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  • Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had Pocket Full of $100 – But No Job or Home

    12/23/2014 1:36:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/23/14 | Jim Hoft
    Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos in cold blood on Saturday.On Monday New York police officials announced that Brinsley had attended a Mike Brown rally in New York City.He took video at the protest.On Tuesday police Commissioner William Bratton said Ismaaiyl was carrying $100 bills in his pocket. But he had no job or home.The Yeshiva World reported: New York City’s police commissioner says investigators are looking into how the gunman who killed two officers had money despite not appearing to have a job or a home.
  • Woman on welfare bullied into abortion by her social worker

    12/20/2014 11:21:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 17, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    A woman who had a baby on welfare describes her social worker’s attitude when she became pregnant a second time: “After having our baby in May, a caseworker at the Department of Social Services made us feel like we’d been irresponsible for having a second child. She lectured Jim [her husband], telling him, “You can’t keep your wife barefoot and pregnant the rest of your life. You’d better do something about it.” She wanted to stop us having children and insisted on making an appointment for us to go to Planned Parenthood for counseling and birth-control supplies – conveniently located...
  • Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says

    12/11/2014 12:16:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Lee Albertorio felt like a man trapped in a woman’s body. After serving in the Air Force, he began taking hormones, which deepened his voice and made his physique more masculine. He changed his passport to reflect that he was male, and last year he decided to have a mastectomy, known as top surgery. But his insurance company told him the operation was cosmetic and refused to cover it, he said Wednesday. Now Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is warning insurance companies that they will no longer be allowed to deny gender reassignment surgery or other treatment to change a person’s...
  • Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

    12/07/2014 2:24:35 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    The Register - UK ^ | December 7, 2014 | Tim Worstall
    Worstall @ the Weekend The general impression we've all got is that the US is a place where the poor are simply left to starve in the gutter, unlike in soft and cuddly Europe, where we do our best to help our fellow man. That the political mantras shouted at us to keep us coughing up to pay for these welfare states might not be wholly and entirely true should not come as all that much of a surprise. So here's your cut-out-and-keep guide to what really goes on in the American welfare state. The first and most obvious thing...
  • Big Government Works Great... But for Whom?

    11/25/2014 9:38:35 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 25, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Ever since the Depression-era enlargement of the Leviathan, successfully marketed as the "New Deal," conservatives have argued against proposed government programs by shouting “They’re Unconstitutional!” and “They Don’t Work!” Such complaints often fall on deaf ears, because the Constitution is barely taught or respected nowadays, and the question of whether they work or not so often appears to be subjective. Perhaps it’s time for a new approach. I would submit that it’s time to stop saying that "Big Government Programs Don't Work".... because the fact is, they usually do. It usually isn't that they don't work, it's that they work...
  • Maine risks losing funding over food stamp policy (welfare photo ID)

    11/21/2014 12:19:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2014 2:09 PM EST | Alanna Durkin
    Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about state’s decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits. Federal officials said in a letter to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday that recipients are being given information that makes it seem like they’re required to have their photos placed electronic benefit transfer cards, even though the program is voluntary. The Republican governor’s administration must make it clear to recipients that their decision to not have their photo placed on the card...
  • Lax system let ineligible people get public health care aid

    11/13/2014 4:40:56 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    MPR ^ | 11-12-14 | MPR News Staff
    Minnesota human services officials didn't verify that low income people enrolling in health plans through MNsure were eligible for benefits they got, the state legislative auditor said Wednesday. The state Department of Human Services did not check key eligibility criteria, such as Social Security numbers, citizenship, income, and household sizes for Medical Assistance (Minnesota's Medicaid program), MinnesotaCare, and Children's Health Insurance Program recipients. That screening breakdown "resulted in ineligible persons receiving public health care benefits," the auditor said in its report. "They're not getting it right," Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said. "We design these systems to make complex eligibility determinations....
  • Thoughts on the Coming Election

    10/31/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Twilight of our Republic and about to enter the sunset of liberty and the dawn of an America with a living constitution, a herd mentality, and a cradle-to-grave welfare state The Progressives in both parties may be the establishment now but they have always been and continue to be revolutionaries seeking to turn the American dream into a socialist nightmare. Since the 1890s the Progressives have worked to change our American Experiment from a federal republic operating on democratic principles that recognized our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness into a democracy where the government grants...
  • Wife of Alan Grayson, named 17th richest member of Congress, receiving food stamps to feed his kids

