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  • Newt Gingrich: Trump is right -- we need welfare reform

    01/06/2018 8:36:46 AM PST · by caww · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. has swelled to more than 42 million today. As a result of Obama Administration’s policies, the number of Americans on food stamps is now 'greater than the population of Canada.' Nationwide spending on the program is roughly $70 billion annually —20 percent of which is wasted on junk food, candy, soda, and other sugary drinks. Consider California, which spent more than $1 billion on food stamp benefits in August and September alone. The good news is that President Trump has a chance to take on food stamps in the upcoming Farm Bill, which funds...
  • Trump: Break Chinese, Russian stranglehold over mineral supplies

    12/21/2017 9:26:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | John Siciliano
    President Trump ordered the U.S. military and the Interior Department to take immediate action to "break" the nation's dependence on Russian and Chinese supplies of critical minerals as a matter of national security. "This dependency of the United States on foreign sources creates a strategic vulnerability for both its economy and military to adverse foreign government action, natural disaster, and other events that can disrupt supply of these key minerals," read an executive order signed by the president on Wednesday.
  • Communism: A bad idea even in 1844

    10/08/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 43 replies
    Dissident ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joshua Dill
    Throughout the 20th Century, Karl Marx’s visage often appeared on communist banners in the guise of a mighty, bearded prophet, the first and greatest in an array of great thinkers that also included Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. So it may be slightly odd and amusing to think of him in his mid-20s living in Paris as the editor of a magazine. Digging into the letters and writings that Marx produced in those years, and the writings of those who knew him, always turns up something interesting—and occasionally something utterly fascinating. The year was 1844. Hoping to unite German and...
  • American Indians Need Help Not Indigenous People’s Day

    10/08/2017 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    There is a move afoot to cast Christopher Columbus as an evil person instead of the person celebrated as the first to traverse the Atlantic Ocean, discovering there were two major continents not previously known to the world as it existed in 1492. In another feel-good moment, some cities are renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. American Indians are desperate for real help, not placating moments. Naomi Schaefer Riley has defined how bad things are for American Indians and how Washington, D.C., bureaucracy is destroying the lives of these Americans in her terrific and terrifying book "The New Trail...
  • Walter Williams: Democrats Destroyed the Black Family and Only They Benefit from It

    09/26/2017 11:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This will be a great opportunity to delve into the Walter Williams column that I referred to earlier. It’s got nothing to do with the NFL. I mean, that’s not why he wrote it. It comes from way back on September 20th, about a week ago, and the title of his column… Where did this run? The link is so tiny, I can’t read it. It looks like the Daily Signal. “The Black Family Is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery.” Now, Walter Williams is a former guest host here. He’s brilliant guy, very conservative individual. Let me...
  • It’s Happening: Pluralities Support Single-Payer, Universal Basic Income

    09/20/2017 12:49:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    We’re not all socialists yet but we’re getting there. A majority of Democrats are, in any case. The single-payer numbers in Morning Consult’s new survey not only aren’t surprising, they’re right in line with what other studies have showed this year.
  • Yes, I’m Dependent on Weed

    09/17/2017 8:14:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 15, 2017 | Andrew Sullivan
    Do I smoke too much pot? It’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years, and it raised its uncomfortable head this week as I absorbed the results of the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The first thing to note about the report is the good news. One of the major and legitimate fears of those who have opposed legalization is that teen use would increase. Weed is genuinely harmful to the developing adolescent brain and those of us who passionately advocated legalization argued that making it legal would actually make it harder for teens to get...
  • Virginia EBT System Down For SNAP Recipients

    08/17/2017 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 148 replies
    WDBJ ^ | 08/17/17
    ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) The contractor that maintains EBT services for Virginia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is experiencing multi-state service problems. This has resulted in an EBT System outage. It is unknown when the system will be restored. SNAP clients can call (866) 281-2448 to check on the status of the system restoration. Clients can also call 2-1-1 to learn of food resources that might be available to supplement their needs during the temporary outage. Also, clients can call the Enterprise Customer Service Center at (855) 635-4370 with any additional questions related to their benefits.
  • A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

    08/11/2017 12:36:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Metro ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nikki M. Mascali
    In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her upcoming memoir and what saying “all lives matter” really means. What is the biggest misconception you find people have about Black Lives Matter? Patrisse Cullors: That we just started a hashtag. That it isn’t a sophisticated set of ideas that would lead to a larger strategy to build out, a powerful...
  • This Is What It's Like To Spend A Day With A Venezuelan Government Minder

    06/07/2017 5:56:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 6, 2017 | Karla Zabludovsky
    We were trying to count the people standing in a breadline when William Contreras arrived. The line was forming outside of a bakery in the Caracas run-down neighborhood of Catia, about 20 people long with a half dozen more sprinting past me and our photographer, Cristian Hernández. It was a perfect illustration of the desperate situation of a country that was, a few years ago, boasting of its oil-funded socialist prosperity. Contreras was our government minder, a bulky 50-year-old alderman with salt-and-pepper hair. When he pulled up to us, he seemed oblivious to the snaking line.
  • 85% drop in food stamp recipients in AL counties where work requirement restarted

