Category Archives: Welfare

The Poor

The myriad “poor” advocates in America must talk about inequality. If they instead talked material condition they’d have to confront the fact that their conditions have improved dramatically.

So why the continued advocacy? I think there are two reasons: 1) it gives people an excuse for their failure. 2) status.

Great presentation of hard data by Stefan Molyneux:

* Judging by living standards, the official poor would have been middle class in the 1970s.

* The poor are largely imported (immigration).

* Conservatives and consistently and considerable more generous than American liberals.

* Religion is a strong indicator of charitable giving.

Muslim Preacher in UK Tells Followers Getting Welfare Cash For Holy Wars Is Easy And Right

open quoteA Muslim preacher has been secretly recorded explaining to followers how to receive government assistance they can use to fund a Muslim holy war.

Calling it a “Jihadi Allowance,” cleric Anjem Choundary, 45, has four kids, brings in £25,000, or just under $39,000 U.S. in benefits himself, and says that this is the way it is supposed to work according to Islamic law.

Recorded by both the U.K. Sun and Telegraph, Choundary says:

– “We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, we take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway.

– “The normal situation is to take money from the [non-Muslims] isn’t it? So this is the normal situation.”

– “They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening.”

– “Ah, but you see people will say you are not working. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the Kuffar (non-Muslim) So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.close quote