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  • 01:00

    Politics Done Right - Is welfare for the rich the same as welfare for the poor?

    in Politics Progressive

    Today I will be exploring whether welfare for the rich has the same implications as welfare for the poor. Last night Bill Maher said the following.


    “Republicans are right,” Bill Maher said “Not having to work and getting free money does mess people up. That’s why they love to talk about work, the virtue of work, the right to work, workfare, the dignity that comes with work.


    In fact there is only one thing conservatives believe in more than work. And that is the God given right of rich people to leave all their money to their kids so they never have to work a day in their lives. …


    I mean think about it. Republicans are on board with taxing people’s income, their investments, property, food, gas, booze, cigarettes, everything you buy, even your retirement. Those are all OK. But the one thing that must remain tax free is when money falls from the sky and lands in the lap of [explicative] Hilton. …


    If the tough love of cutting off free money for the poor is the right thing to do how can we stand by and do any less for the Conrad Hiltons of the world. They’ve never known the dignity of work either. Shouldn’t we be helping them by taxing inheritance at one hundred percent?”


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  • 01:00

    Politics Done Right - Is welfare for the rich the same as welfare for the poor?

    in Politics

    Today I will be exploring whether welfare for the rich has the same implications as welfare for the poor. Last night Bill Maher said the following.


    "Republicans are right," Bill Maher said "Not having to work and getting free money does mess people up. That's why they love to talk about work, the virtue of work, the right to work, workfare, the dignity that comes with work.


    In fact there is only one thing conservatives believe in more than work. And that is the God given right of rich people to leave all their money to their kids so they never have to work a day in their lives. ...


    I mean think about it. Republicans are on board with taxing people's income, their investments, property, food, gas, booze, cigarettes, everything you buy, even your retirement. Those are all OK. But the one thing that must remain tax free is when money falls from the sky and lands in the lap of [explicative] Hilton. ...


    If the tough love of cutting off free money for the poor is the right thing to do how can we stand by and do any less for the Conrad Hiltons of the world. They've never known the dignity of work either. Shouldn't we be helping them by taxing inheritance at one hundred percent?"

  • 00:45

    Chew the Phat Kewl Khat: Peter Ferrara From Forbes On Welfare Reform!

    in Politics

    Can welfare reform end poverty in America? Peter Ferrara believes it can. Peter is a great article writer and a great contributer to Forbes! Peter has writen numerous articles about many different subjets of interest. Do not be surprised if he wakes you up to what welfare reform will mean to our country as a whole. Come listen to Peter Ferrara speak and answer questions that anyone may have about how our government spends over a trillion dollars a year on welfare! Call in and share your two cents on this issue. Call in at 1-347-677-1837.


    The passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996 changed the way the federal government finances cash welfare to low-income families. Instead of a matching grant, states receive a set amount of federal funds in the form of a block grant with no adjustments for inflation, caseload numbers, or state spending. Social assistance programs, however, tend to experience increased demand in recessions – more people require assistance from the government during difficult economic times. To meet increased demand, states have to increase spending, but recessions usually bring lower revenues to states, requiring some cuts to discretionary spending. Analysts were concerned that PRWORA’s change to a block grant would jeopardize social spending during times of state fiscal stress and cause states to disproportionately cut welfare spending during recession.

  • 01:31

    THE BRYCKKHOUSE "Welfare Reform: Validation Or Violation"

    in Entertainment

    The federal government has announced the proposal of many changes in its Public a Welfare system. One of those changes the government wishes to implement is mandatory drug testing for all welfare recipients. Is this a good idea or in violation of our civil right? Join Bryckk and LaKrush as we examine the welfare system and discuss whether not you agree or disagree with this method.


    CALL-IN 805-830-8320 | CHAT LIVE -CLICK HERE-

  • 00:31

    Week 39: Farewell to Welfare...Again!

    in Radio

    Join us for our first segment State of the Union, as we address the new state law that aims to limit how long public assistance will be dispensed. Is this positive or pejorative? Join the conversation.


    Our second segement - Behind Closed Doors: She's gotta have it...just like him. Can today's woman be more bold and forthright about sex and promiscuity? Is it about morality? Is it independence? Just what is it?


    We want to hear from you. Call in and share your views.

  • 01:28

    WELFARE TIME FOR REFORM

    in US Government

    Far to many people are on welfare as a career and it needs to stop. How do we change it and what needs to be done is what we talk about on this episode of Make Ya Think Radio

  • 00:08

    Gold and Welfare

    in Politics

    Darrell Castle discusses recent comments about the relationship between gold and welfare, and the role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy.

  • 02:03

    Illegals, ISIS, Welfare, and Damn Moochers

    in News

    We have to many damn people that we are taking care of in this damn country. It is time to stop the damn hand-outs!

  • 00:30

    Should People On Welfare Be Subject To Random Drug Tests??

    in Social Networking

    Let's discuss the reactions of people who work for a living and how they feel about people who suck off of the government for a living. Join the show at 10:30am. Call (818)301-5834.

  • 01:59

    Welfare and or Food Stamps

    in Christianity

    Welfare and or Food Stamps where do we go from here. Are things getting better or worst? What should we do to assist the poor or those we believe in need.

  • 00:24

    Welfare Issues

    in Family

    Part 2 of 3: Originally Aired August 25, 2013
    Dianne Linderman speaks with a caller about issues with the US welfare system. What would happen if you tried getting all the welfare recipients off the system, given that they are used to receiving a government handout?
    Dianne talks about other important social and economic issues in America today.
    Find out more about Dianne Linderman on her website: http://www.everythingthatmattersradio.com/ and be sure to get Dianne's book series (for kids of all ages!) titled How to Become an Entrepreneurial Kid.

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