    06/06/2017 7:16:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2017 | Rick Moran
    From our file named "Duh." The Alabama Department of Human Resources says 13 counties that reinitiated a work requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, saw an 85% drop in recipients. The counties had been exempt from the work requirement due to high levels of unemployment. But with the economy recovering, the state of Alabama restarted the work requirement on January 1 this year, which resulted in the massive drop in SNAP participants. ... Nationwide, there are about 44 million people receiving SNAP benefits at a cost of about $71 billion. The...
  • 'Science' marchers demand their 'right' to the taxpayer teat

    04/23/2017 6:28:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/23/2017 | Ed Straker
    Are you against government-funded science? If you are, you must be against all science! That's the conclusion of a large number of parasites and freaks who went to giant costume parties all around the world dressed in white coats to give themselves a patina of authority. Here are some of the dumbest things that were said at those rallies: Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, [said] “Science matters and without science wildlife have no chance for survival...." Really? How did wildlife survive before there was "science"? Here's what retired astronaut Leland Melvin said: "...it’s a beautiful...
  • Dennis Prager: Feminism Makes Weak Women

    11/22/2016 12:02:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Feminism claims to stand for two things above all: women's equality and enabling women to be strong. Regarding the first aim, no decent man or woman opposes the concept of equality of the sexes. But people who do not call themselves feminists have a problem with the feminist notion of equality: Most feminists have conflated equality and sameness. And that's a huge mistake; the sexes are equal, but they are different. A second major problem regarding the feminist claim of aspiring to women's equality is that feminists frequently provide false evidence to prove that women are not treated as equals.
  • Do you have to turn your Obamaphone in tonight? I"m Asking for a friend

    11/08/2016 8:41:24 PM PST · by Vendome · 18 replies
    Freaken Me! | 11/08/2016 | Vendome
    I was going to take a job with some company in the morning but, after watching this guy cream everyone and just Win, Win, Win!!! I've decided to start a business. I am on fire and inspired!!!
  • California petitions to become first state to offer ObamaCare to illegal immigrants

    10/05/2016 1:48:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/4/16 | Adam Shaw and Lee Ross
    California’s health care exchange is requesting that it be allowed a waiver from ObamaCare regulations in order to allow illegal immigrants to buy insurance on the exchange – which would make California the first state to extend ObamaCare to illegal immigrants. ADVERTISEMENT In a Sept. 30 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee said that the Affordable Care Act has been “tremendously successful” in the state and has cut the rate of uninsured in half. “While millions of Californians have benefitted from coverage purchased through the Covered California marketplace, certain individuals are...
  • Democrats Are Losing Control of Black Americans

    09/19/2016 10:15:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2016 | Patricia L. Dickson
    Regardless of the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump's rise will force the Democratic Party to eventually have to address how its elected officials have neglected black Americans, its most loyal constituency. The Democratic Party's worse nightmare happened when Donald Trump reached out to black Americans at a campaign rally in Wisconsin. Trump's outreach was prefaced by challenging blacks to do an honest assessment of their return on investment after 50 years of voting Democrat. The most damning words that Trump spoke were "what the hell do you have to lose" by voting Trump? The last thing Democrats...
  • Lamont Hill: Just Because Poor Cities Are Run by Democrats, Doesn't Mean Democrats Are to Blame

    08/17/2016 5:05:23 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 17 Aug 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Wednesday’s CNN New Day, Chris Cuomo brought on CNN commentator, author and host of BET News Marc Lamont Hill and former Secret Service agent and current candidate for congress in Florida Dan Bongino, to discuss Trump polling poorly with African-Americans. While Bongino argued that democrat run cities have failed black communities, Lamont Hill claimed that poverty and Democrat machines are connected, but that “doesn’t mean” being a Democrat makes you poor. After Cuomo brought up a new ABC News/WSJ poll that predicted only one percent of blacks would vote for Trump, he asked Bongino why Trump was unable to...
  • Sheriff David Clarke on race riots: Progressive policies hit black community like a nuclear blast

    08/15/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hey media, they're "riots" not "protests" Dear media outlets, All the violence we’ve been witnessing in Milwaukee for the last few days? Yeah, that’s not a “protest.” You keep calling it that, but the fact is you’re just plain wrong. These are “riots.” Ugly, violent, racist, riots. I know, I know. You get all uncomfortable when you’re forced to report things accurately. You hate to use a label that you think will get you called “racist” by the left. God forbid you’re not invited to the White House correspondent’s dinner.
  • Whoa: Black Lives Matter leader drops major TRUTH BOMB about Hillary…

    08/07/2016 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Michelle Jesse
    Blacks have long been one of the Democrat party's most reliable voting blocs, despite its history as the party of slavery, secession, segregation, Jim Crow, lynchings, poll taxes, and literacy tests. Indeed, it was more than 50 years ago already that President Lyndon B. Johnson declared his Democrat policies would have "them n****rs voting Democratic for the next two hundred years," -- and, so far, President Johnson's prediction has proven out. But could it be that some blacks are waking up to the fact that Democrats seem to "care" about them only during election season, when they need blacks to...
  • The Fatherless Effect

    07/31/2016 6:26:07 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 20 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 7/31/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Over the last several months—and especially the last few weeks—much has been made of the “Ferguson effect.” The phenomenon is now so widely discussed that it has its own Wikipedia page (though I wouldn’t suggest visiting it for an explanation). St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson coined the phrase in November of 2014, but Heather MacDonald popularized it in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2015... Again, out-of-wedlock births in the U.S. are at historic highs, and the vast majority of black children in America are born to single mothers. And just as criminal gangs and other undesirables fill the...