Tweet Conservatives, generally, and Romney, specifically, had a field day when the Obama administration unilaterally changed the welfare rules so that work is no longer a requirement for receiving welfare. Given Obama’s propensity for using executive orders and administrative rules to ignore both legislative and judicial precedent, this seemed like a gift from Heaven to [...]
Archive for the 'Welfare' Category
the government will screw up through indifference and people will die. Not because government is “bad” or that the people in government are “bad”, but because people are people and government can never be better than our collective human nature.
Tweet Newt Gingrich was pilloried for calling Obama the Food Stamp president. “Racist!” cried the usual suspects. Huh? Yes, racist, because food stamps are a form of welfare, welfare is traditionally associated with blacks, so Newt was reminding people that Obama is white-black (as if the MSM ever allows us to forget that), and that [...]
Tweet This one deserves to go viral: The food stamp program, a US Government run program, announced it is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, also part of the US Government, asks us to “please do not feed the animals” because the animals may grow [...]
Tweet UPDATED: We’ve been pwned by a very clever satirist. You will not believe this video. Or, looking at our bankrupt states and federal government, you will believe this video: Hat tip: Caped Crusader and Earl Aagaard, both of whom sent it to me
Tweet Well, maybe not best ever, but certainly one of the best. Who better to take on the dreaded culture of “self-reliance”?
Tweet For months now, local charitable organizations have been sounding the drum: if taxpayer money goes away, we vanish. In other words, if evil Republicans get their hands on the budget, poor people will suffer. I’m already wise to this propaganda, having lived through 1994′s welfare reform. We were told then that the poor would [...]
Tweet When I lived in England many, many moons ago, I met an English student who had spent the previous summer working, very, very hard, at the local zoo. The highlight of his work day was driving around the little kiddy train, and even that wasn’t much fun. He spent the rest of the time [...]
Tweet UPDATE: I’m reprinting here Baseballmaven’s comment: This was sent to me also–researching on Snopes, while the d’Lynn part wasn’t there; however, the part about the welfare recipient in Florida was there and turned out to be NOT TRUE..variations have been circulating since 2004. The original example actually came from Canada, and even there wasn’t [...]
Tweet George Bernard Shaw was a reprehensible human being and, for the most part, quite bombastic (by which I mean dull, because polemical) playwright. Nevertheless, he occasionally hit the nail on the head, as he does with this little monologue by Alfred Doolittle, from Pygmalion, a man who feels that welfare and morality should never [...]
Tweet The Daily Mail has the data to prove what we all knew: a political party that shifts the tax burden to less than 50% of the population, while leaving more than half the population dependent on government largesse, wins in perpetuity (or until the country implodes, whichever comes first).
Tweet England is a benefits culture. The government, although strapped for cash, hands out benefits like candy, and each Briton feels entitled to his or her share. It’s no wonder, of course. Not only is there no stigma attached to benefits, there’s no upside to avoiding them. Already back in the early 1980s, I had [...]
Tweet Got this in an email today: THE JOB – URINE TEST (Whoever wrote this one deserves a HUGE pat on the back!) Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In [...]
Tweet In the old days, when someone was a substance abuser, the entire onus for the abuse lay with that person. At a certain point, however, someone figured out that, in many relationships, the abuser’s partner was part of the dance of drug or alcohol dependency. A new term entered the pop culture vocabulary: “codependent.” [...]
Tweet Here in California, the hands-free cell phone law went into effect July 1. (By the way, does anyone know whether there was an actual increase in traffic accidents after cell phones became popular?) This morning, I heard a story that said that 1,800 fires and dozens of injuries resulted from fireworks last year. Of course, [...]
Tweet England is becoming an increasingly alien place in terms of modern values. Two articles from today’s Daily Mail (a useful repository for stories the other papers are embarrassed to print): 1. A man was charged as a criminal for over filling his garbage can. 2. Families that refuse even to look for work, finding [...]
Tweet Some months ago, the British papers were filled with the story of Shannon Matthews, a little girl who vanished from her home in West Yorkshire, sparking a huge manhunt. She was eventually found, 24 days later, at the home of her stepfather’s uncle. The big shocker, though, was the fact that both her stepfather [...]
Tweet In the San Francisco Chronicle — the San Francisco Chronicle! — columnist CW Nevius continues to complain (rightly) about the way in which the homeless are truly destroying once beautiful San Francisco (a problem I trace with unerring personal memory to the revolting decay of the drug culture in the Haight at the end [...]
Tweet I don’t really know what to say here. This is just so sad. If I had to guess, I’d say it was a combination of unlimited immigration, unlimited welfare, and the stagnant economy of the socialist state: More than 2.2 million British children – one in five – now live in households dependent on [...]
Tweet Mark Steyn took Pete Stark’s lunatic ravings about the pseudo Republican War on children and honed in on the real issue and the real war. After pointing out how much material wealth Graeme Frost’s family has (jobs, homes, cars), yet it still demands free health insurance funded by those less wealthy, Steyn wrapped up [...]
Tweet You all remember the Aesop’s fable about the Ant and Grasshopper, don’t you? That’s the one where the Ant works hard all year, while the Grasshopper just dances around. When winter comes, the Ant is comfortable in his warm, well-stocked home, while the Grasshopper is miserable and hungry. Or maybe you know the story [...]
Tweet Here in America, we are (rightly) unhappy about illegal immigrants who instantly sign up for all the welfare benefits they can get. Of course, they’d be stupid not to, because only a fool says no to free money. Also, I don’t think any of us doubt that the immigrants who come here, legal or [...]
Tweet It was always the Left that had a lock on envisioning a new world order, while the Right stood there, desperately trying to maintain the status quo. That, of course, is no longer the case. The Left is mired in the 1960s, and the Right is trying to rejigger the world, for better or [...]