    10/30/2014 8:16:31 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 29, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Not that the timing makes it any more egregious, but six days after being named the 17th richest member of Congress, it’s being reported that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson‘s estranged wife has been issued an EBT card to help feed his children. Lolita Grayson was approved for public assistance by the state of Florida, and their four minor children — they have five children altogether — are also enrolled in the free lunch program in Orange County schools, according to ABC affiliate WFTV. The stay-at-home mom was asked if she ever thought she’d be on food stamps. “No,” Lolita responded....
  • Record 92,584,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Hits 36-Year Low

    10/05/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 3, 2014 - 9:19 AM | Ali Meyer
    A record 92,584,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in September, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7 percent, a level it has not seen in 36 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Six times in the last twelve months, the participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent; but September’s 62.7 percent is the lowest since February of 1978. The participation rate is the percentage of the civilian non-institutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job or actively seeking one. Those not in...
  • Top Arizona Republican Official Resigns After Forced Sterilization Remarks [War On Women!]

    09/16/2014 8:11:36 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 16 September 2014 | David Schwartz
    A top Arizona Republican Party official and former lawmaker who championed a strict immigration law that sparked a national debate in 2010 has resigned after saying women on Medicaid should be required to use birth control or be sterilized.
  • Democratic Party Loses Support of Every Group but Black Americans

    09/12/2014 10:36:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 46 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 12, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the 2014 midterm races heat up Democrats across the nation are faced with the reality that they have lost the confidence of nearly every demographic group who will cast their votes in November. Recent polling indicates that women voters, a long-held Democratic Party constituency now prefer the Republican Party, leaving black Americans as the only group the Democratic Party has not lost the support of. As President Obama has suffered through historically low public support heading into his final election of consequence, he still maintains 89 percent approval ratings among African-Americans, compared to only 38 percent of all likely...
  • Almost Half of America on Welfare

    08/24/2014 7:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Breakdown by Category 82,679,000 Medicaid51,471,000 Food Stamps22,526,000 Women, Infants and Children Program20,355,000 Supplemental Security Income13,267,000 Public Housing or Housing Subsidies 5,442,000 Temporary Assistance to Needy Families 4,517,000 Other Forms of Federal Cash Assistance Population Estimates (2013 estimates) California 38,332,521Texas 26,448,193New York 19,651,127Florida 19,552,860 Those four states have a population of 103,984,701. Those on welfare nearly totals that amount. Full Time Employment BLS figures show 115.735 million "usually" working full time at the end of 2012. There are currently 118.489 million "usually" working full time. Obamacare Welfare Expansion Inquiring minds may be asking "How did Obamacare effect welfare numbers?" Let's take...
  • More Than A Thousand Stood Under Heat & Sun For Free Food In Miami

    08/22/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 8/22/14
    More than a thousand locals lined up Friday morning for several hours under the scorching sun and heat in Miami for a box full of food. The event located at the Central Shopping Plaza at 3825 NW 7th Street started at 9:00 a.m.
  • Are we becoming more STUPID?

    08/21/2014 12:43:50 PM PDT · by 3Fingas · 69 replies
    Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing - and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2730791/Are-STUPID-Britons-people-IQ-decline.html#ixzz3B3dLJfeH Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The case for free tampons

    08/16/2014 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jessica Valenti
    The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much.When I got my first period, I was in the most embarrassing place my then-11-year-old self could have imagined: my grandparents’ house. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just put on extra pairs of underwear and threw them away one-by-one, scrunched at the bottom of the bathroom trash bin, as I bled through them. Finally, with nary a pair of panties in sight, I was forced to tell my mother. I have never been...
  • Uncontrolled Immigration and Welfare State

    08/11/2014 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Towards the end of July a would-be illegal immigrant to the UK, a stowaway who had clung underneath a coach for 200 miles from Calais to Norfolk, was killed when the coach's driver accidentally reversed over him. One cannot help feeling sorry for the poor chap, illegal or not. This news emerged in conjunction with that of a group of illegal immigrants first caught by the French border police while they were trying to leave Britain and smuggle themselves into France, and then returned to Dover. Several Facebook users left comments to the effect that, with all the illegal...
  • 'City of big hearts' can take in 1,000 immigrant kids, Rahm says

