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.
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