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  • The Flipside of White Privilege: Black Entitlement

    04/15/2018 9:25:41 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 59 replies
    Medium ^ | Alexander Zubatov
    There needs to be major pushback, all the time on this notion of so-called "White Privilege". It is an attempt to scapegoat one race and poisons the minds of all Americans, especially the young. There are NO oppressed people in America except the self-oppressed! A List of 50 Things Black People Have the Luxury of Taking for Granted
  • Congress set to battle over food stamps work requirement...

    04/08/2018 10:24:53 PM PDT · by caww · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 09, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Lawmakers are poised this month to wage a major battle over the House version of the Farm Bill, which will call for work requirements in the federal food stamp program that serves the poor. ( the vast majority of Farm Bill funds spending is on food stamps) Democrats are staunchly opposed to Conaway’s plan to add a 20-hour work or job training requirement for some able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the formal name for the food stamp program............In the 2014 legislation, SNAP’s 10-year cost was $756 billion, or 80% of the entire $956 billion bill. The federal...
  • What really "winning" would look like..

    02/18/2018 9:57:17 AM PST · by jmclemore · 4 replies
    The left in this country dreams of the day when conservative thought and capitalism are outlawed. At every opportunity the left strives to transform their issues and policies into permanent laws rendering it unlawful and unconstitutional to change or oppose them. With such a mindset working to undermine the flexibility with in our constitution why are we not actively working to fortify the constitution from the erosive actions of liberals and progressives aimed to transform America into a socialist, one party state. No state of any size population or land mass should have a disproportionate advantage over other states under...
  • Court Test: State’s Rights vs. Refugee Entitlements

    02/17/2018 2:47:19 PM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    ImmigrationReform.com ^ | February 7, 2018 | Bob Dane
    Can states just say “no” to foreign refugees? Tennessee is testing that proposition in federal court. Tennessee vs. U.S. Department of State is a case every state and taxpayer should watch closely in light of new FAIR research showing per-capita refugee costs running nearly $80,000 over five years. Like other states, Tennessee experienced a surge in refugee arrivals during the Obama administration, with attendant increases in social-service costs to the state and its localities. The FAIR study does not break down the costs by state. Nor does it incorporate all the expenses incurred by them. So the $80,000 price tag...
  • Why Congress Shouldn’t Wait For Medicare Reform

    12/21/2017 10:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2017 | Christopher Jacobs
    If Congress fails to comprehensively reform Medicare, seniors will miss out on significant savings, and taxpayers will miss out on the opportunity to slow the program’s cost growth.In an interview with “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) cast doubt on the prospect for comprehensive Medicare reform on the congressional agenda in 2018: “There are some provider issues that we may be addressing as you know. Some providers in the Medicare field in some cases are getting overpaid. We want to make sure that’s being dealt with. But as far as you’re talking about beneficiaries, we’re not...
  • McConnell: Entitlement reform not on 2018 Senate agenda

    12/21/2017 8:51:50 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says entitlement reform is not on the agenda in 2018, despite what Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and senior Trump administration officials say. McConnell, speaking at an event sponsored by Axios on Thursday, said the lack of Democratic support for entitlement reform makes it highly unlikely that it will move through the Senate in an election year. “I think the Democrats are not going to be interested in entitlement reform so I would not expect to see that on the agenda,” McConnell said. He said that bipartisan immigration and banking-reform legislation are much more likely...
  • Social Security – History – Laws – Entitlements – Abuses – And Why Pay Taxes To A Broken Government?

    07/01/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Back before the Industrial Revolution most people were rural, and they lived off the land. Families took care of their aging families. Parents had big farm houses that encompassed not only Mom, Dad, and children, but Grandma and Grandpa were a part of the mix…possibly even Aunt Hilda if she needed a roof over her head. The whole family worked together to make the living. Even little Johnny had his chore of feeding the chickens. His little sister gathered the eggs, and Mama fixed them for breakfast. Meanwhile, Daddy had already gotten up at the crack of dawn to build...
  • Sacramento public housing residents just got free Zipcars

    05/29/2017 1:43:39 PM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 56 replies
    Residents at three public housing areas now have a mini-fleet of free Zipcars to make their way around Sacramento. On Friday, Sacramento launched a pilot program that put eight shared electric Kia Souls at public housing sites. Up to 300 residents can apply for on-demand access to the vehicles, with no charge for maintenance, insurance or juicing up the battery. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article148948619.html#storylink=cpy
  • The Economy Needs More Workers; Trump's Budget Cuts Would Produce Them

    05/23/2017 4:31:07 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 46 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/22/2017 | Staff
    Growth: Economists are saying that a big problem the economy faces right now is a lack of available workers. If that's the case, then the welfare reforms in President Trump's budget would be a big part of the solution. A front-page New York Times article Sunday says that "the main economic concern" these days "is no longer a lack of jobs, but a lack of workers." The Times reports that almost a third of the 388 metropolitan areas tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have an unemployment rate below 4%. As a result, the story goes on, there's little...
  • Entitlement Reform At Last

    05/09/2017 4:56:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Almost every promise made eight years ago about Obamacare turned out to be a falsehood. That is first and foremost why the law must be repealed. No, you couldn't keep your insurance plan, doctor or provider in many cases. No, it didn't save $2,500 per family (more like cost $2,500 more per family). No, it didn't lead to expanded patient choice. And yes, the tax increases and insurance mandates damaged the economy and cost jobs. We are now left with insurance markets that have entered a death spiral. The entire health insurance market will financially implode unless it's changed. The...
  • Trump’s Tax Plan Could Affect Your Social Security

