GOP Maine gov. is doing something revolutionary with food stamps and welfare

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Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:

Maine’s Republican governor on Wednesday launched a push to make more “able-bodied” people work for their food stamps.

“People who are in need deserve a hand up, but we should not be giving able-bodied individuals a handout,’’ said Gov. Paul R. LePage.

LePage will reportedly stop seeking a federal waiver — issued at the height of the Great Recession — allowing some food stamp recipients to bypass requirements that they work or volunteer, according to local news channel WCSH.

About 12,000 of the state’s residents receiving $15 million annually in food stamps are considered to be able-bodied by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services DHHS, which administers the aid. That means that they are between the ages of 18 and 49, have no dependents and are not pregnant or disabled.

In the next three months, those who are deemed able-bodied must work or volunteer with a community organization for 20…

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Trey Gowdy: The States Should Bypass Obama and Enforce Immigration Law… Here’s How

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The border crisis is in full swing, leaving communities in TexasCaliforniaArizona, and around the country scrambling to find ways stop the federal government from dropping off illegals in their area.

Thousands of minors are continuing to pour into the country, packing shelters like sardines and draining local economies, forcing many angry citizens to step up and protest the government’s plan to dump the immigrants without any form of support.

A big part of the president’s job description is the enforcement of laws created by Congress. Unfortunately, Obama sees a political advantage in granting amnesty to illegals, so he refuses to carry out his duty.

Since Barack Obama refuses to do his job, it’s up to the states to bypass the president and enforce immigration laws to put a stop to the madness at the border.

Rep. Trey Gowdy has proposed legislation that recently passed the House Judiciary Committee which lays out a detailed plan for taking this course of action.

via Trey Gowdy’s official website:

Today the House Judiciary Committee approved the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act, the SAFE Act, introduced by Immigration Subcommittee Chair Trey Gowdy (R-SC). The SAFE Act improves interior enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. Congressman Gowdy released this statement after the Committee voted 20-15 to approve the SAFE Act:

“Ensuring public safety and protecting national security must be the primary objective of immigration reform. Our history of selective enforcement of immigration laws has made our nation vulnerable, threatens the wellbeing of every citizen.”

“The SAFE Act represents a common sense approach to the enforcement of our nation’s laws. Utilizing the law enforcement infrastructure existing in every state and community across this country to support enforcement efforts increases accountability and effectiveness, while using resources wisely.

“America is a nation of laws and a democracy comprised of a people who have a deep and abiding respect for the rule of law. The open process is long and tedious but absolutely necessary for all perspectives to be heard. The passage of the SAFE Act by the House Judiciary Committee is the first step in a larger reform process.”

Key Components of the SAFE Act:

· Grants States and Localities the Authority to Enforce Immigration Laws: The bill grants states and localities specific congressional authorization to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law and includes provisions to facilitate their assistance. It also allows states and localities to enact and enforce their own immigration laws as long as they are consistent with federal law. In addition, the bill withholds specific grants from sanctuary cities that defy federal immigration enforcement efforts.

· Strengthens National Security: The bill makes it more difficult for foreign terrorists and other foreign nationals who pose national security concerns to enter and remain in the United States. Of note, the bill bars foreign terrorists or removable immigrants who threaten national security from receiving immigration benefits, such as naturalization and discretionary relief from removal, among other things. The bill also requires that no immigration benefits can be provided to immigrants until all required background and security checks are completed.

· Protects American Communities from Dangerous Criminal Aliens: The bill protects the American public by facilitating and expediting the removal of criminal aliens. In the instance a dangerous criminal immigrant cannot be removed from the U.S., the bill allows the Department of Homeland Security to detain them.

· Improves Visa Security: The bill improves our nation’s first line of defense, the visa issuance process. The bill expands the Visa Security Program to additional high risk posts, strengthens the integrity of the student visa program, and authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and State Department to revoke visas to foreign nationals if in the security or foreign policy interests of the U.S., among other provisions.

· Helps ICE Officers Better Do Their Jobs: The bill assists U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in carrying out their jobs of enforcing federal immigration laws by allowing them to make arrests for immigration violations, federal felonies, federal criminal offenses for bringing in and harboring unlawful immigrants, and offenses against the U.S. The bill also allows them to carry firearms and provides them body armor.

