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Real War on Women: Saudi Arabia Implements ‘Wife-Tracking’ System

wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:21 PM
I received my bachelor's in economics from the Saint Louis University. So, yeah...that would be the university in which I received my economics degree. Again, Obama has done nothing to appreciably increase the food stamp rolls. That deficit spending has been a problem in Obama's term has much to do with revenue falling far short of past years because of the economic collapse in 2008. Despite your claims that the economy is "sluggish," there is simply no evidence offered by the right that it has resulted in the increase in food stamp participation that we've seen. The majority of that increase is in the white population, and it is due to the economic conditions in place before Obama.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:53 PM
I'm sorry, but the claim that Obama has made it easier to obtain food stamps just doesn't bear out.

That Sen. Sessions thinks we should tighten restrictions does nothing to show that Obama has taken steps to loosen them. Choosing not to heed Sessions advice, is not the same thing as "making it easier" for people to get food stamps.

And the USDA is running commercials encouraging people who already qualify to apply for the food stamp program if they are in need. Educating the general public about resources available to them is not the same thing as just "encouraging people to get on food stamps." They didn't loosen the restrictions, or otherwise approve people that weren't eligible. They ran a program to educate about resources. Scary!
denar Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:45 PM
Obama made it alot easier for illegal-aliens, Mexican citizens, to get Food Stamps,

Look up USDA, Senator Jeff Sessions letter to Obama, Food Stamps.

What about those over-1-year-running round the clock USDA commercials encouraging people to get Food Stamps ?
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:41 PM
greatest rise in food stamps--not the places in the country that have recovered the slowest. Indeed, it seems that the increases have come in areas that took an enormous hit right before Obama took the Presidency, and while they have recovered at about the same rate, they had much more ground to recover--which has manifested in long-term employment problems, including a rise in government assistance.

These are the numbers that tell the story, Cleo. I would love to see the numbers that tell your version of the story. And please don't use the Bill O conception of the world--as that conveniently leaves out the rates of regional white unemployment that I've just cited.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:38 PM

To be fair, I never claimed to be an economic genius, I have a basic understanding of how our system functions, and what some of the alternatives are. But I do think that we can look at some economic indicators to help us glean some information.

Since 2008, there hasn't been an appreciable rise in the unemployment rates of African-Americans or Hispanics (both have risen at times, but then settled back at familiar rates, 14% and about 12% respectively), however, unemployment amongst whites has risen--and we have seen a corresponding rise in the percentage of whites on food stamps. That rise in unemployment has correlated with depressed economic conditions since 2008 (the places hit hardest in the collapse still are seeing the
denar Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:33 PM
Truth-Teller wrote:

"Fake-Conservatives, RINO's, Neo-Cons, George Bush, Tom Delay were-are self-described Cons.

They both participated in the "K-St-Project" wealth redistribution, 2001-07, that amped up pork barrel spending from 3,000 to 14,000 annual projects,

During a Time of War, Disgraceful !

Even though both called themselves Cons, wrapped in the US-flag, they were Corrupt-Criminal-RINO-Neo-Con-Marxists !

They believed, implemented a redistribution of wealth from those with no political connections to those who had them.

Are We Clear ?"

To all TP's, Cons, Reps, Ind's,

We lost big-time to the lowly Anti-American Progs because most of you refused to hear guys like this out, GB-2, was-is a Corrupt-Criminal-RINO-Neo-Con-Marxist !
Remember the “war on women” the GOP is supposedly waging? I wonder what progressive women would dub this:

Saudi Arabia has long been the only country in the world that does not allow women to drive. Now, there appears to be a new development in controlling the movements of its female population: the Kingdom has reportedly introduced an electronic tracking system alerting male guardians when a woman has left the country.

Reports emerged of the system last week when Manal al-Sherif, a women’s rights campaigner who has urged women to defy the driving ban, was alerted by...