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August 3, 2021
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Rep. Ilhan Omar and some of her fellow far-far-left colleagues are pushing a bill they call the SUPPORT Act (I guess that sounded better than the HAMMOCK Act) that would give $1200 a month to people making less than $75,000 a year or heads of household making less than $112,500 a year, plus $600 per child. This would be a first step toward a national “guaranteed income.” Because paying people for doing nothing is working out so well right now.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-guaranteed-income-1200-monthly-checks

Omar declared, "Poverty is a choice. For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met.”

Hoo-boy, where to start? I guess with the fact that America already takes care of those who genuinely need food, housing and healthcare. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year on programs like Medicaid, Section 8 housing and SNAP food assistance. If we wanted to spend even more on those programs, maybe we could secure the border and stop letting millions of illegal immigrants suck up so much public assistance funding that could go to Americans, especially veterans. Just spit-balling here.

Second, prioritizing growth has enabled us to create the most dynamic economy in the world, one that was creating plenty of jobs and rising wages up until a Chinese virus and Democrat politicians strangled it (and somehow, Trump got blamed for that.)

I do agree with her on one thing: in some cases, poverty is a choice. Don’t get me wrong: there are plenty of people who are poor through no fault of their own. But then, there are those who make the mistake of listening to the false promises of leftist politicians who promise them things for free in exchange for their freedom. Like a subsistence wage for no work. Leftists hope you choose to stay in poverty because that keeps you dependent on government and them in power.

But one of the problems with socialist ides like this is that there is no magical forest full of money trees, so all that free stuff has to be paid for by someone else. As soon the people paying for it realize it’s not worth it to keep producing when the government is just going to take away the fruits of their labor and give it to the non-productive, then they become nonproductive, too.

And that’s when America becomes Venezuela.

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  • Kathleen Schmidt

    08/04/2021 12:39 PM

    Ilan Omar supports Communism. She is evil and will do anything to take down our democracy. We can't let her and the squad ruin our country.

  • Hans VanderVeen

    08/04/2021 11:31 AM

    We are just so very thankful for your willingness to stand up and report the truth. Our nation is undergoing such a rapid decline and this is a wakeup call for all of us to get involved.

  • Tammie L Madill

    08/04/2021 03:31 AM

    Why don't they our new administration take a pay cut instead of them giving themselves raises all the time. Its ridiculous we support illegal immigrants and not our own people first. We don't need to depend on big Government and big Tech.
    Last year on Facebook I wrote For More Years ill be 64 and their fact checkers said it was not the truth and blocked it. Anyone who wrote for more years were fact check by fat checkers. Because they thought it was about Trump. Can I sue Facebook for that

  • Danna A. Stevens

    08/04/2021 01:06 AM

    Amen! Couldn't have said it better. This has been tried, over and over and has NEVER been successful-not even in the early church! They were told: "Let him who doesn't work, not eat"! THAT would change some things FAST!!! Would solve the government's problem of overpopulation, health care, food programs. Might even eliminate the need for taxes! If we also adopted the muslim countries rule of cutting off a hand if you stole?? (Or even our country's early laws of hanging a thief). And if we went back to the WWII era where every home had a gun (and children were disciplined and KNEW BETTER than to touch it!) what a different world this would be. Dems couldln't survive and the rest of us might even be rich! LOL (Just dreaming, I know!)

  • S Collins

    08/03/2021 10:57 PM

    Let's boot them all out and start over.

  • Gary Stilwell

    08/03/2021 08:36 PM

    Quite revealing--the first words Omar spoke were "poverty is a choice"--so the American people should pay for bad decisions of those who "choose" to accept poverty????

  • RACHEL A LYONS

    08/03/2021 04:36 PM

    IF THE BIDEN ADMINASTRATION STAYS IN CONTROL, WE WILL BE COMPLETELY SOLIALISTIC IN SIX MONTHS.

  • Winnie Witt

    08/03/2021 04:16 PM

    ilhan-Omar does not care if America falls from spending too much money, since she hates this country almost as much as she hates Israel. I pray that she loses her place in the house the next time she is up for election. Surely there is someone that can run against her and win. God's will be done...He is still and will always be in control..

  • Trina Higginbottom

    08/03/2021 04:03 PM

    No, no, no to the hammock act. Why is she still on communities? Why is she allowed to say and do pretty much what she wants? No respect for people who are in this country who do not appreciate the opportunities given to them. Use her own ill gotten gain to support her ideas. Know how long that would last.

  • Michelle LeTexier

    08/03/2021 03:42 PM

    This is absurd , why is the Congress not sending her back to Somilia, we as Americans need to get the anti Americans out of congress!