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  • Goya CEO Won’t Apologize [semi-satire]

    07/11/2020 3:22:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2020 | John Semmens
    This week Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue participated in the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. The Initiative asked Hispanic business owners and managers for their ideas on how the Trump Administration could help improve opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics. Unanue’s praise for this initiative sparked a firestorm of hate from anti-Trump hysterics demanding that he apologize or face a boycott of his company’s products. In contrast to typical corporate CEOs, Unanue held his ground and refused to apologize. “Unlike President Obama, President Trump is genuinely concerned with the prosperity of all Americans,”...
  • School Org to Change Slogan [semi-satire]

    07/04/2020 12:35:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2020 | John Semmens
    The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) announced it is retiring the slogan "Work hard. Be Nice." Richard Barth, KIPP Foundation CEO, said "the amazing financial success of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization's business plan of 'Break Stuff, Get Paid' has inspired us to rethink our message." "Clearly, the 'work hard and be nice' model only works in a civilized free society." Barth declared. "If we examine the hundred thousand years that homo sapiens have lived we observe that in only a few hundred years and in very few places have we seen free societies. The 'break stuff and get...
  • New Study Confirms That The Welfare State Discourages Work

    06/16/2020 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    At a time our country faces a massive recession brought on by the coronavirus lockdowns, America’s welfare state exacerbates that stagnation. Ronald Reagan had an old adage about the nine most terrifying words in the English language: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Recently, a new paper reinforced that truth and adds to the existing literature showing how America’s welfare state often traps generations in a cycle of poverty.At its core, a complicated set of welfare programs and tax breaks generate sizable incentives for many low-income Americans not to increase their incomes and improve their station in...
  • Some Facts Worth Knowing

    06/03/2020 3:43:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Imagine that you are an unborn spirit in heaven. God condemns you to a life of poverty but will permit you to choose the country in which you will spend your life. Which country would you choose? I would choose the United States of America. A recent study by Just Facts, an excellent source of factual information, shows that after accounting for income, charity and noncash welfare benefits such as subsidized health care, housing, food stamps and other assistance programs, "the poorest 20% of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in the world's...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Vatican, US Church Leaders Quiet on Coronavirus ‘World Government’ Letter Signed by Bishops

    05/14/2020 5:59:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/13/20 | JD Flynn
    Denver Newsroom, May 13, 2020 / 03:36 pm MT (CNA).- Neither the Vatican nor U.S. bishops have responded to a letter signed by several Catholic bishops, which argues that the coronavirus pandemic has been exploited in order to create a one-world government. The May 7 letter, titled “Appeal for the Church and the World,” claims that “there are powers interested in creating panic among the world’s population with the sole aim of permanently imposing unacceptable forms of restriction on freedoms, of controlling people and of tracking their movements.” “The imposition of these illiberal measures is a disturbing prelude to the...
  • The Unseen Death Toll of COVID-19 Measures

    04/28/2020 4:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | April 28, 2020 | Congressman Tom Clintock
    The accumulating death toll from COVID-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels. But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair. In the first three weeks since governors began shutting down commerce in their states, 17 million Americans filed for unemployment, and according to one survey, one quarter of Americans have lost their jobs or watched their paychecks cut. Goldman Sachs predicts that the economy will shrink 34 percent in the second quarter, with unemployment leaping to...
  • Cheney launches tirade against N Korea

    05/30/2005 10:17:05 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2005 | Francis Harris
    Vice-president Dick Cheney stepped up America's war of words with North Korea yesterday by calling it a police state run by an irresponsible leader indifferent to the fate of his malnourished people.His words came just 48 hours after the Pentagon announced that it was sending 15 F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter-bombers to South Korea, a US ally, for an undetermined period. The aircraft crews, trained to seek out targets with precision weapons, needed to familiarise themselves with the Korean terrain, the air force said. Speaking to CNN in an interview broadcast last night, Mr Cheney described North Korea's leader, Kim Jong...
  • More Than Money

    03/12/2020 9:41:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 20, 2020 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Our country spends over a trillion dollars a year on anti-poverty programs. We address the symptoms, providing food, shelter, health care. But it's time to face the fact that many of these programs are not working. Our poverty rate hasn't changed in half a century. Money does not appear to be the solution. Sure, it helps, and no, we should not just cut the programs to zero. But it's time for us to face the fact that, while we've made living in poverty easier, we have not made it easier for individuals and families to move out of poverty; the...
  • Do the Poor Remain Poor? For most Americans, poverty is a passing phase, not a final destination.

