Welfare Rolls See Sharp Increase!

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The biggest increases are in states with some of the worst jobless rates. Oregon’s count was up 27% in May from a year earlier; South Carolina’s climbed 23% and California’s 10% between March 2009 and March 2008. A few big states that had seen declining welfare caseloads just a few months ago now are seeing increases: New York is up 1.2%, Illinois 3% and Wisconsin 3.9%. Welfare rolls in a few big states, Michigan and New Jersey among them, still are declining.

In South Carolina, for example, the vast majority of welfare funding is being directed to the cash-assistance program, leaving little to actually help people find jobs and get off welfare.

The federal government’s fiscal stimulus includes $5 billion for states where more families receive welfare or spending increases on employment subsidies or short-term emergency assistance. That provision sparked concerns from the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups that President Barack Obama was undoing the provisions of the 1996 law intended to encourage states to get people off welfare and onto payrolls.
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Obama where is all those jobs created by your big spending spree? Where is all those jobs saved by your big spending spree? You’re one big bag of hot air Barack and thats no lie! Your socialist programs are at work putting Americans on welfare and under your control!

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States are raising taxes despite the ‘stimulus’ , It isn’t just high earners who get smacked

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A free fall in tax revenue is driving more state lawmakers to turn to broad-based tax increases in a bid to close widening budget gaps.

At least 10 states are considering some kind of major increase in sales or income taxes: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. California and New York lawmakers already have agreed on multibillion-dollar tax increases that went into effect earlier this year.

Fiscal experts say more states are likely to try to raise tax revenue in coming months, especially once they tally the latest shortfalls from April 15 income-tax filings, often the biggest single source of funds for the 43 states that levy them. Read More

The Tax Capital of the World

States are raising taxes despite the ‘stimulus’; New York is No. 1.

Oh, and it isn’t just high earners who get smacked. The new budget raises another $2 billion or so on top of the $4 billion in income taxes with some 100 new taxes, fees, fines, surcharges and penalties to be paid by all New York residents. There are new charges for cell phone usage, fishing permits, health insurance (the “sick tax”), electric bills, and on bottled water, cigars, beer and wine. A New York Post analysis found that a typical family of four with an income below $100,000 would pay more than $800 a year in higher taxes and fees.

One explicit argument for the $787 billion “stimulus” bill was to help states avoid these tax increases that even Keynesians understand are contractionary. Instead, the state politicians are pocketing the federal cash to maintain spending, and raising taxes anyway. Just another spend-and-tax bait and switch.

This is advertised as a plan of “shared sacrifice,” but the group that is most responsible for New York’s budget woes, the all-powerful public employee unions, somehow walk out of this with a 3% pay increase. The state is receiving an estimated $10 billion in federal stimulus money, and Democrats are spending every cent while raising the state budget by 9%. Then they insist with a straight face that taxes are the only way to close the budget deficit. Keep Reading….

Do you think the economy is getting any better people? If you do then you better think again! Do you think that only people with incomes over $200,000.00 will be paying these taxes? Again if you do then you better think again! You have been taken to the cleaners by Obama!

LINKS:

(1) Ron Howard: Happy Days are (almost) here again

(2) Video: The BO Tax and Spend Rap

(3) Countdown to Tax Day Tea Party: The view from Asheville, NC

Racine Wisconsin mayor arrested in sex sting

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Authorities seeking felony charges against Mayor Gary Becker say the 51-year-old married father of two, who ran unopposed for re-election two years ago, used the Internet to try to arrange a sexual liaison with what he thought was a teen girl.

Taken into custody at Brookfield Square mall Tuesday evening, Becker became one of the more than 475 people arrested by the state’s 10-year-old Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Read More

Another Mayor goes down!

LINKS:
(1) Mayor Gary Becker, Democrat and Child Predator
The Democratic Party is exploring newer and newer depths of depravity. Running the biggest, most open pay-to-play scheme for the Illinois senate seat is not enough to satiate their desires.

(2) Name That Party… Racine Mayor Arrested For Preying On Children- Child Porn
Although it was not mentioned in the report for some strange reason, Mayor Gary Decker is a democrat.

(3) Independent Representative Jeffrey Wood Charged With Third DUI