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Supervisor Derry Praises Governor Brown’s Welfare Cuts

By   /   May 30, 2012  /   12 Comments

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown drew the praise of Supervisor Neil Derry today upon learning that his updated budget proposal would slash welfare benefits in San Bernardino County.  Under Brown’s current plan, the county would lose approximately $60 million in funding for welfare programs.


When you consider the fact that the county spends approximately $100 million a year on welfare benefits just to the children of illegal aliens and that almost half of the residents in the entire City of San Bernardino receive benefits, it is quite clear that the county has a major issue with the number of households receiving government assistance.


“The taxpayers in my district are fed up with hearing radio commercials encouraging people to get on the public dole while they work hard to make ends meet and feel insulted when politicians and bureaucrats argue that federal welfare funds stimulate the economy,” Supervisor Derry stated.  “We should be shrinking the size of government and doing everything we can to encourage those on welfare to become productive members of our society.”

Taxpayers are appalled that their government, at the same time it is telling them that their taxes need to be raised, is actually recruiting individuals to seek free handouts.


“Governor Brown should go all the way and implement the welfare reforms passed by Congress in 1996,” Derry said.  “Welfare was designed to be a temporary source of help for those in need, not a permanent lifestyle.”

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  1. Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

    Does anybody think all these people will move when their welfare is cut?
    It does stimulate the economy. The district will have to pick up the slack. In spite of no work, people are not going to stop eating and requiring services. They will either become a burden on family or they will become greater burdens to society as they make their way through any way they can.
    The question remains through all the hype…What is he going to do to help the district?
    Where’s the money going to come from when half of San Berdo is out on the street?

  2. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    “They will either become a burden on family or…” – BFD! I mean like WOW man! So just what the hell do you think families are all about, Terry?

    • Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

      I know what families are all about, but it’s not as simple as planting another row in the garden. It often boils down to grandmothers raising grandkids. Not always an idea situation, especially when the economy is concerned.

      • Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

        “It often boils down to grandmothers raising grandkids.”

        Shure and the kids often need to take care of Grandma too! So what?

  3. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    “What is he going to do to help the district?” – If you’d get your head out of… the sand, you could see the very helpful Supervisor the rest of us see.

    • Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

      You only “see” his new clothes. Stand back and take a good look. All his privates are showing and they are not impressive.
      This is just another ” fact” that is being circulated. It gets repeated often often enough and somehow it gains creditability.
      Politics aren’t stupid…

      • Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

        3rd District politics is like playing Cowboys and Indians.

        And in the end we know how that always ends.

      • Paparrazi Paparrazi says:

        Terry said, “All his privates are showing and they are not impressive.”
        So Terry, how long have you been interested in mens private parts? That’s really, really weird.

        • Terry Elam Terry Elam says:

          That perked your attention, didn’t it? How long have you been interested? Sorry, I’m not that way. You’ll have to keep looking.

  4. Larry Briggs Larry Briggs says:

    Think the program is now “CAL FRESH” and no longer “food stamps”.

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