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Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)
When the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in January, most of Oregon’s homeless people will have health insurance. That means they’ll have access to drug and alcohol treatment, regular doctor visits and counseling.
Traci Manning, the director of the Portland Housing Bureau, says that will change things dramatically.
“Having health insurance will prevent some people from becoming homeless in the first place,” Manning says. “Because if you don’t have insurance and you have a serious health care crisis, and perhaps are already struggling to make ends meet, you suddenly have a lot of bills, maybe you start missing a lot of rent. You run through your savings and for some people right now, that may be the cause of their homelessness.”
Manning says that fact that homeless people will have insurance could also free up money for other things. “There is the opportunity for services that are currently provided directly by the public to be paid for directly through Medicaid. Now, quite frankly we don’t know what all of those are yet. That is something that is still being determined.”
“We’re very optimistic,” she says. “The city and county have made statements publicly about repurposing general fund dollars that will be relieved once people are covered by insurance and investing that in perhaps rent assistance, in housing vouchers and support services that aren’t covered by Medicaid.”
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Posted by Cha | Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:08 AM (18 replies)
some way in the course of the day, she. It's not like he can slip out for a quick pickup game of B-Ball, right now.
he's too busy "spying on everyone"..
You and your post she!
Posted by Cha | Tue Jul 30, 2013, 05:09 AM (0 replies)
greenwald reared his willfully ignorant, ugly head and said there was no difference between Dems and repubs? And, whining there was "no policy"? Or was that some other asshole who makes his money off of whining about nothing?
Grover looks pissed.. as are all those who want to take down the President. yeah, you know who I mean.
Posted by Cha | Sat Jul 27, 2013, 01:18 AM (1 replies)
fighting the government with guns. Wrote about punishing leakers and outlets that published them." An anti-government rw nut job."
SNOWDEN: save money? cut this social security bullshit
User18: Yeah! Fuck old people!
User11: social security is bullshit
User11: let's just toss old people out in the street
User18: Old people could move in with .
User11: they smell funny
SNOWDEN: Somehow, our society managed to make it hundreds of years without social security just fine
SNOWDEN: you fucking retards
SNOWDEN: Magically the world changed after the new deal, and old people became made of glass
SNOWDEN: yeah, that makes sense
Once Obama took office, Snowden groaned about his policies with increasing frequency. Fears that Obama might revive an assault weapons ban didn't sit well with him as a defender of the Second Amendment. Another sticking point was social security. Snowden was an individualist, even when it was unpopular; he saw little need for a safety net.
His grandmother would be so proud, who he also claims doesn't support Social Security.
And his opinion on the racist, wingbat Ron Paul? "Dreamy."
So no, he hated Obama and loved Ron Fucktard Paul.
Posted by Cha | Sat Jul 27, 2013, 12:00 AM (0 replies)
"Things Obama Has Done For The Poor That Never Get Highlighted" Or Acknowledged..
There are these memes that calls out on the Obama Administration as an Administration that doesn’t care about the poor or the "Black poor" and Obama is not fighting enough to reduce poverty to help low income Americans. I just don't buy it. It seems like a Rovian Strategy - if you continue to repeat it, it will stick and destroy
Cross posted at dkos..
1) A $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.
2) A $1 billion in funding for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) that is intended to revitalize low-income communities via "Job training and placement assistance", "Financial literacy programs", et al, to helping families become self-sufficient.
3) A $2 billion in new Neighborhood Stabilization Funds that will allow ailing neighborhoods be kept maintained.
4) A $1.5 billion in Homelessness Prevention Funds to keep people in their homes and prevent homelessness.
5) A $5 billion increase for the Weatherization Assistance Program to help low income families save on their residential energy expenditures by making their homes more energy efficient.
6) A $4 Billion program, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, "authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increases access to healthy food for low-income children."
7) As part of the HCR bill, subsidies will be available to the uninsured and families with income between the 133 percent and 400 percent of poverty level($14,404 for individuals and $29,326 for a family of four).
8) Estabilished Open Doors to end the 640,000 men, women and children who are homeless in America by 2020.
9) Increased the amount of federal Pell Grant awards so that funds are available to those with less access to have opportunity.
10) Provided $510 Million for the rehabilitation of Native American housing.
11) Expanded eligibility for Medicaid to all individuals under age 65 with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level ($14,400 per year for an individual).
12) Providing assistance to low-income workers through the Earned Income Tax Credit giving millions of working families the break they need.
13) Education being the way out of Poverty, kicked off the "Race to the Top", a $4.3 billion program, that rewards via grants to States that meet a few key benchmarks for reform, and states that outperform the rest.
"Obama’s Quiet Campaign to Fight Poverty"
When the federal government recently released its official statistics on poverty, they showed that more Americans are living below the poverty line now than at any time since the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting data in 1959.
This disturbing increase reflects the ongoing fallout of the economic downturn. But the fact is that the statistics would have been worse had it not been for a concerted effort by the Obama administration to ease poverty—an effort that deserves more attention.