    07/30/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city’s arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America. Some have suggested that the humanitarian effort funded by the federal government is a diversion and that Emanuel should concentrate all of his efforts on protecting Chicago’s children from the gang violence that has claimed far too many innocent victims. But the mayor argued Wednesday that a city of big shoulders with an even bigger heart can walk and chew gum at the same time....
  • Student Loan Forgiveness May Be Coming In The Future

    07/06/2014 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 6, 2014 | Sharon Epperson
    Student Loan Forgiveness May Be Coming In The Future Sharon Epperson CNBC.com For many members of the class of 2014 who borrowed money to attend college, the clock is ticking on what is likely to be their biggest expense after graduation. They'll have to start paying back their federal student loans in November or December—as the six-month grace period that lenders give new grads comes to an end. But depending on their income—or lack of income, if they're still looking for work—some borrowers may be eligible for much lower payments than they'd anticipated. And eventually they could have their federal...
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill Endorses Welfare State

    07/04/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    “Hope that in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.” — George Saunders Believe it or not, the above statement is printed on the bag issued by the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. Saunders, a fiction writer who teaches at Syracuse University, has been converted to Buddhism and has adopted an anti-consumer, anti-corporate-culture and anti-capitalist philosophy. It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality. Food,...
  • We've Crossed A Tipping Point: Most Americans Now Receive Govt. Benefits (Happy Dependence Day!)

    07/03/2014 11:57:08 PM PDT · by quesney · 301 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/02/2014 @ 4:45PM | Merill Matthews
    Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point. In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October. Currently, around 6 million to 7 million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare are receiving taxpayer-provided subsidies (though the administration’s numbers cannot be trusted, it’s all we have to work with). There are another 3 million who have signed up for Medicaid. That means some 10 million Americans—or a total of about 161 million—are now getting government...
  • We're All Infants Now (That "pony tail guy" may have been more prescient than we know)

    06/26/2014 6:01:09 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 10 replies
    Uncommon Sense ^ | 6-25-2014 | Chris Shugart
    Bear with me as I relate an incident I witnessed a couple of years ago; an important point lies at the end of this true story. I was standing in the checkout line at a Barnes & Noble bookstore when I noticed a mother pushing her two toddlers through the store in one of those tandem strollers. One child began moaning, not loudly, but persistently. I’ve raised two children, and I’m familiar with the sounds they can make to express their feelings. This wasn’t an expression of pain, hunger, tiredness, or any kind of stress that I could sense. The...
  • Open Borders & the Welfare State: The Cloward-Piven Strategy on Steroids

    06/26/2014 2:14:01 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 26, 2014 | Lauren Thomas
    Milton Friedman, a renowned economist and conservative intellectual once said that we can have open borders, and we can have a welfare state, but we cannot have both. Open borders will collapse the welfare state because there isn’t enough money to redistribute in order to prop up low-skilled laborers from third world countries who rely the most on the benefits of the welfare state. So why then does the Left in this country, who believes so strongly in the welfare state, continue to try to collapse it with illegal immigration? To understand the answer to this question, we have to...
  • Biden Plans to Live off Taxpayers Forever

    06/23/2014 8:57:56 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Bill McMorris
    Admits to lack of savings, desire to subsist on six-figure government pension Vice President Joe Biden plans on relying solely on taxpayers to fund his retirement. Biden declared that he had neither a savings account, nor any stocks to pay off his golden years on Monday. “I have no savings account, but I have a great pension and a great salary,” Biden told the crowd at the White House Summit on Working Families. Biden proudly admitted that he was “the poorest member of Congress” over his four-decade career in Washington. The line garnered laughs and applause at the plush Omni...
  • Mass. EBT cardholders spent $50M out of state

    06/14/2014 6:23:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 14, 2014 | Erin Smith
    Bay State EBT card carriers spent nearly $50 million in welfare cash out of the state last year — including destinations as far away as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, officials said yesterday. A total of nearly 27,000 welfare recipients used their state benefits elsewhere between July 2013, and this past April, the Department of Transitional Assistance reported. The DTA reported 2,741 food stamp accounts were shut off in the past year after the recipients spent more than 90 days out of state. Another 246 cash assistance accounts were also closed during the same time period after recipients lived...
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Man drives car into murder scene crowd

    05/08/2014 6:35:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    A car barreled into a crowd of people near a murder scene in Houston. News crews were already on the scene and caught it on video.
  • Man kept dead mom in Kentucky freezer for 3 years

