Category: Welfare

Newark’s mayor exploring universal basic income socialist program

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all city residents.
High-profile liberals, like freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have embraced the notion as a way to help working-class Americans amid the economic disruptions caused by the growing automation of the economy.

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$3.7M welfare fraud scheme in Florida – 100’s of suspects scam SNAP food stamp program

The conclusion of a multi-agency, undercover investigation into the exchange of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for cash and, in at least one case, cocaine, show more than 22,000 fraudulent transactions resulted in $3.7 million of stolen taxpayer money.