Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Change The Word ‘Welfare’ to ‘Transitional Living Fund’

January 8, 2014 5:09 pmViews: 4725

Crazy Sheila Jackson Lee

It looks like the word "welfare" is getting a bad rap these days, so the ever brilliant liberal Representative from Texas Sheila Jackson Lee, suggests changing it to, "transitional living fund."

Except that many of those who get on welfare, never get off of it.

We're pretty sure the main stream media will catch on to that term real soon. Look for it on MSNBC in less than a week or so. Doesn't it sound nice?

Read more below from CNS News and then watch Ms Lee's call for change in the video after that:

In a brief speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) hailed the war on poverty, endorsed government welfare programs, and said the "safety net has to be something for all of us."

"Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of, 'a transitional living fund.' For that is what it is -- for people to be able to live," she said.

Jackson Lee hailed the Earned Income Credit, food and nutrition programs, jobs training and education programs, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act as "huge safety nets -- not handouts, but safety nets, she said.

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