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    When I say welfare and/or poverty...

    what images, ideas, or reasons behind their existence come to mind?
  2. D

    Promote the general welfare

    What does "promote the general welfare" include, or exclude?
  3. J

    California to deny Smokers Health Benefits and Cut Welfare

    Here is what is happening right now in the California Senate.
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    Welfare in the hands of the States, not the Feds

    So I'm in the middle of a complex political parties simulation in my high school government class. I support removing federal control over the welfare state, and giving power back to the states; I think that it would give more money to the people in better ways, rather than having Federal...
  5. J

    Urine test for welfare applicants

    Like a lot of folks in this nation, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In order to get that paycheck. I am required to pass a random urine test, which I have no problem with. What I do have a problem with is the...
  6. C

    The Welfare State

    I didn't find a thread about this, so now there is one. What do people think about welfare? Yea or nay?
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    Wal-Mart the welfare queen.

    I found an excellent document about how much state support Wal Mart does and has recieved. I really recommend it to those vulgar "libertarians" who engage mainly in pro-corporate apologetics, because it is much the same with all corporations. http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/pdf/wmtstudy.pdf
  8. H

    What Has Welfare Done for Us?

    I'm no big fan of the programs we call "welfare," but I have to ask myself what would the alternative be? Let's start with a premise most conservatives will agree with. Welfare is largely doled out to lazy people who are underserving. That's the premise. Now, let's look at human nature...
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    Ending Corporate Welfare

    by jcb on 08-03-06 @ 1:33 pm Filed under ACLU, 1st Amendment, News The ACLU is indignant that there are members of Congress pushing to pass a law that would bar awards of attorney fees when groups sue to get religion out of the public square. These award of legal fees are very directly...
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    Militarism and the Corporate Welfare State

    Right wing politicos and their conservative constituents are always bemoaning big government. Yet wealthy people of all political stripes constantly use big government to their own benefit. The rich widely assume, falsely, I think, that what is good for them is good for the country. By extension...
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    The Welfare Kings

    At a time when tens of millions of workers are struggling to pay for gas for their car, electricity for their home, and medical care for their families, the Republicans have stepped forward with a plan to help. They want to give another $20 to $30 billion in tax cuts to the rich...