New NCDMV Office In Downtown Columbus – Opened January 28th, 2016

NCDMV is preparing to bring the first new compact mobile unit to Columbus on Thursday, January 28th, 2016.

NCDMV would like to have a short “show & tell” for local citizens, officials, media reps., and others around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.  Jamie Keith of the NCDMV office will be your local contact.  We are looking forward to meeting members of the community on Thursday.

The mobile unit will be in the building on Walker street across from the UPS drop box.

You will be able to do any of the following:

  • Get your driver license
  • Get your driver license renewed
  • Get your license tags
  • Pay your county taxes
  • Pay your vehicle taxes
  • Get transfers of titles

You will no longer have to drive to Forest City or Hendersonville to get these tasks done.  This is a dream of Keith Holbert, one of our Polk County commissioners.  He has worked hard to get this done for the people of Polk County.

Make Them Work

One trillion dollars—that’s how much the government spent last year on means-tested welfare aid, providing cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income individuals. The food stamp program is the nation’s second largest welfare program.

The number of food stamp recipients has risen dramatically, from 17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015.

The number of food stamp recipients has risen dramatically, from 17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015. Costs have soared over the same period, from $20.7 billion in 2000 to $83.1 billion in 2014.

The most rapid growth in the food stamp caseload in recent years has been among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adult recipients between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support.

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The Need for Work Requirements

Since 2008, the food stamp caseload of adults without dependents who are able-bodied has more than doubled nationally, swelling from nearly 2 million recipients in 2008 to around 5 million today. They gained notoriety when Fox News aired a documentary on food stamps featuring 29-year-old Jason Greenslate, a Californian who reported that he spends his time surfing and playing in his rock band, all the while receiving benefits from the food stamp program.

>>> Read the full report by Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield, and Kevin D. Dayaratna: Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent

In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on recipients who are without dependents and able-bodied. In Maine, all able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program are now required to take a job, participate in training, or perform community service.

Job openings for lower-skill workers are abundant in Maine, and for those ABAWD recipients who cannot find immediate employment, Maine offers both training and community service slots. But despite vigorous outreach efforts by the government to encourage participation, most childless adult recipients in Maine refused to participate in training or even to perform community service for six hours per week. When ABAWD recipients refused to participate, their food stamp benefits ceased.

In the first three months after Maine’s work policy went into effect, its caseload of able-bodied adults without dependents plummeted by 80 percent, falling from 13,332 recipients in Dec. 2014 to 2,678 in March 2015.

This rapid drop in welfare dependence has a historical precedent: When work requirements were established in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in the 1990s, nationwide caseloads dropped by almost as much, albeit over a few years rather than a few months.

Government should aid those in need, but welfare should not be a one-way handout.

The Maine food stamp work requirement is sound public policy. Government should aid those in need, but welfare should not be a one-way handout. Nearly nine out of ten Americans believe that able-bodied, non-elderly adults who receive cash, food, or housing assistance from the government should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving aid.

LePage’s reform puts the public’s convictions into action. The Maine reforms recognize that giving welfare to those who refuse to take steps to help themselves is unfair to taxpayers and fosters a harmful dependence among beneficiaries.

Off-the-Books Employment

The Maine work requirement also reduces fraud. The most common type of fraud in welfare involves “off the books” employment. In food stamps, as in other welfare programs, benefits go down as earnings rise.

But “off the books” employment is rarely reported to the welfare office; hiding earnings enables a recipient to “double-dip,” getting full welfare benefits he is ineligible to receive while simultaneously receiving earnings from an unreported job.

A work requirement substantially reduces welfare fraud because insisting a recipient be in the welfare office periodically interferes with holding a hidden job. Recipients cannot be in two places at once. Faced with a work requirement, many recipients with hidden jobs simply leave the rolls. No doubt, a significant part of the rapid caseload decline in Maine involves flushing fraudulent double-dippers out of the welfare system.

Government data show that many adults without children on food stamps use their own funds counter-productively. Over half of able-bodied adults without dependents regularly smoke tobacco; those who smoke consume on average 19 packs of cigarettes per month at an estimated monthly cost of $111. These individuals rely on the taxpayers to pay for their food while they spend their own money on cigarettes.

The federal government should establish work requirements similar to Maine’s for the 4.7 million able-bodied adults without dependents currently receiving food stamps nationwide. If the caseload drops at the same rate it did in Maine (which is very likely), taxpayer savings would be over $8.4 billion per year. Further reforms could bring the savings to $9.7 billion per year: around $100 per year for every individual currently paying federal income tax.

Some may argue that individual state governments, and not the federal government, should choose whether to require work in the food stamp program. But over 90 percent of food stamp funding comes from the federal government. Since the federal government pays for nearly the entire food stamp program, it has the obligation to establish the principles on which the program operates.

