These two items are doubtless coincidental.
- Rathke, a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare, devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls “The ‘Maximum Eligible Participation’ Solution.” It is a strategy for orchestrated crisis that savvy leftist groups across America are likely to embrace.… “a massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls” in an effort to overwhelm the system.…The strategy helped to bankrupt New York City in 1975.
- Obama started increasing welfare spending immediately after assuming office. The stimulus billincluded $220 billion in new means-tested spending, including a little-noticed provision that repealed one of the key welfare reforms of the Clinton era. The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act capped welfare dollars to states, ending the perverse system that rewarded states for adding cases to their welfare rolls. The 2009 stimulus bill lifted the caps. Once again, states that add to their rolls qualify for more cash.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.