TANF

In what has to be a disappointment to Fox News viewers everywhere, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has reversed the state’s plan to not issue welfare checks during the government shutdown, bringing to an end Arizona’s distinction of being the only state to halt payments from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. Really, Arizona? […]

This thing — to motivate the lazy Poors to become better parents, Stacey Campfield (R-HardKnoxville) has introduced a bill that would cut Temporary Assistance to Needy Families benefits by up to 30% if children fail to make “satisfactory academic progress” — by this guy, is busy advancing through the Tennessee Lege. Some Democrats are like […]

Have you ever wondered what the U.S. would look like it if were a failed state? And what sorts of skills you’d need in order to survive, and which government offices would function and which wouldn’t, and which aspects of society would collapse and which would manage to self-sustain? We have too, because it occasionally […]

Oh how thoughtful, House Republicans are bringing to the floor today a bill to close some kind of sexy-sounding “strip-club loophole” in what, campaign spending disclosure rules or something? No? NO. Oh right, it’s a bill meant to stop all the silly misbehaving poors from spending their welfare money at strip clubs. No wonder they […]