Truth in advertising would suggest “The Forever Fund”, instead

An I ain't gonna work no more

An I ain’t gonna work no more

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee proposes changing “Welfare” to “Transitional Living Fund”

I get it; Representative Jackson wants to erase the stigma from multi-generational welfare bums, and the period between coming off a man’s mamma’s Aid for Dependent Children to turning to Social Security at 62 is a long time, so clearly aid is required to bridge that transition, but non-Democrats might not understand what exactly the lazy loafers are transitioning to, so it’s probably better to get it right up front and be done with it.

Sheila Jackson is a drooling testimony against affirmative action, by the way, having graduated from both Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, and is best known, perhaps, for asking whether the Mars Pathfinder had captured a picture of the American flag planted on that planet by Neil Armstrong. 

Ms. Jackson sits on the Congressional Science Committee but her knowledge of world politics is just as extensive:

In July 2010 Jackson Lee said: “Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side.” It was noted, but not by this Yale graduate, that Vietnam had not been split for four decades.

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13 responses to “Truth in advertising would suggest “The Forever Fund”, instead

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    having graduated from both Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law Obviously two sequential admissions committee blunders.

  2. TheWizard

    I had to look since it feels like forever, and yep, she’s been in office almost two decades.

    There’s something inherently wrong with that.

  3. former

    By “transition” does she mean bridging the gap temporarily between a safety net supplied by a responsible government to a re-employment?
    No – I didn’t think so……….

  4. What about the congress critter who thought that the island of Guam was going to tip over into the sea if we sent more military personnel there?

    I don’t think Sheila has topped that yet.

  5. Yos

    The mere fact that she recognizes the shame of it is to her credit.

    On the other hand, we really ought to re-title Welfare to “Public Teat.”

  6. AJ

    I think we are beginning to get into the land of the far fetched.

  7. Anonymous

    There should be a stigma attached to being on welfare, and being stupid, and being fat, Sheila and her constituents.

  8. Mazama

    Not only is Congressthing Lee a tireless advocate for the poor, a science maven and, no doubt, a constitutional scholar on par with President Obama himself but she is apparently an excellent employer and just a really nice lady to spend a lot of time with. Just imagine an unstoppable Hillary/Sheila (Michelle/Sheila?) ticket in 2016…

    From HuffPo: ” Sheila Jackson Lee, Worst Boss In Congress? Goes Through 11 Chiefs Of Staff In 11 Years” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/20/sheila-jackson-lee-chiefs-of-staff-tunrnover_n_880330.html )
    From the DailyCaller: “Congressional bosses from Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee”, (http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/02/congressional-bosses-from-hell-sheila-jackson-lee/ ) “Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas … ands out nicknames to the people who work for her. The Houston Democrat addressed one of her employees as “you stupid motherfucker.” And not just once, but “constantly…”

    Another Jackson Lee aide recounts the time her parents came to Washington to visit: “… They were actually sitting in the main lobby waiting area….[Jackson Lee] came out screaming at me over a scheduling change. Called me a ‘stupid idiot. Don’t be a moron, you foolish girl’ and actually did this in front of my parents, of all things.”

  9. Walt

    Dude –
    Have you been holding this shit hole of a blog together all week with out me? You frigging loser.

    How have you been holding up in this Artic Vortex? Another Libtard made up term to support their bullshit. Just like “Transitional Living Fund” is meant to do. Let’s call a spade a spade and cut the BS!! We should call it Rape and Pillage Payments. Or Wealth Redistribution Payments. Because that is what it is. LET’S BE HONEST YOU SLOBS!! Not you Dude. The Libtards. You little slob.

    Anyhows, It was witch tit freezing cold this week. Too cold to even build a snowman. So I went to Mytique….Mystuck….I went to this place where I have a really huge kick ass house and the weather is warm.

    What did you do, frozen nuts?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  10. Anonymous

    only in america.

  11. housecat

    She’s taking her cues from our Dear Leader and using Newspeak.