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  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/29/2016 5:25:06 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 29, 2016 With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job. The plan, as The Daily Mail reports,...
  • The Iowa Corn Lobby is Following Ted Cruz Around Like a Bunch of Spoiled Children

    01/04/2016 12:40:02 PM PST · by Isara · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | January 4th, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Conventional wisdom says that you cannot win Iowa without kissing the pinky ring of the Iowa corn lobby and pledging your fealty to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the anti-science policy which is bad for the environment, fuel mileage, and America at large. Iowa’s traditional role as the first Presidential contest for both parties basically ensures that anyone with even a whiff of Presidential ambition has largely taken a pass at criticizing a policy which is a bad idea for everyone except an extremely well-connected group of corn farmer lobbyists.Ted Cruz has been challenging all that with his current Presidential...
  • 'We can't take any more!' Germany stops ALL trains from Austria

    09/13/2015 11:10:41 AM PDT · by citizen · 116 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 September 2015 | Thomas Burrows and Sam Tonkin For Mailonline
    Germany’s open-door policy to refugees appears to be unravelling tonight after the country reinstated border controls to curb the overwhelming influx of migrants. Europe’s top economy halted all trains from Austria and, in an historic move, temporarily suspended the open borders Schengen Agreement in response to the arrival of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in recent days. The decision marks a dramatic shift away from the current abolishment of passport checks throughout Europe's Schengen zone. The Interior Minister did not specify how long the border controls would remain in place or give details of exactly how incoming migrants would...
  • Schumer Says Enacting Obamacare Was a Mistake [satire]

    11/30/2014 9:28:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) stirred up an intra-Party squabble by asserting that 2010’s passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was a mistake. “At best, the number of prospective beneficiaries was small,” Schumer pointed out. “And, as it turned out, was vastly outnumbered by those hurt by the legislation. The deceptions required to ensure the bill’s passage were easily pierced as Americans found out they could not keep their doctors or health plans they liked and that the cost of their insurance was going to be higher. There was no way the Democratic Party could escape blame.”...
  • What John Quincy Adams Said About Immigration Will Blow Your Mind

    09/20/2014 1:57:15 PM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | D.C. McAllister
    We often hear about the glory days of immigration when America threw open her arms to the huddled masses, but one thing you don’t hear about is how those people had to make it on their own without a government safety net. There was plenty of private charity, which was highly encouraged, but health care, a minimum-wage job, college entrance, housing, legal representation, and education certainly weren’t promised—not like today.
  • Handout nation: One in 7 Americans turn to food banks

    08/18/2014 9:38:51 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 33 replies
    Wonky News Nerd ^ | August 18, 2014
    One in seven Americans – more than 46 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors – rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study from Feeding America, a provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans. In what Feeding America says is “the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking food assistance in the United States ever conducted,” more than 60,000 people confidentially answered questions about their personal circumstances. The study represents findings from 200 Feeding America food banks, which annually provide more than 3...
  • We've Crossed A Tipping Point: Most Americans Now Receive Govt. Benefits (Happy Dependence Day!)

    07/03/2014 11:57:08 PM PDT · by quesney · 301 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/02/2014 @ 4:45PM | Merill Matthews
    Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point. In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October. Currently, around 6 million to 7 million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare are receiving taxpayer-provided subsidies (though the administration’s numbers cannot be trusted, it’s all we have to work with). There are another 3 million who have signed up for Medicaid. That means some 10 million Americans—or a total of about 161 million—are now getting government...
  • Etsy gets $5M to stay in boro it said it’d never leave (Brooklyn NYC)

    05/13/2014 5:12:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Crain’s ^ | May 13, 2014 2:02 P.M | Thornton McEnery
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday morning that Etsy is getting $5 million from New York state to stay in Brooklyn, a pretty nice sum for a company whose CEO publicly acknowledged just weeks ago that it “could only exist in Brooklyn.” “A company like Etsy could only exist in Brooklyn,” Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson said during an April 23 appearance at a Brooklyn Tech Triangle symposium. “Almost all of our employees live in Brooklyn and our Manhattan employees are treated with scorn.” Etsy, which was founded in Brooklyn in 2005, plans to add more than 340 jobs by 2019 (a...
  • The Unheralded Return of Michelle, The Activist

