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Dem Rep Finally Has Solution For Welfare: Stop Calling It Welfare, Start Calling It a “Transitional Living Fund”

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) finally has a solution to a welfare epidemic that has ballooned under President Obama … just rename it as a “transitional living fund.”  Demonstrating once again that Democrats would rather rename things than actually find a tangible solution.

Via CNS News (h/t Weasel Zippers):

In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the “safety net has to be something for all of us.”

“Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, ‘a transitional living fund.’ For that is what it is — for people to be able to live,” she said.

Jackson Lee hailed the Earned Income Credit, food and nutrition programs, jobs training and education programs, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act as “huge safety nets — not handouts, but safety nets, she said.

But the word ‘transitional’ would make it an inaccurate descriptor when, as Allen West has said, the safety net becomes a hammock, something Democrats relish as they make more and more people dependent on government.

Recently, Democrats have tried taking the stigma off of the phrase food stamps by referring to them as ‘nutritional subsidies.’

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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