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  • Hundreds of Millions carried out of US

    05/23/2018 6:34:38 AM PDT · by Segovia · 31 replies
    FOX ^ | Jeanne Maust
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - For five months, Fox 9 has been investigating what appears to be rampant fraud in a massive state program. This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year. - some of that public money is ending up in the hands of terrorists. SUITCASES FILLED WITH MONEY This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on. On the morning of March 15, Fox 9 chased a tip about a man who was leaving the country. Sources said he took a carry-on bag...
  • R-E-A-D S-L-O-W-L-Y and UNDERSTAND

    05/18/2018 8:07:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/18/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Kevin Collins I have never heard this said as simply or as well. Class war at its best. The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like The folks who are paying for the free stuff , because The folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer Afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff. And the folks who are paying for the free stuff Want the free stuff to stop. And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more Free stuff on top of the free...
  • Welcome To The United States of Victimhood

    05/16/2018 1:05:42 PM PDT · by rhett october · 6 replies
    SteveDiggs.com ^ | May 15, 2018 | Steve Diggs
    We are living in the age of the victim. We live in a culture that worships at the altar of the victim. Americans everywhere are looking for others to blame. If I trip in my neighbor’s yard—it’s his fault. If I hang out at Burger King until I look like a Whooper—somehow Burger King is to blame. On the surface this may be a comforting approach to life—always having someone else to blame for our own faults, failures, and flaws. But the truth is, it is one of the most destructive and cynical lies out there! Here’s what it costs...
  • Daycare for terrorists

    05/15/2018 5:49:11 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 9 replies
    ohn Hinderaker calls it “the worst scandal in Minnesota history,” and one can only hope he’s right. The local Fox affiliate spent five months tracking the flow of cash going out in carry-on baggage through Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and more importantly, where it originates. That turns out to be in large part from government day-care payments that end up being for non-existent enrollees (via Instapundit):
  • Is This The Worst Scandal In Minnesota History?

    05/15/2018 6:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Center of the American Expiriment ^ | May 14, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    It is certainly a contender. Fox 9 television uncovers a far-reaching scandal: last year, more than $100 million in cash left the Twin Cities airport in carry-on luggage, bound for the Middle East and Africa: This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on. On the morning of March 15, Fox 9 chased a tip about a man who was leaving the country. Sources said he took a carry-on bag through security that was packed with $1 million in cash. Travelers can do that, as long as they fill out...
  • 2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump

    05/13/2018 2:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment. The latest USDA data shows that since Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017—when food stamp enrollment was at 42,289,366— participation in the program decreased by 2,257,235 to 40,032,131. The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013. Before then, participation in the federal welfare program swelled...
  • Under Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Be Inclined To Shun Health Benefits

    05/11/2018 4:46:16 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 5/11/18 | Christina Jewett,Melissa Bailey,Paula Andalo
    The Trump administration is considering a policy change that might discourage immigrants who are seeking permanent residency from using government-supported health care, a scenario that is alarming some doctors, hospitals and patient advocates. Under the proposed plan, a lawful immigrant holding a visa could be passed over for getting permanent residency — a green card — if they use Medicaid, a subsidized Obamacare plan, food stamps, tax credits or a list of other non-cash government benefits, according to a draft of the plan published by The Washington Post. Even the use of such benefits by a child who is a...
  • What’s really obstructing left-wing dreams

    05/08/2018 12:59:37 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Megan McArdle
    Almost always, when I point out the difficulties of enacting some social program much desired by the left, I am met with some version of the following rejoinder: “Other countries have managed to do this. We passed Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security and most recently, Obamacare. It is obviously possible to do these sorts of things, even in America. The obstructionism of people like you is the only reason we can’t have nice things.” The obstruction of people like me is, obviously, one of the reasons that we can’t have “nice things.” (Though, just as obviously, we obstruct because...
  • Charity versus Welfare: We conservatives have abandoned the poor to an evil government.

    05/05/2018 5:38:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2018 | Hank Wallace
    You are driving through downtown, and you see a homeless woman standing on the corner. You think, "I hope she is getting some help." You drive on. There are two sources for help for that homeless woman: charity and welfare. Let's examine them, how they work, and their effects on her and the rest of us. First, charity. There are many charitable organizations in every locality, taking voluntary donations from private citizens, churches, and businesses and aiding people in need. But let's look at charity on a more personal level. Let's say you, sitting in your car observing the homeless...
  • Five states know how to stop welfare fraud — what is everyone else doing?

    05/04/2018 7:23:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/04/2018 | Jonathan Ingram
    For three years, Tovia O'Neal simultaneously received food stamps, cash welfare, and Medicaid benefits in both Texas and New Mexico. Using a relative’s address, she raked in nearly $50,000 in benefits from New Mexico alone, on top of the welfare benefits she received in Texas. An investigation prompted by the Office of Inspector General led to a 2012 indictment and eventual plea agreement. Sadly, stories like O’Neal’s are far too common. Thousands of individuals across the country receive welfare benefits in states they no longer live in, in states they’ve never lived in, or even in multiple states at once....
  • Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen' (Check the author. Check the source.)

