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    The long-awaited assault on welfare in the US has begun. Conservatives and nationalists have loathed and detested the welfare programmes of the 1960s with as much venom as the extension of the vote to Black people, but just as they have been successful in getting Black Americans off the register, the focus on Welfare appeared too complex to take on. The new Administration has therefore decided to chip away at it in much the same way that with no replacement for Affordable Care, it is tinkering with the details of 'Obamacare' to make it harder for poorer people to obtain health insurance. But the poor must pay again through the piecemeal chipping away of benefits. Maybe some people taken off welfare will get jobs, which is the basic mantra of Charles Murray and people like him, maybe not -but what happens if they remain unemployed without the means to support themselves?

    President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans.
    Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, it would reshuffle social welfare programs in a way that would make them easier to cut, scale back or restructure, according to several administration officials involved in the planning.

    Among the most consequential ideas is a proposal to shift the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a subsistence benefit that provides aid to 42 million poor and working Americans, from the Agriculture Department to a new mega-agency that would have “welfare” in its title — a term Mr. Trump uses as a pejorative catchall for most government benefit programs.
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    The President may fail to merge the Education and Labor Departments, but it does show yet again that he has no interest in education, in fact one wonders why he doesn't abolish it altogether.



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    The US welfare system is already very scanty compared to other developed countries. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37159686 This seems to be another Republican ideological obsession regardless of the evidence, just like cutting taxes on the rich.



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    Quote Originally Posted by filghy2 View Post
    The US welfare system is already very scanty compared to other developed countries. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37159686 This seems to be another Republican ideological obsession regardless of the evidence, just like cutting taxes on the rich.
    While you may be right in relative terms, in the US it has become a significant issue because it often becomes the litmus test for real Conservatives who believe in free markets shaped by individuals making their own decisions. What is called the 'nanny state' in Britain in the US they claim has become a 'welfare dependency culture' where single parents, usually women, exist on handouts without ever having the need to get 'a proper job', where the state compensating for lack of income perpetuates the relationship to create a dependency that must be broken, a) to relieve tax-payers of the burden, and b) to get people back into work. The basic mantra is simple: take away someone's welfare, and they will get a job. This assumes there are jobs to be filled, but also assumes it is financially worthwhile to be in work because it pays better than welfare, though this might not always be true. It sounds reasonable in some parts of the county, but in many parts, and not just West Baltimore, there are no jobs. And what is a 'proper job'? Selling drugs on the street corner is, after all, a job. It may not yet be legal, but it is a job. And tax free. Maybe Charles Murray should be applauding the existence of the free market in narcotics?



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    yeah, thanks for that attmpt at a reply



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    anyone with six bankruptcies under their belt isn't good at business. A person who lost a $1 billion dollars running a casino where the house always wins is not good at business. On the contrary, they suck at it.


    Making money off the presidency because countries are falling over themselves to help you financially to get on your good side doesn't make you a good businessman. It just makes you good at abusing the presidency.


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    I'm sure in a room full of Russian Prostitutes, Donald is a real gas, but as President of the United States he lacks character.


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    I used to like to go to the Air Shows when I was a kid, climb through a tank or a B-17, awesome. But I've never seen as many military Aircraft as when I flew into Germany. All the Presidents have complained about NATO members paying club dues, but for Trump it's one less day out of jail, I guess.


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    Hmmm, the crowds in Europe aren't like Kansas, hunh?
    Where's Stavros? I hope he's not planning on saving the world, or anything.
    Trump's White Trash Tour ends of course where it all began, with Trump and Putin getting there stories straight. .
    10 hours of Gomer, Groper, Gowdy, Issa, All these guys are showing off for Fox News.
    They should do routine lie detector tests on Congress, just like they do in the FBI


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    Having this Mueller Investigation hanging over his head,.....How big of an asshole does Trump have to be to let this go on? How often does THAT DAMN INVESTIGATION pop up in his brain, every 45 seconds? A New York Real Estate Developer? All of Mueller's guys are from the old school gangster trials.
    Let this be a lesson for you, Republicans, because when he goes down, you go down. Kobiashi Maru, Motherfuckers!!! haw haw haw.


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