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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday will propose tripling the amount the poorest households are expected to pay for rent as well as encourage those receiving housing subsidies to work, according to the administration’s legislative proposal obtained by The Washington Post.
The move to overhaul how low-income rental subsidies are calculated would affect more than 4.5 million families relying on federal housing assistance. The proposed legislation would require congressional approval.
Tenants generally pay 30 percent of their adjusted income toward rent or a public housing agency minimum rent — which is capped at $50 a month for the poorest families. The administration’s legislative proposal sets the family monthly rent contribution at 35 percent of gross income or 35 percent of their earnings working 15 hours a week at the federal minimum wage. Under the proposal, the cap for the poorest families would rise to approximately $150 a month, three times higher than the current minimum.
President Signs Executive Order Mandating That Poor People Work or Lose ‘Welfare’
Without much fanfare (totally apropos, given what’s been happening in the world of the White House in the last 72 hours), President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that will force recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, Medicaid and low-income housing subsidies to find work or lose their assistance. WAKE UP PEEPS, it just got real now.
When I divorced in my 30's, there were times I worked 2 jobs, and the girls were Latch key kids. I was not going on welfare, I'm educated with a BA degree, are you kidding. Plus what kind of example am I showing my children. Needless to say I was quite judgmental about Women, who were on welfare and could work, and my taxes are paying for your azz to sit at home. I don't think so, get out there and work. If you can count 1-10 what's the problem. I believe some women are just plain lazy, keep having babies, looking for something or someone to take care of them. We live in a world full of hope, for better days to come. But, you must apply yourself, for those changes to occur.
Let me tell ya something. I come from a family of 5 siblings. Parents, Dad had a High school degree. My Mom only went to the 8th grade. All 5 children have college degrees. My parents were very strong about our education and didn't play about it. They both worked and provided a good and nurturing home, to be good citizens. Now two fantastic things happen from this. All the Grandchildren have college degrees, some MA, and PhD. Our mother went back to school at "60" and received her GED. What I'm saying here, is each generation, committed to Higher Learning.
Do you see the difference between educated people, and folks that have generations of Welfare recipients. Sometimes I think our government makes it to easy for folks to fail. I do not agree about the Medicaid cuts, because there are folks that are disable, mental issues, health issues, that do need that help importantly. Housing get a job, want/need more money than what McDonalds is paying, than go back to school for higher education. Lot of folks work and go to school. I have two daughters 1. Nurse, 2. Attorney. I retired as a Sr. Aviation Controller, and left a legacy. Nothing is easy in this world. I do believe if you apply yourself work hard, in the end you will know your purpose. Thank you!
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Barbara Bush, wife and mother of presidents, dies at 92
Barbara Pierce Bush, the fiercely loyal wife of one U.S. president and mother of another who was a champion of literacy and admired public figure in her own right, died Tuesday surrounded by her family at her west Houston home. She was 92.
Her husband, George Herbert Walker Bush, and their son George Walker Bush were among those of her cherished family members at her side.
Relatives said she died of complications from congenital heart disease and chronic cbstructive culmonary disease.
Bush was known for a no-nonsense style that pulled no punches and told it like it is — graciously. The Texas matriarch was a strong, steadfast partner in her husband’s political life, who both privately offered her own opinions and stood dutifully by her husband’s side as they moved around the country and world in pursuit of his political ambitions.
Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72
Art Bell, an apostle of the paranormal whose disembodied voice drew millions to his late-night radio soapbox beamed from the Mojave Desert, died on Friday at his home in Pahrump, Nev. He was 72.
Lt. David Boruchowitz, a spokesman for the Nye County sheriff’s office, said an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death. An announcement on Mr. Bell’s website said he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
“Art had a fascination with the afterlife,” the announcement said, “and it’s heartwarming to know he peacefully slipped into the next world and now knows the answers he sought for so long.”
From a home studio 65 miles west of Las Vegas, Mr. Bell personally fielded unscreened telephone calls on five lines during a five-hour nightly marathon on KNYE-FM called “Coast to Coast.” At its peak, in the 1990s, the show was broadcast on hundreds of stations and reached as many as 10 million listeners a week.
Harry Laverne Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018) was an American actor, comedian and magician. He is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television series Night Court, and later starred in the sitcom Dave's World from 1993 to 1997.
In addition to eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985, Anderson had a recurring guest role as con man Harry "The Hat" Gittes on Cheers, toured extensively as a magician, and did several magic/comedy shows for broadcast, including Harry Anderson's Sideshow (1987). He was also notable for his role as Richie Tozier in the 1990 miniseries It, based on the Stephen King novel.
Headline News - Response to Trumps twitter statements re: timeline of sex allegations.
Y'all ready the 4 week challenge begins today!!!! We got a group together male/female, yes I copied down all names, so I can check in with you during the week. Take a picture of yourself today. Then in 4 wks take another picture and look how good you look. Vegetable, fruits, water, fish, NO EATING AFTER 6 pm period! I have a feeling our energy will soar, and our vibrations will be greater. This ends on Mother days. Oh yeah and don't forget to do some kind of exercise at least 10 mins everyday M-F, weekends rest. I'm excited to see the end results. Four weeks is a good start. Thank you everyone who is participating. Love you!
'Black Panther' sinks 'Titanic' record, get ready to pay more at the pump, and more trending news
“Black Panther” surpassed “Titanic” to become the third-highest-grossing film ever. With an estimated $665.4 million in domestic ticket sales by Saturday night, the Marvel movie beat “Titanic’s” $659.4 million — and now sits only behind “Avatar” ($760 million) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million). The first superhero film with a majority-black cast, “Black Panther” has become a pop-culture phenomenon. • Share your thoughts: #BlackPantherRecord
Americans will pay more for gas this summer than they have in years, reports The Wall Street Journal, with prices at the pump likely the highest since 2014. Average prices reached $2.70 per gallon last week, with OPEC’s 2016 decision to cut oil production driving up crude costs. The shift may dampen consumer demand — ”the rise of the use of the word ‘staycation’ is probably going to happen this summer,” says petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan. • Share your thoughts: #PumpPriceHike
The Justice Department is investigating whether some university early-admissions programs violate antitrust laws, reports Inside Higher Ed. Schools communicating with each other about early admissions, and agreements between universities about acceptances, could potentially violate federal law — the Justice Department is evaluating whether such communications affect students’ admission opportunities, says The Wall Street Journal. Many elite schools admit up to 40% of their first-year classes through early-decision programs. •Share your thoughts: #UniversityAntiTrust
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