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  • 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...
  • The Economy
    Two big economic principles you didn't know you believe in
    Many Americans are woefully uninformed about their own beliefs when it comes to politics and economics. Yes, you read that right. Many Americans don't know what they support and what they oppose. This idea was dramatically illustrated during...
  • Land of the Free
    Prisoner exchange at the border
    People are still trying to get into this country. Some are traveling a very long ways and enduring significant hardship to get here. For all of the complaining we do about how bad things are, people are making some incredible journeys to get to...
  • Welfare Is The New Maternity Ward
    Welfare Is The New Maternity Ward
    It seems the teenagers of the United States have the idea that it is acceptable to have sex, get pregnant, and that when they have the baby they don't have to get a job. The government is not only going to pay for them to have the baby but...
  • Octomom pleads no contest
    Octomom pleads no contest: Porn wash-up Octomom confesses to welfare fraud
    The Octomom – Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman – entered a plea of “no contest” to charges brought against the mother of fourteen. The prolific procreator was sentenced to perform 200 hours of service to her community and was...
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    Memo to conservatives: You ARE dependent on the government; now get over it
    Conservatives, particularly those with a Libertarian bent, are fond of opposing social welfare programs because they'll create a "culture of dependency." The idea is pretty simple. If you give people things, they'll get...
  • What is corporate welfare?
    What is corporate welfare?
    Many Americans depend on welfare to keep food on the table. Unfortunately, there is often a stigma associated with being a welfare recipient. But corporations often receive much greater benefits from the taxpayers with no stigma attached....
  • The power in play for cats
    The power in play for cats
    Ian Dunbar said that the one thing you can do with a dog to see a significant change in behavior is to hand feed a meal, kibble piece by kibble piece in a bonding, friendly way please. (Scolding and withholding will also change behavior but not in...
  • Teens posing for a picture at school
    Albany Graduation rate still dismal
    Albany's graduation rate inched no more than a percent to only reach near 54 percent as the drop out rate remains high at 20 percent.Education Commissioner John King said that one in four students still aren't graduating after four years....
  • United Nations
    U.N. to Detroit: Water cutoffs for non-payment may violate human rights
    It's a fact of life that if one doesn't pay his or her water bill, the water will eventually get cut off. That's also true in Detroit, where about 4,500 accounts have been shut off due to nonpayment. But, the Detroit News reported...
  • Legalized pots brings in revenue for states
    Social Justice: Let pot smokers pay for welfare
    Social justice might be so much easier when we legalize drugs, or legalize some of them. The state of Colorado has made $17.9 million dollars in taxing legalized marijuana so far this year. Fox News is reporting today, that “An estimate from...
  • Welfare recipient ID required by more states
    Welfare recipient ID required by more states
    In an effort to stop fraud in the use of welfare benefits, more states are insisting that federal benefits, including food- stamp cards, include a photo identification.Proposals adding photos on welfare cards are being considered in a growing...