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Elizabeth "Cookie" Jones says she will get off welfare or die trying.

A defunct Maryland-based board game manufacturer known for crafting satirical and anti-liberal board games in the 1980s recently became a topic on social media channels…

NEW YORK- Mr. EBT, a rapper who had a viral hit video for his song “Swipe Your EBT,” is defending himself after conservative critics have claimed he is glorifying welfare. Popular conservative blogger Matt Drudge and several other conservative websites have called him someone “leeching off society.” A New Low? “Its Free Swipe Yo EBT” […]

Researchers at the University of Missouri recently released a study that claims couples receiving government assistance are more prone to divorce. According to the study among couples in the same income bracket, those receiving government assistance experience lower rates of positive bonding, commitment to their spouses and overall satisfaction in their marriages. Dr. Schramm, a […]

Since the early 1960s, federally-funded food stamps have subsidized America’s food insecurity problem, providing support for some 17 million people in the last year alone. As the program has grown in recent years, everyone from farmer’s markets to fast food chains are vying for a slice of the $65 billion, as more people are demanding […]

While public contempt for America’s social welfare programs has been fueled by the image of the “Welfare Queen,” collecting food stamps to feed her fatherless children, a new Cornell University paper sheds light on the realities of government assistance. According to the findings, half of America’s social program recipients believe they have never received government […]

A new poll conducted by BlackPlanet/NewsOne shows that 77 percent of African Americans believe that drug screening should be required for those applying for welfare benefits. The poll, which had over 1,600 respondents, detailed how many African Americans believe if employers can drug test you for a job, the government should be able to do […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott has required that all welfare recipients in the state of Florida be drug-screened before receiving their benefits. “It is unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” said Scott. The American Civil Liberties Union is currently suing the state of Florida for requiring state workers to be drug tested, and many […]

A mother and her lover behind bars for horrific child abuse and 19 Action News is investigating just how much child welfare workers knew. According to police reports the kids were so hurt and angry that they cut eyes out of dolls. Apparently wanted to do to it to mom’s boyfriend for beating them.  Neighbors heard what […]

FLORIDA —  Governor Rick Scott wants welfare applicants to pay for a drug test before they are made eligible for assistance. ALSO READ: Alica Keys To Direct Lifetime Movie About Cancer In addition, the Governor wants to add a rule mandating that state employees submit drug tests at least four times a year. READ MORE […]