    02/10/2014 11:41:43 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2-10-14 | Judi McLeod
    The unmasking of Michelle Obama the ‘returned activist’ went down in history at a Virginia high school on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Five years into the Obama regime, Michelle came out of the White House as the activist she’s always been to instruct high school students that they are entitled to “free” government handouts. “Don’t leave money on the table,” she said. In a personal trajectory that went from telling kids what to eat to teaching them how to game the system, it’s no longer encouraging students to be the best they can be but how to get the most...
  • Today’s Jaw-Dropper… Michelle Obama Tells Supporters: We Don’t Believe in Handouts and Free Rides

    01/07/2014 9:55:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Michelle Obama had the gall to tell supporters in New York City this week,“We don’t believe in handouts. We don’t think anyone should get a free ride,”What? That’s ALL they believe in is handouts and redistribution: ** Barack Obama has created two new food stamp recipients for every job created.** number of Americans on disability now exceeds the number of people in New York City.** Under Obamacare the Congressional Budget Office projects that nine million Americans would be added to Medicaid’s rolls in 2014.** 43% of Americans don’t pay income tax.** Under Obama the US government now redistributes two trillion...
  • President pitches in for Thanksgiving: Obamas continue family tradition by handing out food ...

    11/28/2013 5:24:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    Complete Headline: President pitches in for Thanksgiving: Obamas continue family tradition by handing out food to the poor... and boxes of White House M&Ms President Barack Obama has continued an annual family tradition by helping to pack bags of food and distribute them to the needy on Thanksgiving eve. Obama, his wife Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, last night dropped in on the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), one of the largest serving the Washington area. They dropped bundles of sweet potatoes, onions, carrots and apples into reusable bags people held open as they...
  • 'Your Path to Government Benefits'

    07/10/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Looks like you've hit the jackpot, leeches! gub'ment cheese Now that those who receive food stamps in the US outnumber the sum of those actually employed in the private sector (due in no small part to federal government radio advertising aimed at potential freeloaders both in the US and in Mexico), one could say that the Obama Administration's single greatest triumph (politically/from their warped viewpoint) could be the systematic, intentional addiction of more people to government entitlements in general... a hideous crime against a society once founded upon rugged individualism. But they're not done yet- just look at the ways 'progressive' scum...
  • In the Words of HISTORIC American Presidents...

    02/17/2013 9:54:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • You Owe Me!

    01/14/2013 5:58:54 AM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 22 replies
    WSJ via Google Search ^ | January 9, 2013 | JAMIE WHYTE
    On any day of the week you can hear someone declaring the injustice of insufficient government spending on this or that deserving group: the ill, the old, the unemployed, university students, filmmakers, rail passengers, you name it. Yet they rarely explain why it is unfair. They speak as if the injustice of it ought to be obvious to any decent person. Perhaps it is obvious to most people, and especially to members of the allegedly mistreated groups. Nevertheless, it isn't true. They want the money, of course, but they have no proper claim on it. This is easier to see...
  • A godless nation: Doomed to fail (Mychal Massie says U.S. trusts handouts of man over hand of God)

    12/04/2012 12:14:29 PM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    The truth is a hard thing to hear and even a more bitter pill to swallow. But until we face the truth, we are doomed to sink lower into the abyss as a society. The truth is that a godless nation is a nation doomed to fall. We as a nation have slowly accepted and pompously come to believe that wisdom begins and stems from us. Secularism is the view that all things religious should be excluded from daily public living, specifically pertaining to political and social concerns. Thanks to secularism, the mindset today is that God and religious opinion...
  • Democrats seek more benefits for jobless

    11/27/2012 11:34:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, November 26, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Warning that more than 2 million Americans are poised to lose their long-term unemployment insurance, some Democrats are calling on Congress to extend the “economic lifeline” before it expires next month. Some Republicans, though, are demanding that an extension of jobless benefits—and any other form of new spending—be offset through savings or spending reductions elsewhere in the federal budget. In a letter to party leaders last week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that extending the unemployment benefits another year carries a $26 billion price tag. Couple that with the cost of keeping the 2 percent payroll tax cut on the books...
  • PITCHING POLITICS: Deadbeat Nation (America's descent into country of dependents and takers)

