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'Crazy Lefty Money'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is everything I can't stand in a supposed democratic politician. While working for President Bill Clinton, he helped institute welfare reform that made conservatives oogle with delight and also was the driving force...Show More Summary

Gerry Adams: “It is no skin off my nose not to meet the [US] State Department.”

Did the US State Department cancel a planned meeting by a “high-level US state department official” with the Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams, TD,  after Sinn Féin withdrew support for the welfare reform bill, as the BBC, and others, have been reporting?  His latest statement would tend to suggest that they did.  Here’s what the Sinn Féin press more...

David Cameron’s biggest losers

Why David Cameron is targeting the obese in his latest campaign to reform welfare The post David Cameron’s biggest losers appeared first on

Sinn Fein pull another ‘reverse ferret’ on welfare reform (oh yeah, and Syriza)…

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

So what have Gerry Adams and the megalomaniacal (and, let it be said, commercially successful) demagogically simplifying former editor of The Sun Kelvin McKenzie got in common? They are/were both aficionados of the Reverse Ferret. Wikipedia describes it thusly: …used predominantly within the British media to describe a sudden reversal in an organisation’s editorial line more...

Sinn Féin Block Welfare Reform Bill

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Just when it seemed the Stormont House Agreement was sailing along nicely, a short strip of tarmac in North Belfast excepted, welfare reform has managed to scupper the show once again. This morning Sinn Féin announced they would put down a petition of concern on the final stage of the Welfare Reform Bill due to more...

Australia Could Show a Way Forward on Welfare Reform

Charles Hughes As previous Cato work has shown, our current welfare system fails us in a number of ways. It is both overly complex and inefficient: over 100 different programs spend roughly $1 trillion each year yet do relatively little to actually lift people out of poverty. Show More Summary

AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, @KristinaRibali

Kristina Ribali, Senior Coalitions Director for the Foundation for Government Accountability, joins Ace, Gabe, Drew and John to discuss the FGA's work blocking Medicaid expansion and reforming state welfare programs. Focus then turns to Hillary Clinton's emails and Bradley Cooper's...

Welfare reform a must: McClure

Author of a major review of Australia's complex welfare system urges an overhaul.

There are tantalizing signs of liberal reforms in North Korea

In a fast-changing region, one thing has long been a constant: the utter disregard that the mafia dynasty ruling North Korea evinces for the welfare of ordinary people. So growing evidence of liberalising reforms in North Korea is tantalising. "Reform" remains a taboo word in the North. Show More Summary

Treasury secretary wants super, welfare reform

John Fraser bemoans level of political debate about economic ideas.

Welfare (to work)?

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

I spent Sunday morning in a coffee shop in Bangor being interviewed by Ciaran Tracey of BBC NI Spotlight about the Stormont version of the coalition government’s welfare reforms. The interview will form part of tonight’s Spotlight investigation (BBC1 NI at 10:40pm). So what’s my angle? Well, simply put, it’s this. The welfare reforms, as more...

Welfare Reform Kills II

How much is a human life worth ? Michelle Chen links to and discusses a new study which concludes that welfare reform reduced life expectancy. I am reminded of an earlier study (there is overlap — the new study analysed the results of two actual experiments one of which was analysed in the old study)

Open thread for night owls: The real costs of 'welfare reform'

Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths? A recent public health study tests the hypothesis that welfare can be shut off like a leaky faucet and the poor will suddenly become motivated toward self-sufficiency. For those budgetary savings,...Show More Summary

The Homeless Pod is Back – Social Welfare in Action

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Whilst our glorious leaders at Stormont have spent the majority of the week (month…year…??) debating welfare reform in the millions and sometimes hundreds of millions, a small band of dedicated souls have been hard at work making a positive influence without the caterwauling of an army of civil servants, lobbyists, media types and other interested more...

Welfare Reform: Are the SDLP showing real policy leadership or just grandstanding?

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Welfare Reform, austerity, cuts and Tories-these are the words of the day at Stormont. Here are some of the pictures doing the rounds from the SDLP about the Welfare Reform bill A full list of the amendments to the Welfare Reform bill can be found here Then the SDLP put this out there Arguments for more...

Enlisting Farmers in the Cause of Animal Welfare

We are seeing major reforms in the veal, pig, and laying hen industries and we hope to see the end of the era of intensive confinement. Photo: iStockphoto I was pleased to be the keynote speaker on Friday morning in Omaha at the annual...Show More Summary

Counting the cost of Welfare Reform

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

One of the most significant outcomes of the Stormont House Agreement was an agreement to extend to Northern Ireland the reforms to the welfare system that have been introduced in Great Britain. These reforms were persistently blocked by Sinn Féin, who did not want to endorse what they termed “Tory cuts”. The Treasury has fined more...

Improving Child Welfare: Why Community-Based Prevention Must be Part of the Reform Equation

Already in the first weeks of 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the county's acting Chief Executive Officer have taken action to improve collaboration and make structural changes that should speed up child welfare system reforms. Such reforms are much needed and timely. Show More Summary

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