whole, but estimates at this point are “very, both preliminary and subject to variance.” Boushey said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:30] “Listen, the important thing here is that the president focused on maintaining his priorities. And certainly, making sure that veterans have access, that homeless folks have...
  • Since when do illegal alien invaders get priority over needy Americans?

    05/14/2023 6:16:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 13 May, 2023 | Thomas Lifson
    When did unvetted foreigners violating our border rise to the top of the list of priorities for receiving taxpayer-funded services? And when did homeless veterans, many of whom are homeless because of traumas they endured while serving our country in distant and dangerous places, become sacrificial lambs in order to house these unvetted law-breakers who have no roots here? Who made this decision? Nearly two dozen struggling homeless veterans have been booted from upstate hotels to make room for migrants, says a nonprofit group that works with the vets. The ex-military — including a 24-year-old man in desperate need of...
  • Rubio calls for Congress to bar SNAP purchases of soda, junk foods

    05/09/2023 9:28:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2023 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is calling for Congress to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in an effort to prohibit the purchases of junk food with federal benefits. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday, the senator cited U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data that 20 percent of the program’s spending goes toward unhealthy foods and drinks. HOUSE Rubio calls for Congress to bar SNAP purchases of soda, junk foods BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN - 05/09/23 10:43 AM ET SHARE TWEET Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Greg Nash Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) arrives for an all-Senators briefing on Wednesday, April...
  • TUSZYNSKI: Welfare Spending Has Increased Over 240% In 40 Years With No Results. It’s Time To Try Something Else

    04/20/2023 12:24:53 PM PDT · by Twotone · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2023 | Meg Tuszynski
    The latest banking crisis only increased concerns that the U.S. economy is headed for a downturn. Some politicians, including President Joe Biden, are now exploiting recession fears to extend pandemic-era aid programs. The sad reality is that these aid programs cannot deliver on their promises to solve the poverty problem. Between the beginning of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and that of Donald Trump, taxpayer spending on the nation’s 13 largest means-tested welfare programs increased by almost 240 percent. While poverty generally tends to fall during boom times and rise during busts, the overall trend has been mostly unchanged. That’s a terrible...
  • Ukrainian Refugees in Munich – A Real Crisis

    04/05/2023 4:43:32 PM PDT · by delta7 · 19 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 5 Apr 23 | Martin Armstrong
    COMMENT: Hi Martin, I live in a commute in Munich in a nice neighborhood, I pay around 700 EUR rent for the smallest room, but we have a garden – and live with a few Ukrainians. They are very nice, seem like reasonable folks. What I’m worried about though is the refugee system we have in place here in Bavaria. I wanted to move to another room, but I couldn’t: was kind of too expensive, 800 EUR/month. Guess who took it, another Ukrainian – of course, the state is paying it (“Arbeitsamt”). The crazy thing is that I’m having trouble...
  • DeSantis signs $711 million Florida affordable housing plan into law

    04/01/2023 4:03:54 PM PDT · by millenial4freedom · 47 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | 03/29/2023 | News Service of Florida
    Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed into law a $711 million plan to make housing more affordable for working Floridians. A priority of Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, the “Live Local Act,” will more than double funding for housing and rental programs, provide incentives for investment in affordable housing and encourage mixed-use developments in struggling commercial areas. “As demand is high to move to a place like Florida, it makes it more challenging for folks to be able to afford,” DeSantis said during a bill-signing event in Naples. “I think this is the biggest effort that's ever been done in the...
  • Paris Burning: The gravy train ran dry - and a once-great nation is aflame; The Riots in France Contain an Important Lesson for Americans

    03/29/2023 7:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/29/2023 | Robert Spencer
    The classic 1966 movie Is Paris Burning? centers around Adolf Hitler’s desire, as the Allied armies advance through France in 1944, to see Paris destroyed rather than fall into the hands of his enemies. Paris didn’t burn in 1944, but the conflagration, as it turns out, was just delayed. CNN reported Friday that “Paris and most major cities – including Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux and Rennes – have been hit by protests.” Hitler is finally getting his wish. But why now?France is in turmoil, CNN added, because of “proposed pension reforms.” Reportedly, “many people are unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s...
  • Dan Bongino gets behind “reforming” Social Security Pay

    03/23/2023 11:58:54 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 97 replies
    Radio 3/23/2023 Dan Bongino Show | 03/22/2023 | Self Vanity Radio
    . You can see where this is going. The FOX News $$$ recruits every person representing the Republican View on TV / Radio to say it’s not the Trillions to failing, unaccountable Cities - but the people getting 25k a year for the 45 years they paid into it. This Conversation, which will be the RNC platform, neglects to say that Congress allowed and incentivized Corps (Donors) to do away with Pensions and Retiree Healthcare and change their systems to assume (adequate) Social Security Income at 62 which moved to 65 in exchange for donations from those Corporations. From Hannity...
  • Immigration fuels Canada's largest population growth of over 1 million

    03/23/2023 3:03:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 23, 2023 | By Madeline Halpert
    Canada's population grew by over a million people for the first time ever last year, the government has said. The country's population increased from 38,516,138 to 39,566,248 people, Statistics Canada said. It also marked Canada's highest annual population growth rate - 2.7% - since 1957. The increase was in part fuelled by government efforts to recruit migrants to the country to ease labour shortages, Statistics Canada said. The country also depends on migration to support an ageing population. But Statistics Canada said the surge in the number of permanent and temporary immigrants could "also represent additional challenges for some regions...
  • 'I've got five babies in the car': Inside the fight to get on affordable housing waitlists [link only]

    03/20/2023 1:07:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    USA Today via Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2023 | Juliette Rihl
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  • Lunchables will soon become part of the National School Lunch Program [Big Ag Profits!]

