Entitlements Illustrated

Now, I am not claiming that this clan were in fact living on the entitlement gravy train. . .but this is a great illustration of how things really add up:

Then I got to thinking about the fact that I may be making a hasty generalization, as I realized that my forst thought was they mis-printed the word “entrepreneur” in lieu of “gangsta”. . . so I did a little digging, and found this (h/t The Sniper):

Not only was Flava-Flair here an “entrepreneur” but he also sired nine, that’s NINE, children by the age of 25.  Rabbits don’t have that many children by the time they’re 25. But I’m sure that his entrepreneurial spirit drove his business as much as it drove his pelvis…

New Orleans, La., — This evening, members of the New Orleans Police Department are investigating the murder of two men, ages 25 and 22-years of age. The 25-year-old local man has been identified as Larmondo Allen. The other victim was identified as 22-year-old Edward Taylor.  The offense occurred shortly before 11:00 p.m., at 2339 Martin Luther King Boulevard (Guste Public Housing Development).

According to investigators, COPS officers were patrolling the development and heard several gunshots and later found the men in the development.  Taylor was observed lying in the courtyard, suffering apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body.  Allen was seen lying, a short distance away from the first victim, on a concrete stairway and near the second floor balcony.  He suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.  Both men were pronounced dead on the scene.

Both men were convicted felons, Taylor had a Second Degree Murder Warrant for his arrest in connection with the January 7, 2003 murder of 26-year-old Aaron Jones who was killed in the 1500 block of Bienville Street.  The NOPD aired his photograph on January 14, 2004 in connection with this case.

Allen also has previous arrests, and in May of 2003 he was arrested on two (2) counts of attempted murder and one count of First Degree Murder.  In December and October of 1999, he was arrested on two separate First Degree Murder cases.

A convicted felon? I’m shocked… shocked I tell you!!! So now that we know those facts about the true nature of Flava-Flair’s life and death it begs the question: Just what the hell does one have to do to get listed as “filthy murderer (and probably gang-banger and/or drug dealer) gets his comeuppance” instead of “entrepreneur” in the obits in New Orleans?No it’s not. It’s only racist if I made it a point to mention and concentrate on his race here… which I didn’t. Regardless of his race, the guy got what he had coming.


3 Responses to “Entitlements Illustrated”

  1. 1 Purple koolaid September 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I agree with the entrepreneur bit , but how fo you know all his children were on welfare?? I couldn’t tell from the obit and the other article.

  2. 2 Chris September 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Fortunately, Bobby Jindal (R) runs a tighter ship than purported in this email. No doubt, welfare (TANF) is out of control in the US, but the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (1996) under Bill Clinton, passed control and management of welfare back to the states. Essentially, each state runs their own program and each state receives a US grant to fund their program based on population.

    In the case of Louisiana, the most that “Flair” would have received for his family, assuming 9 kids, himself and his wife (11 people total) would have been $1,731.00 / month, or $20,772 annually. “Flair” may have qualified for one other grant totaling $551, bringing his total to $2,282.00 / month ($27,384 annually). This is the only cash amount he would have been entitled to, and the only assistance provided by the Federal Government to Louisiana. Individual states may supplement this grant with other programs such as housing, education and what not, but those programs come out of the states individual budgets, and are not funded by the US Government.

    Few people realize that the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act actually reduced the number of persons receiving welfare by 60%. When the Act was moving through congress, it was bitterly protested, but after the implementation and obvious results, the Act was applauded.

    One of the requirements to receive welfare, is that in most states, you must have started a job and been there for at least a month. In Florida, effective July 1, 2011, recipients must pass a drug screen as well as be gainfully employed to receive a welfare check. Yes, there are people that manipulate welfare systems, but remember that the states themselves have to ensure the right measures are in place to prevent fraud. In most states, fraud will terminate your benefits permanently.

    For 2011, Louisiana (a welfare eligible state) received $163,971,985 in Federal Grants.

    I guess the bottom line is, if you want to reduce the amount of money the Feds allocate to states (especially your own state), ask your Governor to enact programs to reduce even further the number of welfare recipients. The goal should be to manage welfare so effectively that your state requires less and less assistance – perhaps even refusing grants from the Government one day. When the demand from the states dissipates, the Federal Government will have to budget less money for it! 🙂

  3. 3 Betts August 2, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Am I the only person who thinks that he really didn’t have 9 kids, but that he was claiming dependents that he didn’t really have? I mean, look at the names of his daughters…they are all remarkably close to his own first name, which would also be useful if he was running any scams that required mail or packages to be sent to his home. I know that this happens all of the time around me, so I can assume that it happens elsewhere. I just don’t buy that he had 9 kids by the time he was 25…I know it’s certainly possible, obviously, but I think he was claiming dependents for more money. But his girlfriend wants to keep collecting, so she had to list all of the “kids” in the obit. Anyone else think this might be true?

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