Ladders of Opportunity
“We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.”
– President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address,
January 21, 2013
Stem the Tide
The economic crisis has hit low-income American families particularly hard. President Obama will help vulnerable Americans through this crisis by making sure they have the resources they need to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads, while also extending tax credits to low-wage workers.
Ending homelessness.. civilians and veterans..
On a Path to Ending Homelessness
We have so much further to go.. but, it will take more than Pres Obama and the Dems in Office now to Accomplish what we need for our Poor and Middle Class.. GOTV 2014
No, this isn't me.. it's another woman in Hawai'i who appreciates PBO!
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Posted by Cha | Thu Jul 25, 2013, 10:52 PM (45 replies)
President Obama's not a real Dem! much like we aren't real Americans.
The list goes on and on..
We'll Keep This List Going. Here are 221 Obama Accomplishments, With Citations! He's Done Plenty
And, this is in spite of the gopropaganda obstruction machine.. and the profiteering left's propaganda machine.
Posted by Cha | Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:33 AM (5 replies)
TRAYVON MARTIN Dedication. Written and Produced by Omari Hardwick.Directed by Mo McRae. Featuring: Aaron D Spears, Affion Crockett, Bill Duke, Brian Dobbins, David Oweloyo, Eriq LaSalle, Gary… and the information ends there. I will try to find out who Gary is and if there are anymore who are on this Compelling Vid..
Mahalo to TOD~ http://theobamadiary.com/2013/07/24/rise-and-shine-563/#more-130540
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Posted by Cha | Wed Jul 24, 2013, 11:29 PM (30 replies)
"Radio host Tavis Smiley says Michelle Obama is persona non grata at his State of the Black Union being held next week. Smiley initially invited Barack Obama to attend the symposium; but Barack, who is busy campaigning, regretfully declined and offered to send his wife, Michelle in his place."
"Here's an excerpt of Barack Obama's letter to Smiley:"
In the final stretch, I will be on the campaign trail everyday in states like Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin talking directly with voters about the causes that are at the heart of my campaign and the State of the Black Union forum such as affordable healthcare, housing, economic opportunity, civil rights and foreign policy. I am committed to touching every voter, and working to earn their vote..
That is why with regret, I am not able to attend the forum. I understand that you have declined the campaign's request to have Michelle Obama speak on my behalf. I ask that you reconsider. Michelle is a powerful voice for the type of real change America is hungry for. No one knows my record or my passion for leading America in a new direction more than Michelle Obama.
Full Letter of Senator Obama's to Tavis Smiley..
Darn that Senator Obama.. just couldn't be in two places at once..
Poor tavis.. he missed the boat and he's still pouting..
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Posted by Cha | Mon Jul 22, 2013, 11:24 PM (24 replies)
David Plouffe @davidplouffe
Worth a read no matter your politics or view of President Obama. http://wapo.st/157DJm8 3:59 PM - 20 Jul 2013
Obama on Trayvon Martin: The first black president speaks out first...
With his words about the Trayvon Martin case, President Obama addressed the nation in a new voice.
Yes, I'm kicking my own thread..
Posted by Cha | Sun Jul 21, 2013, 04:53 AM (0 replies)
Trayvon Martin, the president said, could have been him 35 years ago. That would have been Barack Obama at age 17, then known as Barry and living in Honolulu. He had a bushy Afro. Hoodies were not in style then, or often needed in balmy Hawaii. His customary hangout outfit was flip-flops, called “slippers” on the island, shell bracelet, OP shorts and a tee..
Imagine if Barry Obama had been shot and killed, unarmed, during a confrontation with a self-deputized neighborhood watch enforcer, perhaps in some exclusive development on the far side of Diamond Head after leaving home to get shave ice. The news reports would have painted a complicated picture of the young victim, a variation on how Martin was portrayed decades later in Florida:
Lives with his grandparents; father not around, mother somewhere overseas. Pretty good student, sometimes distracted. Likes to play pickup hoops and smoke pot. Hangs out with buddies who call themselves the Choom Gang. Depending on who is providing the physical description, he could seem unprepossessing or intimidating, easygoing or brooding. And black
Early history at Punahou..
Obama was still a chubby adolescent, just returned from Indonesia and enrolled at the prestigious Punahou School, when he suffered the first such experience. He was one of the kids who played tennis after school, sometimes entering tournaments. One day he and some friends were looking at the draw sheets that had just been posted for a tournament when the tennis pro barked out that Barry shouldn’t touch the board, because his color might rub off.“He singled him out, and the implication was absolutely clear,” classmate Kristen Caldwell later recalled. “Barry’s hands weren’t grubby, the message was that his darker skin would somehow soil the draw. Those of us standing there were agape, horrified, disbelieving. Barry handled it beautifully, with just the right amount of cold burn without becoming disrespectful. ‘What do you mean by that?’ he asked firmly.”
Yes, PBO could have been Trayvon 35 years ago..
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Posted by Cha | Sun Jul 21, 2013, 04:39 AM (11 replies)