    05/02/2018 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/02/2018 | Paul Begala
    (CNN) — Sean Hannity is a welfare queen. The controversial performance artist, host of the eponymous unreality TV show, has been revealed by The Guardian as a beneficiary of a federal mortgage guarantee program. The Guardian found that Hannity owns millions of dollars of real estate through more than 20 shell corporations, which shield his identity. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Guardian notes, insured the mortgage loans with which Hannity purchased the properties. Let's be clear: This is a subsidy. This is a benefit. This is big government aiding a very wealthy man. This is welfare.
  • Finland ends universal basic income experiment

    04/23/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-23-2018 | James Crisp
    inland has decided to end its experiment with a universal basic income, in which people are paid an unconditional salary by the state instead of benefits. The idea of a universal basic income has high-profile champions such as Richard Branson, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the Finnish government's enthusiasm for a pilot scheme, a European first which garnered worldwide attention, is petering out. Calls for extra funding for it were rejected and the two year trial will not be extended after next year.
  • Trump's vitally important anti-poverty initiative

    04/18/2018 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    StarParker.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Star Parker
    It takes a lot of courage for a president to target almost a quarter of the federal budget for reform in an election year. But this is exactly what President Trump is doing with his executive order, "Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility." We're now spending more than $700 billion per year on low-income assistance, which is more than we are spending on our national defense. And there are plenty of reasons to believe this spending is inefficient, wasteful and counterproductive. Over the last half-century, some $22 trillion has been spent on anti-poverty programs and yet...
  • Taxes Don’t Cover America’s Expenses: Entitlement reform the only solution to ballooning debt.

    04/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2018 | Michael Tanner
    Yesterday, as most Americans are painfully aware, was “Tax Day,” the last day for filing individual income taxes this year. When the smoke clears, Americans will have paid $1.6 trillion in individual income taxes. And contrary to the populist rhetoric of both the Left and the Right, the vast majority of those taxes will have been paid by the rich. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, who earn 16 percent of U.S. income, will pay roughly 43 percent of federal income taxes this year. Of course, income taxes are only one component of federal taxes, and for most Americans, it’s...
  • Welfare Reform Again

    04/17/2018 7:53:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform act in 1996, which he negotiated with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the left claimed people would starve. They didn't. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, between 1996 and 2000, the employment rate for single mothers increased from 63 percent to 76 percent. In addition, the overall poverty rate has declined over the last half-century. Many able-bodied people who once relied on a government check found jobs and started earning a paycheck. Good news, but the sideshow that has attached itself to so much of the Trump administration has distracted...
  • AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa -- apart from AIDS and new diseases

    04/16/2018 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/16/18 | Kevin Myers
    Ed. Alan Cooperman writes: --Give a starving African a drink, he will thank you and steal whatever else you brought along. --Turn your back and he will take his machete to your neck, white colonialist. --You HAVE and everything he's been told is that's because YOU and YOUR KIND stole it from him and his tribe... And YES, Mr. Cooperman has been there and seen the over-populated, progressive wasteland which Africa has become, thanks to the self-serving munificence of the global, bleeding-heart left. Read the excerpts below from an article by Kevin Meyers which appeared in “The Irish Independent.” Hat...
  • Trump considering drug testing plan for food stamp recipients: report

    04/11/2018 2:24:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    The Trump administration is considering letting states require some food stamp recipients be drug tested in order to receive their benefits, The Associated Press reported . The plan would be narrowly targeted and affect mostly those that are "able-bodied," according to an anonymous administration official that spoke with the AP. It would apply to about 5 percent of people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to the source. Along with able-bodied people, the source said the proposal would target people without dependents who are seeking certain specialized jobs, the AP reported. Mandatory drug testing for people in SNAP...
  • Executive Order Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility

    04/10/2018 9:54:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov/ ^ | 4/10/2018 | white house
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to promote economic mobility, strong social networks, and accountability to American taxpayers, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The United States and its Constitution were founded on the principles of freedom and equal opportunity for all. To ensure that all Americans would be able to realize the benefits of those principles, especially during hard times, the Government established programs to help families with basic unmet needs. Unfortunately, many of the programs designed to help families have...
  • Trump just took a giant step towards actual welfare reform

    04/11/2018 6:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/10/2018 | Kristina Rasmussen
    President Trump’s new executive order on welfare reform has laid the groundwork to get more Americans get back to work while protecting and strengthening the safety net for the truly needy. Federal agencies must take advantage of this opportunity to roll back harmful Obama-era policies that have trapped families in dependency and cost taxpayers billions. Right now, America combines near-record-low unemployment with near-record-high welfare dependency — the result of state-level eligibility exemptions, federal loopholes and policies that put work on the back burner. Many of these policies created incentives for able-bodied adults to sit on the sidelines — even though...
  • Trump executive order strengthens work requirements for neediest Americans

    04/10/2018 6:04:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Tracy Jan
    President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen existing work requirements and introduce new ones for low-income Americans receiving Medicaid, food stamps, public housing benefits and welfare as part of a broad overhaul of government assistance programs. The order directs federal agencies to review all policies related to current work requirements as well as exemptions and waivers and report back to the White House with recommendations within 90 days. “Welfare reform is necessary to prosperity and independence,” said Andrew Bremberg, assistant to the president and director of Trump’s domestic policy council.