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  • Dem Rep. Jonathan Jackson: Can’t Cut Food Stamps Because Inflation’s So Bad, But That’s Supply, Not Biden

    05/25/2024 6:33:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/25/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s edition of Bloomberg’s “Balance of Power,” Rep. Jonathan Jackson (D-IL) argued against cuts to SNAP benefits because “people are aching” due to inflation, but argued that’s not Joe Biden’s fault and there were supply chain issues. After discussing crop insurance, Jackson said, [relevant remarks begin around 1:05:50] “I’ve come to look at SNAP as food insurance and family insurance that the government uses. So, when people cannot do for themselves, I think the government should help them. When the people can do for themselves, the government needs to step back. Right now, people are aching. There’s been auto...
  • Migrants Protest for More Free Government Benefits in New York City

    05/23/2024 7:18:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | Warner Todd Huston
    A group of several dozen migrants joined liberal Democrat politicians in New York City on Thursday to protest for even more government benefits for “newcomers.” The New York Immigration Coalition joined a group of elected Democrat officials on the steps of City Hall to demand more money from the city budget to be dedicated to migrants, according to Caribbean Life. The activists demanded an array of higher spending, including an additional $109 million for free legal services for immigrants, $5 million for language services, $25 million in support for two city programs for illegal aliens, and an end to policies...
  • Top AI figures urge governments to enforce universal income

    05/22/2024 10:42:35 AM PDT · by xoxox · 22 replies
    Frontline News (AFLD) ^ | May 22, 2024 | 04:17 AM | Yudi Sherman
    Artificial intelligence scientist Geoffrey Hinton, known as the “Godfather of AI,” is urging the British government to enforce a universal basic income (UBI) to cope with the impact of AI technology. Universal basic income is a social welfare system in which the government provides every citizen with a standard minimum income. These payments are unconditional and transferred to citizens on a regular basis without any pre-qualification. The concept is in keeping with the Marxist ideal of wealth redistribution and has been proposed by socialist figures such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Hinton told BBC Newsnight that a universal basic income...
  • Shock study shows how 42M recipients spend their food stamps - and they're not buying broccoli

    05/20/2024 12:12:27 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2024 | James Reinl
    An alarming study has spotlighted how 42 million food stamp recipients spend their welfare handouts on ultra-processed junk food. Coca-Cola, Sprite and other soft drinks are the most commonly-bought items via the $135 billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a new study says. Candy, potato chips, frozen pizza, ice cream, cookies, and other ultra-processed food dominates the top 20 items, says a report from the Economic Policy Innovation Center (EPIC). Report author Matthew Dickerson says recipients spend 'spend significant portions of their allotments on junk food.' These 'non-nutritious foods' include 'sugary beverages and ultra-processed foods, which can lead to poor...
  • Conservatives are fighting guaranteed basic income programs using a surprising argument: They aren't universal

    05/19/2024 4:48:10 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 19, 2024 | Kenneth Niemeyer, Katie Balevic, and Peter Gelling
    Legal challenges by conservative lawmakers and activists against guaranteed basic income programs are heating up nationwide. And one of their arguments is surprising: Some say the programs are discriminatory because they are not universal. Numerous cities and counties are experimenting with guaranteed basic incomes to support their most vulnerable populations. They typically offer no-strings-attached monthly payments between $500 and $1,000 to specific groups, like new moms, Black women, or trans people, all of them low-income residents. Guaranteed basic income programs differ from their idealistic cousin — a universal basic income. UBI, made famous by Andrew Yang during the 2016 presidential...
  • The $135BN cost of food stamps and their "culture of dependency"

    05/15/2024 12:53:48 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 May 2024 | James Reinl
    Steve Moore, from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, a free market think tank, says Democrats were to blame for refusing 'to mandate work for welfare.' They 'view food stamps as an economic stimulus and/or virtuous income redistribution,' he said. Meanwhile, the scheme is increasingly targeted by fraudsters. A New York Times investigation spotlighted the scammers who use illegally installed skimming machines to lift payment card data from beneficiaries who swipe their SNAP cards through the devices in stores or at ATMs. Skimming cons picked up in 2022, and that the federal government has spent at least $30 million reimbursing stolen...
  • American Families Bear Financial Burden Of Biden’s Border Catastrophe

