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Welfare Abusers Get Nasty News from Trump: Time To Go to Work


Reported By Jared Harris | November 1, 2018 at 3:41pm

Many Medicaid recipients in Wisconsin will now have to work to continue benefiting from the program.

President Donald Trump’s administration approved the work requirements Wednesday. The approval also allowed the state to begin charging monthly premiums of up to $8 for those who make between 50 percent and 100 percent of the federal poverty level, as well as a co-payments for using an emergency room for non-emergency services.

The new rules require childless adults under 50 to work at least 80 hours a month to maintain their coverage. If they do not fulfill these work requirements for a 48-month period, they will lose coverage, The Hill reported.

After being kicked from the program, an applicant would have to wait an additional six months to reapply.

Gov. Scott Walker celebrated the requirements, saying in a tweet “We’re removing barriers to work to help Wisconsinites transition from government dependence to true independence!”

With crucial elections less than a week away, this may have been a risky move for conservatives in the Badger State. Gov. Walker’s opponent this year is Democrat Tony Evers. Evers does not support the work requirements and is already leading in several polls. The fallout from this decision may place him even further ahead. Even if this decision costs Walker the governorship, it needed to be done.

Welfare is seen by many as one of the worst things to impact poor communities. The benefits, which still do not require any work in most states, are said to subsidize unemployment and encourage fraud.

Arkansas is another state that recently instituted a work requirement for Medicaid. The state dropped over 4,000 people from the taxpayer’s payroll after the conditions went into effect.

Need for social safety net programs is slowly disappearing, as nationwide unemployment has been steadily dwindling down ever since Trump’s historic victory in 2016. The unemployment rate recently hit a 49-year low and shows little signs of slowing. More people are now working, and with a slowdown of welfare expansion, the American economy is primed for an even higher upwards trend.

Democrats are planning to undo that hard work, and how far they get with that plan all comes down to how conservative America confronts the democratic blue wave. With a bulwark of liberal voters ready to flood the polls on election day, only a large turnout of Republicans will be able to counter it.

Like many recent stories, the future of this one depends on what happens on Nov. 6.

If Americans confirm the work of the GOP and President Trump, work requirements are likely to increase across the nation. In the case of a Democratic victory, welfare restrictions may become a thing of the past.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jared is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he’s not with his wife and son, then he’s either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.

 

DEAR CNN: Massive Amounts Of Americans DROP Food Stamps – Is That News?


Published by ClashDaily.com | on October 24, 2017

Food Stamps — Trump slammed Obama as a ‘food stamps President’ and Promised to MAGA. Here are the results so far.

Let’s take a quick flashback to December 2016.

We would see reporting like this:

As President Obama prepares to leave office, his legacy will include an increase in the number of Americans using food stamps.

The number of food stamps recipients went up by 10.7 million people, a 32 percent jump, since President Obama took office in 2009, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In 2009, 33,490,000 people received food stamp benefits. As of October 2016, the last month reported for FY 2016, 44,219,123 people received food stamp benefits, an increase of about 10,729,000.
Source: Breitbart

Legacy — Food Stamps. Trump called him the Food Stamps President.

Even Politifact couldn’t polish that t–d for Obama. The best they could manage was ‘the numbers aren’t as high as they were a year or two ago.’

So, where are we now, less than a year into President Trump’s (first) term?

New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show nearly1.5 million Americans have gotten off the food stamp rolls since President Trump took office in January 2017. That’s a 3.5% drop in less than a year.
Source: DailyWire

You can see the official government numbers here.

More Than 1.1 Million Fewer Americans on Food Stamps Under Trump


Reported by Katherine Rodriguez | 7 Aug 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/07/1-1-million-fewer-americans-food-stamps-trump/

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dropped to 41,496,255 in May 2017, the most recent data available from the USDA, from 42,691,363 in January 2017 when Trump took office.

According to the latest data, SNAP enrollment during the first few months of Trump’s presidency decreased by 2.79 percent.

Food stamp participation on average in 2017 has dropped to its lowest level since 2010, and the latest numbers show that this trend is continuing.

Trump proposed cuts to SNAP in his 2018 budget proposal, suggesting that states match up to 20 percent of federal money allotted for the food stamp program and expand work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps.

Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has also prompted many immigrants, both legal and illegal, to cancel their food stamps over concerns that they might be denied citizenship or deported.