    10/23/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies ^ | October 22, 2012 | John Rocker
    Unless you’re a member of the lucky sperm club or have just been unusually fortunate you’re entire life, you, like most of us, have experienced financial hardship and distress at some point. Some of this country’s greatest entrepreneurs have struggled mightily at different periods during their process to succeed. Walt Disney, one of the world’s most legendary icons, for example, was forced into bankruptcy and destitution before his perseverance and hard work finally paid off and he became “Walt Disney.” More times than not in this life failure and hardship dwell on the road to success, and at some point...
  • Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama Because He Gives A Free Phone!

    09/27/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-26-12 | TCRLAF
    Protester outside of Romney rally explains how Obama gives all minorities free phones and that is why they should vote for him. Cleveland Ohio, September 26, 2012
  • Romney Addresses Entitlement Mentality, Misses Fundamental

    09/19/2012 10:26:32 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 8 replies
    The Objective Standard ^ | 9/19/12 | Ari Armstrong
    Mother Jones published a “secret” video of Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraising event in which the Republican candidate discussed the entitlement mentality: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they...
  • 'Brownfield' companies get tax break without proof of pollution

    08/19/2012 1:18:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 19, 2012 | Sandra Pedicini
    A state program created to redevelop polluted areas is doling out tax breaks for companies that lease offices in downtown high-rises, build on pastureland and open restaurants on busy highways, even when there is no proof they are on contaminated land. From January 2011 through April 2012 alone, about $11 million in tax refunds have been approved for dozens of businesses, according to a database accidentally released in June by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.... .....Companies are getting the breaks largely because Florida's brownfield initiative has a major loophole, critics say. To be eligible, there is no need to...
  • Alleged Customer Sues Over 2010 Racist Walmart PA Prank

    05/27/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | May 25, 2012 | Laura Northrup
    Loyal Consumerist readers and retail-watchers may remember the 2010 incident in which a 16-year-old took over the PA system of a New Jersey Walmart and announced, "Attention Walmart customers: all black people must leave the store." The prankster had done the same thing a few months before, and was charged with harassment and bias intimidation for each incident. Now, more than two years later, someone has filed a lawsuit against the store over the incident. He claims to have been in the store at the time of the prank, and that the incident led to "depression, anxiety, anger, loss of...
  • Take take take (Handouts everywhere -- America has turned into a nation of moochers)

    01/23/2012 7:23:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/23/2012 | Kyle Smith
    It was in 1850 that a French economist, Frédéric Bastiat, warned that “under pretense of organization, regulation, protection or encouragement, the law may take from one party in order to give to another, help itself to the wealth acquired by all the classes that it may increase that of one class, whether that of the agriculturists, the manufacturers, the ship owners, or artists and comedians.” He said of this “lawful plunder” that the people may end it “or they may desire to take part in it. Woe to the nation where this latter thought prevails amongst the masses.” Woe, in...
  • Wealthy couple who live in 1.2m home and drive a Jag have been claiming $2,000-a-month welfare...

    12/06/2011 10:03:01 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-6-2011 | DM reporter
    A wealthy chiropractor who has been in practice for more than 20 years and his wife were living in a $1.2million waterfront home while claiming almost $2,000-a-month welfare benefits and even food stamps, according to documents.
  • Facts are stubborn things (Part 1) [Tea Party Express](Part 2 #25)

    12/06/2011 12:26:52 PM PST · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | December 6, 2011 | Howard Kaloogian
        In 2008 Barack Obama’s campaign shtick was “change.” That resonated because President Bush was spending too much and the country meant to change Washington. But Obama meant to change the country. In response the Tea Party movement has arisen to implement the real change, putting brakes on that out of control big government growth. Our message to Washington is simple: you have run out of our money, stop excessive spending. You cannot borrow your way out of debt; you cannot spend your way out of deficits. What is President Obama’s response to our message of fiscal responsibility? Shared...
  • Obamas hand out Halloween treats at White House []

