Welfare State: Food stamps are about to be cut as the left warns of hunger, even riots. But reasonable reductions can help bring the truly poor a better life, while eliminating the program´s intolerable waste and crime. Senators and congressmen are meeting this week to forge a deal to make substantial cuts to the food stamp program, known in official Washington by the less stigmatic moniker of "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" or SNAP. The $5 billion reduction set to hit in November is a drop in the ocean for a nearly $80 billion-per-year program serving nearly 47 million people, especially considering how the
Look Food stamp abuse is all the rage! I have a good AA (African American, she prefers black, friend she says that for you can buy 100 of food stamps for 50 buck in Dallas and 60 in Houston... This is nothing new. BUT, we are not allowed to talk about it! And that´s the tip of the fraud iceberg in this community!!!
I wish they would alter the program so that expensive foods cannot be purchased with food stamps. Every food item has a bar code so it really would be fairly simple to make it illegal to purchase lobster, filet mignon and gourmet coffee creamers.
RUSH: It´s obvious that the Regime is using today as a massive news and document dump. They´re figuring that nobody is gonna hear the news today that the mandatory enrollment for small business in Obamacare has been delayed now until November of next year. So while the Organizing for Action faction is out trying to corrupt every Thanksgiving dinner this season tomorrow by proselytizing and propagandizing in Obamacare, they´re not gonna tell you about all the bad news and all of the delays and all of the incompetence and the mismanagement, whatever else, the political manipulations. You know darn well Obama´s
RUSH: You know, the pope, Pope Francis -- this is astounding -- has issued an official papal proclamation, and it´s sad. It´s actually unbelievable. The pope has written, in part, about the utter evils of capitalism. And I have to tell you, I´ve got parts of it here I can share with you. It´s sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn´t know what he´s talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth. Wait ´til you hear it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I was doing show prep last night, usual routine, and I ran across this --
"We´re probably heading for a turning point in the health reform discussion," writes former Enron adviser Paul Krugman. No, he doesn´t see congressional Democrats as revolting imminently against ObamaCare. Quite the opposite: "The facts on the ground are getting better by the day, and Obamacare will turn into a Benghazi-type affair where Republicans are screaming about a scandal nobody else cares about." One is tempted to observe that if Benghazi is the standard of success, ObamaCare must be an even worse disaster than its harshest critics imagine. But that´s not Krugman´s meaning. His analogy has nothing to do with "the facts
According to a report in The New York Post, President Barack Obama allegedly responded to a letter he received from a Texas school teacher who was concerned about the negative impact the Affordable Care Act may have on the president’s political position by referring to conservative Americans as “tea baggers.” “This bill has caused such a divisive, derisive and toxic environment,” wrote Thomas Ritter, a fifth-grade teacher at Sally B. Elliott Elementary in Irving, Texas. “The reality is that any citizen that disagrees with your administration is targeted and ridiculed.” Ritter added that he was afraid to write the president in the
At a recent book tour stop for her best-selling book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin drew a blue-collar crowd consisting of all races in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. As can be seen in the video below, many who came to see Palin said they identified with her because she has a son in the military. Others said they loved her "values" and how she "stands by them." An active duty soldier said that Palin "speaks the truth" and is "straight-forward." "And I like that so much," the active duty soldier said. Another gentleman said
CancelCare: Dismissed as anecdotal exceptions, as many as 80 million people with employer health plans, like a Virginia cancer patient, now find their coverage being canceled because it doesn´t comply with ObamaCare. Debra Fishericks, who has been working for the past 10 years at Atkinson Realty in Virginia Beach, has been frantically scouring Healthcare.gov for a plan that fits her. But she´s finding, like so many others, that premiums and plans like the one she had are out of her price range. Fishericks is battling kidney cancer, and while one of the benefits of ObamaCare was supposed to be that people with pre-existing
Trust: We know ObamaCare was sold on a lie, but what about the Obama presidency itself? Rumors that Obama´s violent leftist pal Bill Ayers ghostwrote the memoir that launched his political career may actually be true. Obama has always claimed authorship of his bestselling "Dreams From My Father." But Ayers is telling a different story. In promoting his new book, "Public Enemy," Ayers´ publisher, Beacon Press, has written a blurb on Amazon.com that says Ayers "finally ´confesses´ that he did write ´Dreams From My Father.´" The boast appears in other promotions for the book as well. For instance, a Baltimore bookstore — Red
Appeasement: On both uranium and plutonium the terrorist state of Iran can continue to work toward nuclear weaponry. Except for that minor quibble, the so-called "Joint Plan of Action" is great. It takes something big to distract the nation from ObamaCare, the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and the Census Bureau moonlighting as Obama campaign aides — like a pact getting Islamofascist Iran to give up its nuclear program. But that is not what was announced last weekend to much hoopla in both Geneva by Secretary of State John Kerry and in Washington by President Obama. It might be big in terms of appeasement, but
Human moral progress is not a given, as progressives would like Americans to believe. Take the ancient punishment of stoning, for example. A report in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week said the Afghan government is considering draft legislation to inflict as punishment public stoning on men and women who commit adultery. Abdul Raouf Brahawee, the director of legislation at the Afghan Ministry of Justice told the paper that, "The Islamic Sharia instructs us to do so… There is a verse in the Quran about it." So much for 21st century enlightenment. Is this a case of former Sec. of State Hillary
All three networks on Tuesday hyped an "interesting" exchange between Barack Obama and a liberal heckler. ABC, CBS and ABC declined, however, to specifically note that the man´s concern was that the President simply wasn´t liberal enough on the issue of immigration reform. On NBC´s Today, Natalie Morales praised, "You know, I think that the President handled it well by engaging." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Co-host Willie Geist defended the President´s insistence that he needs Congress to pass legislation. Geist sympathetically noted, "The President´s argument was ´I can´t wave the magic wand and make this go away.´ But he
RUSH: I must hit you with what is said to be a correction. Yesterday we opened with the big news that the World Health Organization, which is part of the United Nations, reported that half of the AIDS or HIV infections in Greece were self-inflicted. The economy is so bad, the welfare state so entrenched that the World Health Organization said that half of the HIV infections in Greece are self-inflicted so that the recipients can get the equivalent of $900 a month welfare, 700-some-odd euros. Well, today the World Health Organization has apologized. They blamed an editing error for claiming
Leave it to MSNBC to see Thanksgiving as a time to be thankful for ObamaCare, Wendy Davis, same-sex marriage, and John Kerry hammering out an interim nuclear deal with Iran. "In a year where Congress’ approval rating has reached an all time low, an embattled President Obama faces the healthcare challenge that could define his legacy, and the timetable for US troops in Afghanistan remains murky, it is all too easy to become cynical about the public sphere," MSNBC.com writers Johnny Simon and Farra Kober confessed in a piece published this morning. "But when members of the msnbc family paused to
Everyone has a favorite recipe, find it in the back of a kitchen drawer, call your mom, see if you still have that dog-eared copy of the Joy of Cooking. It´s on the back of an old electric bill stuck inside the back cover. Find it and post it for all your LCom friends. If you have a special request let us know, someone can find it somewhere.
