Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tweeding being kicked into high gear

From the Daily News:

...state lawmakers keep dreaming up ways to exempt welfare recipients from having to contribute to their own keep.

One proposal would end work requirements for able-bodied adults on food stamps.

Another would let welfare recipients get second opinions from their own doctors after a city physician deemed them fit for work.

A third would empower people on the dole to turn down job placements that don't pay a "living wage" - defined as $17 an hour for a single mother with two children.

A fourth would let college students on welfare off the hook by counting time spent in class and on homework as employment.

Each of these measures undermines the core message of workfare - that healthy adults have to take responsibility for themselves and their families, and that almost any job is preferable to a life of dependency.

In years past, the Democratic-led Assembly would approve bad bills like these only to have them die in the Republican-led Senate. But now that Dems rule in both houses, chances for passage have risen dramatically.


Anonymous said...

While I agree with you that requiring unskilled labor get $17.00 an hour while skilled secretaries often have to work for $10.00, I can see the point of the second opinion from one's own doctor.

I have a friend, near legally-blind from birth, crippled in two work-related injuries, had excellent medical records of same from several respectable doctors, MRI's, CAT scans, X-rays, all showing the serious injuries, certified as fit as a fiddle by worker's comp.

I myself had a fall at work that damaged by two knees and my two ankles permanently. Worker's Comp dragged out approval of my physical therapy until the prescription essentially expired and then stopped it after 3 visits.

I am still crippled. Fortunately I am an office worker so I can hide a leg brace under my pants and pretend to be okay. The government uses some of the biggest liars on earth to deny sick people any help, even though they pay payroll and social security taxes for this protection.

Anonymous said...

No wonder why we are broke!

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

Tony Avella actually show up to speak up because he cares
posted by SUZANNAH B. TROY

Tony Avella shows up to eminent domain abuse rallies and there are many under the Bloomberg administration because he favors pushing out the people from their communities for his friends and in NYU's case NYU doesn't even need to use and abuse eminent domain to get the job done. I have demanded NYU give us community outreach resource centers in every mega dorm where they busted through zoning using the term community facility and they exclude the community. These centers should be in the front of the buildings so students see and get involved in helping community members and small businesses remain in their community.

The term media whore is offensive for many reasons and Tony Avella shows up and that takes so much patience and time, he speaks up which takes guts and if you do not get media coverage how do you get your message out and sadly people like Mort Zuckerman that owns the NY Daily news writes letters on behalf of Mike Bloomberg to stay in office a third term and The New York eminent domain Times acts like Mike and his socialite mega millionaire city planner are on their board.

Mike Bloomberg's ads are Orwellian and he thinks if he repeats he helps the poor and middle classes rather than crush them we will believe it. He thinks giving loans to small businesses that are being crushed by his tsunami of community crushing development will help them rather than send them further in to debt.

The bottom line is Mike Bloomberg's "NEW" hideous NY is like he NEW hideous Yankee Stadium, New Yorker's can't afford it.

Tony Avella for mayor

I have done a series of youtubes starting with Mayor Bloomberg King of New York. I have an old school political poster I hand painted lampooning King Mike as well as youtubes talking about his Orwellian ad campaign and my newest show 'Bloombergs Streets of New York" which are in horrifying condition.
My newest shows 311 and the 911 call they transfer me to for a hole in the street that goes down 3 and half to 4 feet deep have done nothing for the safety of people so I ask a Con Ed worker for a cone to warn people of the danger. Mike Blooomberg's New York -- no thank you.
Suzannah B. Troy

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

oops I meant to post under a different section, as always so tired and this mayor destroyed my neighborhood what was left it, just a wreck

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Suzannah. We know that Avella is above tweeding anyhow. By the way, I would like to thank Crappy for the photo of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb!

Wade Nichols said...

Fifth: Public assistance recipients will no longer be required to wipe their own asses. Government will provide professional ass wipers to perform that task for them, thrice daily.

Anonymous said...

This is an outrage! How dare working folks, middle class get nothing but taxes, less services etc.

Sit on your duff in a city provided rent free apartment, food stamps to feed you, do the dirty all day, care for your young ones and wait till the $17 an hour job presents itself to work. Expect your many suitors to provide you with small gifts until your good looks disappear by age 21. Thank God for Sheldon Silver!

Anonymous said...

I gotsta git me a caddy lac!