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  • Social Justice = Slavery

    01/20/2019 5:04:58 PM PST · by huckfillary · 21 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | January 19, 2019 | Thomas DiLorenzo
    Reading about all the young ignorant, uneducated, “millennials” who proudly label themselves “socialists” or “social justice warriors” (same thing) reminded me of a question posed by my old friend Professor Walter E. Williams in a speech he gave at my university several years ago. The question is: What would you call a system that used force, violence, coercion, and intimidation to compel one person to work for the benefit of another person or persons? Whenever I ask this of one of my undergraduate classes it usually takes about five seconds for someone to blurt out, “slavery!” Exactly. The class then...
  • Ron Paul Not 'Energized' Over Border Wall, Says US Incentivizes Illegal Immigration

    01/17/2019 8:15:29 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 16, 2019 | Fox News Insider
    Former Texas congressman and libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul said Tuesday on Fox Nation's "Liberty File" that welfare incentives are drawing illegal immigrants to comes to the U.S. *snip* Paul noted that when he delivered babies as a doctor in Texas, many parents who were illegal immigrants "immediately" got signed up for welfare.
  • Black Caucus Demands Course Correction for U.S. [semi-satire]

    01/12/2019 1:09:11 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif), chairperson of the 55-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the most numerous in our nation’s history, has set the Caucus’ sights on “reversing the trauma inflicted on people of color by the Trump Administration over the past two years. We will use our tremendous power and influence to undo Trump’s evil plan to force millions of voters off of welfare and into the labor economy.” “The notion that a job is the answer to curing poverty and improving one’s life is a myth,” Bass contended. “Curing poverty has been the task of government since the 1960s’ Great...
  • Howie Carr: Dems flip-flop on border security

    01/08/2019 2:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Howie Carr
    As much as they hate to admit it now, national Democrats were against illegal immigration before they were for it. All quotes guaranteed verbatim: Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter...
  • Senator Says Increased Welfare Spending Will Reduce Homicides [semi-satire]

    12/29/2018 10:40:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Sen Dick Durbin (D-Ill) urged President Trump "to take a lesson from President Obama and boost federal welfare spending in Chicago if he's serious about curbing the city's soaring homicide rate." "The gang-bangers who are shooting each other, witnesses, and innocent bystanders are justifiably angry that the public housing provided is not as luxurious as what they can afford from pushing illegal drugs," Durbin said. "They are also miffed that the federally-funded job training they are offered only leads to entry level jobs and, at best, middle income salaries. In contrast, the profits from criminal activities enable them to afford...
  • Dem Calls Trump Food Stamp Reform "Cruel and Unusual" [semi-satire]

    12/21/2018 10:17:43 PM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    In a reversal of the Obama Administration's granting states more latitude to waive work requirements as a condition for food stamp eligibility, President Trump has directed his Department of Agriculture to shift food aid recipients "from dependence to independence and from welfare to gainful employment—as the bipartisan law originally intended." Under the legislation creating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) able-bodied adults without children are required to work 20 hours per week or participate in job training in order to continue to receive benefits. States were allowed to waive this requirement if unemployment was too high to make finding a...
  • New SNAP Rules Encourage Productivity Instead of Poverty

    12/21/2018 1:45:35 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    The White House ^ | December 20, 2018 | Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture
    More than 20 years ago, Democrats and Republicans came together to reform our welfare programs to restore the system to what it was meant to be: “a second chance, not a way of life,” in the words of then-President Bill Clinton. Over time, without any changes in the underlying welfare reform legislation of 1996, that ideal has been watered down by out-of-control administrative flexibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Today, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, we are taking steps to restore integrity to SNAP and move people toward self-sufficiency. As we approach the mid-point of...
  • Trump's food stamp proposal would add work requirements in some states

    12/20/2018 6:40:03 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 20, 2018
    The Trump administration wants to push more food stamp recipients to find jobs, after this year's farm bill failed to include work requirements for the federal food assistance program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday proposed a rule that would limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment to receive food stamps. Critics called the proposal "draconian" and said it would hurt workers and families who are already struggling. The move comes just weeks after lawmakers passed a $400 billion farm bill that reauthorized agriculture and conservation programs while leaving the Supplemental...
  • Here Are 2 Ways Trump Can Help Americans Move From Food Stamps to Work

    12/20/2018 12:16:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jamie Bryan Hall
    President Donald Trump has an opportunity to do what Congress should be doing, but isn’t: Help Americans who are on food stamps transition to work.The farm bill—which reauthorizes the foods stamp program for five years—would have been a prime opportunity for Congress to enhance work requirements. Under current law, certain work-capable adults must work 20 or more hours per week, participate in a supervised job search or training, or volunteer in their communities in order to receive food stamps.Most food stamp recipients are exempt from these requirements. These include people over 50 years old, the disabled, and minor children and...
  • Homelessness up in NM (Dems planning to spend more money on problem)

