Thursday, February 12, 2009

A 'must-read' on welfare changes in the 'porkulus'

One of the reasons for the big push to hurry up and pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill - or 'porkulus' - is so the American public doesn't discover what's in it in time to demand changes.

One of the more onerous provisions is the change in the way states are given funds for welfare programs. National Review Online has a must-read editorial, "Ending Welfare Reform as We Knew It," that details the changes and the implications.

In case you're one "of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little, tiny - yes - porky amendments," (as Sen. Chuck Schumer said) who "really don’t care,” this is all you need to know about the details of the bill:

The Democrats are stuffing years’ worth of legislation into their “stimulus” bill. They are operating in the legislative shadows, evading scrutiny and debate, while enacting an expansion of the welfare state that would never survive a more considered process. Obama’s right-hand man, Rahm Emanuel, put it bluntly if cynically: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”


Tim Higgins said...


Unfortunately, unlike global warming there is no debate that this crisis has been caused by mankind.

Mad Jack said...

If I could give you a return on your investment of four to one, how much money would you be willing to invest?

At those rates I'd max out every single credit card I could find, including the ones with an annual fee and ruinous APRs.

We are truly hosed.

dusty said...

My boyfriend and I used to joke about customizing front porches to attract Section 8 tenants.

Old sofas, miss matched dining room chairs and a built in box cooler. As a bonus we will even scatter a bunch of broken toys around the yard. yep. Move in ready. With a signed lease tenants will receive a free pitbull puppy.

Thank you Mr. Obama for a new business opportunity.

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