    10/31/2011 6:34:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | Oct. 29, 2011 | JIM KUHNHENN
    Trick-or-treaters marched up the White House driveway on a wet, snowy Saturday, past the spider web-like gauze, the pumpkins and the costumed actors to the mansion's north portico where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama handed out treats, an annual tradition. "What's this? Look at this guy," the president said at the sight of one costumed child. "A headless man. Terrifying!" And yes, the sweets included signature boxes of White House M&Ms, signaling a temporary respite from the first lady's healthy eating campaign. Dried fruit and White House baked cookies rounded out the handouts. Earlier this week, in...
  • I don't wanna work! I just want to occupy wall st. all day!(music video)

    10/14/2011 9:55:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    A video about the occupy wall street bums. CAUTION! SCARY PHOTOS w/Nudity and violence! Viewer discretion advised!
  • USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

    08/22/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/11 | Kristina Cooke
    Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans who survive because of government handouts in what has rapidly become a food stamp nation. Altogether, there are now almost 46 million people in the United States on food stamps, roughly 15 percent of the population. That's an increase of 74 percent since 2007, just before the financial crisis and a deep recession led...
  • Universal Basic Income(free money for life coming soon)

    07/20/2011 9:55:19 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 30 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 7/19/11 | Mainestategop
    The above title should say it all. It is a currently unheard of social program but one that will become widely known just like Social security and Universal health care. The Universal Basic Income is essentially getting free money for life with no strings attached. ABSOLUTELY NONE! It is already beginning to take hold in New Zealand and is being contemplated (not surprisingly) by that Communist liberal utopia that Democrats want us to emulate, the European Union. According to websites such as basic and similar websites advocating the implementation of UBI, everyone would receive somewhere between six hundred to...
  • A big boom in government handouts(Debt Default?!)

    06/16/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Nearly 20 cents of every dollar of disposable income comes from the government, often in the form of Social Security, Medicare or unemployment benefits. Government social benefits accounted for almost 20% -- or 20 cents of every dollar -- of Americans' disposable income in March, a figure that's been growing amid a weak economy, stubbornly high unemployment and an aging population. As recently as the 1980s, that figure was closer to 12% or 13%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. "That (20%) is a pretty big chunk of what people have as their disposable income," says Chris Christopher,...
  • How libertarianism helps the poor

    06/09/2011 1:38:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/9/11 | Matt Zwolinski
    Everybody knows that libertarians are greedy capitalists who favor the maximization of profit above all else. “Taxation is theft!” they cry, but the exploitation of the working classes fails to elicit any similar moral outrage. Libertarians, everybody knows, care about the rich to the utter neglect of the poor and vulnerable. But everybody is wrong. The reason for the common misperception, of course, is that libertarians oppose many of the governmental policies that are commonly thought to benefit the poor and working classes. Libertarians oppose redistributive taxation, oppose the minimum wage, oppose workplace safety regulations, antitrust laws, and many other...
  • 2-1-1 [just dial 211 for free gubmint cheese and many more handouts]

    06/10/2011 9:52:45 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 7 replies
    2-1-1 ^ | 2011 | unknown
    Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services - they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. In 2010, 2-1-1 services in the United States answered more than 16.4 million calls. The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and...
  • Mandela aide: Lavish handouts are making Africa the 'spoilt child of the planet'

    05/27/2011 11:26:07 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 11:34 PM on 27th May 2011 | By Jason Groves
    Lavish aid to Africa is turning the continent into a ‘spoilt child’, according to the head of a charity backed by Nelson Mandela. Mike Kendrick, founder of the respected Mineseeker Foundation, warned that aid often increased the hardship faced by the world’s poorest people. In a devastating verdict, he told the Daily Mail last night: ‘I sometimes use the analogy of a spoilt child. We have all seen rich parents give their child everything they need, without earning it.
  • End Corporate Welfare. Stop All Handouts to Big Business.

