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INGSOC
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News reports indicate that the Biden administration wants to dramatically expand the welfare state, starting with an increase in the refundable “child tax credit,” a program that provides extensive welfare cash grants to families who owe no taxes.

If enacted permanently, the Biden plan would constitute the second-largest expansion of means-tested welfare entitlements in U.S. history. In constant dollars, its annual cost would dwarf the initial costs of the Medicaid, food stamps, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children programs. Only Obamacare would be more expensive.

Biden would increase the refundable credit from $2,000 per child under 17 to $3,000 per child age six to 17, and $3,600 for children under six. Two-thirds of the new benefits provided ($79 billion per year) would be cash grants to families who owe no income tax. The proposal would also remove existing work requirements from the child cash grants, thereby providing extensive new welfare benefits primarily to non-working single parents.

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Advocates claim that this proposal will reduce child poverty — an idea linked to the notion that the U.S. welfare system does not spend enough to protect children from poverty. Yet recall that in 2018, well before the COVID-19 recession, the U.S. spent nearly $500 billion on means-tested cash, food, housing, and medical care for poor and low-income families with children. This is seven times the amount needed to eliminate all child poverty in the U.S., according to Census figures.

How can Americans spend so much and still have a problem of deep and widespread child poverty? The answer is that the government counts almost none of the $500 billion in spending as personal income in its widely publicized measures of poverty and economic inequality.

That means, paradoxically, that the Biden proposal to add another $78 billion in cash welfare to children on top of the nearly $500 billion in current spending would have zero impact on the official long-term measure of child poverty because the new cash credits would also not be counted as income in official government poverty reports.

For a half century, the Left and its bureaucratic allies have engaged in a cynical game: They ceaselessly demand more spending to reduce poverty but then hide that spending when poverty is measured. The game is rigged so that only the welfare-industrial complex can win. By the game’s rules, the welfare state can never be big enough, as there will invariably be unmet social needs that need to be funded.



 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Biden Administration Quietly Removes Law That Prioritized Immigrants Who Were Less Likely To Need Welfare

In just the first 20 days of President Joe Biden’s administration, he has signed an unprecedented 52 executive orders and actions. While some have received reasonable scrutiny, others have slipped beneath the radar. One of these has, in short, begun the reversal of long-standing policies which prevent immigrants from becoming a burden of the state under the “public charge” rule.

What is the “public charge” rule?

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), “public charge” under the Trump administration was defined as “an alien who receives one or more public benefits (as defined in the final rule) for more than 12 months, in total, within any 36-month period (such that, for instance, receipt of two benefits in one month counts as two months).”

“The public charge ground of inadmissibility has been a part of the U.S. immigration law for more than 100 years,” where “An alien who is likely at any time to become a public charge is generally inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a lawful permanent resident.”
 

herb749

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News reports indicate that the Biden administration wants to dramatically expand the welfare state, starting with an increase in the refundable “child tax credit,” a program that provides extensive welfare cash grants to families who owe no taxes.

If enacted permanently, the Biden plan would constitute the second-largest expansion of means-tested welfare entitlements in U.S. history. In constant dollars, its annual cost would dwarf the initial costs of the Medicaid, food stamps, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children programs. Only Obamacare would be more expensive.

Biden would increase the refundable credit from $2,000 per child under 17 to $3,000 per child age six to 17, and $3,600 for children under six. Two-thirds of the new benefits provided ($79 billion per year) would be cash grants to families who owe no income tax. The proposal would also remove existing work requirements from the child cash grants, thereby providing extensive new welfare benefits primarily to non-working single parents.

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Advocates claim that this proposal will reduce child poverty — an idea linked to the notion that the U.S. welfare system does not spend enough to protect children from poverty. Yet recall that in 2018, well before the COVID-19 recession, the U.S. spent nearly $500 billion on means-tested cash, food, housing, and medical care for poor and low-income families with children. This is seven times the amount needed to eliminate all child poverty in the U.S., according to Census figures.

How can Americans spend so much and still have a problem of deep and widespread child poverty? The answer is that the government counts almost none of the $500 billion in spending as personal income in its widely publicized measures of poverty and economic inequality.

That means, paradoxically, that the Biden proposal to add another $78 billion in cash welfare to children on top of the nearly $500 billion in current spending would have zero impact on the official long-term measure of child poverty because the new cash credits would also not be counted as income in official government poverty reports.