    05/07/2014 10:02:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader ^ | May 7, 2014 | Bill Estep
    SOMERSET, Ky. — A Kentucky man kept his dead mother in a freezer for three years while spending her Social Security checks, then killed himself as police tried to unravel the mystery of what happened to her, according to the Pulaski County sheriff’s office. Police suspect that Jon Whiteford dumped the body of his mother, Faye B. Whiteford, who would have been 96 this year, at an empty house after he was forced to move out of the home they had shared. A detective found the body on April 23, wrapped in a tarp and lying in the yard, according...
  • Hillary: Jesus’ loaves and fishes thing was his way of teaching us liberal policies

    04/29/2014 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 28, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    A good rule of thumb with Hillary Clinton is this: If it comes out of her mouth, it’s insincere. You will never lose money taking that bet 100 times out of 100. And a good corollary to that rule is this: When she tells you what something is supposed to mean, that’s not what it means at all. Especially when she’s talking about the Bible. Pay attention: When a liberal who “rarely mentions his or her faith” suddenly shows up in a church quoting Scripture to you, it’s a pretty good bet that liberal is trying to pervert the Scripture...
  • CLIVEN BUNDY'S COMMENTS ON RACE & THEIR IMPACT

    04/25/2014 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 86 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 25 April 2014 | Jeff Head
    MY TWO CENTS: BUNDY'S COMMENTS ON RACE & THEIR IMPACT On April 20, 2014, Cliven Bundy, who is at the heart of a large confrontation with the Federal Government over land and property rights and the over-reach of the Federal Government as a result of the Bundy Cattle Ranch, made some caustic comments about race in America. Most of the networks are not playing Cliven Bundy's full comments. I think it important, despite the fact that his words have understandably caused an uproar, to have the full context of what he said. So, before he talked about seeing black...
  • Welfare State Squeezing Private Sector Workers

    04/17/2014 10:28:16 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In the last presidential election, Mitt Romney was savaged by the media and the cultural elites for pointing out that 47 percent of voters will vote for Obama as they're getting subsidies from the federal, state, or local governments. Romney was vilified as an evil, out-of-teach aristocrat that despised the less fortunate. The truth is the exact opposite as we know that Romney gives generously to the charity, unlike Obama and his progressive liberal allies, and that he created companies that actually hired people and paid them wages, again unlike most liberals. The 47 percent number was mocked as not...
  • National School Lunch Program Embarrassment Continues

    04/13/2014 1:03:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | April 12, 2014 | Baylen Linnekin
    The USDA has managed to make school lunches stink even more. So why does the government continue?>School lunches still stink. But now unprecedented numbers of students are refusing to eat them.Last month I noted that a GAO report had found that last school year's disastrous rollout of the updated USDA National School Lunch Program helped drive 1.6 million paying students from the lunch rolls. The new rules led some schools to abandon the program, as I reported in 2012. What's more, the new rules, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, have also resulted in unprecedented mountains of food waste.As I...
  • CLARKE: Liberal policies have destroyed the black family

    03/24/2014 5:10:41 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 20 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 03/24/2014 | David A. Clarke, Jr.
    The latest attempt by liberals to help black people is underway in our K-12 urban public schools. These do-gooders are now defining down socially acceptable behavior for black students in school. Bad behavior is being excused and attempts to hold black kids accountable by enforcing codes of conduct are called racist. Having a sense of discipline has always been considered a virtue, a redeeming quality, but now its roots are claimed to lie in racism. White liberal elites have chimed in about school codes of conduct. The Capital Times newspaper of Madison, Wis., recently chronicled bad behavior by black students...
  • Swedes tire of tax cuts as welfare state shows strains

    03/18/2014 6:22:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:16am EDT | Daniel Dickson and Alistair Scrutton
    To glimpse Swedish angst under its picture postcard prosperity, look no further than film director Lisa Ohlin, who has enjoyed years of tax cuts in an economy the envy of Europe. Homes in her Stockholm neighborhood cost around $1 million. But this leafy, well-heeled area is a microcosm of Sweden, where eyes are on a struggling school with strained finances, not enough teachers and poor results. Like many Swedes, Ohlin wants her cherished welfare state back. […] Voters like Ohlin are returning to faith in cradle to grave welfare after eight years of center-right Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, who cut...
  • Lobster-Eating Food Stamp Recipient Refuses Hannity's Job Help

