I am certain that these discussions will bring us over that fiscal cliff quite nicely aren't you???
Via the pool report:
President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up.
Per the White House, expected attendees included:
* Peter Berns, The Arc
* Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK
* Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
* Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR)
* Deepa Iyer National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
* Ben Jealous, NAACP
* Marc Morial, National Urban League
* Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
More at The Weekly Standard
One of the biggest problems with America at the moment is the amount of people receiving and abusing entitlements. Last year alone United States spent $746 billion on welfare.
That was more than what was spent on Social Security. It was also more than was spent on basic defense of United States. States contributed another $283 billion to welfare programs making the grand total spent on welfare in America to be $1.03 trillion.
And it’s only getting worse!
Some people cannot help but be on welfare while many others abuse the system as much as they possibly can. A prime example of the abuse of the welfare system can be seen by the young college student in this clip from an episode of Judge Judy:
Why Our Country Is Going Down The Drain
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H/T to Harold