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George Will Thinks the Mortgage Interest Deduction Is Destroying the American Character

They may be some case here, but of course that is not George Will is actually arguing. He is pulling numbers from outer space to tell a story of a run away welfare state. As he quotes that great welfare reformer of the past, Daniel Patrick...Show More Summary

Another ‘Flaw’ in the plan for an Historical Inquiries Unit…

Cillian McGrattan made a good point in yesterday’s Newsletter… The latest attempt at providing a policy programme for dealing with the past, flags, parades and welfare reform, the Stormont House Agreement (SHA), is an ambiguous document that contains many unanswered questions. One critically important grey area concerns the role of the Irish government in any more...

State of the Animal Union

President Obama’s second term in office has been a fruitful one for animals, but a number of key reforms await final approval and deep problems remain when it comes to animal welfare. Today’s front page news story in the New...       ...Show More Summary

New ideas by L.A. County leaders are welcome -- but are they right?

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles County government is in the midst of an intriguing organizational shake-up. In one move announced Thursday, the office of the chief executive was reconfigured to make it easier to implement reforms in child welfare and the Sheriff's Department. That's encouraging, at least in...

Reforming the Disability Welfare State?

The number of people ages 18-64 receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) under the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability (OASDI) program has increased dramatically in the recent past. Ana Swanson (Washington Post, Wonk Blog) has brief piece that focuses on SSDI. Show More Summary

One million expected to lose food stamps in 2016

The ill effects of the 1996 welfare reform will reverberate 20 years later in 2016, when harsh rules limiting assistance are likely to resume as unemployment rates fall. The 1996 law imposed a three-month federal time limit on food assistance to unemployed adults who aren't disabled and don't have dependents. Show More Summary

Child Welfare Reform: Effecting Real Change -- At Last

The great early twentieth century public health reformer and physician, Sara Josephine Baker, recognized that to enlist a mother's cooperation in trying new child care procedures it was necessary that the mother first be "convinced in...Show More Summary

L.A. County supervisors ready to tackle child-protection problems

A new majority on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors say they want to place child welfare back at the center of their agenda this year, including reconsidering a series of reforms that their predecessors refused to authorize last year.

7 NI political hot potatoes for early 2015

4 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

1. Expect Mitchel McLaughlin to be finally elected as Speaker of the NI Assembly. If the Welfare Reform Bill passes its Consideration Stage by the end of February (as the financial package requires), will the DUP withdraw their objection and allow Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin to be elected as Speaker? They’ll surely not wait until more...

Audit Shows Lax Lab Enforcement

The HSUS and HSLF are at the forefront of legislative reforms concerning animal welfare, but it’s not enough to just pass laws—we must work diligently to ensure they are enforced and that there are consequences for those who don’t follow...      ...Show More Summary

#StormontTalks: The Assembly still stands

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

From the BBC Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted a workable agreement had been reached. Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said it “sets out a plan for financial and welfare reform.” First Minister Peter Robinson said he would be recommending the document to his party executive. Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt more...

On Welfare and the Budget, reality for Stormont is acceptable

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Only the rashest observer would claim that s/he that she has a complete understanding of the complexities of welfare payments and reform and the  other details of the negotiations that are said to be reaching a climax. My feeling is that they are less about negotiations and more about accepting realities they can live with. more...

Stormont Talks: A Step in the Right Direction?

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Executive Parties have agreed a deal on welfare reform and have sent a paper to the NIO outlining an agreement. Earlier Martin McGuinness tweeted that there had been “a step change” in the atmosphere at the talks. Progress at the talks had seemed unlikely and there were suggestions that they could have drawn to more...

Modestly provocative proposals for dealing with NI’s gapping fiscal black hole

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

UTV this evening runs what promises to be a fascinating programme on what three experts would do to address Northern Ireland’s public finance deficit – around £600m give or take, assuming some sort of deal on Welfare Reform and taking into account Barnett consequentials. I am not an expert, of course, but merely a humble more...

Wisconsin GOP congressman accuses government of bribing single moms to not work

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A newly-elected Republican congressman from Wisconsin made his case for welfare reform by saying the federal government “bribes” single mothers into not looking for work, Crooks and Liars reported. “A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year in total benefits...

Can Iain Duncan Smith force Labour to continue his welfare reforms?

Iain Duncan Smith is taking the fight to Labour today, accusing them of being the ‘party of welfare’ with their ‘heads in the sand’ as he marks the next ‘roll-out’ of… Continue reading The post Can Iain Duncan Smith force Labour to continue his welfare reforms? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will scale back Welfare Reform

WASHINGTON — Bill de Blasio, who was elected mayor to succeed Michael Bloomberg, will do away with welfare reform put into place by Rudy Giuliani. Fox News reported de Blasio will no longer tie welfare benefits to work, undoing decades of progress under former mayor Rudy Giuliani (and de Blasio’s predecessor Michael Bloomberg). Welfare recipients […]

Wu-Tang Forever: Ol' Dirty Bastard's Role in American Welfare Reform

Ten years after the rapper's death, a friend explains why—and how—he had an MTV crew film him taking a limo to collect food stamps.

McGuinness: I am calling therefore on the SDLP to withdraw their candidates in Fermanagh/South Tyrone, Upper Bann and North Belfast

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Just when you think there aren’t any more rabbits in that Sinn Fein hat, Martin McGuinness pulled another one out of it today and just before the SDLP conference. Whilst the SDLP were hoping for a focus on welfare reform and budget cuts, it will now be overshadowed somewhat by an offer from McGuinness for more...

Great Britons: Octavia Hill – The English Social Reformer Who Helped Found England’s National Trust

Octavia Hill was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, especially London, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Born into a family with a strong commitment to alleviating poverty, she herself grew up in straitened circumstances owing to the financial failure of her father. Show More Summary

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