Here in the great State of Alaska, our welfare benefits (60K a year if you rate them all) and Union contracts are SO GENEROUS that in one more fiscal year, we’re going to have either an income tax, a sales tax, a portion of our Permanent Fund Dividend taken, or a combination of all three. Why? Because Democruds here in Alaska LOVE to spend, spend, spend. Idiots like Les Gara, Mark Begich, etc, have spent so much that one, you cannot buy a house in Anchorage, two, the property tax is outrageous, three, the schools have a 30% dropout rate AND four, they produce a crop of dumbed-down dullards too stupid to get a job! And in facing this fiscal disaster what do the Democruds in Alaska do? Why, they whine for 100 MILLION MORE DOLLARS TO SPEND!
And if that isn’t enough, they now have a whiny “woe-is-me” Medicare expansion commercial running that says, and this is classic, “Alaska won’t have to pay a thing, the Federal government will fund it!,” (or words to that effect). What happens when the Feds finally refuse to pay for it, i.e., extra cops under BJ Bubba’s crime bill? Alaskans fund it. Duh.
So kudos to Arizona.
EXCERPT: “PHOENIX (AP) — Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
Low-income families on welfare will now have their benefits cut off after just 12 months. [And when that 12 months is up, they’ll move to Nevada or Mexifornia and keep on sponging off of others.]
As a result, the Arizona Department of Economic Security will drop at least 1,600 families – including more than 2,700 children – from the state’s federally funded welfare program on July 1, 2016.
The cuts of at least $4 million reflect a prevailing mood among the lawmakers in control in Arizona that welfare, Medicaid and other public assistance programs are crutches that keep the poor from getting back on their feet and achieving their potential.”
And now for the reason WHY America is in the shitcan.
EXCERPT: “Cutting off these benefits after just one year isn’t fair, said Jessica Lopez, 23, who gave birth to her son while living in a domestic violence shelter and has struggled to hold onto jobs because she has dyslexia and didn’t finish high school. “We’re all human,” said Lopez, who got $133 per month for about a year until she qualified for a larger federal disability check. “Everybody has problems. Everybody is different. When people ask for help, we should be able to get it without having to be looked at wrong.”
So this broad DID NOT finish 12 years of a FREE public education (such as it is) and is therefore pretty much unemployable but is so irresponsible as to have a kid that she cannot support. So SOMEONE ELSE has to pay for it. “When people ask for help, we should be able to get it without having to be looked at wrong.” True enough Jessica but it is not OUR responsibility to support your fat ass for life! You get ONE YEAR of a FREE RIDE to get your act together. maybe you should get off of your ass and DO something like, one, STOP HAVING KIDS YOU CANNOT SUPPORT (birth control is FREE at local health clinics) and two, work TWO jobs if you have to. (The Gunny did THAT for a total of 10 years in order to get ahead in life WHILE on Active Duty so haters can fuck off!) Oh, and Jessica, here’s a tip from Sergeant Stryker…
And here is the way Americans SHOULD be thinking and as Conservatives, we already do!
“I tell my kids all the time that the decisions we make have rewards or consequences, and if I don’t ever let them face those consequences, they can’t get back on the path to rewards,” Republican Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, said during debate on the budget. “As a society, we are encouraging people at times to make poor decisions and then we reward them.”
Think of the brood mare back east that had 13-15 kids from 3-5 baby daddies, a few who were in prison, and who was whining that someone needed to help her. Shitty decisions have shitty consequences. As they say in Japan, Gomen nasai. Suck it up buttercup, life is a bitch and the Constitution DOES NOT promise you a free ride.
Here’s an idea. Maybe if Americans weren’t supporting tens of MILLIONS of illegal aliens, we might be able to assist OUR citizens more.
When there is NO MORE MONEY to be looted from the Producers, Liberalism ALWAYS fails. Always.
SAVED ROUND: “The federal government still requires states to make sure recipients have a job, are looking for work, going to school or trying to go to school, but states retain broad discretion in imposing restrictions.” And all THAT does is further the problem of lazy ignorant stupid losers looking for a FREE RIDE through life.