    12/19/2018 12:28:42 PM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 18, 2018 | Susan Montoya Bryan/ AP
    New Mexico has had an uptick in homelessness, and it’s at the top nationally when it comes to the percentage of people experiencing chronic homelessness. In New Mexico, about 12 of every 10,000 people were experiencing homelessness, an increase of 2.8 percent from 2017. About 42 percent of them had been continuously homeless for a year or more. Only the District of Columbia had as high of a percentage of chronically homeless people. The problem has long vexed the state’s largest metro area, Albuquerque, as well as other communities around New Mexico. Albuquerque’s mayor has highlighted homelessness as one of...
  • U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration

    12/18/2018 11:58:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Anthony Esposito
    MEXICO CITY - The United States is committing billions of dollars toward development in Central America and Mexico, as part of a plan to strengthen economic growth in the region and curb illegal immigration, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been seeking to persuade U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to work with Mexico to develop Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as Mexico’s poorer south to stem the flow of migrants. However, Trump’s threats to slash aid to the region if illegal immigration was not contained have persistently raised doubts about...
  • Billionaire Koch Brothers: ‘Serious Mistake’ to End Welfare-Dependent Immigration to U.S.

    12/15/2018 5:24:02 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | John Binder
    The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers say ending welfare-dependent immigration to the United States would do “serious harm” to the nation and be a “serious mistake.” President Trump’s administration is looking to implement a policy that protects American taxpayers’ dollars from funding the mass importation of welfare-dependent foreign nationals by enforcing a “public charge” rule whereby legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including using Obamacare, food stamps, and public housing. The immigration controls would be a boon for American taxpayers in the...
  • Joe Scarborough in 1995-welfare turned cities into war zones worse off than third world countries

    12/13/2018 4:24:13 PM PST · by TakebackGOP · 17 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 3/24/1995
    "MR. SPEAKER.[...]WE HAVE STOPPED OR BEGUN THE PROCESS OF STOPPING A PROCESS THAT FOR 30 YEARS HAS ENCOURAGED DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR THAT HAS REWARDED ILLEGITIMACY, THAT'S PAID PEOPLE NOT TO WORK, THAT'S BROKEN DOWN FAMILIES, THAT'S TORN APART COMMUNITIES, AND HAS TURNED THOSE INNER CITIES THAT WE HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT INTO WAR ZONES THAT ARE AT TIMES WORSE OFF THAN CONDITIONS IN THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES. OUR WELFARE REFORM BILL THAT SUPPOSEDLY IS GOING TO BE SO HARMFUL TO EVERYBODY JUST REQUIRES A FEW BASIC THINGS. AND UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH THE LAST SPEAKER. THERE'S NOTHING UN-AMERICAN OR DISLOYAL ABOUT...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • Farm Bill deal reached without food stamp work requirement expansion

    12/12/2018 6:05:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The News Star ^ | 12/12/18 | Greg Hilburn
    The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp program. Congress has reached a compromise deal on a new Farm Bill to set agriculture policy for five years, but it won't expand work requirements for food stamps, which had been a priority of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and President Donald Trump. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp...
  • Over 30 cities oppose Trump proposal on immigration benefits

    12/11/2018 5:49:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of 32 cities led by New York and Chicago have come out in opposition to a Trump administration proposal that would link welfare and immigration benefits. In the multi-city comment, representatives argued that the proposed rule from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) violates the Administrative Procedure Act, among other federal laws. “We’re standing with New York and other cities in this comment letter because we believe this rule change is not only cruel, but illegal,” said District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine. The dozens of cities joined advocacy groups in filing public comments against the USCIS...
  • Study: More than 7-in-10 California Immigrant Households Are on Welfare

    12/07/2018 12:08:19 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2018 | John Binder
    More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals. The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S. Meanwhile, only about 35 percent of households headed by native-born Americans use welfare in California.
  • To Make America Richer, Help Poor Children [Immigration Households]

    12/07/2018 6:57:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | David L. Kirp
    Recent Republican attempts to weaken the social safety net have one big thing in common: The pain they would inflict on poor children could last a lifetime. This is not only miserly but also shortsighted. Research shows that safety net programs keep children in school and out of trouble, and increase their chances of being healthier and living longer. All of this has a positive effect on our economy. In August, the Trump administration said it was considering a rule that would penalize green card applicants if anyone in their family had ever relied on a safety net program, such...
  • Farm Bill Deal Eliminates SNAP Work Requirements

    12/06/2018 8:09:45 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 29, 2018
    Lawmakers say they have reached a deal on the massive farm bill, which has been hung up for weeks over demands by President Trump and House Republicans for new work requirements for food stamp recipients. Negotiators have agreed to jettison those requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which were included in the House version of the bill but not the Senate version. However, the White House has not yet signed off on the agreement and House conservatives may not support a bill that lacks work requirements.
  • Tucker Carlson: The media storyline on immigration never changes -- it's mindless and predictable

    12/05/2018 7:56:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    For more than a year now, the media storyline on immigration has been as mindless and predictable as a Jim Acosta script. The talking points never change, it doesn’t matter what the story is. It could be the caravan. Or family separation. Sanctuary cities. Even MS-13. The details are irrelevant. Immigration is always good, whether it’s legal or not because immigrants are always good.-- It doesn’t matter where they’re from or how much English they speak, or how they’ve lived their lives or what they’ve done before. Immigrants are the heart of America. By definition, they’re impressive, much more impressive...