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  • Hook, Line & We're Sinking

    02/08/2012 9:34:09 PM PST · by katyloraley · 13 replies
    Point of Order ^ | 02/08/2012 | Katy Loraley
    Point of Order No. 4,321,458: A recent study released by the Heritage Foundation states that the depedency index under President Obama has grown an astounding 23% during his reign er I mean presidency. In just a mere two years 67 million (yes that's MILLION) people are now relying on federal aid in one form or another. Investors.com explains "In 2010, for the first time ever, average spending on dependence programs per recipient exceeded the country's per-capita disposable income." The Left would have you believe that the reason behind this spike is mainly the crap economy, but WE'RE NOT BUYING IT....
  • Study: Government Dependence Shoots Up 23% Under President Obama

    02/08/2012 5:31:42 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/8/2012 | John Merline
    The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.
  • Government assistance expands

    02/07/2012 6:43:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 7, 2012 | Tami Luhby
    New York (CNNMoney) - More than one in three Americans lived in households that received Medicaid, food stamps or other means-based government assistance, according to a new report. And when Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits are included, nearly half of the nation lived in a household that received a government check, according to the analysis of third-quarter 2010 Census data done by the Mercatus Center at George Washington University. That's more than 148 million Americans.
  • Bill: No sweets with food stamps (FL)

    02/07/2012 5:00:23 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 43 replies
    WKMG ^ | 2/6/12 | Staff
    A Florida lawmaker is pushing a bill that would ban the use of food stamps to purchase snacks and sweets, such as cookies and cakes. Republican State Sen. Ronda Storms, of Valrico, says her goal is to stop a small percentage of recipients who misuse food stamps. Her bill would also require food stamp recipients to take state-run classes on healthy eating and how making your own baked goods is cheaper than store-made sweets. The bill is moving through state committees in Tallahassee. Critics say the government shouldn't be telling people what to eat.
  • Obama Cites Jesus, Misses the Obvious Point

    02/02/2012 1:22:00 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 21 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 2-2-12 | Duane Lester
    President Obama was trying to bring Jesus in as a class warfare warrior today, saying that as a Christian, Jesus expected him to fleece the rich: The rich should pay more not only because “I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,’” Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower. “We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him,”...
  • Romney: Welfare State So Successful We Don’t Have to Worry About Poor

    02/01/2012 11:25:24 AM PST · by Jay777 · 73 replies
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | John Stephenson
    So, we shouldn’t worry about the poor because we have a welfare state that keeps them on a crutch (or “a float”). I understand that his focus is on the middle class and that he believes these were the people hurt the most by the financial situation in America, but is the underlying philosophy here to just “fix holes” in the “safety net” or should we be trying to fix the entitlement mentality that helped pull us into this debt? This should be red meat for Newt who worked to reform welfare. Some are defending this as being taken out...
  • Gingrich rips Romney on "poor" comment (Newt-2 min video)

    02/01/2012 4:37:18 PM PST · by VinL · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Newt Gingrich on Wednesday ripped GOP front-runner Mitt Romney for comments he made about not caring about the poor. Gingrich went on to say he's "fed up with politicians in either party dividing Americans against each other." Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7397249n#ixzz1lBB3wXIy
  • The National Review’s Candidate Won’t Stop Digging (Rebuked by DeMint!)

    02/01/2012 6:47:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | February 1, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Standing Athwart History Yelling "Thank You Sir, May I Have Another." It is days like today that make me thankful I think they all suck. At least I’m thankful I’m in the firmly not Romney camp. Having told us only Romney was viable (with half-nods to Huntsman and Santorum) and having trotted out Elliot Abrams to smear Newt Gingrich with out of context quotes, even National Review is having trouble defending their candidate today. This morning Mitt Romney said he wasn’t concerned about the poor. The poor, after all, have food stamps and Medicaid. But don’t worry. If the safety...
  • Strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores to be eliminated from welfare debit card access

    Money meant to help families on welfare provide the necessities of life are apparently being used inappropriately by some recipients.
  • Ode to the welfare state

    02/01/2012 4:46:41 AM PST · by humblegunner · 8 replies
    email | Friday, Nov. 4th 1949 | unknown
    I got this in my email this morning and was struck by how relevant it remains even today. It may be a clever fakery but it's still pretty good.
  • House GOP seeks to bar the use of welfare funds at strip clubs (Dancers hardest hit)

    01/31/2012 4:34:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/12 | Russell Berman
    House GOP seeks to bar the use of welfare funds at strip clubsBy Russell Berman - 01/31/12 01:47 PM ET House Republicans don’t want Uncle Sam paying for any more lap dances. A bill that GOP leaders are bringing to the House floor Wednesday would require states to prevent welfare recipients from accessing or spending their benefits at strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores. Republicans included the proposal in the payroll tax bill the House passed in December, and are bringing it back up for a vote separately as part of a package of bills they want included in a...
  • Where are the numbers?

