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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Friday, October 20, 2006

Promoting Welfare "Reform" in Reverse

Some politicians and government agencies are all for rolling back welfare reform. So desperate to dish out freebies even the self-sufficient Amish are being solicitated as well as Latino's in Los Angeles. xxx Amish Oppose Receiving Government Assistance
xxx Two northeast Ohio counties are being ordered by the state to try to boost the number of Amish receiving food stamps.
xxx Geauga and Holmes counties plan to start advertising campaigns to encourage Amish to enroll in the subsidy program. Holmes may use a billboard to get the message out.
xxx State officials said it's important that the Amish know the benefit is available.
xxx But county officials question whether the effort is a waste of time and money. Amish oppose accepting government assistance.
xxx The head of the Geauga Department of Job and Family Services says no matter how much they do, the Amish won't sign up.
Though it goes against the conventional wisdom of anti-illegal immigration supporters, those who enroll the poor in the federal food stamp program say they've struggled for years to get immigrant Latino families signed up.
Now a Spanish-language news report and television ad campaign have spurred thousands of immigrants in Orange County over the last several weeks to contact a nonprofit organization that offers a Spanish-language class called "Food Stamps in Four Hours."
"The Mexican man is macho. He doesn't want to come to this country and beg," said Alfonso Chavez, the Community Action Partnership's outreach coordinator. "I tell them this is a program that will help the children. The kids are American-born, and they have a right to this program."
A Los Angeles County Department of Social Services task force is looking at ways to find eligible families to enroll. County workers have signed up families at food banks with only minor success."We recognize that people in Orange County are ahead of us," said task force member Bruce Rankin, the executive director of the Westside Food Bank in Los Angeles. "The rest of us in the state are looking at Orange County for ideas." Low participation, he said, "is a dilemma in the state."
An American virtue of self-reliance is being ignored while non-profits and government agencies work like hell to make people wards of the state. This is one area Liberals can tout as their "moral authority"........Jesse Jackson style!

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Anonymous Amish Furniture said...

Hats off to these people. I don't have words left to describe their virtues.

10/20/2006 06:43:00 PM  

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