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes an alarming number of
Those who wrote the PPACA legislation were much more brilliant than most conservatives have given them credit for. They have hidden a landmine in the way it all works that will ensure an eventual takeover of the entire health care industry by the government. Let me first clarify my professional interest. I have been a vendor of software and services to both insurance companies and providers, and therefore have a deep understanding of the health care industry and what the ACA will do to it. I do not work for any insurance companies or medical providers, nor do I own stock
Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. Iran and Western nations including the United States came to an agreement on the framework for an interim deal late Saturday night in Geneva. The deal has yet to be implemented. The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced. However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington
Appearing on Arsenio Hall’s talk show over the weekend, ?Jesse Jackson defended both President Obama, who he said has faced heretofore unseen advsersity as president, as well as Jackson’s embattled son, who he said “had the best voting record in the Congress” before he was sentenced by unfair laws. On the president, Jackson praised him for “serving us well against the most hostility an American president has ever had” and “more attempts to derail his legislation then in the history of the country.” Between job creation and his efforts in Iraq, President Obama has “maintained a kind of dignity” without stooping
Pure, sweet, schadenfreudean goodness from Politico. See now why I think there’s a chance that those new Iran sanctions pass with veto-proof majorities? Turns out, after three years and a half years of development plus two months of frantic triage to Healthcare.gov, Democrats are finally ready to hold the White House accountable for its giant O-Care fark-up. A little. “The president and his team have repeatedly assured us that the system will be working by Dec. 1. That’s when I start looking at what we have to do in our oversight function to hold the administration accountable for making it work.” Rep.
It is no secret that the Democrat party is hemorrhaging support in the wake of the disastrous ObamaCare rollout. As the Administration warns that the website will not be fully operational at the end of November, nervous Democrats are expected to try to separate themselves from Obama and his flawed health program. Politico´s Mike Allen was on MSNBC this week, saying that they are "hearing" that Democrats will be very aggressive against the program in Congressional oversight hearings next week. If Politico is "hearing" something, it means Democrats are trying to leak the information to the public ahead of the
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) left the door open to another presidential run during a Monday panel in New Hampshire. Asked whether he ever thinks about running again — Huntsman dropped out of the 2012 Republican primary after finishing third in New Hampshire — he suggested he hadn´t ruled out the option. He closed a long response to the question, posed at Saint Anselm College, by saying: "Which is a long way of saying that I love public service. I´ll always be committed to public service. And as an itinerant public servant, from time to time, it´s hard to know where
SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman had five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition with him when deputies arrested him earlier this month on domestic violence charges, according to court documents released Tuesday. A search warrant made public by the Seminole County court clerk shows that Zimmerman had a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns when he was arrested Nov. 18 at his girlfriend´s house. The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, told deputies that Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her during an argument and also used it to smash her coffee table. Zimmerman is free on $9,000 bail on charges
"Trust is like virginity: once you lose it it´s hard to get it back." So spoke pollster John Zogby, commenting on his latest poll on President Obama´s handling of his office. Quoted by Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner: "Most ominous for Mr. Obama is that 57 percent now disapprove of his job. That is his worst number yet. This includes 57 percent of men and 55 percent of women; 51 percent of moderates, 24 percent of liberals and 24 percent of Democrats; 66 percent of independents and 40 percent of Hispanics. Meanwhile, a separate poll by CNN/ORC International found: 53%
Maybe it was something about what they served in the White House mess in the 1990s. Or perhaps it´s what happens to baby boomer Democrats more than a decade after leaving office. For whatever the reason former vice president Al Gore has gone vegan, just like the president with whom he once served. Gore´s recent decision to forgo animal products surfaced as an offhand reference in a Forbes magazine piece about Hampton Creek Foods, an upscale vegan product line carried in Whole Foods. Ryan Mac´s article, which posted Saturday, chronicled how wealthy investors including Bill Gates, Tom Steyer and Vinod Khosla
Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, sources say. The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor’s foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name. “The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.” Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.