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.
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.
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.