• Welfare Reform: Work Requirements for Food Stamps

    Background: First created in the late 1930s as the Food Stamp Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal aid program that provides food-purchasing assistance for low-income families and individuals. SNAP is the second largest mean-tested welfare program in the U.S., providing more than 45 million individuals with food-assistance at a cost of $83.1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014 alone.

    Problem: Welfare programs, including food stamps, should be temporary,

  • Heritage Action Supports Rep. Garret Graves’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Bill

    This week, Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reform Bill (H.R. 2996). This legislation would help reduce poverty and government dependency, increase self-sufficiency, and restore families by strengthening the effective and popular work requirements for all “able-bodied adults without dependents” (ABAWDs) who receive food stamps from SNAP.  

    In 1996, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which became popularly known as “welfare reform,” into law.

  • ENLIST Act Activist Toolkit

    The ENLIST Act (H.R. 60) would permit certain illegal immigrants to serve in the military and grant them near-instant citizenship. Some members of Congress are pushing the radical idea of granting  illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors — known as DREAMers —  a path to instant citizenship by suggesting it is good for our military.

    Make no mistake, this doesn’t help our military preparedness. It is a scheme to normalize amnesty for illegal immigration and essentially codify Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty.  

  • Senate AHCA Activist Toolkit

    Last month, the House passed their version of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare called the American Health Care Act, or AHCA. That bill moved the ball forward on repealing parts of the Title I regulations of Obamacare by giving power to the states to opt-out of some of those harmful regulations.

    It’s now the Senate’s job to take the next step to finalizing the bill. Conservatives are fighting to ensure states can take back control from the federal government.

  • A Terrible Day for the Navy Family

    Reading Time: 1 minutesSEARCH CALLED OFF US Navy ends hunt for 7 missing sailors as bodies are found in the ship I saw the FoxNews.com headline last night. My face sagged. Those tiny muscles that control our facial expressions all fell asleep at once. A long, slow breath-flood rushed from my slack lips. I thought about those seven […]

  • Spy Tactics for Conservatives: 7 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

    Reading Time: 3 minutesYou are a target. They want you dead. You are a conservative activist. They call themselves “progressives.” You want to live. And you want to remain active in politics. They want you dead. Or submissive. Like a slave. Or a battered woman. No, you can’t attack them. You shouldn’t engage them. They’re rabid animals. Neither […]

  • Leadership.

    Reading Time: 1 minutesPresident Trump wins praise from all side for his strength, dignity, and leadership following the left’s rifle attack on Republican members of Congress. “We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans.”

  • Why I’m Betting on an Indictment of Comey

    Reading Time: 4 minutesI made a lot of money on the election. Most of that money I cashed out. But I left a small balance in case I saw another opportunity to bet against the prevailing wisdom. I saw that opportunityt last night. My PredictIt Success In January 2016, I bought three kinds of shares on PredictIt, the prediction […]

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