    03/25/2011 6:43:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | 03/24/2011 | John Stossel
    In America today, the biggest recipients of handouts are not poor people. They're corporations. General Electric CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt is super-close to President Obama. The president named Immelt chairman of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Before that, Immelt was on Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He's a regular companion when Obama travels abroad to hawk American exports. (Why does business need government to do that?) "Jeff Immelt is perhaps the CEO who is most cozy with President Obama," says journalist Tim Carney. "General Electric is structuring their business around where government is going ... high-speed rail, solar, wind....
  • Saudi king back home, orders $37 bln in handouts

    02/23/2011 9:32:14 PM PST · by FromLori · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/23/2011 | Staff
    The king, who had been convalescing in Morocco after back surgery in New York in November, stood as he descended from the plane in a special lift. He then took to a wheelchair. Hundreds of men in white robes performed a traditional Bedouin sword dance on carpets laid out at Riyadh airport for the return of the monarch, thought to be 87. Abdullah left his ailing octogenarian half-brother, Crown Prince Sultan, in charge during his absence. Before Abdullah arrived, state media announced an action plan to help lower- and middle-income people among the 18 million Saudi nationals. It includes pay...
  • House Approves $4.6 Billion Settlement for Indian, Black Farmers

    The House of Representatives approved a decades-old settlement worth $4.6 billion Tuesday that resolves two class-action suits filed against the federal government by black farmers and Native Americans. The thousands who joined the suit argued that the government discriminated against them as they applied for loans for agricultural ventures. The House approved the package 256-to-152. Black farmers would receive $1.2 billion, after they alleged they were cheated out of loans from the Agriculture Department. The government will direct $3.4 billion to American Indians who say the Interior Department swindled them out of royalties from natural resources like gas and timber.
  • Patrick to push for in-state tuition for illegals

    11/16/2010 2:39:23 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | November 16, 2010 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    Gov. Deval Patrick says he’ll use his second term to try to implement the rest of an advisory panel’s recent recommendations on immigration reform, including in-state tuition for illegal immigrant students and more English classes. Patrick told immigrant advocates Tuesday that the moves will help better integrate the state’s immigrant population, seventh largest in the country. Last year, an advisory panel released a report on possible Massachusetts immigration reforms, and advocates have been pressing Patrick to push for dozens of recommendations in the report.
  • Governor’s 2nd Term To Focus On Helping Illegal Immigrants (MA)

    11/17/2010 10:44:06 AM PST · by La Lydia · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2010
    The newly reelected governor who created a special council to help illegal immigrants integrate into society promises to spend his second term pushing for measures to benefit undocumented aliens in his state. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, former Clinton Administration official, assured open borders advocates this week that he’ll advance an ambitious agenda launched during his first term to assist illegal aliens... In all, the governor’s council offered 131 ideas aimed at integrating immigrants and refugees into the civic and economic life of the Commonwealth...Among the key recommendations is granting illegal immigrants drivers’ licenses and discounted in-state-tuition at public colleges and...
  • FHA Zero Down Payment Financing Returns - As Will Higher Default Rates

    09/21/2010 8:20:45 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Seeking Alph ^ | 14 September 2010 | Bill Zielinnkski
    Home buyers can once again purchase a home using FHA financing with a zero down payment. Previous zero down payment FHA loan programs were funded by seller contributions funneled through a nonprofit group which then donated the down payment to the purchaser. These seller-financed down payment programs were terminated in 2008 after the FHA experienced default rates three times higher than when buyers made a cash down payment. The innovative zero down payment FHA home purchase program was recently introduced by The Lending Company of Phoenix, Arizona. In order to meet the FHA required 3.5% down payment, the borrower receives...
  • Immigrants put hospitals in costly care dilemma

    09/12/2010 8:41:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Sun-News ^ | September 12, 2010 | By Franco Ordonez
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than two dozen medical staples hold together the left side of Orlen Rosales' head after he was struck by a train on July 4, his family says. Few thought the 26-year-old Honduran would survive, but doctors and nurses at Carolinas Medical Center have worked nonstop to save him. Rosales doesn't have insurance. In fact, he's not even in the country legally. He was deported in 2008 after a drunken-driving arrest. And he's not eligible for Medicaid beyond emergency care. "Yes, he doesn't have papers, but he's a human being," says Oneyda Lopez, Rosales' cousin. The Pew...
  • Power of the Market - Welfare

    09/09/2010 1:53:34 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Milton Friedman
    Friedman at his best. Watch: Milton Friedman explains the dynamics of welfare.
  • Mafia cash in on lucrative EU wind farm handouts, especially in Sicily