Requiring work for able-bodied welfare recipients was a key element of President Ronald Reagan’s welfare philosophy. It was the foundation of the successful welfare reform in the 1990s. But the idea of work in welfare has fallen by the wayside. It is time to reanimate the principle.
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Eric Golub’s Biography

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Eric Golub has spoken in all 50 states. He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC.
He has been a stockbrokerage professional since 1994. He began writing on March 11th, 2007, the three-year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his worldview on his unfortunate readers since then. He writes about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.
His site is the “Tygrrrr Express.” In April of 2009 he published the book “Ideological Bigotry,” endorsed on the back cover by Ward Connerly and Armstrong Williams. He followed that up in 2010 with “Ideological Violence,” endorsed by Fox News Military Analyst Ralph Peters, and “Ideological Idiocy.” In 2015 he published “Ideological Lunacy,” endorsed by Fox News Military Analyst Bill Cowan and Kevin Jackson, and “Jewish Lunacy,” endorsed by Rabbis Daniel Lapin and David Wolpe.
He currently has three fatwas against him: One from a Palestinian group, one from the Daily Kos, and one from the National Organization for Women. He is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free.
He has written for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, and World Net Daily, the Washington Times Communities, been linked to by Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Hugh Hewitt, and Mark Steyn, praised by Donald Trump, featured by the Politico, and been published in the Washington Times, Commentary Magazine, RealClearPolitics.com, Fox News Nation Online, Donna Tempo Magazine, and other publications. He has been a radio guest of Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Hugh Hewitt, Armstrong Williams, Lars Larson, and many others, where he discusses his desire to end Ideological Bigotry. He won the 2007 Bloggers Choice Award for Most Passionate Fan Base. Television appearances include OANN, NEWSMAXTV, ABC, NBC, CBS, FNC, CNN and more.
He speaks around the country to various chapters of the Republican Women’s Federated, Republican Jewish Coalition, Young Republicans, College Republicans, Tea Party, 9/12 Project, and other conservative groups. He has spoken in front of Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Reagan, Michele Bachmann, Michael Steele, Eric Cantor, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Michael Medved, Ann Coulter and many more. He spoke at several CPAC events and C-Span has carried his remarks on several occasions.
In his spare time he monitors college campuses and reports on Islamofascist professors. This has been published at Campus Watch, Front Page Mag, and American Thinker. He also speaks in Synagogues to show how Judaism meshes perfectly with conservatism.
He wants you to all to know that if he ever says anything that offends you in any way, you probably deserved it. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this.

Say What!!

“My accomplishments as Secretary of State? 

 Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mind-sets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture, and we didn’t do that, and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s A major accomplishment.”

– Hillary Clinton, March 11, 2014

Could someone tell me what she said?

Bernie Sanders – The Bum Who Wants Your Money

Bernie Sanders, The Bum Who Wants Your Money

An angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. UPI/Newscom

An angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. UPI/Newscom

2016: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday his parents would never have thought their son would end up in the Senate and running for president. No kidding. He was a ne’er-do-well into his late 30s.

“It’s certainly something that I don’t think they ever believed would’ve happened,” the unabashed socialist remarked during CNN’s Democratic town hall forum, as polls show him taking the lead in Iowa and New Hampshire.

He explained his family couldn’t imagine his “success,” because “my brother and I and Mom and Dad grew up in a three-and-a-half-room rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn, and we never had a whole lot of money.”

It wasn’t as bad as he says. His family managed to send him to the University of Chicago. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.

“I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.

The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. “The whole quality of life in America is based on greed,” the bitter layabout said. “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”

So he tried politics, starting his own socialist party. Four times he ran for Vermont public office, and four times he lost — badly. He never attracted more than single-digit support — even in the People’s Republic of Vermont. In his 1971 bid for U.S. Senate, the local press said the 30-year-old “Sanders describes himself as a carpenter who has worked with ‘disturbed children.’ ” In other words, a real winner.

He finally wormed his way into the Senate in 2006, where he still ranks as one of the poorest members of Congress. Save for a municipal pension, Sanders lists no assets in his name. All the assets provided in his financial disclosure form are his second wife’s. He does, however, have as much as $65,000 in credit-card debt.

Sure, Sanders may not be a hypocrite, but this is nothing to brag about. His worthless background contrasts sharply with the successful careers of other “outsiders” in the race for the White House, including a billionaire developer, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a Fortune 500 CEO.

The choice in this election is shaping up to be a very clear one. It will likely boil down to a battle between those who create and produce wealth, and those who take it and redistribute it.

Source:  http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/bernie-sanders-the-bum-who-wants-your-money/