Federal lawmakers are also working on legislation that would seek to expand food stamp work requirements and put time limits on how long those enrolled in the food stamp program can receive benefits.

At the state level, food stamp enrollment dropped significantly in places such as Georgia and Alabama once they instituted work requirements for able-bodied adults to receive food stamps. Both states fully implemented work requirements for food stamp recipients in 2016-2017.

These 13 Counties Started Work Requirements for Food Stamps. Here’s What Happened.


 Christine Roe / June 07, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/07/these-13-counties-started-work-requirements-for-food-stamps-heres-what-happened/

Signs like this in grocery stores advertise the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, better known as food stamps. (Photo: Richard B. Levine/Newscom)

<!– A sign in the Union Square Greenmarket in New York informs patrons that the market accepts the SNAP program and the use of EBT cards, seen on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The paperless Electronic Benefits Transfer, which replaced food stamps, have become popular in the Greenmarkets allowing people on public assistance convenient access to fresh fruits and vegetables. –>

Participation in the food stamp program plunged by 85 percent in 13 counties in Alabama after officials required that recipients must work, look for work, or get approved job training, a state agency says. In those 13 counties, enrollment in food stamps dropped over four months from 5,538 able-bodied adults without dependents to 831 such recipients.

Statewide, a total of 13,663 able-bodied adults without children or other dependents were enrolled in the food stamp program before the change implemented Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the news site AL.com reported.

As of May 1, that statewide number had dropped to 7,483, the agency said.

“Based on the trend, the number of [able-bodied adults without dependents] recipients … is expected to continue to decline statewide and in the formerly 13 exempted counties,” agency spokesman John Hardy told AL.com.

Thirteen of Alabama’s 67 counties—Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter, and Barbour—previously were exempt from enforcement of the federal work requirement for those participating in food stamps. That exemption ended as of Jan. 1 under the administration of Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican.

Because of reforms to the welfare program in 1996, able-bodied adults ages 18 to 49 without dependents are limited to three months of food stamp benefits without working in a 36-month period, unless they find employment or are involved in a work program part time. A state could waive the requirement in areas it can demonstrate have job shortages or higher unemployment rates than other areas. However, in 2009, with passage by Congress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Obama administration allowed all states to waive the work requirements for food stamp enrollment.

This expansion of waivers led to a dramatic increase in the number of able-bodied adults without dependents who went on food stamps, from 1.9 million in fiscal year 2008 to almost 4 million by fiscal year 2010, and 4.9 million by fiscal 2013.

The huge decrease in food stamp participation in Alabama isn’t the first time that moving from welfare to workfare got big results. As previously reported by The Daily Signal, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, enforced work requirements for food stamp recipients beginning in December 2014. Within three months, the number of those on food stamps who were able-bodied adults without dependents declined from 13,332 to 2,678, Maine officials said.

Caseworkers in Maine attribute that huge decrease in enrollment to many recipients’ choosing to go without benefits rather than perform a minimum of six hours per week of community service, or other aspects of the work requirements.

If the federal government establishes and enforces similar work requirements nationwide, total food stamp enrollment would plummet in a few years, possibly saving taxpayers $10 billion per year or as much as $100 billion over the next decade.

That is the conclusion of Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation who specializes in poverty and welfare programs.

The federal government “should require constructive behavior” from able-bodied adults without dependents if they wish to get food stamps, Rector argues. That means requiring that they “take a job, prepare for work, perform community service, or at a minimum search for employment in exchange for aid and assistance at the taxpayers’ expense,” he and Heritage colleagues write.

Some argue that such a requirement should be left for the individual states to decide. However, over 90 percent of food stamp funding is from the federal government, Rector and his colleagues argue, and it has “the right and obligation to establish the moral principles on which the program operates.”

Mary C. Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, has said government officials “cannot enable willful inactivity,” and calls it “imperative that these programs are designed to help people who are making a genuine attempt to transition from poverty to prosperity.”

“They cannot be a way of life,” she added.

The Heritage Foundation report last year by Rector, Rachel Sheffield, and Kevin Dayaratna argues that work requirements for welfare recipients produce eight types of positive results. Among them, work requirements ensure that welfare isn’t a one-way transaction; aid those who truly need help; decrease the number of people enrolled on food stamps; decrease the overall attractiveness of welfare; and save taxpayers money.