    09/05/2010 5:09:53 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 13 replies ^ | 05 Sep 2010 | Nick Squires and Nick Meo
    "It has been a matter of policy in the wind farm industry to make the financing of it both opaque and complicated," said Mr Etherington. "In all countries across Europe the customer is not told how much they are paying for it, and the whole financing of the industry is coming out of subsidy on electricity generation." .....Recent research by Kroll, the international corporate security firm, has discovered examples all over Europe of so-called "clean energy" schemes being used to to line criminals' pockets rather than save the planet. Some involve windmills that stand derelict or are simply never built,...
  • American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks

    08/14/2010 9:59:25 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 13, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on American Socialist Voter– Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA? A: Seventy Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee? A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half,...
  • East Point housing: Today's line short -- and short-lived (Huge crowd for Section 8 application)

    08/12/2010 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 53 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 8, 2010 | MIke Morris & Rhonda Cook
    East Point residents began lining up to turn in Section 8 housing applications before daybreak Thursday, a day after a crowd of 30,000 mobbed a shopping center to pick up the forms. This time, less than a dozen people were in line. [Goes on to describe yesterday's chaos in the heat]
  • Crowd waiting for housing vouchers gets rowdy

    08/11/2010 9:45:16 AM PDT · by Jodi · 37 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 11, 2010 | Mike Morris
    A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd.
  • 8,000 Utah families may lose food aid

    08/03/2010 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Technoman · 28 replies · 4+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8-3-2010 | Julia Lyon
    A proposed change to Utah’s food stamp rules could mean nearly 8,000 households with undocumented members get less financial aid for food — or none at all. Families qualify for food stamps based in part on how much income they make. In a household that has both undocumented members and citizens — such as parents with a child born in the U.S. — Utah officials have not been fully counting the earnings of undocumented workers.
  • Shirley Sherrod and the Race Grievance Industry

    08/02/2010 2:52:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 3+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 2, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    Shirley Sherrod, litigant and co-mastermind of the Pigford settlement, which bestowed large checks on 86,000 of the country's 40,000 black farmers, ironically may help usher in a long-overdue post-racial era in America. Publicity, once the ally of the racial grievance industry, is now the enemy of deals done in quiet. After Dan Riehl linked to a law firm that specializes in filing complaints in the Pigford settlement for a 33.5% contingency fee -- Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, LLC, in Conshohoken, Pennsylvania -- their site at seems to have gone offline. Riehl notes this language from the law firm's 2008...
  • How Did We Get There?

    05/29/2010 3:39:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 170+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2010 | Dana Ferrell
    How did we get there? That is the question posed by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearing. The "there" Senator Coburn was asking about is the situation where the individual's right to bear arms is explicit in the Constitution yet unsettled in law, while a woman's right to privacy (to an abortion), not mentioned at all in the Constitution, is settled in law. Thus, the perfectly reasonable question, "How did we get there?" The problem we face is that there are a lot of "theres" out there. From an early age,...
  • Quit Feeding the Dang Birds - Government Hand Outs Need to Stop

    01/11/2010 3:40:22 PM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 7 replies · 426+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 01 11 10 | Notoriously Conservative
    From NotoriouslyConservative.ComJane bought a bird feeder, and hung it on her back porch, filling it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, filled lovingly with seed. Within a week she had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table; everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb Jane and...
  • Wonder why California is broke??? Senior Illegal aliens!

    09/02/2009 11:04:01 AM PDT · by AuntB · 25 replies · 2,660+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Aug. 27, 2009 | TheTownCrier
    Yes, there are plenty of reasons, and here is just one! California gives over and above what the feds give to Illegal Aliens. Yesterday I was at my doctor's office and picked up a booklet funded 'with a generous grant from the Calif. Bar Foundation', titled, "Seniors & the Law" A Guide for Maturing Californians. They pointed out many programs, such as property tax deferment for seniors in financial trouble, that have been eliminated because of budget cuts...but they didn't cut this one! Pg. 3 (click link to see original document) Is there any financial assistance available for seniors who...
  • Dog refuses treat from Obama

    08/11/2009 5:03:30 AM PDT · by misharu · 25 replies · 2,660+ views
    Brietbart ^ | 08/10/2009 | breitbart
    Something we have always known, animals are smarter than people.