For a half century, the Left and its bureaucratic allies have engaged in a cynical game: They ceaselessly demand more spending to reduce poverty but then hide that spending when poverty is measured. The game is rigged so that only the welfare-industrial complex can win. By the game’s rules, the welfare state can never be big enough, as there will invariably be unmet social needs that need to be funded.




Giving people that are proven to not know how to control money is stupid. Remember they old adage about people having more kids to keep getting more money, here it is. Or is this a ploy to increase black population.
 
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GURPS

INGSOC
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Biden Administration Delists Houthis as Terrorists...Then the Predictable Happened



“As the president is taking steps to end the war in Yemen and Saudi Arabia has endorsed a negotiated settlement, the United States is deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement on Sunday, two days after delisting the group.

“We call on the Houthis to immediately cease attacks impacting civilian areas inside Saudi Arabia and to halt any new military offensives inside Yemen, which only bring more suffering to the Yemeni people.”

Earlier Sunday, the U.N. special envoy for Yemen arrived on his first visit to Iran for talks on the grinding war. Martin Griffiths was set to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other officials during his two-day visit, his office said. The sessions are part of a broader effort to negotiate a political solution to the nearly six-year conflict pitting the Houthis against Yemeni government forces supported by a Saudi-led military coalition.
“We urge the Houthis to refrain from destabilizing actions and demonstrate their commitment to constructively engage in U.N. Special Envoy Griffiths’ efforts to achieve peace,” Price said in the statement. “The time is now to find an end to this conflict.”
Yemen’s war began in September 2014, when the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa and began a march south to try to seize the entire country. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and other countries, entered the war alongside Yemen’s internationally recognized government in March 2015. (WaPo)






Yeah a strongly worded statement ..... that will scare them
 
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phreddyp

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And quarantine for 14 days when they arrive. Didn't Trump propose something like this and democrats threw a fit.
Must be something new , took the covid test to return to the U.S. from Mexico nothing said about self quarantine when you arrive.
 

Hijinx

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All of this money Biden wants to give away has to come from somewhere.
Well--------anyway it should come from somewhere ,and not the printing presses working overtime to print the Trillions that are getting ready to create a surge in inflation. The trillions increasing the national debt. Sooner or later people will have to stop hiding in their homes and come out to work.
Sooner or later that the somewhere that produces those dollars Biden is giving away will be the Middle income people who work.
You and I.

Biden and the democrats believe they are like Robin Hood. taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
That aint the way it is folks. There aint that many rich. Democrats consider anyone working and not on welfare or food stamps as the rich.
They want to take away from the workers and give to those who don't work.
They want a $15.00 minimum wage so they can tax those who earn that $15 dollars and leave them in the same poverty they were in before they got the $15.00
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Biden Will Sign A New Supply Chain Executive Order, Specifically Involving Semiconductors, In The Coming Weeks

“At the same time, we are looking down the road, and the longterm supply of semiconductors is one of the central motivations for the executive order the president will sign in the coming weeks to undertake a comprehensive review of supply chains for critical goods” she continued. “The review will be focused on identifying immediate actions we can take, from improving the physical production of those items in the U.S. to working with allies to develop a coordinated response to the weaknesses and bottlenecks that are hurting American workers.”

A number of semiconductor industry executives wrote a letter to the White House urging the president to include “substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing, in the form of grants and/or tax credits” in his American Rescue Plan.

“Our technology leadership is at risk in the race for preeminence in the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, 5G/6G, and quantum computing,” the letter continued, noting that America’s share of global semiconductor production had fallen from 37 percent in 1990 to just 12 percent currently.



:sshrug:

Is this really an issue of another case of Crony Capitalism ?


Last I heard Micro Chips were a multi billion dollar business ... why do they require Gov handouts to expand Manufacturing in the US1



The Semiconductor Industry Association sent a letter Thursday to Biden to include “substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing, in the form of grants and/or tax credits” in his administration’s stimulus package.

The letter, signed by Bob Swan of Intel, Steve Mollenkopf of Qualcomm, Lisa Su of AMD and other members of the SIA board, highlighted that the country’s share of chip manufacturing has dropped to 12% from 37% in 1990.

“Our technology leadership is at risk in the race for preeminence in the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, 5G/6G, and quantum computing,” the letter said.




Intel Gross Profits for 2020 - 43 Billion Dollars
Qualcom Gross Profits for 2020 - 16 Billion Dollars
AMD Gross Profits for 2020 - 4.3 Billion Dollars


wouldn't any investment in production be a tax write off as an expense ?
 

