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Using data for public good – launch of Detail Data

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

NICVA’s relationship with investigative journalism website The Detail began with the reporting on the umbrella organisation’s research paper on The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland. Lisa McElherron said she was thrilled to launch the Detail Data project. NICVA had been keen (1) to better tell the stories of the sector they represent; (2) more...

Ryan's step-by-step future plans start with trade

[...] Ryan wants to overturn Obama's signature health care law. Taxes and welfare reform come next — all within the six years House rules allow him to remain chairman. [...] then?

Nationalist Parties need to shift away from the “blame the Tories” narrative and embrace the Welfare Reform debate

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Nationalism needs a new economic narrative and if you didn’t believe that before, the complete debacle over Welfare Reform is proof positive of the inability to construct a proper narrative on our current economic situation or a long term strategy for fiscal rectitude and a prosperous economy. We are faced at the moment with a more...

Welfare Insanity (28/03/14)

Labour has opposed every welfare reform proposed by the Coalition Government at Westminster including changes that now prevent people on much better than average salaries (£60,000 plus) being able to claim child benefit, for example....Show More Summary

The Coalition's welfare reforms miss the mark

The Abbott Government should put more emphasis on creating new jobs rather than cutting off payments to those who can’t find one.

Does HRC Need to Repudiate Welfare Reform?

In the endless game of defining where Hillary Clinton is on some ideological spectrum, one way some progressives have chosen is to lay out an ideal agenda--say, Bernie Sanders' agenda--and...

GOP's Big Government Welfare Reforms

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Republican party generally favors individual liberty, but a predilection for big government looms large if individuals happen to be spending public benefits. The year's not even half over, and already GOP lawmakersShow More Summary

Martin on the Starmer report: “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean…”

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

And whilst the SDLP gets tangled in all kinds of mess with welfare reform, Micheal Martin keeps up his one man Republican opposition to Sinn Fein on the Starmer report released yesterday… The report vindicates Mairia Cahill who bravely stood up to on-going abuse and spin by Sinn Féin. Consistent claims that the court case more...

People are outraged about a Kansas law critics call a 'tax on the poor'

Kansas is taking a storm of criticism over its new policy strictly limiting ATM withdrawals for welfare recipients.  The controversial limit was signed into law in April by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) as part of a broader reform bill. However,...Show More Summary

Latest immigration figures raise the stakes for Cameron’s EU renegotiation

Open Europe's Pawel Swidlicki argues that the latest immigration figures are likely to raise the stakes in David Cameron's bid to reform free movement and EU migrants' access to welfare. The post Latest immigration figures raise the stakes for Cameron’s EU renegotiation appeared first on Open Europe.

Paul LePage Wants To Kick Ex-Cons Off Food Stamps, Drug Test Everybody

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wants to kick poor people off food stamps and welfare if they have drug-related felony convictions and also to expand a recently enacted drug testing program. The 1996 welfare reform law banned drug felons from receiving food stamps or benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Show More Summary

The Tragic End of the Woman Bill Clinton Exploited As Poster Child for Gutting Welfare

Lillie Harden's story illustrates the damaging effects of President Bill Clinton's pet legislation. We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act—also called "welfare reform"—which was...Show More Summary

Today's Economic History: Arthur Burns: Secret Diary, 1969

Arthur Burns (August 21, 1969): "The recently announced [Nixon administration] welfare reform [plan] was to do away with food stamps (in order to keep costs down)... >...but then it was discovered--the President didn't know this--that the recent welfare benefit plus promised food stamps would yield larger benefits to many than the new plan. Show More Summary

Re: Newt, on What Republicans Can Learn from the Tories

Ian, I read this comment from Gingrich with some surprise: The number one thing that Cameron did was emphasize working Britons. He did? That may be a reference to the (excellent) welfare reforms introduced under Cameron, but otherwise I’ll admit to being at a loss. 

Repeal, Not Reform, Is Necessary for the Bloated Welfare State

The United States is effectively bankrupt. Economist Laurence Kotlikoff figures the United States faces unfunded liabilities in excess of $200 trillion. Only transforming or eliminating such programs would save the republic. The Left likes to paint conservatives as radical destroyers of the welfare state. Show More Summary

Golden Boy Promotions Sues Al Haymon: Latest Details and Reaction

Boxing manager and adviser Al Haymon is facing a $300 million lawsuit from Golden Boy Promotions for violating antitrust laws and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act that was designed to protect the rights and the welfare of boxers. Continue...Show More Summary

International Report Urges Sweden To Reform Failing School System

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state. Swedes are used to seeing their nation rank near the...Show More Summary

State Cuts Welfare Rolls 80% by Doing Just One Small Thing…

Welfare reform is or should be a part of every conservative governor’s reform package.  Maine’s Paul LePage made one simple reform that cut the welfare rolls by 80%… Maine Gov.

Morning Bits

Listen up, 2016 hopefuls: “House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, responding to the troubles in Baltimore, said that another round of welfare reform is needed to help move the poor from government dependence to a job. ‘Just because we are for limited government, as Republicans, doesn’t mean that we are for no government. […]

MEGAN MCARDLE: Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, a Good Idea. Yes, but the Democrats’ political st…

MEGAN MCARDLE: Welfare Reform Was, and Still Is, a Good Idea. Yes, but the Democrats’ political strategy requires a large, dependent, easily-mobilized underclass.

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