The research paper notes that a Rasmussen survey in July 2012 found bipartisan support for work requirements among Americans, with only 7 percent opposed and 10 percent undecided.

Ken McIntyre contributed to this report. 

MUST SEE: Welfare Brat Threatens to KILL Trump and Start WAR If He Takes Away FOOD STAMPS


waving flagPublished on May 25, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/05/must-see-black-man-threatens-kill-trump-takes-away-food-stamps/

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It’s been easy living for welfare leeches in the past 7 years — but that is all about to change if Donald Trump becomes President — and this welfare king knows it! That’s why he’s angry… VERY angry. He is so upset that he is threatening to kill Donald Trump and to even start a war with the government.

Going by the name of “Lil’ Maine,” his disturbing rant has gone viral on Facebook, with almost 17,000 shares. Watch it for yourself below:

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How Maine’s Time Limit on Welfare Pushed One Woman to Pull Herself Out of Poverty


waving flagAuthored by Melissa Quinn / / May 15, 2016

In 2007, Jill Rothrock had two daughters and no steady full-time employment, so she began receiving benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. (Photo: Joe Sohm Visions of America/Newscom)

Jill Rothrock knows the moment she hit rock bottom.

It was 2007, and Rothrock went into the pharmacy in Bucksport, Maine, to pick up a prescription for Vicodin that she had called in herself. Her two daughters were in the car, and after she had picked up the pills, Rothrock got back into a car she was renting and began to drive away.

But agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration pulled up behind her, and at that moment, one word entered Rothrock’s mind.

Rothrock, now 44, had been battling addiction for more than 20 years.

After she was arrested in 2007, Rothrock cleaned up and enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, or TANF, and worked to find a full-time job.

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Now, nearly a decade later, she’s transitioned off of public assistance and has a full-time job working for the state, a change she attributes in part to the 60-month time limit enacted by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, in 2012.

“It forced me to do what I had to do to get off benefits and start making my own money again,” she told The Daily Signal.

‘It’s About Time’

Rothrock’s battle with drugs and alcohol began when she was just 12 years old, when Rothrock, who was living in New Jersey with her family, and her friends had the run of a friend’s house. The friend’s parents owned a golf course and were never home, Rothrock recalled, and even less so since they were going through a divorce.

At first, it started with liquor and then moved on to pot, she told The Daily Signal. Later, as Rothrock progressed through her high school years, her grades dropping from As to Cs and Ds, she began to get into harder drugs: cocaine and painkillers—Vicodin, specifically—after a dentist prescribed Rothrock medicine after having dental work done.

“I was trying to get out of my reality,” she said. “The painkillers helped me achieve that. I spent the next I don’t know how many years looking for painkillers, and I came up with any excuse to get them.”

Rothrock had the connections to get the drugs she needed in New Jersey. But when she was 29 years old, her dad retired from the same job he’d worked in for 33 years and decided to make Maine, their then vacation spot, a permanent residence for him and Rothrock’s mother.

Jill Rothrock (Photo: Jill Rothrock)

Jill Rothrock (Photo: Jill Rothrock)

At first, Rothrock stayed in New Jersey, but then decided to move to Maine herself.

There, she was forced to find new connections, and in Maine, Rothrock said, “everybody knows everybody,” so she wasn’t having much luck.

So Rothrock became creative.

She started calling in prescriptions for herself and calling them into the same pharmacy consistently.

Eventually, the pharmacy took notice, and that’s when the DEA went calling.

“It’s about time,” Rothrock remembered thinking.

A Security Blanket

Rothrock faced three felony charges after getting arrested. She was able to attend drug court, which provides community-based treatment service to people with substance abuse, and graduated, dropping her charges from felonies to misdemeanors.

While using, Rothrock managed to hold down a steady job at AT&T, which she continued after moving to Maine in 2001.

But after her first daughter was born—and before being arrested in 2007—Rothrock quit her job. The next three years, from 2004 to 2007, she said were the worst of her life.

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The day Rothrock was arrested was the first day of her sobriety, she said, and September marks nine years since she’s touched drugs or alcohol. But by 2007, Rothrock had two daughters and no steady full-time employment, so she began receiving benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

TANF is a program that provides financial assistance to needy families and trains them for employment. To receive benefits, recipients must work, volunteer, attend school or vocational training, or actively be looking for a job.