    02/12/2020 7:00:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2020 | William Sullivan
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously took to the House floor last week to quibble over the origins of the old maxim about “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps.” “You know this idea, this metaphor of a bootstrap started off as a joke,” she said. “Because it’s physically impossible to lift yourself up by a bootstrap, by your shoelaces. It’s physically impossible!” She obviously believes this to be some sort of profound observation, but perhaps someone could have taken the time to explain to her that the difficulty of the physical act is kind of the point of the metaphor. According to Writing...
  • ‘Bank’rupt Decision Jeopardizes Opportunity for Disadvantaged Children in Florida

    02/05/2020 6:08:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 4, 2020 | Lindsey Burke
    Last week, Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank announced they no longer would donate to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which enables more than 108,000 low-income children and children in foster care to receive scholarships to attend a safe and effective school of choice. The move comes after the Orlando Sentinel published a piece suggesting that $105 million in tax credit scholarships had been used by families to pay tuition at faith-based schools that, as The Federalist’s Joy Pullmann put it, “uphold their faiths’ historic sexual ethics.” Businesses that contribute to nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations in the state can receive...
  • Pro-Life Women Stand in the Shoes of Early Suffragists

    01/29/2020 12:10:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 22, 2020 | Grazie Pozo Christie
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote and catapulted them out of the shadows of dependence into the full sunlight of long-awaited civic freedoms. The right to vote was only the beginning of a long list of goals achieved by the early women’s right movement. It also gained for us the right to control our property, to defend ourselves and our children from abusive husbands, to earn advanced degrees, and join professions reserved for men. But one right the early feminists did not fight for was the right to...
  • Give, Don’t Govern (Stossel)

    01/01/2020 5:57:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 29, 2019 | John Stossel
    This week, children may learn about that greedy man, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is selfish until ghosts scare him into thinking about others’ well-being, not just his own. Good for the ghosts. But the way Scrooge addresses others’ needs matters. Today’s advocates of equality, compassion, increased spending on education, health care, etc., say “we care” but demand that government do the work. Controlling other people with the power of government doesn’t prove you care. If you want to help the poor, clean the environment, improve the arts. Great! Please do. But if you are compassionate, then you’ll spend your own money...
  • Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

    11/07/2019 4:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection. In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world. So why, then,...
  • The Truth About Income Inequality

    11/04/2019 11:46:30 AM PST · by ETCM · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03 November 2019 | Phil Gramm and John F. Early
    The average bottom-quintile household receives $45,389 in government transfers. Private transfers from charitable and family sources provide another $3,313. The average household in the bottom quintile pays $2,709 in taxes, mostly sales, property and excise taxes. The net result is that the average household in the bottom quintile has $50,901 of available resources. The average middle-income household is only 32% better off than the average bottom-quintile households despite earning more than 13 times as much, having 2.5 times as many of prime working-age individuals employed and working more than twice as many hours a week.
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Ocasio-Cortez targets poverty with new legislation ("A Just Society" - free beer?)

    09/29/2019 6:29:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/19 | MARTY JOHNSON
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is targeting poverty and other social issues in a package of bills unveiled on Wednesday. The progressive first-year lawmaker's legislative package, dubbed "A Just Society," includes six individual bills. "I am both energized and humbled to introduce legislation today to build upon the most transformative programs of the last century," Ocasio-Cortez said in statement. **SNIP** Individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense would be ensured access to all federal public benefits in the Mercy in Re-entry Act, and the Embrace Act would guarantee federal public benefits access to anyone, regardless of their immigration status....
  • Margaret Sanger's father was an ardent Georgist

    08/09/2016 10:39:05 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    Everywhere you look in early progressivism, the influence of Henry George and his ideals as espoused in the book Progress and Poverty can be found. So when doing some digging around this morning, I was surprised to learn that Sanger's father Michael was ardently in favor of George's ideas. My surprise was only in the individual,(my reaction was more like "Oh wow - now, that figures. It makes perfect sense.") for in the aggregate it is impossible to have progressive ideology without Henry George. The Higgins family was so impacted by the work of George that one of Margaret's brothers...
  • The true story behind the Marie Stopes eugenics trial of 1923

    02/23/2017 6:05:02 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 22, 2017 | Mark H. Sutherland
    In the 1920s, a legal victory against the rising eugenic tide was won by a Catholic doctor over prominent birth control advocate Marie Stopes. While Stopes is lauded today as a feminist hero, the story of the eugenics libel trial has been largely overlooked. Marie Stopes in her laboratory in 1904. (Image via Wikipedia) Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial. In 1923 in Britain, a Catholic doctor won an important victory in the battle against one of the most harmful ideologies of the 20th century: eugenics. The battle was fought...
  • More Americans working their way out of poverty

    09/19/2019 11:22:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    World ^ | September 18, 2019 | Charissa Koh
    Job prospects, income, and the economy show positive growth The United States has the lowest poverty rate it has seen since 2001, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week. The overall poverty rate dropped from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent last year. The slight percentage drop finally brings the poverty rate below its 2007 number, marking further recovery from the Great Recession. Full-time work and wages are also on the rise, as evidenced by hiring sprees at large companies. On Tuesday, Amazon, the country’s second-largest employer, hosted job fairs in six major cities. The company is looking for...