meekie

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  • meekie commented on the diary post Welfare Used to Fund Terrorism! Beyond Rhetoric: 10 Ways to Fix Welfare by meekie.

    2013-04-24 18:24:17View | Delete

    Exactly! And the amount the taxpayers supposedly pay per welfare recipient exceeds the pay for a minimum wage job! If the burden of health care costs is eventually removed from the employer through the incremental development of universal healthcare, then employing these people costs even less! One issue we should confront honestly is the idea [...]

  • meekie commented on the diary post Welfare Used to Fund Terrorism! Beyond Rhetoric: 10 Ways to Fix Welfare by meekie.

    2013-04-24 18:17:02View | Delete

    If you’re willing to write a check, why not fund a job – that’s what most disabled people really want. However the difficulties they would normally face in convincing someone to hire them increases exponentially in a tight job market where there’s always someone “closer to perfect” looking for a job. Ps. Technical skills also [...]

  • ThumbnailToday headlines blared that the Boston bombers had been funding their terrorist lifestyles with welfare . How could we, the cash-strapped people, have been allowed to provide for these shady characters? The American-born wife and baby were obviously part of a long con on the generosity of the American people. That the wife chose to work 80 hours [...]

  • meekie commented on the diary post 10 Ways to Fix Welfare: Ricin Terror Shows Why We Need to Get This Done by meekie.

    2013-04-21 15:48:42View | Delete

    My “welfare check” is less than half my rent, and it is paid directly to my landlord. Somehow the way to obtain basic living necessities needs to be detached from the idea of “cash”, because people cannot get by on this little, especially when those who don’t need help are always trying to push the [...]

  • meekie commented on the diary post 10 Ways to Fix Welfare: Ricin Terror Shows Why We Need to Get This Done by meekie.

    2013-04-21 15:34:21View | Delete

    I have been in the welfare system for a year: most aspects took almost a year just to process. For SSDI – which I was regarding as an emergency fallback position – I haven’t even gotten through the initial determination. No one cares about how I survive in the meantime. But to me the most [...]

  • meekie commented on the diary post 10 Ways to Fix Welfare: Ricin Terror Shows Why We Need to Get This Done by meekie.

    2013-04-21 12:31:14View | Delete

    This is exactly what I’m trying to convey. Thank you for the comment! China just issued a report describing U.S. human rights abuses, questioning whether the U.S. is in any position to ride in judgment on the rest of the world. Whatever the human rights condition in China, I think they do have a point [...]

  • meekie commented on the diary post 10 Ways to Fix Welfare: Ricin Terror Shows Why We Need to Get This Done by meekie.

    2013-04-20 21:37:23View | Delete

    Thank you for the recommend! I just hope this somehow gets seen and forwarded around. A great disaster like the Boston Marathon bombing gets the attention of Americans, and it brings out the best of American big-hearted generosity. If they could only see the mass casualties of the current welfare catastrophe, if they could only [...]

  • ThumbnailThe man who tried to assassinate President Obama by sending  him a letter laced with ricin launched a Twitter tirade against the oppression of the welfare state on the day Obama was elected two his second term – highlighting a widespread belief that welfare is both a tool of oppression and a matter of race. Curtis was [...]

  • meekie wrote a new diary post: Measure S, Panhandlers, and the Struggle for Autonomy

    2012-11-13 14:41:46View | Delete

    ThumbnailRecently my discussions of welfare have shaded into opposition to Berkeley’s Measure S , and this diary explores the connection between the two issues. Much of the commentary on Measure S stereotypes people who sit on the sidewalk as “obnoxious panhandlers”, and the ethical and humanitarian questions about why they are sitting on the sidewalk have faded into [...]

  • meekie became a registered member

    2012-11-13 14:17:57View | Delete