    03/14/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 13, 2014 | Fox News Insider
    The saga of a surfing, lobster-eating food stamp recipient continued on "Hannity" as the 29-year-old refused Sean's assistance in finding a paying job. You may remember Jason Greenslate from his interview with Bill O'Reilly's producer Jesse Watters. Greenslate was first captured on camera by Fox News while purchasing lobster with taxpayer-funded food stamps.
  • The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State: We're running out of people; not just money

    02/25/2014 7:16:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 1935, the year that FDR signed the Social Security Act into law, the birth rate was 18.7 per 1,000. In 1940, when the first monthly check was issued, it had gone up to 19.4. By 1954, when Disability had been added, the birth rate at the heart of the Baby Boom stood at 25.3. In a nation of 163 million people, 4 million babies were being born each year. By 1965, when Medicare was plugged in, the birth rate had fallen back to 19.4. For the first time in ten years fewer than 4 million babies had been born...
  • U.S. Post Office Offers Illegal Alien-Friendly Wire Transfer Service

    02/19/2014 11:22:30 AM PST · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-19-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News As we reported last week, far from contributing to our economy, illegal aliens are draining tens of billions from it, by sending the bulk of their earnings back to their home countries every year, with Mexico by far the largest recipient. Looking to capitalize on the growing "remittance" industry -- illegal aliens sending money earned through illegal employment in this country, back home, the U.S. Post Office now offers a wire transfer service, but only to countries in Latin America.The service, called Dinero Seguro (Sure Money) is being advertised in certain local post offices with posters showing...
  • A Nation of Bastards

    02/17/2014 6:15:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 65 replies
    American Thinker. ^ | February 16, 2014 | Glenn Fairman
    According to 2009 data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41 percent of all births were to unmarried women. The percentage has risen steadily since at least 1980... In 1980, it stood at 18.4 percent. By 1990, it was 28.0 percent. And by 2000 it was 33.2 percent. In 2009, 17 percent of births to Asian-Pacific Islanders were out of wedlock, with non-Hispanic whites at 29 percent, 53 percent for Hispanics, 65 percent for American Indians and Native Alaskans and 73 percent for non-Hispanic blacks. These stark numbers reveal far more about the rapid state of decay...
  • Moving To Mexico

    02/16/2014 1:11:42 PM PST · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 26 replies
    Dear President Obama: I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, The President of Mexico, that I'm on my way over? Please let him know that I...
  • Thank You President Obama for Freeing Me

    02/16/2014 12:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Hi, I’m Dave. Until recently I was a full-time employee and had a very good job.In fact most years we were so busy I worked some long hours and received some significant bonuses from my employer.But now I have been freed from having to spend so much time supporting my family.Because of some great new policies from our government, I am now working part-time and spending more time with my family. It has been an adjustment.When I told my wife the exciting news that I would spending more time at home, initially she wasn’t delighted.She sure seemed like she did...
  • End of the Line for the Welfare State?

    02/11/2014 9:22:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The Congressional Budget Office did not exactly say Obamacare would cost the nation 2.5 million jobs. But what it did say is vindication of what conservatives have preached since Barry Goldwater stood in the pulpit 50 years ago: The more liberal the welfare state, the greater the disincentive to work and the more ruinous the impact upon a nation's work ethic. The CBO has just given us a statistical measure of that truth. The Obamacare subsidies, it said, will cause some to quit work, others to cut back on the hours they work, and others to hold off going...
  • The Massive Liberal Failure on Race - Part 2: Affirmative action doesn’t work

    02/11/2014 2:29:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | February 10, 2014 | Tanner Colby
    In 2009, I attended the NAACP’s 100th annual convention at the Midtown Hilton in New York. Not just the centenary celebration for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, this was also the group’s first convention under our newly inaugurated black president. The theme of the week’s events was to pay homage to the great civil rights victories of the past while at the same time defining a new mission for the next century. But on the night NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous took the stage for his big speech, when the subject turned to affirmative action, he didn’t sound like...
  • Swiss voters back limit on immigration

    02/09/2014 9:53:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 Feb 2014
    GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland on Sunday narrowly backed a plan to limit immigration, in a blow for the government after it had warned that the measure could harm the Swiss economy and relations with the European Union. Swiss public television SRF reported that some 50.3 percent of voters backed a proposal by the nationalist People's Party to introduce quotas for all types of immigrants. About 49.7 percent voted against the plan. The difference between the two sides was fewer than 30,000 votes, with a turnout of about 56 percent. The decision means that the Swiss government will need...
  • Putting the middle class in an even deeper hole