    05/13/2024 6:03:50 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 11 May, 2024 | Ben Solis
    As House Republicans consider new legislation to guard against the threat of non-citizens voting in elections, urgent action is also needed to stop the federal government from raiding Americans’ pocketbooks to fund welfare and other programs for illegal aliens. While estimates vary widely, there are likely at least 15 million individuals illegally residing in the United States following four years of the worst border crisis in history under Joe Biden. According to some calculations, the number of illegal aliens in the country has already more than doubled under Biden, and could double again if he wins another term. The tragic...
  • McConnell: Military Aid ‘Is Not Charity to Ukraine,’ U.S. Jobs Are Being Created

    04/28/2024 8:35:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2024 | Pam Key
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that military aid to Ukraine was not charity, adding that it created jobs in the United States. Host Kristen Welker said, “I want to ask you about your legacy. You said just this week that you often feel like the only Reagan Republican left. As you prepare to step down from your leadership position this year, what are your greatest concerns about the future of the Republican Party?”
  • Denver migrants, advocates complain six months of free rent is ‘insufficient’: ‘Slap in the face’

    04/19/2024 1:54:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/24 | Chris Nesi
    A housing advocacy group is slamming Denver’s new Asylum Seekers Program as “insufficient” and “a slap in the face,” even staging a protest to voice their disapproval — as the city spends tens of millions of dollars on migrant aid and slashes its emergency services budget to stave off insolvency in the wake of the influx. The surge of new arrivals has thrown the Mile High City’s city’s budget into a tailspin. More than 40,000 migrants have found their way to Denver since December 2022 — more per capita than any other US city — at a total cost of...
  • Denver To Defund Police, Fire Dept In Order To Fund Services And Housing For Illegal ‘Newcomers’

    04/14/2024 11:40:30 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 74 replies
    OAN ^ | 4/14/2024 | Brooke Mallory
    Denver intends to defund its police force and fire department in order to better support those illegally entering the U.S. through a program that provides a monthly debit card based on family size, free housing, “access to language instruction, career pathway explorations, industry-recognized credential training, and work-based learning opportunities.”
  • Adams plans to give NYC bureaucrats $2.1B raise as he pushes program cuts over migrant crisis

    04/13/2024 8:43:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/13/2024 | Rich Calder and Susan Edelman
    Mayor Eric Adams might be crying poverty over the Big Apple’s migrant crisis, but that didn’t stop him from quietly pushing through a giant $2.1 billion raise package for 10,000 bureaucrats. The salary increases, which Adams approved in February without putting out a press release, will retroactively boost salaries by 16.2% for managers and other non-union employees when compounded annually over a five-year period dating back to 2021.
  • Blue City Plans To Defund Its Police Force To Pay For Illegal Immigrants

    04/11/2024 2:49:47 PM PDT · by airdalecheif · 21 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | April 11, 2024 2:19 PM ET | JAKE SMITH CONTRIBUTOR
    Denver, which is commonly referred to as a “sanctuary city,” announced on Wednesday that it will spend $89.9 million on services for incoming illegal migrants, pulling some of the funding from roughly $45 million in public programs and services. Denver’s police department will be hit with an $8.4 million reduction — about 1.9% of its total operating budget, the city confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Denver Mayor Allocates $90 MILLION for Illegal Migrants

    04/11/2024 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 18 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 11 April 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s administration is saddling Denver taxpayers with a whopping $90 million bill to address the ongoing illegal immigration crisis. The city implemented several measures to meet this substantial financial obligation, including freezing the hiring of approximately 160 vacant positions and reallocating funds from various sources. In his announcement, he signaled a major shift in Denver’s response to the migrant crisis.
  • Food Stamps for Immigrants: What Benefits Do New Immigrants Get in the US?

