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Bush, Congress Cut Welfare Programs

New welfare rules written by Congress and the Bush administration are taking effect, denying assistance to the poor for education and drug addiction treatment.  The rules also require welfare recipients to work more hours a week, without providing additional child support subsidies.

Posted on Aug 7, 2006 READ MORE


FEMA Funds Spent on Divorce, Sex Change

The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance to supposed victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Sounds like FEMA did a “heckuva job.”

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


Abramoff Broke, Lawyers Claim

The indicted lobbyist’s attorneys assert he spent all the money “in his overly determined pursuit of helping people and charities.”
You’ll excuse us while we gag up a hidden Cayman Islands account or two.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


Iraq War Costing $5.9 Billion per Month

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal. Also, progressives in Congress want to divert $60 billion in defense spending to humanitarian assistance, social programs, energy conservation, homeland security and deficit reduction.

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


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