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  • Study finds Republicans are more likely to consider leaving California

    California — According to a study conducted by UC Berkeley, more than half of California voters have considered leaving the state. The study was conducted for the L.A. Times and found that California Republicans are three times more likely to consider leaving the state compared to Democrats.
  • ‘I’m Black, I’m Supposed to Be a Democrat’: 2 Women Explain Why They Veered Right

    11/04/2019 8:49:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 1, 2019 | Bill Walton
    Bill Walton recently welcomed Star Parker and Winsome Sears to his video podcast for a discussion of why so many black Americans continue to vote for the failed liberal agenda. Here is a transcript of their conversation, edited mostly only for style and clarity. Bill Walton: Welcome to “The Bill Walton Show.” Race just seems to dominate so much of our political debate in the United States. Today, I want to explore and learn about the past, present, and future state of black America. Who has the better policy answers, conservatives or liberals or libertarians? What’s been the impact of...
  • CFR: U.S. Needs More Mass Migration, Bigger Welfare State

    10/23/2019 9:25:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    New American ^ | October 23, 2019 | Alex Newman
    Under the guise of keeping America “competitive” in the looming high-tech future, the globalist Council on Foreign Relations is urging policymakers at all levels to dramatically expand the size and scope of government. The bloated welfare states in Sweden and Denmark are cited as examples of the “advantages” of massive government programs to take care for people. Without the sort of fundamental transformation of America envisioned by the CFR, the nation will supposedly be left behind in the emerging new paradigm, the organization claimed. Critics, though, blasted that idea. In its new report, dubbed “The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and...
  • Trump Prepares 2019 Food Stamp Change – Directly Affects Welfare Slugs In 43 States

    09/18/2019 8:04:39 PM PDT · by upchuck · 50 replies
    dynamitecandy.com ^ | Sept 18, 2019 | admin
    Democrats thought Donald was done – he’s just getting started! Thanks to President Trump, the U.S. economy is on fire like never before. Jobs are coming back and wages are on the rise. Companies are competing to keep Americans workers. In fact, there are more open jobs than people looking for work! But as good as things are, Trump wants them even better. The economy can only thrive when people are jumping in and getting back to work. But there’s one program that keeps people poor and out of the workforce. A program that also costs the taxpayers billions a...
  • The Fall of Rome - Are There Lessons We Can Learn?

    09/04/2019 1:32:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    American Minute ^ | September 04, 2019 | Bill Federer
    GREAT WALL OF CHINA By 220AD, the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of displaced tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire. OPEN BORDERS Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals, as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders. Will and Ariel Durant wrote in The Story of Civilization (Vol. 3-Caesar and Christ, Simon...
  • Trump Administration to Deny Green Cards to Legal Immigrants Who Draw From Social Programs

    08/12/2019 7:32:36 AM PDT · by oblomov · 79 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Louise Radnofsky and Andrew Restuccia
    WASHINGTON—Immigrants legally in the U.S. will be ineligible for green cards if they use any of an array of social programs, and prospective immigrants will be barred from entry if they can’t convince a consular officer that they will never use such programs, as part of a final rule published by the Trump administration. The rule, issued by the Department of Homeland Security, is one of the most ambitious and sweeping elements of the Trump administration’s immigration policy, according to administration officials as well as immigrant-rights advocates opposed to the change. The administration was all but guaranteeing fresh criticism from...
  • Senator Smuggles Illegal Across Border [semi-satire]

    08/04/2019 4:44:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 August 2019 | John Semmens
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) personally aided the illegal entry of a pregnant immigrant "so she can have her anchor baby in the United States, as is her right." Wyden called international boundaries "unnatural impediments to the free migration of people and wildlife. It is everyone's human right to live wherever they wish. It is our obligation to admit them and provide them with everything they need to enjoy the kind of life they desire. This includes free health care, food, housing, and spending money for the extras—cell phones, high-def cable TV, vacations, fashionable clothing—that make life more enjoyable." The Senator...
  • DC judge mandates a right to Medicaid for able-bodied adults without work requirements

    07/31/2019 11:30:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | July 30, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Republicans have failed to promote a single conservative fiscal reform to even tweak the growing welfare state, despite their promise to fight for welfare work requirements. But at least Republicans at a state level are promoting conservatism, right? Well, not if the courts are crowned king of the republic. Courts have become the final arbiter of cultural issues and now even border and national security issues. Thus, it was only a matter of time before they ventured into fiscal/economic issues. Recently, several states have been conditioning Medicaid eligibility upon work requirements. Arkansas, Kentucky, and New Hampshire got a waiver from...
  • Karl Rove says he has no idea what Trump is doing with his "rat infested" tweets about Cummings'...

    07/28/2019 4:05:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 129 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    <p>Karl Rove says he has no idea what Trump is doing with his "rat infested" tweets about Cummings' district.</p> <p>Well, let me fill you in, Karl. He's fighting to deliver on his promise and goal to drain the swamp and Make America Great Again! Trump is a fighter and problem solver and is unafraid to directly tackle big problems and even criticize DOC (democrats of color) even if they are a protected class and immune to criticism--when and if they are clearly POP (part of the problem. By the way. he's not attacking AOC's WOC (women of color) Squad or Cummings because of race, he's attacking their anti-America, big government/globalist/socialist ideas and policies and the obvious disastrous results of same.</p>
  • Vanity: Big government/socialism 101