Rothrock, newly clean and sober for the first time since she was a teenager, complied with the rules of the program and received TANF consistently for more than four years, working part-time for spans of time and receiving unemployment for others.

But in 2011, the newly elected LePage and his administration reinstated a 60-month lifetime limit on TANF eligibility, and Rothrock was quickly approaching the end of her five years.

“When you’re on TANF and you’re getting that money, it becomes your security blanket,” Rothrock said. “It seems like a heck of a lot more money than it really is because that’s the only money you’re getting. To go off of it was, it was really scary.”

“It came down to the wire,” she continued. “I knew my TANF was closing, and I had to secure a job or I would have no income.”

Welfare Reform Gets Personal

For LePage, reforming the state’s welfare system was personal.

One of 18 children, LePage grew up in poverty in Lewiston, Maine. He was homeless during parts of his teenage years, and according to the Portland Press Herald, LePage ran away from home when he was just 11 years old.

When he was young, LePage worked odd jobs when he wasn’t at school, delivering groceries and gathering empty glass bottles for the driver of a Pepsi-Cola truck he met.

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So when he ran for governor in 2010, LePage made welfare reform a centerpiece of his platform.

“I was born into this,” he told The Daily Signal. “I understand it. I come from a family of 18 kids. I watched it my whole life. A few of us got up, and a few of preferred to wait for the check. We’ve been in a war against poverty since 1954, and it’s failed miserably.”

In the 2011 budget released his first year in office, LePage reinstated a five-year lifetime cap on eligibility for the TANF program, which serves needy families, but allows recipients to qualify for exemptions from a list of eight.

“If you don’t have a time limit, all the education in the world isn’t going to be very good. You give them a time limit and then you encourage them and inspire them to seek the education,” LePage said of his change to the TANF program. “My feeling was, you’ve got five years. We’re going to work with you starting today, and in five years, you won’t need the assistance because you’re going to be self-sufficient. And that’s the whole purpose.”

The government created the TANF program through the Personal Responsibility and Opportunity Act, which President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996. The law originally imposed a 60-month lifetime limit on eligibility, but some states like Maine had waived it for years.

Since LePage and the state legislature reinstated the time limit, which took effect in 2012, the number of cases in the state declined 62 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Since becoming Maine's governor in 2011, Paul LePage, a Republican, has reinstated a 60-month time limit for TANF eligibility and work requirements for childless adults between 18 and 49 in the food stamp program. (Photo: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters/Newscom)

Since becoming Maine’s governor in 2011, Paul LePage, a Republican, has reinstated a 60-month time limit for TANF eligibility and work requirements for childless adults between 18 and 49 in the food stamp program. (Photo: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters/Newscom)

According to a 2014 study from the University of Maine, 36 percent of TANF households received exemptions.

“Front and center to the governor’s reforms has been promoting employment, that a job is not a dirty word. A job is what contributes to self esteem, to self worth, to human dignity, and to really change someone’s life, we need to get them on that pathway to prosperity and out of poverty through a job,” Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, told The Daily Signal in an interview last month.

 

“I think for any of us, we can appreciate if there is no time limit, if there is no goal, if there is no consequence, we’re not going to do what needs to be done,” she continued.

After reinstating a time limit for the TANF, LePage and his administration moved to restoring a work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents through the food stamp program.

The 1996 welfare reform law required childless adults between the ages of 18 and 49 to either work at least 20 hours per week, volunteer one hour per day or participate in a vocational training program to receive food stamp benefits.

But states could request waivers from the work requirement if it had high unemployment or job shortages.

Maine waived work requirements since 2008. But in July 2014, LePage and Mayhew’s Department of Health and Human Services decided it would no longer do so.

“I think it’s important for everyone to keep in mind if you are on these programs, it means you are living in poverty,” Mayhew said. “We should absolutely refuse to accept that that is the way of life that should be accepted for these individuals, that we actually believe in their potential. So we began to look at some of the policies, or worse, the waivers that Maine had pursued.”

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In Maine, nearly 12,000 food stamp recipients were considered able-bodied adults without dependents under federal law, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and received roughly $15 million in food stamp benefits each year.