· Strengthens Border Security: The bill prohibits the Departments of Interior and Agriculture from preventing Border Patrol agents access to federal lands within 100 miles of the border. This will better enable Border Patrol agents to secure our border and prevent illegal activity, such as illegal immigration, smuggling, and drug trafficking. It also prohibits the interference of Border Patrol activities, such as construction and maintenance of roads and barriers, use of patrol vehicles, and deployment of tactical infrastructure.

· Reviews Administration’s Abuse of Prosecutorial Discretion: The bill requires a report to Congress each year on the abuse of prosecutorial discretion by the Administration.

Awesome. The federal government has made it clear they’re hoping to pass amnesty using this crisis as an excuse to let the president use an executive order. Since Obama is abusing his power, it’s time for the people to strip him of it through bypassing him and enforcing the law.

If something isn’t done to stop the immigration crisis now, it will continue to spread, exposing millions of Americans to a number of dangers both physically and economically.

Has DHS Opened Your Mail Yet? They Did Mine | Alternative

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Originally posted on BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ "CLINGERS-AMERICA!":

Before It’s NewsBy: DevvyJuly 14, 2014NewsWithViews.comSeveral years ago, I made my usual trek to the post office. One of the little cards was in my PO box letting me know I had a package to pick up. The lady at the counter handed me the box and off I went to my vehicle. When I went to put the box on the front seat, I was shocked to see a big orange piece of tape with a label that read: Opened by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.What was in the box?

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A New Scandal? White House Defies Congressional Subpoena, Keeps Top Obama Aide from Testifying

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Sally's Special Services:

ARREST THE BASTARDS!!

Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:

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July 16, 2014 By Greg Campbell

As the Obama administration remains mired in countless scandals of varying severities, one would presume they would try to fly below the radar of the American people who have grown alarmed at the increasingly unilateral direction presidency is taken in recent years.

While President Obama operates outside the lawn repeatedly, apparently, the law holds no relevance for his subordinates either as the White House has refused to produce a top Obama aide who has been subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee.

The White House argues that David Simas, a top political director for President Obama, is immune from being forced to testify before the House Oversight Committee even though the committee is currently investigating the House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, an office which Simas directs.

The committee is investigating the possibility of taxpayer money being used by the office to support Democrat…

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YES!! Benjamin Netanyahu sticks it to Barack Hussein Obama: “Israel will NEVER relinquish control of the West Bank (Judea & Samaria)”!!

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Citing John Kerry by name, Netanyahucalls outTeam Obama, saying heknows best about keeping Israel safe, and will never allow the West Bank, 20 times the size of Gaza, to become another 20 Gazas.

“For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.”(  Isaiah 62:1  KJV )

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( “At present we have a problem with the territory called Gaza,” the prime minister said. But he noted that the West Bank is 20 times the size of Gaza, and vowed that he was not prepared “to create another 20 Gazas” in the West Bank. )

Now The End Begins  On the fourth day of Operation Protective Edge, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong and sternly open rebuke…

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Jesse Jackson Shames Obama For Putting Illegal Alien Children Above Americans

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Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:

When Jesse Jackson calls you out for being full of crap, you truly are a human turd. That’s like Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones telling you are too much of a drug addict. But that’s pretty much what happened today. The noted race hustler and reverend tsk tsked the President for asking for nearly $4 billion for the wave of illegal immigrant children invading our country, while he ignores the desperation of American kids.

As reported by CBS Chicago Jesse Jackson went on the warpath.

“If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot,” said Jackson.

Isn’t that nice of Jackson to so freely spend all of our hard-earned tax dollars? I think the $4 billion for illegals should come out of…

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In Midst of 3 Scandals, the Birther Movement Creeps Back Up

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Originally posted on The Surf Report:

In Midst of 3 Scandals, the Birther Movement Creeps Back Up (via http://www.thebrennerbrief.com)

Things have been moving steadily behind the scenes with respect to the question as to the legitimacy of Obama’s long form birth certificate released by the White House online. We know ever since the subject first came to the surface, the standard answer from the left has been that those who give…


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