    07/08/2019 1:08:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Once upon a time, long, long ago they actually taught this stuff in grade school along with reading, writing, arithmetic--and--history, basic economics, the Constitution, patriotism, and other useful subjects to help youngsters learn a trade, etc. And then the left took control and decided indoctrination was more useful (to them) than educating the next generation. Why? Ronald Reagan summed it up: Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. Big government/socialism destroys free-markets, productivity, the economy, private property, wealth (capital), individual liberty, national sovereignty and your country. Why is the UK no longer a superpower? The Labour Party...
  • 'Medicare-for-All' Would Take Most of Your Paycheck

    01/16/2019 7:30:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/16/2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    In a crowded field of Democrats vying for the presidency in 2020, one thing stands out. "Medicare-for-all" tops their campaign promises. On Sunday, the latest to announce, former Obama cabinet official Julian Castro, pledged to make Medicare-for-All a reality. But these candidates would rather walk on hot coals than tell you what "Medicare-for-all" costs: a whopping $32 trillion over 10 years. To raise that, all taxpayers, not just the rich, would have to hand a gut-wrenching share of their paycheck to Uncle Sam, based on Congressional Budget Office revenue tables. A single guy earning $82,500 a year, and currently paying...
  • 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.
  • Resistance is Futile

    11/23/2018 8:05:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    The welfare state and socialist redistribution schemes demoralize and debase a society I am a Star Trek fan, like millions and millions of others on the planet. In later versions of the franchise, the great threat to the star fleet and the Federation was the Borg. The Borg, if I remember correctly, was about the collective—that total lack of individuality among beings and a complete lack of liberty for those civilizations that had been conquered. If one did not submit, then elimination of that civilization was the obligation of the Borg. Their goal was perfection. Does any of this sound...
  • Up In Smoke

    11/15/2018 6:21:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Times change, attitudes change, and (thankfully) hairstyles change. In the last few years we’ve been witness to one amazing change that is surprising in its speed – the idea that adults should be allowed to smoke marijuana, either for medical purposes or because they want to. There’s no reason to think this trend will ever reverse itself. In the interest of full disclosure, while it’s been more than a decade, I am intimately familiar with marijuana. I didn’t experiment with it, I majored in it in college. But, like most people, I grew out of it. I didn’t make a...
  • Why it can pay to earn less in Ireland: grants, pensions, medical cards

    10/29/2018 11:42:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 10/30/2018 | Fiona Reddan
    Who doesn’t love a pay rise? Or a windfall. Or a boost in the return of your savings or investments? Sometimes, however, depending on your circumstances, a marginal pay rise can cost you more than you might think. Take a €5,000 pay rise, for example. The net return to you of this is just €2,400, or €216 a month, if you’re a higher-rate taxpayer. And yet it could put you out of reach of getting a grant for third level, which could be worth about €72,000 for three children; from getting a medical card in your senescence, and discounted childcare....
  • Violent crime climbing in Denver and Colorado

    09/29/2018 8:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | MATT MAURO
    Violent crime, including murders, are increasing in Denver and Colorado, according to new statistics from police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Murders in Colorado have jumped 27 percent in the last three years. In 2015 there were 173 murders, while there were 220 in 2017. ... murders in Denver have increased six percent in the last year. So far in 2018, there have been 51 murders, compared to 48 at this time last year, according to Denver Police. Police say the increase is because there are more incidents where multiple people have been killed. ... And for some perspective...
  • 5 phases of the Democratic plantation

    07/24/2018 8:24:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/23/2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    The central premise of my new book – that the plantation defines not merely the origin but the entire history of the Democratic Party – will seem at the first glance, and for those unfamiliar with my previous work, far-fetched or even crazy. The old Democratic plantation system, after all, was involuntary; it was based on forcibly confining slaves. Today, however, the Democrats don’t have anyone penned up in this way, and they certainly aren’t forcing anyone to work. This objection, however, can be answered by recalling how the antebellum Democrats regarded the old plantation. Democratic Sen. James Chesnut regarded...
  • Why On Earth Do Minorities Still Vote Democrat?

    08/09/2018 4:37:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    Jewsih World Review ^ | 8/7/2018 | Alicia Colon
    After mentioning the Heritage Foundation in one of my columns in the Staten Island Advance, I received an invite to their annual Christmas party at the Union league Club in Manhattan. After exchanging a few words with a reporter from Associated Press, he said. "How come a woman like you, who grew up in the barrio, ended up being a Republican?" My standard answer to that inquiry has always been, "high IQ." However my answer, while facetious, was not entirely descriptive of my electoral registration choice. It was more my maverick Aquarian nature that compelled me to decline joining my...
  • Mattis: NBC News Report on Pentagon Doing Damage-Control After NATO ‘Fiction’

    07/14/2018 7:39:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday called NBC News’ report that said the Pentagon was in “damage-control” mode to reassure NATO allies after President Trump’s visit “fiction.” Mattis, during a press gaggle on the way to Oslo, Norway, brought up the report, which claimed that “hours” after Trump departed NATO, U.S. military leaders embarked on a “full-scale” damage-control operation across Europe. The report said U.S. military leaders were “directed by the Pentagon leadership” in response to Trump threatening to reassess U.S. commitments in the region. “That was fascinating. I love reading fiction, so it was stimulating to read it,” he...
  • Food stamp enrollment falls to 8-year low as Trump clamps down on fraud, economy improves

    06/18/2018 8:55:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Overall enrollment in the country’s food stamp program has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years as the economy continues to improve and the Trump administration attempts to tackle fraud in the program. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), enrollment in the program dropped in March to 40,083,954. The last time food stamp participation dipped this low was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people were enrolled in the program. "As the economy continues to improve, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is...