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Sheila Jackson Lee proposes new term for 'welfare' (a "transitional living fund")
The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 9, 2014 | Carol Christian

Posted on 01/11/2014 3:28:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who has decried the failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits before its December recess, is talking about changing the vocabulary of assistance.

In a speech Jan. 8 on the House of Representatives floor, Jackson Lee suggested renaming government welfare.

"Maybe the word 'welfare' should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund,'" Jackson Lee said, according to a post on The Minority Report blog. "For that is what it is - for people to be able to live," she said....

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TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; demsusefulidiots; dimwit; foodstamps; jacksonlee; modernplantation; modernslaveclass; moochers; parasites; section8; sjl; tanf; texas; transitionalliving; welfare; welfarestate
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It's not "transitional" congresswoman, when you're on it your whole life, just like your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and on back.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 3:28:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By "transitional" she means "permanent."

Progressives always say the exact opposite of what they actually mean. They think we're too stupid to notice.

2 posted on 01/11/2014 3:31:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If that woman has an IQ over 60, I’ll eat my hat.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 3:32:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right.Her idea of transitional must mean from this life into the next.It’s always fun to watch people with room temperature IQ messing with the language.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 3:33:24 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looters.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 3:33:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>”Maybe the word ‘welfare’ should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund,’”

People get it for their entire lives, and pass it on to their children. Transition from what to what? Birth to death? Human to Ascended Being?

Let’s just get the Marxism out in the open and call it a Basic Living Stipend (BLS).

But, then, you’d have to give it everyone, wouldn’t you? And you can’t buy votes by giving everyone the same thing.

So, then we’d have to add on Supplements to the BLS and give those supplements to the usual purchased vote groups, like blacks, women (single only of course), and gays.

The biggest problem with American Communism is that the biggest idiots in politics want to run it.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 3:33:58 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“a transitional living fund,”

You can’t transition from being a lifelong leech and society parasite.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 3:34:02 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Transitional” from what? Birth to death?


8 posted on 01/11/2014 3:34:24 PM PST by circlecity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is the type of left-think that came up with Affordable Care Act. Say exactly the opposite of what something is. So when Miss Lee says Transitional she means Permanent
9 posted on 01/11/2014 3:34:38 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Crap I was typing and got interrupted so you beat me to it.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 3:35:48 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: circlecity

Yes Cradle to Grave.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 3:36:43 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's probably about room temperature.
12 posted on 01/11/2014 3:37:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love that expression. The origin goes back to the 1800s, I think.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 3:37:57 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We could have “Transitional Living” mothers.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 3:38:17 PM PST by pallis
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“Transitional” from what? Birth to death?
Nope, transitional from generation to generation. I think we're on our 3rd generation of "poor" folk since the passing of LBJ's "Great Society." The SOB.
15 posted on 01/11/2014 3:38:41 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In a deep freeze.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 3:38:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You, sir, are too kind.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 3:38:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sloth & leisure.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 3:42:08 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: oh8eleven

We now have a generation that is growing up not knowing one single person in their family to have ever held a job.

Gonna be really hard to turn this tide.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 3:46:17 PM PST by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

JacksonLee is a transitional living fraud. Dumber than a box of rocks too!


20 posted on 01/11/2014 3:47:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Transitional Living Fund. That’s rich. We should also rename social security to “Temporarily Awaiting Death Panel Fund”.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 3:48:26 PM PST by absentee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will help you transition from birth to death. ;^)


22 posted on 01/11/2014 3:48:30 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will help you transition from birth to death. ;^)


23 posted on 01/11/2014 3:48:31 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, the word "welfare" has developed a negative connotation over the decades, and rightfully so.

However, the socialists are always quick to use the "General Welfare" clause in the Constitution to promote their socialist/communist/statist ideals and agendas. So what's the problem Sheila?

"Transitional". BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA. As if she knows the meaning of that word, also.

