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Work -n- Obammunism JUST DON'T MIX
Reaganite Republican ^
| August 23, 2012
| Reaganite Republican
Posted on 08/23/2012 5:40:50 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
Yesterday was actually the 16th anniversary of a historic piece of legislation coming-into-law: it was called the 'Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act', a trailblazing welfare reform bill
passed in 1996 by the first GOP Congress in 40 years) that was considered a major cornerstone of
House Speaker Gingrich's legendary Contract with America.
What it did -among other things- was to add a work requirement which resulted in a significant jump in employment among many of those who -prior to reform- seemed permanently glued to the government teat (and their sofa). The long-term effect was even more dramatic: both welfare and poverty rates declined significantly during the late 90s, this doing much to bring our nation something that now seems but a quaint memory...
a balanced federal budget.
The chart below was actually produced by a liberal group, but the numbers can't be spun any other way: there has been a terrific positive effect brought by that reform, reducing welfare costs and nudging millions of people back-into-the-groove (or productive for the very fist time in their whole sorry lives):
Yet last month, the Obama administration suddenly notified states they can now waive this work requirement, thus removing the main focus and underlying concept of welfare reform.
Obama has already said openly that he is 'not a fan' of the 1996 law, which was signed by Bill Clinton after he had vetoed two earlier and stronger bills. But even with the watered-down compromise legislation that Bubba was willing to sign, the result was a ginormous reduction the number of people collecting welfare... what kind of kook would not be 'a fan' of that?
Even libs at The New Republic eventually came-round to admitting they were wrong: 'A broad consensus now holds that welfare reform was certainly not a disaster-and that it may, in fact, have worked much as its designers had hoped'
Regardless, the Bolshevik Boy Wonder is out to gut welfare reform, and he's not going to let constitutional niceties get in the way- rather, expect further damage via executive order if shredding the work requirement doesn't keep the serfs tethered tightly-enough to the wagon.
Typically, 'fact-checking' MSM shills are emitting a thick propaganda smoke-screen while implying those who realize what this ever-scheming snake Obama's doing are completely full of it- yet anybody with two eyes can see what he's attempting to accomplish here: in his mind, entitlement addicts + illegal immigrants + massively expanded federal workforce = 50.1% of the vote/Obammunism ad infinitum.
Barack Obama is the first American president that did all in his power to put more people on the nation's welfare rolls while creating massive new entitlement programs, yet diddly-squat to encourage job creation, at least in the private sector- does that sound like a guy that wants us to be free and successful, or indentured to a bunch of self-serving bureaucratic putzes
Note how Bill Clinton may have put up a fight, but in the end made a deal with Gingrich to help the country in a practical way... can you even imagine the hyper-partisan, radical leftist Obama doing such a thing with today's Republican House (even though current GOP leaders are for the most part malleable squishes)?
The end-game in creating our nation's social safety net was always to get people on their feet, as independent, capable contributors to society and the economy... guess that doesn't dovetail well with Dear Leader's actual agenda- while Obama seems to view a vibrant, job-producing economy as somehow threatening to whatever he's actually up-to.
Barack Obama's ill-advised and anti-democratic dismantling of such wildly-successful welfare reform is but yet another reason why this baleful enemy-within must be politically obliterated in November, him along with the whole 'progressive' movement... no ifs, ands, or butts about it.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: obama; reform; welfare; workfare
To: ken5050; AdvisorB
To: Reaganite Republican
This is what makes people into conservatives more than anything else. The idea that a huge chunk of our country thinks its OK to sit on their arses with their hands out looking for someone else to support them. And these people aren’t “down on their luck.” They are lazy freakin bums who found a way to exist without putting out effort. Rule # 1 of Life is that you have to support yourself. Period. The Welfare State has been undermining that for 80 years.
The “Class Warfare” in this country isn’t rich vs. poor. Its the productive vs. the lazy.
posted on 08/23/2012 5:49:37 AM PDT
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
To: Opinionated Blowhard
” a huge chunk of our country thinks its OK to sit on their arses with their hands out looking for someone else to support them”
Consider too how Obama has GREATLY expanded the number of people that think this way by smothering job creation and giving them your tax money... then demonizing the productive people as ‘bad’ somehow!
As Susan Crowder used to say, ‘Stop the insanity!’ lol
To: Reaganite Republican
THE FENCE TEST, THINK ABOUT THIS, IT IS TRUE.
You can’t get any more accurate than this!
This is straight forward country thinking...by Jeff Foxworthy
Which side of the fence?
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrats demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended”.
posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT
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