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Switzerland: An Initiative to Establish Basic Income for All

Posted May 8th, 2012 by abexman
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An initiative to establish a new federal law known as “For an unconditional basic income” [fr] was formally introduced in Switzerland in April. The idea, which consists quite simply of giving a monthly income to all citizens that is neither means-tested nor work-related, has generated commentary throughout the Swiss blogosphere.

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Taxpayers pay millions to mow lawns of foreclosed homes

Posted April 10th, 2012 by libertyevolution
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American taxpayers own close to 200,000 vacant houses, and over the next year they will spend more than $40 million just to mow lawns at these properties. Taxpayers also foot the bills to paint walls, fix cabinets, plant flowers and more -- expenses that just last year, exceeded a half a billion dollars.

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Man cuts off foot, throws it in furnace to avoid job assignment

Hours before unemployment officials were to determine whether he was physically fit for work, an Austrian man sawed off his left foot with an electric saw, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported. The 56-year-old man had just learned that his benefits could be slashed if he did not accept work found for him, the Daily Mail reported. He reportedly placed the severed foot in a wood stove to make sure doctors could not reattach it to his leg. Meticulous, perhaps, but possibly not a success. Url may still qualify for work despite the amputation, the Daily Mail reported.

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Legislators want to drug test welfare recipients but not themselves

Posted January 30th, 2012 by Sussex County Angel
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"If we're going to impose standards on drug testing, then it should apply to everybody who receives government money." - Do they realize that it's not their money?

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Posted September 7th, 2011 by yaso1903
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Dad wasn't dad after all, but still owes child support

Posted August 24th, 2011 by Takeshi Kovacs
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.

Sixteen months after his divorce, Richard Parker made a devastating discovery. A DNA test revealed that his 3-year-old son had been fathered by someone else.

Mr. Parker immediately filed a lawsuit claiming fraud by his apparently unfaithful ex-wife. He took his case all the way to the Florida Supreme Court.

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Record number of Americans get government help

Posted July 31st, 2011 by Cyphase
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One in six Americans is receiving help from the government, just as fiscal austerity threatens to reduce some of that aid.

Soaring unemployment during The Great Recession has driven tens of millions of people to the dole. Enrollment in Medicaid and food stamp programs are at record highs, while unemployment insurance rolls remain at elevated levels. Many people depend on more than one program.

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Dependency and desperation make animals out of humans

Posted July 15th, 2011 by drapetomaniac
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It's a sad day when people are so desperate they literally stampede toward government vouchers, as if they are their saviors. What do you think would happen if food stamps had to be redeemed at State run food centers? It'd be scary if they ran out, for sure.

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Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measure

Posted June 1st, 2011 by FrustratedinSC
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Needed or an invasion of privacy? Will it end up costing more taxpayer money than it could save?

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US will almost certainly become a socialist nation

Posted February 5th, 2011 by fat_bastard
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The way the geographic area called US is going - the road to socialism.
“The trouble is, it won’t be just any socialist welfare state... the US is on a path to creating the worst and most venal form of welfare state

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