    02/06/2014 5:32:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 4, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    The great Obama contradiction on the economy is this: he takes credit for the improved economy, but openly admits that in this recovery almost all of the gains have gone to the very rich. Here is the disturbing passage from Obama's State of the Union speech that I refer to: “What I believe unites the people of this nation ... is the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead. “That belief has suffered some serious blows. ... Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and...
  • Wal-Mart Stores Hurt by Food Stamp Rollbacks

    02/01/2014 9:01:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 31, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Wal-Mart stores and its Sam's Club chain are apparently hurting from the cuts in the federal food stamp program that went into effect in early November. The impact from the government's reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits had a much greater effect on the world's largest retailer than originally expected by the company. Combined with consumer fears about the economy and winter storms that also hurt store business nationwide, the cuts made a bad situation for Wal-Mart even worse, according to a statement from Wal-Mart Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley carried by the Associated Press. The estimated $5...
  • Welfare State Madness

    01/30/2014 5:44:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 30, 2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Welfare State MadnessPosted By Arnold Ahlert On January 30, 2014 @ 12:49 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Another dubious record has been set during the Obama administration. As of the end of December, a staggering 10,988,269 Americans were receiving federal disability benefits, a number that exceeds the entire population of Greece. The December totals mark the 202nd straight month that the number of disabled workers in the nation has increased. Furthermore, according to the latest Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, “mental disorder” is the top “diagnostic group,” comprising 35.5 percent of all disabled beneficiaries. Within...
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Promises to End War on Drugs in Inaugural Speech

    01/23/2014 9:04:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 01/22/2014 | Allison Geller
    In the inaugural speech for his second term of office, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie vowed to end the ineffective “war on drugs.” “We will end the failed war on drugs that believes that incarceration is the cure of every ill caused by drug abuse. We will make drug treatment available to as many of our non-violent offenders as we can and we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands this simple truth:  every life has value and no life is disposable,” Christie said Tuesday at the War Memorial in Trenton. Christie generally tried to strike...
  • 5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal

    01/21/2014 4:29:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 172 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    How did we end up in a world where Big Gulps are being banned in New York while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in Colorado? How is it that cigarette smokers are pariahs, while people smoking weed are being cheered? This is despite the fact that potheads are almost universally recognized as unmotivated, low class, degenerate – and, yes, smelly failures. Even the ones that get somewhere in life, like Barack Obama, usually turn out to be mediocrities. Moreover, we all recognize that smoking is a dirty habit that makes you die younger and while drinking...
  • Illegal Alien With 7 Kids Got Food Stamps, Housing & Social Security – for 20 Years (Video)

    01/18/2014 6:00:33 PM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-18-2014 | TRN
    Here's another reminder of how illegal immigration is literally bankrupting this nation – which will no doubt be totally ignored by the mainstream media in their coordinated effort -- with the leaders of both parties -- to shove amnesty down our throats. Illegal alien and mother of seven, Florida resident Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, monthly medications, $700 in Social Security and a housing allowance. And she has been receiving government assistance for over 20 YEARS – ever since she illegally entered the U.S. by swimming the Rio Grande.She celebrates it…and is on a crusade to get other illegals...
  • Number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents on Food Stamps Doubles

    01/17/2014 11:38:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | William Bigelow
    The number of Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving food stamps zoomed from 1.7 million to 3.9 million between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010. In that same period, food stamp recipients in total grew from 26 million to nearly 40 million. Spending on food stamps now totals somewhere around $80 billion, twice what the number was in Fiscal Year 2008. Presently, the work waivers foisted on the states by Obama allow ABAWDs to receive food stamps indefinitely--without working or preparing for work.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee proposes new term for 'welfare' (a "transitional living fund")

    01/11/2014 3:28:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 9, 2014 | Carol Christian
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who has decried the failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits before its December recess, is talking about changing the vocabulary of assistance. In a speech Jan. 8 on the House of Representatives floor, Jackson Lee suggested renaming government welfare. "Maybe the word 'welfare' should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund,'" Jackson Lee said, according to a post on The Minority Report blog. "For that is what it is - for people to be able to live," she said....