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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Workfirst Plan

From the former commish, JT:

Andy, the Workfirst plan has always been an ire of the socialists in Stokes County. They are not confident that they can make a plan and stick by it. They want the same ole' "I take what he has" plan. The electing plan has tougher requirements for receiving benefits. It requires that you actually get a job! You can't just run from business to business asking for a business card to prove that you asked about a job. Below is that statement that they chose to argue this past year:

Stokes County has strengthened the sanction for non-cooperation. If a recipient fails, for any reason, to name the absent parent of the child, the application will be denied until he/she names the absent parent. If a recipient fails to cooperate with Child Support enforcement without “good cause”, TANF benefits will be suspended until compliance is reached..

Stokes County employment rate was down to 4% last fall. I believe that in Stokes or any county that you have that many people that will never get a job.



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