    03/14/2023 5:51:34 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies
    NBC 15 ^ | 3/13/2023
    Lunchables will soon become part of school lunch programs across the country. Kraft Heinz said two new varieties will be in school cafeterias this fall – turkey and cheddar cracker stackers and extra cheesy pizza. These are different than those found in grocery stores. The company said...
  • What would it take to change EBT distribution?

    03/08/2023 2:25:08 PM PST · by eccentric · 57 replies
    vanity ^ | March 8, 2023 | Linda Martinez
    One of the major causes of "food insecurity" is that low income people often have problems with money management. This is well demonstrated by people using their EBT money on junk food when they first receive a deposit on their card and then having no money/credit left at the end of the month. The once a month delivery made sense when the stamps were sent though the mail, but now everything is down on a debit card. It seems that it would be simple to change the card to a weekly or even daily dispersal instead of once a month....
  • Oregon Considers Bill That Would Give Homeless People $1,000 a Month – No Strings Attached

    02/28/2023 9:15:27 PM PST · by bitt · 66 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/27/2023 | mike lachance
    Lawmakers in the state of Oregon are considering a bill that would provide homeless people with $1,000 a month with no strings attached. Is there any wonder why so many people in Oregon are trying to secede to the state of Idaho? If Oregon wants to become the homeless capital of the country, this is an excellent way to do it. FOX News reports: Oregon bill would pay homeless people $1,000 a month The state of Oregon is weighing a bill to give homeless and low-income people $1,000 a month in universal basic income. The Oregon legislature is considering a...
  • Cloward and Piven are laughing all the way to the welfare agency

    02/24/2023 6:50:45 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Feb, 2023 | Brian Wilson
    One of the most insidious strategies ever devised to destroy the United States is coming to foul fruition. Remember that famous recurring line from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? Worse than the Pinkerton agents to Butch and Sundance, Cloward and Piven are to the stability and future of America. If the Cloward-Piven Strategy is new to you, Fred Elbel's "Cloward–Piven strategy - fundamentally transforming America" does an outstanding job breaking it down into bite-size pieces. Basically: [D]eveloped in 1966 by Americans Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven — both sociologists and political activists ... [t]he strategy focused on overloading...
  • US ending extra help for groceries that started during COVID

    02/23/2023 8:49:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2023 | By JONEL ALECCIA
    Nearly 30 million Americans who got extra government help with grocery bills during the pandemic will soon see that aid shrink — and there’s a big push to make sure they’re not surprised. Officials in 32 states and other jurisdictions have been using texts, voicemails, snail mail, flyers and social media posts — all in multiple languages — to let recipients know that their extra food stamps end after February’s payments. “One of the scenarios you don’t want to see is the first time they’re aware of it is in the checkout line at the grocery store,” said Ellen Vollinger,...
  • Sunset Social Security or wage world war. You can complain about Republicans sunsetting Social Security, Medicare, and welfare if you want, but you are in effect voting for us to go to war

    02/16/2023 7:18:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2023 | Brett Stevens
    Currently we are hearing a great deal of consternation from the Left about the planned sunsetting of Social Security and Medicare. To them, this signifies Republicans stealing food from the mouths of their babies. Can you not feel the pathos? For those who are not in the grips of emotion, conservatives have been warning about these entitlements, or payments made to citizens instead of to an agency, since they began with the income tax in 1913. Our forefathers back then told people that any free program becomes an alternative to the responsible way of doing things, so people shift their...
  • ‘It’s not going to be enough for people’: CalFresh benefits slashed

    02/15/2023 6:20:34 PM PST · by thecodont · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 4:17 p.m. | Madilynne Medina , SFGATE
    Nearly 3 million California households are bracing for a massive cut in CalFresh benefits next month as the federal government stops emergency funding for food stamps that was launched during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. CalFresh recipients who were receiving $281 a month are expected to get as low as $23 a month beginning in April. CalFresh is the state’s federally-funded food benefit program that helps low-income households purchase groceries. Benefits vary based on household income, size and other relevant expenses, according to the California Department of Social Services. Since March 2020, CalFresh recipients have received an additional emergency...
  • Shocking video shows how drug addicts in Portland are emptying whole pallets of water bought with food stamps just to recycle the plastic bottles for $2.40 to buy cheap fentanyl

    02/11/2023 12:30:36 AM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11 2023 | JAMES GORDON
    Drug addicts in Oregon have come up with a scheme that sees them using their food stamps to buy cases of water which they then immediately empty out in order to obtain a 0.10 cents bottle deposit to then buy drugs with. Video footage shot in a parking lot on Portland sees one group of people with shopping carts full of pallets of bottled water, only to have them empty the contents out on the ground. The alleged addicts will then return to the supermarket from where they acquired the bottled water to obtain a recycling refund.
  • God's norm: life-long marriage between male and female with children or single and continent, vs. contraception, fornications, single and fatherless children, welfare.... US Stats:

    01/27/2023 10:47:29 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 22 replies
    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:..And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26, 28) And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave...
  • Meatless SNAP: Iowa bill would cut meat, poultry and more from food assistance program

    01/23/2023 12:05:19 PM PST · by EBH · 103 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 1/21/23 | Erin Murphy
    Iowans on the food assistance program known as SNAP would have far fewer food purchasing options — not being able to use the benefits to buy meat, nuts or canned fruits and vegetables — under legislation proposed by Republican lawmakers. However, the bill may be amended eventually to include more foods, Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley said. For the time being, the legislation as written — which has 39 House Republican sponsors, including Grassley — would limit SNAP program users to only foods eligible for users of WIC, the nutrition assistance program for expectant mothers. That means SNAP users would...