BOP

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I just went and looked at a leftie friends FB. I changed my notifications so her crap doesn't show up in my feed because she was so vicious in her hatred for Trump. I scrolled back to the beginning of January. Not one post about Biden, at all. I'd ask her about it, but that would create a complete shitstorm. :lol:
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glhs837

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Biden Will Sign A New Supply Chain Executive Order, Specifically Involving Semiconductors, In The Coming Weeks

“At the same time, we are looking down the road, and the longterm supply of semiconductors is one of the central motivations for the executive order the president will sign in the coming weeks to undertake a comprehensive review of supply chains for critical goods” she continued. “The review will be focused on identifying immediate actions we can take, from improving the physical production of those items in the U.S. to working with allies to develop a coordinated response to the weaknesses and bottlenecks that are hurting American workers.”

A number of semiconductor industry executives wrote a letter to the White House urging the president to include “substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing, in the form of grants and/or tax credits” in his American Rescue Plan.

“Our technology leadership is at risk in the race for preeminence in the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, 5G/6G, and quantum computing,” the letter continued, noting that America’s share of global semiconductor production had fallen from 37 percent in 1990 to just 12 percent currently.



:sshrug:

Is this really an issue of another case of Crony Capitalism ?


Last I heard Micro Chips were a multi billion dollar business ... why do they require Gov handouts to expand Manufacturing in the US1



The Semiconductor Industry Association sent a letter Thursday to Biden to include “substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing, in the form of grants and/or tax credits” in his administration’s stimulus package.

The letter, signed by Bob Swan of Intel, Steve Mollenkopf of Qualcomm, Lisa Su of AMD and other members of the SIA board, highlighted that the country’s share of chip manufacturing has dropped to 12% from 37% in 1990.

“Our technology leadership is at risk in the race for preeminence in the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, 5G/6G, and quantum computing,” the letter said.




Intel Gross Profits for 2020 - 43 Billion Dollars
Qualcom Gross Profits for 2020 - 16 Billion Dollars
AMD Gross Profits for 2020 - 4.3 Billion Dollars


wouldn't any investment in production be a tax write off as an expense ?

Posted about that, saying maybe the govt doesnt need to put a thumb on this scale. Liberal buddy was all about "This is a national industrial base issue, and also a national defense issue." Ah, no, GM and others wanted short term purchase contracts so they could just in time things, and they cut orders when folks stopped buying cars. And they got bit. Folks like Telsa and Toyota work longer timelines and didnt get affected. If you dont keep your vendors busy, they have to do something to keep the folks on the line.

AS for domestic production, screw that, don't ask uncle sam to spend my tax dollars. You want to make product, here, then do so. But Bidens been GMs bitch since he was a Senatecritter. No coincidence that this comes two days after GM announces how bad their own stupid decisions are going to hurt them.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Biden Administration To Allow In Around 25,000 Asylum Seekers

The Biden administration announced on Friday that it will implement an additional measure to end Trump-era immigration policies. The United States will allow migrants who are waiting in Mexico under the Trump policy to enter the country as they seek asylum. This reverses the policy by the Trump administration that required them to remain in Mexico as they awaited a hearing.
 

Hijinx

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Biden Administration To Allow In Around 25,000 Asylum Seekers

The Biden administration announced on Friday that it will implement an additional measure to end Trump-era immigration policies. The United States will allow migrants who are waiting in Mexico under the Trump policy to enter the country as they seek asylum. This reverses the policy by the Trump administration that required them to remain in Mexico as they awaited a hearing.

Hell twice that many have already snuck in,.
 

herb749

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All of this money Biden wants to give away has to come from somewhere.
Well--------anyway it should come from somewhere ,and not the printing presses working overtime to print the Trillions that are getting ready to create a surge in inflation. The trillions increasing the national debt. Sooner or later people will have to stop hiding in their homes and come out to work.
Sooner or later that the somewhere that produces those dollars Biden is giving away will be the Middle income people who work.
You and I.

Biden and the democrats believe they are like Robin Hood. taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
That aint the way it is folks. There aint that many rich. Democrats consider anyone working and not on welfare or food stamps as the rich.
They want to take away from the workers and give to those who don't work.
They want a $15.00 minimum wage so they can tax those who earn that $15 dollars and leave them in the same poverty they were in before they got the $15.00

He did say he was going to tax the rich. Don't know if he can EO that.
 

