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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change the Word 'Welfare' to 'Transitional Living Fund'
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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; communism; jacksonlee; language; moron; welfarestate
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:14:51 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m okay with that ... as long as they change the program to match that title.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 8:16:11 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The War on Poverty HAS been a great success....for the electoral chances of Democrats.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:16:13 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Sub-Driver

...let’s change the name of Sheila Jackson Lee to “huh?”


4 posted on 01/08/2014 8:17:58 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Most of them don’t understand “transitional” or it wouldn’t be such a problem.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:11 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

Deal?


6 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:19 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: al_c

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.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a shame that some people have been “transitioning” for several generations now.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:42 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Five generations of dole dependence by your constituents is NOT “transitional” by any stretch of imagination.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:50 AM PST by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:07 AM PST by Colofornian
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To: Sub-Driver

she displayed a photo of people in a long line “who are possibly looking for work.”

a mystery photograph eh!!


11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think it is time to start calling long term unemployment what it really-—WELFARE.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 8:20:13 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Sub-Driver

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


13 posted on 01/08/2014 8:20:41 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 8:20:56 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’d be great. 2 years and you never get benefits again.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 8:22:50 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Sub-Driver

I eliminated homelessness.

I call them ‘urban campers’ .


16 posted on 01/08/2014 8:23:03 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: CMailBag

Here’s another name for it:

“Living at the expense of others through theft by the government”


17 posted on 01/08/2014 8:24:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, Sheila, no problem. Only make it transitional first.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 8:25:16 AM PST by stanne
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To: Sub-Driver

If I were to quote Rep. Lee, I would be called a racist for mocking the intellectual level of black people.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 8:27:20 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...and said the "safety net has to be something for all of us."

It is a way to keep her constituents on the plantation forever.

20 posted on 01/08/2014 8:27:33 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


21 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:22 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Sub-Driver
That’s rich: Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

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 doesn’t plan to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday of Johnson’s speech in 1964, which gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs. The president’s 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. Obama’s five years in office.

22 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:56 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Sub-Driver
What does it say about the Black majority in her district that keep reelecting this idiot.

Surely, they can find an intelligent Black to support!

23 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:13 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:21 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


25 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:37 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Sub-Driver

We should add to the ‘new speak’

TERM LIMITS
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.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:42 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: Sub-Driver

27 posted on 01/08/2014 8:34:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: xrmusn
Besides, being a politician was never meant to be a ‘job’ or ‘career’.

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.

28 posted on 01/08/2014 8:34:53 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberalism is a mental disease and she’s a poster child, IMO.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 8:35:15 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

and we can change safety net to hammock.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 8:35:31 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: noprogs
“Five generations of dole dependence by your constituents is NOT “transitional” by any stretch of imagination.”
**************
Yeah, but it keeps the B***h in office.
31 posted on 01/08/2014 8:36:15 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Too long a name Sheila


32 posted on 01/08/2014 8:37:30 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Sub-Driver

‘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.


33 posted on 01/08/2014 8:38:04 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


34 posted on 01/08/2014 8:38:08 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If darwin had been correct... this festering bag of biometric waste would have ceased breathing long ago.


35 posted on 01/08/2014 8:41:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: noprogs
It is too transitional! it is transitional from the late iron age to the industrial revolution.

/sarc>

CC

36 posted on 01/08/2014 8:43:58 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Qwackertoo
and we can change safety net to hammock.

Yep. Where does the "transitional" part of all this fit in? The EBT cards just keep coming, but nothing ever changes!

37 posted on 01/08/2014 8:44:21 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Sub-Driver

And we’ll call prisons: “Centers For The Legally Challenged.”


38 posted on 01/08/2014 8:45:12 AM PST by Joe Marine 76 ("Honor is the gift a man gives to himself." ~ Rob Roy MacGregor)
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To: Sub-Driver
What a great idea - we should also change the Preamble from "Promote the General Welfare" to "Provide for Transitional Living".

Or not.....

39 posted on 01/08/2014 8:46:46 AM PST by par4
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To: Sub-Driver
'a transitional living fund.' For that is what it is -- for people to be able to live," she said.

The Human Fund. Money for People.


40 posted on 01/08/2014 8:47:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

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


41 posted on 01/08/2014 8:48:30 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


42 posted on 01/08/2014 8:49:09 AM PST by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It was probably people waiting in line at Best Buy on black Friday (no racism intended).


43 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:04 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: al_c

I caught the transitional part she is ignoring as well.


44 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:57 AM PST by pas
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To: Sub-Driver
You can call a dog turd a Snickers bar, but the net effect is to ruin the word not enhance the turd.

“EBT” is now used with the same derision as “food stamps” was. New-speak doesn't even work on day one.

45 posted on 01/08/2014 8:51:06 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

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.


46 posted on 01/08/2014 8:52:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

“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.


47 posted on 01/08/2014 8:52:36 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

Because chagning words will help.


48 posted on 01/08/2014 8:55:46 AM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Transitional.

I don’t think that word means what she thinks it means.


49 posted on 01/08/2014 8:58:10 AM PST by MortMan ("Marriage" as a legal concept is the state piggy backing on the Church.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The left loves them some propaganda word/phrase switching games.

Liberal to Progressive

Abortion to Pro-Choice

Central Planning to Fundamental Transformation

...ad nauseum

50 posted on 01/08/2014 8:58:39 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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