DOING BUSINESS: Disagreement [again] between Sinn Fein and the SDLP over the virtues of Margaret Ritchie at Social Development introducing a Welfare Reform Bill under accelerated passage and the current move by the DUP/Sinn Fein to introduce reforms through the Legislative Consent Motion (LCM).
EU welfare reforms: Some claimants ‘better off with no job’ By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News 13 November 2015 From the section UK Image copyright Thinkstock Claimants for some in-work benefits could be better off giving up their job temporarily as a consequence of the government’s EU negotiations, Whitehall officials have told the […]
NEW Social Services Minister Christian Porter has called for a “grown-up” discussion on reforming the overstretched welfare sector.
But restricting access to welfare is not the main issue for Central Europeans outside the eurozone.
Tonight, Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal will host two separate debates with the remaining crop of 2016...
Hatch wrote Obama years ago "indicating my desire to work with him on welfare reform -- that letter has never been answered."
(Click to enlarge) "Welfare reform" is clearly heading towards forcing people into permanent poverty, and Arizona wants to be in the vanguard. Scapegoating the poor for not earning enough while denying them earning power is one of many paradoxes of the GOP. More here. Follow Jen on Twitter at @JenSorensen
We all know how hard it is for folks like David Brooks, living in remote corners of Washington, to find out about changes in public policy. Therefore it wasn't surprising to see him praise Marco Rubio, Brooks' favored candidate for the...Show More Summary
What’ll happen to the Lords,tax credits and George Osborne? Polling Matters returns. Keiran, Rob and James discuss the implications of the tax credits row for the House of Lords. What do the public think about welfare? What do they think about the House of Lords and has George Osborne damaged his chances of becoming Prime […]
New York Times economic columnist Eduardo Porter discredited widespread myths about the supposed corrupting influence that government assistance has on low-income Americans and the unsubstantiated claim that cutting assistance to the poor will actually help families in need. Show More Summary
THOUSANDS of animals are slaughtered for meat every second. Who is Temple Grandin and how has she helped to reform the meat industry and improve the welfare of livestock?
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In a tumult of controversies (in-out resignations, ministerial pay, talks and welfare reform) Edwin Poots has pushed the hard politics to the rear and brought the vintage ad hominem politics out of the cabinet and to the foreground.
He has passed massive reforms to the welfare state and played the leader on the world stage, but something always seems to be missing.
This afternoon TUV launched a policy initiative entitled A Path to Making Stormont Work which can be found in full here. This is an intervention set against the backdrop of ongoing crisis – deadlock over Welfare Reform; ever increasing NHS waiting lists; rolling resignations of DUP ministers mockingly labelled as the hokey cokey; and most importantly for more...
Iain Duncan Smith: Tory welfare reforms ‘restoring lives’ 6 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Iain Duncan Smith has insisted the government must “rededicate itself” to its shake-up of welfare, saying its mission is to “restore people’s lives”. The work and pensions secretary told the Tory conference the party was tackling the “something for […]
Conservative welfare reform advocate Seton Motley told Fox News on Monday that instead of raising the minimum wage, the best way to keep people off of welfare was to stop low wage workers from having children. Over the weekend, Mayor Robert MacDonald appeared on Fox & Friends to explain his...
I’m torn about this. One one hand, I think there’s a degree of demonizing welfare recipients that gets in the way of actual (and desperately needed) welfare reforms. On the
There’s a simple way to reform welfare: Send money to those who need it, without conditions.
As Congress seeks agreement on overhauling Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), lawmakers must address TANF's dismal failure to help the poorest Americans, many of whom are desperately trying to find work, as documented in the new book $2 a Day. Show More Summary