David Cameron’s restrictions on welfare for new migrants have pleased Tory backbenchers – but not enough for them to drop their Commons campaign for the transitional immigration controls to be… Continue reading The post David Cameron: The tide of ideas and opinion is going in my direction on EU reform appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Reading a little item in our local alt-weekly, which details how day care subsidies have taken yet another hit in our county, I’m reminded of the many glowing NPR stories that I heard back in the 90?s about welfare reform. The idea, championed by some Republican governors as well as Democrats, was to subsidize daycare [Read more...]
There is a debate starting on how to make the council tax support scheme fairer - and how best to use the remaining money within the emergency hardship fund set up to help those affected by this welfare reform.A quick bit of background. Show More Summary
Americans for Tax Reform's IRS filing raises questions about whether it kept its political spending under 50 percent, as tax rules require of social welfare nonprofits, and whether it spent much of a grant from Crossroads GPS on political activity.
The Daily Record's love affair with the Labour Party is in trouble again over the failure of Labour MPs Westminster to turn up in sufficient numbers to inflict a defeat on the Coalition Government over its welfare reform policy - on the 'spare room subsidy' or so-called bedroom tax. Show More Summary
Mike Penning's pugnacious performance on BBC Radio Ulster's Nolan show marks a change of tack by the London Department for Work and Pensions over the vexed question of welfare reform. Previously, the London minister Lord Freud has held...Show More Summary
The Hartz IV reform of the German labor market has been one of the most controversial reforms in the history of the reunited Federal Republic of Germany. It has been widely seen as the end of the welfare state leading into poverty. At...Show More Summary
From the November 7 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh: There's No Reason To Reform Health Care "Other Than To Enrich The Democrat Party" Limbaugh: Contraceptive Coverage Is "Welfare Disguised...Show More Summary
With support from major plutocrats who own the U. S. Department of Education and most state departments of education, the plan to turn Colorado’s PreK-12 urban schools into segregated corporate reform schools has gone down in flames with an overwhelming rejection by Colorado voters, 65-35. Show More Summary
Some are wondering why Arne Duncan is taking eight members of his staff, along with translators and a security detachment to Haiti. Simple: Since 2010, long-time mentor and education reform loser, Paul Vallas, has been providing "expertise" in creating a national system of publicly funded schools in Haiti that will be privately run. Show More Summary
The economy is picking up in some parts of the country, but that hasn't translated into any new serious efforts to help those suffering the most hardship. In fact, for those on the lowest rung of the economic ladder, life may be getting even harder. Show More Summary
In recent weeks just about everybody and their uncle has had advice for the Labour leader - Ed Miliband - in response to his poor showing in the opinion polls which suggest that less than 1 in 5 voters can envisage Ed as Prime Minister of the UK. Show More Summary
Guest Post by Mara Zebest Democrats are suddenly concerned about religion? This is the same Democrat party that voted to remove G-d from their platform. Democrats and Islamists boo’d an attempt to put G-d and Israel back into the platform after … Continue reading ?
Representative Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) questioned whether her Republican colleagues were properly living out their faith when the House passed reform to SNAP programs last week."Many people on the other side who voted for this are people of faith," Lee said on MSNBC over the weekend. Show More Summary
On September 23, 1889, Nintendo Koppai was founded. (Double check that year–you read that right!) They continued to operate for the next 70 years as a playing card company. The Conservative Case For Welfare Reform Suffers Massive Blow...Show More Summary
Alex Pareene on Salon points out that the $40,000,000,000 in cuts to SNAP that the House GOP passed is just the logical continuation of the GOP view of the “welfare reform” of 1996. The events of that time have been examined and here’s part of what has been found. The Institute for Research on Poverty [...]
Alex Pareene at Salon writes The final triumph of welfare reform: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor describes the new House food stamp bill as an extension of welfare reform. “This legislation restores the intent of the bipartisan welfare reforms adopted in 1996 to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” Cantor has said. Show More Summary
Someone wrote to me and said that a welfarist who promotes “cage-free” eggs and other forms of “happy exploitation” suggested that the abolitionist approach was limited to one-on-one communication while welfare reform had a wider effect. Show More Summary