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  • Jeb Bush stands by comments that single mothers should be publicly shamed
    Jeb Bush stands by comments that single mothers should be publicly shamed
    It’s a common perception among the Democrat camp that the GOP does not have a strong liking of women. Many pundits consider everything the GOP stands for to be extremely detrimental to American women. However, it’s one thing to simply...
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    The Big New Government Plantation
    “I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it. 'I have a problem, I'll get a grant'; 'I'm...
  • Homeless
    Utah provides homes to its homeless people and great things happen
    Utah's solution to its homelessness problem is almost painfully simple: they're giving homes to the people who don't have them. The state has begun providing apartments to its chronically homeless through a program called Housing First...
  • Lazy Millenials
    Debunking the myth of "entitled youth."
    In America, it is fashionable to complain about the "ungrateful, entitled youth." We gripe about the Millenials and their lazy work ethic. We see them in Walmart when we shop, standing idly to the side when there are boxes on the floor...
  • Kansas welfare recipients
    Kansas welfare recipients: Kan. seeks to ban movies, tattoos, booze from welfare
    If you live in Kansas and are a recipient of welfare benefits, your life is, potentially, about to get very boring. If lawmakers have their way, Kansans on the state’s welfare programs will be shut down from using their benefits on anything...
  • Welfare, welfare abuse
    Jobs, drug testing and welfare
    What do these have in common? Drug testing is standard procedure in the job market today. Why? Oh why is there such opposition for such testing for welfare recipients? After all these recipients are paid with our tax dollars and if we have to pass...
  • Jesse Ventura
    Jesse Ventura: Walmart and the Walton family are the real 'welfare queens'
    Ever since Ronald Reagan coined the phrase "welfare queen" in the 1970s, it's been a buzz term for Republicans and other conservative politicians when criticizing low income Americans. In his latest blog post, former governor of...
  • Comment on waivers
    Changes to waivers need comments
    PURPOSE: To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is making available for public review and comment the proposed set of amendments to the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), and Adult Autism Waivers and...
  • Michigan drug testing for welfare folks: More loopholes than not?
    Michigan drug test: Welfare recipients under suspicion for drug use to get test
    If you are receiving welfare in the state of Michigan and you are suspected of using drugs, you could be drug tested. This is the bill that Governor Rick Synder signed into legislation on Friday. The new law starts with the one-year pilot program...
  • Michigan drug test: Welfare recipients suspected of using to be tested for drugs
    Michigan drug test: Welfare recipients suspected of using to be tested for drugs
    A mandatory drug test will be rolled out to Michigan welfare recipients who are suspected of using illegal drugs. The legislation, signed Friday by Michigan governor Rick Snyder, will be piloted in three counties that have yet to be named for a...
  • The greedy among our greatest losers: the charitable among our greatest heroes
    The greedy among our greatest losers: the charitable among our greatest heroes
    Jesus’ Parable of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46) is a serious warning personally and nationally. How does it translate to our responsibilities as Christians? How does that work in our national politics? How does that translate to our...
  • Michigan senate approves welfare drug testing bill
    Will Michigan's new drug testing bill stop welfare abuse?
    According to a report Thursday from 9 and 10 News, a passed bill is sitting on the desk of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, set to enact a suspicion based drug testing program for welfare recipients. Welfare abuse may be a thing of the past if a new...
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    Michigan Senate approves pilot program that would deny welfare to drug users
    On Wednesday, Michigan state legislators approved a new program that seeks to suss out drug abusers who are currently receiving assistance from the state. The fledgling pilot program would make it possible for the state to enact "suspicion...
  • 'The Wrong Piper'
    'Government Conundrums'
    My good friend Charles sent me the following bits of factual bits of information to which the label of “Conundrums” has been attached. For you of the unlearned who might be reading this, a “Conundrum” is something that...
  • Fast Food Fight
    Fast Food Fight
    Yesterday saw many fast food workers picketing across the country and they all want better wages. Most had signs saying that fast food workers should be paid 15 dollars and up to serve you. I'm sorry these people live such horrible lives but...
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