After implementing the work requirements for childless adults, the number of food stamp recipients dropped from 13,332 in December 2014 to 2,678 in March 2015, an 80 percent decline. By September 2015, the number of childless adults on food stamps dropped further to 1,886.

Additionally, the state reported that incomes for able-bodied adults without dependents who left the food stamp program increased 114 percent.

“The goal is not going to eliminate everyone on welfare. Not everyone on welfare is going to be eliminated. You have people with intellectual disabilities. You have people with physical disabilities, and we all grow old. Many of those folks are going to continue, we have services that they’re going to need, and we need to have a good safety net and make sure we take care of those folks,” LePage said.

“The issue is those that are able-bodied that have no mental or physical disabilities,” he continued. “We want to try to give them the skill set they need to keep a good job and advance themselves and their families, and to achieve the American dream.”

A Contentious Debate

Tackling welfare reform has not been easy for LePage and Mayhew, who have both been criticized for hurting rather than helping those in poverty after implementing a time limit for TANF eligibility and work requirements for childless adults.

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While the state Department of Health and Human Services has pointed to the drop in caseloads in both TANF and the food stamp program as measures of success, Maine Equal Justice Partners, a nonprofit that focuses on poverty, disagrees.

“A drop in the caseload is no measure, especially when you don’t know what’s happened to those folks,” Chris Hastedt, the group’s public policy director, told The Daily Signal. “We see many people who leave TANF who are not equipped and able to support their families. That has to do not just with education, but also with various levels of disability that make it more difficult for them to become employed and stay employed.”

Maine Equal Justice Partners, with the University of Maine, conducted a study on what happened to 13 families who left TANF after 60 months following LePage’s reforms.

According to the study, 31 percent of the 13 interviewed were employed or had a member of their household who was employed after losing their TANF benefits, an increase of 7 percentage points.

But more than half of the families surveyed didn’t include an employed adult.

“It doesn’t stop when people leave TANF. We often see people even within the five-year window coming back and forth because the kinds of employment we’re creating in this country these days isn’t the most sustainable. It’s part-time,” Hastedt said. “The irregularity of hours for single parents to try to balance when you don’t know until you get in that day whether you’re working or not—that’s hard stuff for people to rely on to stabilize themselves and their families.”

Additionally, nearly one-third of the families in the study lost their houses after their TANF eligibility ended.

“People need a benefit level that will enable them not to live in stress and depression and fear and just what it feels like every day to wake up living at that level of poverty, which makes it very difficult to move forward,” Hastedt said. “I think it’s stabilizing families. The whole program needs to be more individualized.”

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If there is one point that both Hastedt and LePage agree on, though, it’s the role that education plays in lifting people out of poverty.

“There’s not a one-size-fits-all for everyone, but I think we all know that education is an equalizer and an important asset in people’s lives,” Hastedt said.

Meanwhile, LePage himself says that his life began when he arrived at Husson College in Bangor, but contends that limits still need to be implemented and enforced.

“Go roll up your sleeves and go find out what poverty is all about,” he said. “Once you understand what it’s all about, the answer comes to you very quickly. It’s all about education. You don’t have to be around it for 50 years to realize that once people learn skills, they never lose them. They are theirs to keep. It’s the old saying, you can buy somebody lunch or you can take them out and teach them to fish.”

Moving Forward

Knowing she was nearing the end of her eligibility for the TANF program, Rothrock began working with state workers through Maine’s TANF-ASPIRE, or Additional Support for People in Retraining and Employment, program.

All TANF recipients are required to go through the ASPIRE program, which provides assistance with job searches, training, and education to those on welfare.

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Through the ASPIRE program, Rothrock began working 30 hours per week at a nonprofit.

“I got in there, and that’s when everything started to come back,” she said, “my work ethic and how much I loved working.”

She was also paired with a mentor who, along with ASPIRE employees, encouraged her to apply for a job with the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Rothrock did, and was hired in 2012 as a clerk in the department that oversees eligibility of those in TANF.

At first, she would support the state’s eligibility specialists, answering phones, pulling files, and opening and sending mail.

But in the years since, she received raises and a promotion. In 2014, Rothrock was promoted in the eligibility department and now works on discrepancy reports the state receives from the Department of Labor and Social Security Administration.

“Once the money starts coming in, it’s the best feeling in the world,” Rothrock said. “My confidence started to come back.”