BOP

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Biden Administration To Allow In Around 25,000 Asylum Seekers

The Biden administration announced on Friday that it will implement an additional measure to end Trump-era immigration policies. The United States will allow migrants who are waiting in Mexico under the Trump policy to enter the country as they seek asylum. This reverses the policy by the Trump administration that required them to remain in Mexico as they awaited a hearing.
Per day?
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Biden Will Close the Guantanamo Bay Military Prison After 'Robust Review'


The Guantanamo detention facility has been a target of liberal Democrats almost since the facility opened in 2002. Barack Obama spent his entire presidency threatening to close it. But pushback from Republicans who objected to transferring the terrorists to prisons on American soil prevented him from carrying out his plan.

Now we have another liberal Democratic president and once again, the issue of Guantanamo is being discussed. Joe Biden appointed an anti-Gitmo defense secretary and the radical wing of his party is agitating to close it.

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Biden and the Democrats may wish to forget what happened on September 11, 2001, and dismiss the cold-blooded killers who planned and carried out the attacks as POWs. They have decided that the terrorism problem today is white supremacists who are a cuddly bunch compared to al-Qaeda terrorists.

White supremacists are not trained to resist interrogation. They are not superbly organized and fanatical enough to commit suicide in the cause of white supremacy. The terrorists are a special kind of indoctrinated human being who can’t be rehabilitated and will be a threat to America and its citizens till the day they die.

We are told that very few of the released Guantanamo inmates return to terrorism. I’m sure that’s very comforting to the widows and orphans of those killed by these released terrorists who might wonder what American genius allowed a terrorist safely locked away to walk free.1

To some extent at least, that opposition remains. “The Democrats’ obsession with bringing terrorists into Americans’ backyards is bizarre, misguided, and dangerous,” Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, said after the White House announcement Friday. “Just like with President Obama, Republicans will fight it tooth and nail.”

Obama argued that keeping the detention center was not just a bad policy but a waste of money, costing more than $445 million per year in 2016.
Under his administration, 197 were repatriated or resettled in other countries.
 
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GURPS

INGSOC
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Biden's 'Commonsense' Gun Controls Make Little Sense


The problem, according to Biden, was that manufacturers could comply with the law by "making minor modifications to their products—modifications that leave them just as deadly." But there is no way around that problem, since laws like these are based on "military-style" features, such as folding stocks, threaded barrels, and bayonet mounts, that have nothing to do with a weapon's destructive power.
Even if the government could eliminate all guns with those features, would-be mass shooters would have plenty of equally lethal alternatives. Several of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history were carried out with weapons that would not be covered by Biden's ban.

Biden also would ban "high-capacity magazines," which politicians generally define as magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Americans own millions of those; they are standard for many of the most popular handguns and rifles.

The rationale for the 10-round limit is that the need to switch magazines can create a "critical pause" during which a mass shooter might be overpowered or his victims might escape. But as a federal judge noted when he ruled against California's ban on "large-capacity magazines" in 2019, that restriction also can create a "lethal pause" for a crime victim "trying to defend her home and family"—a far more common situation.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Democrat Mayor Begs Biden To Stop Release Of Migrants Into Texas


A YouTube account for the Del Rio government hosted a desperate video from Lozano “pleading” with Biden to stop “any measures regarding the release of immigrants awaiting court dates into the City of Del Rio and surrounding areas.”

“After the extreme weather and emergency conditions in the area, the city does not have the resources available to house and accommodate these migrants within the community,” a caption for the video reads.

As noted by The Wall Street Journal, migrants are not tested by Customs and Border Protection before they are released across the border, though it is protocol that they’ll be taken to a local hospital if the migrant is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or another illness. “Aid groups such as the one in Del Rio advise people to quarantine if they believe they may have [COVID]-19, but lack the resources to pay for hotels or other accommodations,” the Journal added.

“I am pleading and requesting with you to please put a halt to any measures regarding the release of immigrants awaiting court dates into the city of Del Rio and surrounding areas,” Lozano asked Biden. “We do not have the resources available to house and accommodate these migrants within our community.”
 

Hijinx

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It's a damned shame when a Mayor of a city has to beg the President of the United States not to send illegals to his home town.

It's a damned shame when these people who should have stayed home will be roaming our country without jobs, without health insurance, without somewhere to go and without being vetted in any way are turned loose in our country.
This is senseless.
 

PrchJrkr

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The good mayor will be vilified as a racist and smeared by the media. How dare he question the administration! He should open his home, and the homes of others, to house these poor folks fleeing their shithole countries.
 
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