Skip to comments.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word 'Welfare' to 'Transitional Living Fund'
Posted on 01/08/2014 8:14:51 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word 'Welfare' to 'Transitional Living Fund' January 8, 2014 - 10:49 AM By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) - In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the "safety net has to be something for all of us."
"Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund.' For that is what it is -- for people to be able to live," she said.
Jackson Lee hailed the Earned Income Credit, food and nutrition programs, jobs training and education programs, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act as "huge safety nets -- not handouts, but safety nets, she said.
As part of her five-minute speech, she displayed a photo of people in a long line "who are possibly looking for work." Jackson-Lee said there's no way to know which of those people "are near the edge of poverty or living in poverty simply because they cannot find work."
She urged Congress to pass emergency unemployment insurance -- "a transitional outreach to individuals who are chronically unemployed," as she put it.
"Quite frankly, of all the wealthy nations, we have the lowest safety net and the highest poverty, because we're not willing to accept the fact that sometimes an American needs help. Even a veteran -- even a soldier.
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I’m okay with that ... as long as they change the program to match that title.
The War on Poverty HAS been a great success....for the electoral chances of Democrats.
...let’s change the name of Sheila Jackson Lee to “huh?”
Most of them don’t understand “transitional” or it wouldn’t be such a problem.
Hmmm, good precedent.
Next, let’s change “President Obama” to “a mealy-mouth, lily-livered undereducated quota boy with no discernible morals or IQ”. We can introduce him with some appropriate (c)rap music.
My thought as well...
Put a year limit on it at a time, with a lifetime limit of 3-5 years (just to wean them off),
then a generational limit of 10 years.
If your “momma” was on welfare for 5 years, and her mother was on welfare for 5 years, you’re SOL.
It’s a shame that some people have been “transitioning” for several generations now.
Five generations of dole dependence by your constituents is NOT “transitional” by any stretch of imagination.
Good idea for name change but ONLY if deadline is placed on usage...otherwise it empties the word “transitional” of meaning...and as for word “fund”...likewise an amount needs to be capped...not meant to be a never-ending source that treats govt as God or as a daily Santa.
she displayed a photo of people in a long line “who are possibly looking for work.”
a mystery photograph eh!!
I think it is time to start calling long term unemployment what it really-—WELFARE.
More ‘redefining’ of terms to make what is going on more palatable .... nothing new.
War on Terror = Overseas Contingency Operation
Terrorist attack = workplace violence
Liberalism/Leftist = progressive
I actually understand this. I don’t agree with it, but I do understand it.
So. No way SheJack came up with this idea. She is far too stupid to have conceived of such big ideas.
That’d be great. 2 years and you never get benefits again.
I eliminated homelessness.
I call them ‘urban campers’ .
Here’s another name for it:
“Living at the expense of others through theft by the government”
Hey, Sheila, no problem. Only make it transitional first.
If I were to quote Rep. Lee, I would be called a racist for mocking the intellectual level of black people.
It is a way to keep her constituents on the plantation forever.
Face it, welfare is a way of life for many people. They get free money, free housing, free cable TV, free Obamaphones, free medical care and free food. Why work?
Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama.
Aides said Mr. Obama doesnt plan to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday of Johnsons speech in 1964, which gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs. The presidents only public event Tuesday was a plea for Congress to approve extended benefits for the long-term unemployed, another reminder of the persistent economic troubles during Mr. Obamas five years in office.
Surely, they can find an intelligent Black to support!
I’d really like SJL’s constituents to change her from Congress”woman” to “Ousted,” but I highly doubt she’ll ever be in danger of losing her seat.
Transitioning to what exactly? The truth is, nearly no one “transitions” once they’re on welfare. It’s not a safety net — it’s a way of life.
We should add to the ‘new speak’
To give ‘us’ the opportunity to Purge Politicians in General - for every ONE that is not in the idiot field, we have 10 that should have been required to pass some sort of common sense - All right, LITERACY test.
Besides, being a politician was never meant to be a ‘job’ or ‘career’.
Restrict their time in ‘service’ and the chances of drivel such as this OR idiots spouting that the more people drawing unemployment the better off the economy is, an island will tip over if too many people are put on it etc etc etc...
We all know the the current pResident and Congress really LOVE poor people, they manage to drop more and more people into the ‘poor’ category on a daily basis.
They go to Washington to get rich. They go to Washington as paupers and retire as multimillionaires - magically! The longer they stay, the more money they accumulate for themselves.
It's not about public service anymore. Today, it's all about self service.
Liberalism is a mental disease and she’s a poster child, IMO.
and we can change safety net to hammock.
Too long a name Sheila
‘a transitional living fund.’
That really is a better name for it. It shows that the government supplies peoples’ subsistence, a major goal of communists.
She must have a new speech writer. A non ghetto critter with an IQ over 80 and at least a 6th grade education.
Lee and her past mediot writers couldn’t pronounce/spell
transitional, nor did she/they know what it meant.
Lee’s true claim fame is being a living reminder of what political correctness produces in America.
If darwin had been correct... this festering bag of biometric waste would have ceased breathing long ago.
Yep. Where does the "transitional" part of all this fit in? The EBT cards just keep coming, but nothing ever changes!
And we’ll call prisons: “Centers For The Legally Challenged.”
As soon as welfare doesn’t cover 19 y.o. boys with PTSD because their friend was shot and killed......and they didn’t even witness the killing...but now they have PTSD and can’t work.... as soon as that scam is fixed..then talk to me about changing the name of the scam
No. If you’re going to collect it, then you need to carry the stigma that comes with it. Otherwise, get a f***ing job.
It was probably people waiting in line at Best Buy on black Friday (no racism intended).
I caught the transitional part she is ignoring as well.
“EBT” is now used with the same derision as “food stamps” was. New-speak doesn't even work on day one.
Yeah, the left has forever been perverting the language by changing the labels on the can of dog crap.
But, in the end, the label ends up meaning “can of dog crap”, no matter what it says.
“Even a Veteran - even a Soldier.”
So, the Democrats help the retired Veterans by taking money from them to give to HEADSTART and Education to buy votes? Funny definition of helping.
Fifty years and seventeen trillion dollars for The War On Poverty. Generations of welfare beneficiaries voting Democrat. It’s time to pull out of The War On Poverty just like we pulled out of Iraq.
Because chagning words will help.
I don’t think that word means what she thinks it means.
Liberal to Progressive
Abortion to Pro-Choice
Central Planning to Fundamental Transformation