    01/31/2012 1:08:01 PM PST · by shoff · 4 replies
    01/31/2011 | Steven Hoffman
    I saw an article a little while ago that I believe said the state of Maine had more people on the dole than there were taxpayers. I have been trying to figure out how many of the 19,378,102 persons living in New York are pulling the cart verse riding. I have tried all sorts of searches and all sorts of sites but I can’t seem to get the numbers for my state (New York). I am sure these numbers were figured on the last census and I have searched the census site and can’t seem to get up to date...
  • Outrageous! Free Cell Phones And Free Cell Phone Minutes To Welfare Recipients

    01/29/2012 8:56:46 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-29-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Outrageous! The Government Is Giving Out Free Cell Phones And Free Cell Phone Minutes To Welfare RecipientsMichael SnyderJanuary 29, 2012 Did you know that the federal government is giving out free cell phones and free cell phone minutes to welfare recipients? It may be hard to believe, but it is true. Right now, there are companies that are running advertisements specifically targeted at low income Americans informing them of the fact that all they have to do is sign up and they can get a free cell phone and hundreds of free cell phone minutes every single month and it...
  • Kan. lawmakers want to review food stamps change

    01/29/2012 8:01:50 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | January 25, 2012 | AP
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Some legislators said Wednesday they plan to review a state policy that has reduced or cut off food stamp benefits to hundreds of U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants...lawmakers acknowledged that they're sympathetic to Gov. Sam Brownback's administration trying to ensure that families with illegal immigrants aren't being treated more generously than families whose members are all legal residents. The administration said the change means all Kansas families are treated the same. ...lawmakers worry that the effect will be felt by children whose families were eligible for food stamps under the old standard but have since lost the...
  • Socialism = Bribery = Welfare State

    01/26/2012 9:34:34 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-26-12 | Warren Beatty
    Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815 - 30 July 1898), better known as Otto von Bismarck, is credited with being the father of socialism, the modern-day welfare state. He said, "My idea was to bribe the working classes, or shall I say, to win them over, to regard the state as a social institution existing for their sake and interested in their welfare." Politicians were quick to see the power and simplicity of Bismarck's concept. Convincing the public that government existed for their sake and their welfare enabled politicians to expand into areas...
  • Will Generation 'Gimme' Work for the American Dream?

    01/25/2012 5:55:30 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Jan 25,2012 | swampsniper
    Scary stuff.
  • United Welfare States of America: In 2011 Nearly Half The Population Recv'd Benefits

    01/23/2012 3:53:49 AM PST · by RobertClark · 1 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 01/23/2012 | Tyler Durden
    While politicians may debate whether or not America is the most "generous" (with other generations' money of course) socialist welfare state in the history of mankind, the undoctored numbers make the affirmative case quite clear and without any chance for confusion. The single most disturbing statistic: in 2011 nearly half of the population lived in a household that receives some form of government benefit, which in turn accounted for 65% of total federal spending, or $2.5 trillion, and amount to 15% of GDP. And yet some people out there still think these people, long since indoctrinated to do little but...
  • My Solutions. You're Welcome.

    01/17/2012 11:45:47 PM PST · by gabriellah · 15 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/18/2012 | Christine Rouselle
    “My Time at Walmart” looked at the incredible and outrageous abuses of the welfare system that I observed while working summers at Walmart. My follow-up looked at how those who didn’t like my message made me the message. This one will blow your mind. Some like to make the issue of welfare a complicated mess, filled with statistical anomalies and outliers. The solutions, while not always politically correct, are simple. And they meet the standards of common sense. 1. Welfare recipients should pass a drug test before they receive benefits of any kind. I had to be drug tested to...
  • (Vanity) The "Making Work Pay" credit

    01/17/2012 2:35:05 AM PST · by Little Pig · 9 replies
    Self | 17 Jan 2012 | Self
    So I live overseas, and due to the vagaries of my employer, I wasn't able to file my taxes until late last year. I filed the 1040A, and due to a brief period of work in the US before moving here, I did have some taxes withheld. I completed my form, ignoring the "other credits", including the so-called "Making Work Pay" credit (which I figured I didn't qualify for, and didn't really want anyway), and mailed it in. I was expecting a refund of about $1400 for the taxes I had had withheld, since I was withholding for a high...
  • How Long Is Too Long For Unemployment Benefits?

    01/16/2012 3:02:41 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A little more than 74,000 people in Michigan exhausted their state unemployment benefits through the first 11 months of 2011. That still left about 232,000 receiving unemployment benefits through the end of November, the most recent data the state has released. How long unemployed workers should receive benefits has been a hot topic. Michigan’s unemployed have had the opportunity to receive benefits up to 99 weeks via 26 weeks of state benefits and a combination of federal extensions. Michigan recently reduced the number of weeks someone can claim state unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks before the federal...