    04/09/2024 2:32:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Marca ^ | 09/04/2024
    We answer your questions about immigrants and SNAP BenefitsThe immigrant issue in Americahas reached a whole new level of scrutiny amid the recent waves of people coming into the country while searching for that American dream. Nations involved in this are people from Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and any other country that is currently having socio economic or political issues. Amid all the incoming folks getting in the country illegally, the ones that are already living here and are also immigrants are concerned over what could happen to their welfare programs. Because many of these illegal immigrants...
  • New York City councilor blasts Adams $53M migrant debit card program (Dollars on debit cards for "migrants"

    04/06/2024 1:01:35 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 12 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 4/1/24 | Christian Wade
    (The Center Square) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams' decision to give debit cards pre-loaded with money to migrants is drawing more asylum seekers to the city, city council members say. Vickie Paladino, a Republican who represents Northeast Queens, said the money being handed out to asylum seekers through the debit cards has become an "incentive" for migrants coming to the city. The program, which will offer up to $1,000 a month for about 500 migrant families, is a partnership between Adams and the company Mobility Capital Finance, which says the plan will help migrants with food, baby supplies...
  • Democrats Are Throwing Money At Illegal Migrants While Destroying America

    03/30/2024 7:11:11 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 29 Mar, 2024 | Tammy Bruce
    Illegal migrants outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan in New York. Migrants fill sidewalk outside the hotel waiting to register for shelter.“Let me tell you something New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to — I don’t see an ending to this…This issue will destroy New York City.” This dire warning last September, just six months ago, from Mayor Eric Adams predicting that New York City was headed for destruction because of the euphemistically termed “migrant crisis.” Adams didn’t stop there, “Every community in this city is going...
  • Illinois considers $1,000-per-month guaranteed income program

    03/28/2024 3:17:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Wgntv ^ | 03/28/2024 | Joey Schneider
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a state-based guaranteed income program. State Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) sponsors Senate Bill 3462, which calls on Illinois to adopt such a program after the 2027 calendar year. Through this legislation, residents who meet certain qualifications would be eligible for monthly $1,000 cash payments, regardless of immigration status. It’s unclear how long the payments would last. According to the bill’s language, those potentially eligible for $1,000 cash payments include people who: Provide care for a child or other specified dependent Recently gave birth or adopted a child Enroll...
  • Migrant 'Influencer': 'Work Is for Slaves,' Thanks 'Papa Biden' for Free Lifestyle

    03/27/2024 9:35:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/24 | David Strom
    Via TikTok "Papa Biden" is paving the streets with gold for illegal immigrants, brags Leonel Moreno, a Venezuelan illegal immigrant who is recruiting people to come to the US. He encourages illegals to invade homes and become squatters, so they get a free home by stealing them from Americans. Leonel Moreno, ‘migrant influencer’ encouraging others to invade the US, squat at homes is now on the run from authorities— New York Post (@nypost) March 27, 2024Stupid me, when I saw this video yesterday on Twitter I assumed it was anti-immigrant propaganda. It was just too outrageous, and too...
  • NYC begins handing out migrants taxpayer-funded, pre-paid debit cards at Roosevelt Hotel shelter, with 450 people set to begin receiving up to '$18,200-a-year' payout by the end of this week

    03/26/2024 2:53:11 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2024 | Bethany Saxton
    Migrant families in New York city have begun receiving prepaid debit cards as part of a controversial scheme that could see them receive up to $18,200 a year. Officials began distributing the cards to the first ten new arrivals at the city's Roosevelt Hotel shelter on Monday. The cards are preloaded with a week's worth of funds and will be rolled out to 115 families, equivalent to 450 people by the end of the week. Mayor Eric Adams is pressing ahead with the $53 million scheme, despite a furious backlash amid fears the cards are open to abuse. The debit...
  • New York City to Give Migrant Families Debit Cards for Food, Baby Supplies

    03/26/2024 6:56:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2024 | PAUL BOIS
    New York City will give debit cards to migrant families for food and baby supplies. The first cards will be distributed to families on Monday, sparking fear that the new program could lead to fraud or abuse as well as speculation that the city will be prioritizing migrants over current citizens. As many 180,000 migrants have arrived in the city over the last two years with 65,000 now in shelters. “A family of four is expected to receive up to $350 per week under the program, which will last six weeks, city officials said. The program will begin with 10...