    04/12/2017 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 61 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Rob Garver
    The Trump administration, at work on a new plan for tax reform, is reportedly considering a plan to cross into one of the most dangerous territories in American politics: fiddling with the Social Security system. According to multiple reports, the administration is entertaining the possibility of eliminating the 12.4 percent payroll tax, which would require it to find a new dedicated funding source for the retirement checks that millions of Americans count on in their old age. The plan, first reported by the Associated Press, would be part of a major overhaul of the tax code that would make the...
  • Hamiltonian Welfare

    04/11/2017 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    How do you justify entitlement spending under the Constitution? Two words: Alexander Hamilton. Apparently, he’s the only politically correct Founding Father. Don't expect any Broadway shows to open any time soon with titles such as "Adams!," "Madison!," "Jefferson!" or "Washington!" "A Hamiltonian reading of the Constitution is where we're at right now," Greg Weiner of Assumption College said at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Dallas on April 1, 2017. The Philadelphia Society is a group of conservative intellectuals formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964. Indeed, here's what Hamilton (!) himself had to say...
  • Priebus: Trump doesn't want to 'meddle with Medicare or Social Security'

    01/08/2017 5:03:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested President-elect Donald Trump stands by his campaign vow not to cut Medicare. "I don't think President-elect Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation." "He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn't want to do." The president-elect does plan to grow the economy and help "shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations," Priebus said. "And if we can get 3 to 5, 6 percent growth, we'll do that," he said. "And we'll explode...
  • In Texas, undocumented immigrants have no shortage of work

    12/17/2016 12:02:11 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 69 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 12/16/16 | TRAVIS PUTNAM HILL
    Though it's illegal, brothers Israel and José Martinez have no shortage of work, moving from one construction job to the next in the ongoing building boom of Central Texas. They’ve worked on homes in affluent communities along the Upper Colorado River and renovated sprawling apartments in North Austin. They were on a crew that erected a new health center at a high-end retirement community, and as expert masons have built luxury pools, interior chimneys and backyard grilling stations. Their compensation often falls below minimum wage. They might receive just $90 for a 14-hour workday, or about $6.42 an hour —...
  • Family of 10 On Welfare Have New Demand of Taxpayers

    11/23/2016 11:54:47 AM PST · by rhett october · 36 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-23-2016 | Rhett October
    Some people blame their issues on other people no matter what and believe they are entitled to what other people earn and have. This story is a case of taxpayers paying the price for one family’s sense of entitlement. In 2012, Arnold and Jeanne Sube and their eight children, moved from France to the UK so that Arnold could study mental heath nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. They currently live in a three bedroom house that they feel is a poor living arrangement. But rather than working and saving in order to afford a larger house, like most people...
  • US Government Entitlements - The Sixth Biggest Economy On Earth

    07/30/2016 4:53:34 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-30-2016 | Tyler Durden - David Stockman
    Tyler Durden July 30, 2016 Excerpted from David Stockman's forthcoming book "Trumped! A Nation On The Brink... And How To Bring It Back" Because the main street economy is failing, the nation’s entitlement rolls have exploded. About 110 million citizens now receive some form of means tested benefits. When social security is included, more than 160 million citizens get checks from Washington. The total cost is now $3 trillion per year and rising rapidly. America’s entitlements sector, in fact, is the sixth biggest economy in the world.Yet in a society that is rapidly aging to the tune of 10,000 baby...
  • The CBO Looks Ahead to a U.S. Fiscal Disaster

    07/23/2016 5:59:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 100 replies
    Barron's ^ | July 23, 2016 | THOMAS G. DONLAN
    The American debt problem was almost entirely ignored at the Republican National Convention last week, and we can expect nothing more when the Democrats gather this week. Both parties support the entitlement spending system and the decrepit tax system that fails to support it. They compete on the fiscal side of politics with impossible promises to spend more and tax less. Imagine the U.S. Treasury as an airplane beginning to roll down the runway to take off. For a mile or so, the plane gains no altitude, then the wings start to generate lift. The wheels leave the ground and...
  • Health Care and Guns – What Do They Have in Common?

    07/17/2016 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2016 | Alan Preston
    Our Constitution was ratified on Sept. 17, 1787, 11-plus years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. James Madison wanted to make sure that our unalienable rights were also in the Constitution in order to protect the citizens from the very government they created. It was not until Dec. 15, 1791, that the original Bill of Rights was adopted and made a part of the Constitution. Anyone who has read the Constitution knows that the words “health care” cannot be found anywhere in that document. It is not in the Bill of Rights. Some people assert that “health care”...
  • Senators Demand to Know Where Companies Keep Their Cash [semi-satire]

    06/27/2016 8:49:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Concerned that some of the nation's resources may be out of their reach, Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn) and Chris Coons (D-Del) are demanding that "all businesses fully disclose where all their money is." "As President Obama said when he was nominated for his second term, government is the only entity we all belong to," Franken recalled. "It is every business' and every individual's duty to do the utmost to ensure the survival of this single unifying entity. At a minimum, this means making all of their financial resources known to the government so they may be appropriated if the need...
  • Obama: Entitlements Are 'Necessities of a 21st Century Economy,' 'Realities of How People Live'

    06/20/2016 10:23:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 15, 2016 10:04am ET | Craig Bannister
    Entitlements are “the realities of how people live now” and “necessities of a 21st century economy,” so “we’ve got to retool our system,” Pres. Obama declared Tuesday. Speaking at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, Obama said America has “got to retool our system,” because guaranteed benefits are a vital and immutable way of life …