24 posted on 01/11/2014 3:48:42 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think you’ll keep your hat for a long time to come.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 3:50:51 PM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: digger48
We now have a generation that is growing up not knowing one single person in their family to have ever held a job.
Yeah, but at least the teenagers will know their great-great-great-great-great grandparents, who will be celebrating their 40th birthdays.
26 posted on 01/11/2014 3:51:03 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the dole


27 posted on 01/11/2014 3:51:18 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: oh8eleven

That little three year old child who was learning the finer points of gangster behavior on youtube is a third generation beneficiary of transitional assistance. His mother had him when she was thirteen and his father was fourteen. In another twelve years he will be a proud daddy.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 3:53:14 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: oh8eleven

I wish. When I taught welfare and food stamp moms to look for work back in the 80’s and 90’s, some of them were fifth and sixth generation recipients. Remember, many of them have their first child between 13 and 16.


29 posted on 01/11/2014 3:55:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: oh8eleven

maybe the ones on their mothers side..

Maury Povich is on his 10th season trying to sort out the rest.


30 posted on 01/11/2014 4:00:16 PM PST by digger48
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31 posted on 01/11/2014 4:04:25 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the sake of accuracy, maybe U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee should change her name to “Dumb and Dumber”.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 4:04:30 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about we simply call it the gummint teat? Sucking up the dole? Bench warming through life? Hey, how about we call it reparations and be done with it?


33 posted on 01/11/2014 4:07:39 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t think government used the term welfare for the past 30 years.

But I like the term “Transitional” living fund. After it all, it does imply they are supposed to be transitioning.


34 posted on 01/11/2014 4:08:02 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Don't mind me, I'm just withdrawing some of my Transitional Living fund"

35 posted on 01/11/2014 4:08:10 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; John Semmens

I thought this originally came out as a satirical article. Now it appears that it is real? I can’t keep up with the Democrats’ insanity, what’s real with them and what’s not.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 4:08:49 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Public Charity fits better. The public funds it and it’s charity, a handout.


37 posted on 01/11/2014 4:10:19 PM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: circlecity

From your hard earned money that the government has seized into the hands of those who haven’t earned it.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 4:11:14 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One word...
PARASITES

39 posted on 01/11/2014 4:13:42 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Unless she is proposing that it be temporary!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 01/11/2014 4:14:29 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What an insufferable creep she is. It's the policies that she supports whole heartedly that keep people ignorant and in poverty.
41 posted on 01/11/2014 4:37:42 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: DannyTN

Welfare for years was called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) but is now called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) since 1997.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 4:37:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Her IQ isn’t room temp, it’s the temperature of cold water.


43 posted on 01/11/2014 4:39:42 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like: “We sit on our @$$ for free stuff freeloaders”. I think that sounds better.


44 posted on 01/11/2014 4:39:57 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Bullish

I’ve seen smarter leavings by dogs on the sidewalk.


45 posted on 01/11/2014 4:43:22 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Liberals like to change names of things—Like Human resources rather than the unemployment office. HEY! I can end all Murder in America! Changethe name to Illegal Life Termination! (Exicutions would be Legal Life Termination) ILT would be made illegal! But Murders would stop! because the name has been change to make people feel better!


46 posted on 01/11/2014 4:52:12 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: EinNYC

Instead of coming up with new terms for welfare, how about we eliminate welfare?

Guess then people like Sheila Jackson Lee would have no reason to exist.


47 posted on 01/11/2014 4:54:20 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

And her reason to even exist now is....? I can’t think of any.


48 posted on 01/11/2014 4:57:51 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MULTI-GENERATIONAL transitional living fund
49 posted on 01/11/2014 5:08:57 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Bryanw92
Let’s just get the Marxism out in the open and call it a Basic Living Stipend (BLS).

Actually it's not Marxism, per Milton Freidman. A negative income tax would provide everyone with a subsidy, which means Uncle Sam cuts everyone a check that can be used to pay basic living expenses. At the same time, all the poverty programs, labor laws, and welfare would be abolished.

50 posted on 01/11/2014 5:10:29 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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