Though Rothrock was no longer eligible for TANF, the state continued to provide her with transitional benefits, including childcare and supplemental food stamps. The state also reimburses those who leave TANF for mileage to and from their job.

Rothrock admits that she was scared to “go back into the real work” and eventually go off public assistance all together. But she also observed what she said is a “generational” cycle of poverty for those on TANF.

“Nothing feels as good as earning your own money, and it’s scary to not have that safety net there,” she said. “I see these girls whose mothers are on TANF. It’s handed down. It’s a way of life. You turn 18. You get pregnant. You come to [the Department of Health and Human Services] and get on benefits.”

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In April 2015, LePage and state Senate President Mike Thibodeau, a Republican, unveiled a bill further reforming TANF. Rothrock was on hand during a press conference detailing the legislation and spoke about her transition from public assistance to independence.

Though LePage has faced resistance from Democrats in his state for his reforms, he’s continued to move forward and is now shifting his focus from TANF to further reforming the food stamp program.

“I’ve been the luckiest man on earth. I went from homelessness to governor of the state of Maine, and it’s my turn to give back, and it’s my way of trying to teach people how I did it,” LePage said. “For those who say it’s going to create poverty and hardship, let me tell you something. You don’t want to be poor. If you’re poor and you have the skills to get out, you will get out.”

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U.S. has admitted 3,000,000 Muslims since 9/11


waving flagBy Carol Brown / September 15, 2015

culture of deceit and lies

shariamericaWho could have guessed that after the largest terror attack on American soil, the United States would take in record numbers of Muslims?  But that is exactly what we have done.  And continue to do.

Per a recent Breitbart report, we admit “more than a quarter of a million Muslim migrants each year.”  This figure includes legal immigrants with residency status, refugees, asylum seekers, students, and foreign workers.  Of note, the number of student visas granted to Muslims from the Middle East has skyrocketed, with a 16-fold increase granted to students from Saudi Arabia since 9/11. slaveryislam-e1425574574246

Muslim imports with “resettlement privileges” are given work permits, access to public welfare programs (over 90% of recent arrivals receive food stamps), and the ability to become voting citizens (= Democrats).

Mohammad-contest-piece-4-small-1_zpsr4tzeyvq-630x1024There is such a cascade of horrors that accompany this demographic of immigrants that it’s difficult to know where to begin.  So let’s start here: it has become abundantly clear that Muslims who come to America as refugees have fueled a rapid rise of insular communities that become breeding grounds for terrorists.

Meanwhile, half a million Muslim girls in the United States are now at risk for female genital mutilation.  Per Breitbart, “there are more girls in the United States at risk of lifelong sexual disfigurement than there are in Uganda and Cameroon.”

The report also states that a “review of recent terror activity – provided by the Senate Immigration Subcommittee – confirms the terror threat posed by our federal immigration policy of issuing large numbers of visas to majority-Muslim countries.”  (See here, here, here, here, here, and here for a few examples.)

Despite mounting evidence that Muslims are not good for America, we just keep on bringing them in.  And as an aside, to those who say Muslims aren’t the problem; Islam is the problem, I say it’s impossible to tell which Muslims are for us and which are against us, as I wrote about here and here.  (There is also an excellent article related to this topic written by the indefatigable Pamela Geller here.)

And so, to be honest, I feel it’s reasonable to say “Muslims” when writing on this subject matter.  Muslims are, after all, the people who follow the teachings of Islam.  And while there are surely Muslims who may not be pious or who haven’t read the Quran, I can’t tell who’s who.  And I know that the vast majority of mosques in America preach jihad.  And I know that the culture breeds Jew-hatred.  And that taqiyya (deception) is sanctioned.  And at a certain point, though I know more than that, that’s enough to know.  And self-preservation kicks in.

But I digress.

p05As I was saying, despite mounting evidence that Muslims are not good for America, we keep admitting them.

Most recently on the matter of bringing “Syrian refugees” to this country, a host of prominent Republicans, many of whom are presidential candidates, have come out in support of this plan – Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and John Kasich, to name a few.

Even Trump’s perspective has been waffling and off the mark.  His most recent statement – “from a humanitarian standpoint, I’d love to help, but we have our own problems” – missed the point.  Forget the “humanitarian standpoint.”  This is the moment to speak about the threat of Muslim immigration, irrespective of where the Muslims come from or under what circumstances.  We can’t afford to theoretically “love to help.”  This is not about that.

motoon_paul__green-1_zpsx6pjooow-770x1006This is about an invasion.  It is about conquest.  It is hijrah.

