Extreme leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted a new stunningly bright idea Thursday night, posting that “To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.”
Yes, that is correct, an elected representative seriously wants the government to pay Americans to force them to stay inside.
AOC followed up her deranged suggestion by declaring that Republicans are mad at her for the suggestion, but really voted to do the same thing earlier in the year.
If you vote for tyrants, you get tyranny.
This is what millions of Joe Biden supporters are about to discover if their candidate manages to steal the election and seize control of the White House.
A prominent member of Biden’s Covid-19 taskforce, a CIA-linked operative named Luciana Borio, says that people who refuse to be vaccinated should be deprived of food stamps and rent assistance.
And in order to convince Black Americans to take the vaccines, influencers should be hired to brainwash Blacks with special compliance messages that are scientifically tested in social engineering focus groups.
In other words, obey or starve. This is all contained in the report linked in this story, by the way.
A North Carolina teachers’ union is calling for the implementation of universal health care and welfare benefits for illegal immigrants in order to reopen schools in the fall.
Just days after the Durham Association of Educators (DAE) issued a statement railing against the school district’s reopening plan, Durham Public Schools voted unanimously to hold all classes virtually for at least the first nine weeks of the school year. Included in the DAE statement was a call to adopt a variety of far-left policy goals before holding in-person classes, including Medicare for All and “direct income support regardless of immigration status.”
“There are concrete policies that have permitted other countries to flatten the curve and return to public life: moratoriums on rent and mortgage, universal health care, direct income support regardless of immigration status,” the statement reads. “We must fight together, collectively, for changes that will permit our communities to thrive during this pandemic and beyond.”
The mayor of Bloomingdale, Georgia, sparked outrage after he called out the “privilege” of people living on free government handouts, while being subsidized by productive taxpaying members of society.
In a post published in the Facebook group, “Gossip Bloomingdale GA,” Mayor Ben Rozier fired off a lengthy rant slamming the “privilege” of free loaders.
“Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.
“Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.
“Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
A number of years ago, we first introduced the topic of a ‘welfare cliff’ at which more work was punished – i.e. the ‘generosity’ of the package of welfare benefits creates a perverse incentive not to work any harder…
As we wrote at the time, one of the tragedies of America today is that so many adults of sound mind and body do not support themselves and their families. It’s a tragedy not because they suffer material want; indeed, relatively few suffer so, because government assistance satisfies many of their material needs.
It’s tragic because one of the keys to human happiness is earned self-respect, which requires, as Charles Murray has written, making one’s own way in the world. The vast majority of poor people don’t want welfare; they don’t want handouts; they want a good job with which they can support themselves and their families comfortably.
It wasn’t the news that researchers wanted. Two years after Finland launched a basic-income trial in which nearly 2,000 unemployed residents were given a regular monthly stipend, many of the recipients remained jobless.
The people reported that they were happier and healthier overall than other unemployed residents, but the experiment was widely declared a failure.
“It was discouraging to the basic income community,” Michael Stynes, CEO of the nonprofit Jain Family Institute, told Business Insider. “But the survey results, as far as I can tell, are not really usable.”
The Trump administration will require many future immigrant applicants to prove they can afford health insurance, marking the White House’s latest move to restrict immigration from those who could become a financial burden on the government.
President Donald Trump, invoking his executive authority, issued a proclamation Friday evening that will prohibit the entry of immigrants applying for visas unless they prove they can obtain health insurance within 30 days of entering the U.S. or otherwise indicate they can afford their own medical care.
“The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants who come lawfully in search of brighter futures. We must continue that tradition while also addressing the challenges facing our healthcare system, including protecting both it and the American taxpayer from the burdens of uncompensated care,” Trump said in the proclamation. “Continuing to allow entry into the United States of certain immigrants who lack health insurance or the demonstrated ability to pay for their healthcare would be detrimental to these interests.”
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a new rule on Monday that could deny permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor.
The long-anticipated rule, pushed by Trump’s leading anti-immigration aide Stephen Miller, takes effect in mid-October and would reject applicants for temporary or permanent visas for failing to meet income standards or for receiving public assistance such as welfare, food stamps, public housing or Medicaid.
The Trump administration has announced plans to close a loophole that allows Americans with higher incomes get access to food stamps.
The proposed rule change would strip 3 million Americans of the benefits by hard-capping the minimum income level.
Forty states have streamlined food stamp applications to raise the income threshold and asset test, which favors those participating in other welfare programs. The rule change would make it so only Americans who receive welfare benefits worth $50 or more would automatically qualify.
About 3.1 million Americans would lose food stamps under a Trump administration rule proposed on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA said the proposed new rules for food stamps — formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — are intended to limit automatic eligibility for those already getting assistance through another program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the proposal would fix what he called a loophole that has expanded food-stamp recipients in some states to include people who receive aid when they do not need it.