Posts tagged ‘welfare’

May 30, 2012

Send This To All the College Graduates You Know

Texas A&M Commencement Address – The students gave a standing ovation; the faculty were deathly silent!

speech is from a book Neal Bortz wrote in 1998, and NOT AN ACTUAL SPEECH HE recently gave at TEXAS A&M

 Neal Boortz is a Texan, a lawyer, a Texas Aggie (Texas A&M) graduate, and now a nationally syndicated talk show host from Atlanta . His commencement address to the graduates of a recent Texas A&M class is far different from what either the students or the faculty expected. Whether you agree or disagree, his views are certainly thought provoking.  More…

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March 25, 2012

Bloomberg policing homeless diets

March 4, 2012

Obama Breaks Promises to Catholic Bishops

On February 5, 2012 Father Sammie Maletta delivered a Homily at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana. This Homily addressed how President Obama is threatening our Religious Freedom and declaring war with the Catholic Church. Please take a few moments to listen. No one sums it up quite like Father Maletta.

February 6, 2012

THE VOTE PUMP

Barack Obama will have ONE BILLION DOLLARS to spend on his re-election in 2012. Bill calls that chump change. Find out how the Big Government statists spent 22,000 times that amount on buying votes in 2011 alone!

January 31, 2012

Making Money On Poverty: JPMorgan Makes Bigger Profits When The Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Goes Up

How would you feel if someone told you that one of the largest banks on Wall Street makes more money whenever the number of Americans on food stamps goes up?  Unfortunately, this is something that is actually true.  In the United States today, one out of every seven Americans is on food stamps.  In fact, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased by a whopping 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House.  All of this makes JP Morgan very happy, because JP Morgan has been making money by the boatload on food stamps.  Right now, JP Morgan Chase issues food stamp debit cards in 26 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.  The division of JP Morgan Chase that issues these debit cards made an eye-popping 5.47 billion dollars in net revenue during 2010.  JP Morgan is paid per customer, so when the number of Americans on food stamps goes up, they make more money.  But doesn’t this give JP Morgan an incentive to try to keep the number of Americans on food stamps as high as possible?  Of course it does.  JP Morgan is interested in making money as rapidly as possible. If JP Morgan can get more Americans enrolled in the food stamp program and keep them enrolled in it for as long as possible, that is good for business.  More…
January 31, 2012

DeMint warns people ‘dependent on government’ will soon have majority

By Jonathan Easley – 01/30/12 07:12 PM ET

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) warned Monday that the majority of U.S. voters would soon be dependent on the government.

Speaking Monday on KFYO news radio in Lubbock, Texas, DeMint said Democrats have more time to be engaged in politics because Republican voters are too busy “raising kids” and “starting businesses” to keep up. 

“We’re at a point in America where about half of the people are getting something from government and the other half are paying for it, and we’re on track to have 60 percent getting something from government and 40 percent paying for it,” DeMint said. 

“What that means is people who vote are not going to vote for less government, and if we’re not careful we’ll end up like Greece, where even in the middle of a bankruptcy the people are still marching in the streets for more benefits.”

DeMint said small-government conservatives are “busy with real life” while big-government liberals work for benefits from the government. 

“The people who want more from government, who are dependent on government, are well organized and well-motivated under the Democratic umbrella,” he said. 

“The rest of the country — those that are working and paying taxes — are so busy with real life, like raising kids and starting businesses, they don’t like politics and generally don’t vote like the other side does.”


January 31, 2012

Obama Administration Offers $75,000 Grants to Sign Up More Food Stamp Recipients

Wynton Hall
by Wynton Hall

Over the last three years, the number of Americans on food stamps has skyrocketed by two-thirds and stands at a record-high 46 million citizens, or one out of every seven people in the United States.  Despite the historic rise in food stamp use, however, the Obama Administration believes not enough people are receiving food stamps who should be and is offering $75,000 grants to groups who devise “effective strategies” to “increase program participation” among those who have yet to sign up.  More…

January 31, 2012

Nearly Half of Americans Receive Government Funding

Thursday January 19th, 2012   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:59pm PST   •

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Sara Murray reports that “Nearly Half of U.S Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefits.”

The pool of Americans relying on government benefits rose to record highs last year as an increasing share of families tapped aid in a weak economy.

Some 48.6% of the population lived in a household receiving some type of government benefit in the second quarter of 2010, up a notch from 48.5% in the first quarter, according to Census data.

Expanding government programs combined with the worst downturn since the Great Depression have led to an explosion in the share of Americans relying on outside help. To combat prolonged economic weakness, Congress extended unemployment benefits to a record 99 weeks (up from the normal 26-weeks offered in most states). The food stamp program was tweaked so it was more generous. Americans flocked to Social Security disability, a last bastion of support for some of the long-term unemployed. . . .

That number is up from 32.8% a year ago (when a total of 46.8% of the population lived in a home receiving benefits). The biggest increases came from an uptick in those turning to food stamps and Medicaid.

Nearly 15% of Americans lived in a household receiving food stamps in mid-2010; Almost 26% had access to Medicaid.

Only a small share of the population accessed cash welfare benefits as the 1990s overhaul made it more onerous in many cases to receive and maintain those payments. Some 1.9% of the population lived in a household that received welfare in the second quarter of 2010.

January 22, 2012

Will Generation ‘Gimme’ Work for the American Dream?

January 20, 2012

The Problem With Rich Republicans

 

By Mark Alexander · Thursday, January 19, 2012

There is a false dichotomy that often emerges when conservatives mention rights and responsibilities in connection with wealth. Indeed, there is an enormous difference between ethical and moral obligations according to the dictates of one’s conscience, and Leftist endeavors to enforce their interpretation of those obligations through implementation of socialist economic policies, which inevitably result in trickle-up poverty. Those differences need to be elucidated, not obfuscated.

I believe that conservatives fail to acknowledge this at great peril to Liberty.   Read More

January 15, 2012

Welfare dependency destroys black families