April 17, 2018

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (041718)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. Be prepared for lots of liberal shrieking in 3 months:

    Cal Thomas: With everyone focused on Comey, Trump reformed welfare

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/17/cal-thomas-with-everyone-focused-on-comey-trump-reformed-welfare.html

    From the Whitehouse Exec Order

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-reducing-poverty-america-promoting-opportunity-economic-mobility/

    Sec. 3. Review of Regulations and Guidance Documents. (a) The Secretaries of the Treasury, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Education (Secretaries) shall:

    (i) review all regulations and guidance documents of their respective agencies relating to waivers, exemptions, or exceptions for public assistance program eligibility requirements to determine whether such documents are, to the extent permitted by law, consistent with the principles outlined in this order;

    (ii) review any public assistance programs of their respective agencies that do not currently require work for receipt of benefits or services, and determine whether enforcement of a work requirement would be consistent with Federal law and the principles outlined in this order;

    (iii) review any public assistance programs of their respective agencies that do currently require work for receipt of benefits or services, and determine whether the enforcement of such work requirements is consistent with Federal law and the principles outlined in this order;

    (iv) within 90 days of the date of this order, and based on the reviews required by this section, submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy a list of recommended regulatory and policy changes and other actions to accomplish the principles outlined in this order; and

    (v) not later than 90 days after submission of the recommendations required by section 3(a)(iv) of this order, and in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, take steps to implement the recommended administrative actions.

    (b) Within 90 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries shall each submit a report to the President, through the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, that:

    (i) states how their respective agencies are complying with 8 U.S.C. 1611(a), which provides that an alien who is not a “qualified alien” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1641 is, subject to certain statutorily defined exceptions, not eligible for any Federal public benefit as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1611(c);

    In about 6 months, Trump is going to start wringing out the welfare programs to shake loose 12 million adults to work. Mark Zandi will have to adjust his statements on a “full employment economy”. Just in time for the elections…

    Comment by dscott — April 17, 2018 @ 3:52 pm

  2. Hope you’re right. Looks promising.

    Comment by Tom — April 17, 2018 @ 8:55 pm

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