Would one of our leaders please – please! – speak the truth?  It would be ever so appreciated and would go a long way (or even a short way, but we have to start somewhere) toward saving ourselves and our country.

Who could have guessed that after the largest terror attack on American soil, the United States would take in record numbers of Muslims?  But that is exactly what we have done.  And continue to do.

 

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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People on Food Stamps Outnumber Women Working Full-Time Jobs


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Posted By on Apr 15, 2014

welfare state 

Thanks to the evaporation of American employment options,  the devaluation of the American dollar, and the expansion of government largesse, American citizens are even more dependent on the civil government than ever. In fact, statistics from 2011 and 2012 indicate that there are more people on food stamps than there are women working full-time jobs.

This is the first instance on record where this has been the case in back-to-back years. But I find even the framing of the statistic troubling. Notice what it does not say. It doesn’t say that women receiving food stamps now outnumber women working full-time jobs. It says that people receiving food stamps now outnumber women with full-time employment.

Why would that even be a meaningful statistic?  The only thing I can think is that a considerable amount of people on food stamps are actually single mothers. Or, at least, that single mothers are more likely to be on food stamps. Consider that, in 2012—the last reported year on record—45% of all single mothers received food stamps (formally called SNAP benefits). That’s a huge percentage of single mothers.

WHERE ARE THE FATHERS?????

The entire system is really at fault here. For one, where are the fathers? Why are there millions of mothers out there raising children on their own? Because of the absenteeism and profligacy of the American man, women are in a position where they feel they must go to the State for help. And the State offers two kinds of help in most cases: abortions and welfare.

Think about how integrated the socialist system is. The whole debate over abortion, welfare, dependency, national budgets, etc. could be resolved if the majority of men would do one simple thing: stay with their kids and the mothers of their kids and work to provide for them.

It’s amazing how simple the solution is. We say we want the civil government to decrease. It can’t until American fathers increase.

6 people lose food stamps due to overspending during outage


http://www.fox8live.com/story/24811333/la-food-stamps-stripped-because-of-overspending

Updated:
Feb 24, 2014 7:30 PM PST

MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s social services department said Monday it has stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October and was working to disqualify another 25 people.

Details of possible fraud also have been shared with local law enforcement, for district attorneys to decide if they want to prosecute people for knowingly breaching the limits on their monthly food stamp benefits.

The Department of Children and Family Services said it continues to work through the administrative hearing process, targeting 500 people out of 12,000 transactions that overspent available food stamp benefits four months ago during the system crash.

“The investigation and disqualification process is ongoing, and we expect it to result in additional disqualifications,” DCFS Secretary Suzy Sonnier said in a statement.

Several Louisiana retailers allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct. 12, when the electronic card system was down and balances couldn’t be checked. News reports showed carts at some stores piled high with groceries that were abandoned after the system was back online.

About 12,000 insufficient funds transactions were conducted when the contractor, Xerox Corp., had technical problems that shut down the system, though not all transactions are assumed to be intentionally fraudulent.      DCFS said it identified 500 deemed to be the “most egregious transgressors,” who took advantage of the computer snafu and tried to spend a combined $315,000 they didn’t have in available benefits. The transactions ranged from $300 to $2,000.

Letters were sent, targeting them for disqualification from the program. The department said it has received 113 responses so far.

The responses “have ranged from admitting to committing the fraudulent transactions, to declaring no knowledge of the transactions, and to stating that the retailer told the clients it was ‘okay’ to perform the transaction because ‘the government was shut down,’ ” Sonnier said.

No taxpayer dollars paid for the improper food stamp purchases because DCFS says it didn’t cover the costs of retailers who didn’t follow the outlined emergency process for when the electronic system crashes.

The sanctions under federal guidelines allow a one-year suspension of food stamps for a first offense, a two-year suspension for a second offense and a permanent disqualification from the program for a third offense, according to DCFS.

The agency said it provided state and local law enforcement with the information it has gathered about the overspending.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter has complained that state officials weren’t aggressively pursuing the overspending as food stamp fraud, and Treasurer John Kennedy recently criticized the department as being too lax in its response to known misuse of food stamps.

