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Monday, 3 August 2015

NONE DARE CALL THIS NIHILISTIC OUTRAGE “EVIL” Kansas Moves to Implement 25 USD ATM Withdrawal Limit for Welfare Recipients

00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13

THIS is what our Holy Patriarch believes about Capitalism


00 Chavez and Kirill. Blessing. 08.10.12

This is what our Holy Patriarch thinks of Socialism… he hasn’t changed his mind! HH has NEVER blessed a US Republican “Pro-Life” “Family Values” political asshat. NEVER. He’s a LEFTIE! He’s spoken often and forcefully on the NEED to strengthen the social safety net. All those who vote Republican spit in HH’s face.



Read this through… then, read it again. Read it in light of the quote from His Holiness posted above. We have much evil and rot in our Church here in the USA. I’ll say more later…



Kansas plans to keep a controversial 25 USD limit on ATM withdrawals by welfare recipients, despite the possibility that the restriction might violate federal law. Earlier this year, Legislation passed to raise the limit, or do away with it entirely, but a newly revised version of Kansas’ welfare plan doesn’t permit withdrawals of more than 25 USD per transaction per day. It will also block out-of-state purchases. It will collect a 1 USD fee for every transaction, not including additional bank ATM fees. There is one loophole, however… Kansas’ plan, released publicly for the first time this week, places no limits on cash-back money received while making a purchase at a store. Welfare recipients are allowed two free cash-back transactions per month, but will be charged a 0.40 USD fee for each additional transaction.

To remain eligible for welfare block grants from the federal government, states must ensure that recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, can receive “adequate access to cash assistance” with “minimal fees or charges” as required by the Social Security Act. Kansas receives 102 million USD in annual grant funds from the federal government. If the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services determines that the state’s 25 USD ATM limit violates the Social Security Act, those funds could be in jeopardy.

After McClatchy reported the potential conflict, Brownback signed a “fix-it” bill in June that allows Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, to raise or eliminate the 25 USD limit to comply with federal law. However, on Friday, Theresa Freed, a spokesman for the state department said that the 25 USD cash limit reflects what was passed and signed into law, “The legislative fix doesn’t give the secretary unilateral authority to change the limit”. Freed said language in the fix-it bill only allows changes to the limit with “guidance” from the federal government, saying, “There have been conversations, but we’ve received no guidance”.

Now, Kenneth J Wolfe, a spokesman for the HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, said in an email that the agency’s reviewing a copy of the new welfare plan it received from the state of Kansas on 30 July. The next step is for HHS to determine whether the plan meets the requirements of federal law. Wolfe said, “We’ll work with the state to resolve any issues that require clarification”. At least for now, Kansas welfare recipients won’t be subject to the 25 USD withdrawal limit.

Freed said that the changes are estimated to take at least six to 12 months to implement. She noted that the department would inform the public when the ATM limit goes into effect. The 25 USD ATM withdrawal limit was passed as part of a strict welfare overhaul bill that also prevented welfare recipients from using their benefits certain places, including movie theatres and swimming pools, and shortened the amount of time people in Kansas can receive assistance.

31 Jul 2015

Bryan Lowry

Wichita Eagle



This is evil… it’s nihilistic, cruel, amoral, godless, and a crass danse macabre before Almighty Mammon. This is what the GOP stands for… GOP… Greedy Oligarch Party… if you work for a living and vote Republican, you’re brain-dead. The Republican Party is in the hands of the ultra-rich… it’s their willing lapdog.

Orthodox people! This means that loudmouth righties such as Potapov, Dreher, Reardon, Whiteford, Paffhausen, and all their pals are out-of-step with the Mind of the Church. They lie and defend tall tales about welfare abuse that simply doesn’t exist. In fact, the largest amount of welfare fraud comes from doctors and banks… but that’s OK… they’re part of the Affluent Effluent; the worthies that I named never miss an opportunity to kiss the naked ass of the Powers-that-Be. By the way, that’s REAL Sergianism… which makes them “Chekists in riassas”… fancy that…

You may follow His Holiness and embrace Socialism or you can follow the named jabronies and embrace godless demonic Crapitalism. I follow HH… he blessed Comrade Fidel… he blesses Comrade Zyuganov… he thinks the Cuban healthcare system rocks. I oppose all the godless righties that I named… they embrace Greed (the Capital Sin) and reverently dress it in religious vesture. There’s a name for that… BLASPHEMY.

Think hard… choose wisely… the times are evil and the foulest flowers of malevolence grow in the shadow of the altar. God do preserve us…

One last thing… the so-called “Evangelicals” (American Radical Sectarians) slobber their approval of the cudgeling of the poor. If you needed proof that they aren’t Christian in the slightest way, this is that…



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