Author Topic: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Demands ‘Welfare’ Be Changed to ‘Transitional Living Fund’  (Read 266 times)

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By: Susan Jones (CNS News)

In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the "safety net has to be something for all of us."

"Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund.' For that is what it is -- for people to be able to live," she said.

Jackson Lee hailed the Earned Income Credit, food and nutrition programs, jobs training and education programs, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act as "huge safety nets -- not handouts, but safety nets, she said.


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Transitional?  Like, in it goes on until they transition from living to dead?
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they're handouts; let's not start pretending that swine are pearls.
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