Vitter said more people should be punished for the overspending. He said he will push for more aggressive action Friday at a meeting with Sonnier and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

“Like many citizens, I am appalled by the outrageous theft and fraud and believe there should be serious consequences for what occurred,” he said in a statement.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Barackalypse Now: Slavery is Legal Again and Food Stamp Zombies Want All Your Candy


http://clashdaily.com/2013/10/barackalypse-now-slavery-legal-food-stamp-zombies-want-candy/#8Ewqgu8M6OsjQ1TC.99

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Barakalapalis

Trick or treat!!  The word, according to Neil Cavuto, is that the gazillions of food stamp recipients across the land are to have their “benefits” reduced as of November 1st, and that the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up for widespread riots.

Such wonders abound in our neo-socialist dystopia of “hope & change.”  For the past several years, the Obama administration has aggressively sought to solidify and expand the democrat party’s grip on power by encouraging as many people as they possibly can to sign up for food stamps and other government programs, to make dependency on government a way of life for more and more generations of future voters.  For most readers, this is by now an elementary fact of political life.

Problem is, the free-lunch tree is being stripped of goodies very quickly…

Remember that story from about a month ago, where the socialist regime in Venezuela was stationing armed troops inside toilet paper factories, in order to enforce production and distribution quotas, due to severe shortages resulting from price controls?  Seems that centrally-planned economies can never satisfy human demands for goods and services, no matter how many times central planning is tried; nor does it matter who is doing the planning.

Government’s proper role is not to feed & take care of people, nor could it do so adequately even if that was its job.  Instead, government should promote the general welfare by helping to create conditions which allow people to prosper in freedom–chiefly, by protecting individual rights, especially property rights.

To repeat a quote often attributed to our country’s first president, George Washington(a man who knew a little something about the proper role of limited government–he refused the suggestion by some that he be crowned king of the new nation of America, and rebuked those who suggested it):  “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence–it is force.  Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

Today, we are “evolving” into more and more of a democracy, rather than the republic once cherished by those who fought so long and hard for liberty.  Increasingly, the masses of people can simply vote themselves less personal responsibility, and more of the property produced by others, by electing democrats to use the force of government to redistribute goods.  How much longer do you suppose before stuff here is inadequately produced at gunpoint, like in Venezuela?

Eminent black economist Walter Williams points out that during the time when chattel slavery was legal on this continent, there was (in addition to the usual plantation-bound, field hand arrangement) a sort of journeyman category of skilled slaves who actually lived rather independently from their owners.  They plied their particular specialized trades according to their own comings and goings, and often had families and homes separate from their masters; however, the extent of their being slaves in bondage was that their masters still owned them, and owned what they produced.  Their earnings were turned over to their masters, who allowed them to keep enough to maintain their separate livelihoods.  If they tried to evade this relatively liberal arrangement in any way, they could be legally dealt with, and harshly, their owners resorting to bounties and whatnot if necessary.

Compare such a category of chattel slave of yesteryear with the taxpayer of today–is there really that much difference?

The more skilled and productive the taxpayer, the more of his or her product that the voting democrat masters seize, leaving him or her (if the taxpaying slave happens to be very resourceful) enough to enjoy a tidy or even splendiferous separate existence, yes, but the arrangement really is no different in essential character.  We also have some very wealthy and highly skilled slaves today, owned by a multitude of democrat voters helping themselves to upwards of half of what the slaves produce.

So all of this can just continue on indefinitely, right?  No?

You mean to tell me the takers are vastly out-breeding and out-voting the makers?  You’re saying the makers are becoming disillusioned and discouraged?

Yes indeedy, an Investor’s Business Daily headline from yesterday reads: “Welfare, Not Full-Time Work, Is Now America’s No. 1 Occupation.”

Trick or treat!!

About the author: Donald Joy

 Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.

AH, PRIORITIES: 2 Kids Found Dead in Burning House; Aunt Worried About Her FOOD STAMPS!


http://clashdaily.com/2013/10/ah-priorities-2-kids-found-dead-burning-house-aunt-worried-food-stamps/#0EKJ82pvgmt56pfC.99

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 Two children are found dead in burning house; their aunt left them home alone and stated she was concerned about whether her “food stamps got burned up.”

Put Me In Charge


This was written by a 21 year old female who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.

This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX 

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PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .

Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.

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