erinptah: (daily show)
Where the towels are oh so fluffy ([personal profile] erinptah) wrote2017-03-30 08:59 pm

TIL that there exists a thing called "welfare avoidance grants."

You see, if the government gives you cash assistance and calls it welfare, that's a Bad Thing. But if the government gives you cash assistance and calls it welfare *avoidance*, suddenly it becomes a Good Thing.

No, seriously. Here's a page on them in MD.

Can we do this for every social program? Build a place where down-on-their-luck people can live, and call it Homeless Shelter Avoidance Housing. Let us all sign up for Medicare Avoidance Insurance. Make the pro-lifers happy by making abortion illegal -- but everyone gets access to Abortion Avoidance Procedures.

princessofgeeks: (EvolQueen by Singe)

[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2017-03-31 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
It's the messaging, baby.

OMG