• UK Warning? Is Tax-Payer Funded Polygamy on the Way for America?

    Surge Summary: In the United Kingdom, polygamous households – usually Muslim households with one husband and more than one wife – receive multiple public assistance benefits. U.K. taxpayers subsidizing layabouts … could this arrangement be down the road for “multi-cultural”-obsessed America.

    by Larry Usoff

    So much to say, and so little time…

    As I just turned 86 it occurred to me, as it has before, that there’s so much going on it’s hard to confine it to a column or two.  If I had the smarts, I’d also be on video, probably on YouTube if they’d let my kind of “stuff” get on there.  Well, we’ll take a look around and see what we can see to talk about.

    Just so you don’t think that the Muslims have suddenly invaded the United Kingdom, this is from way back in 2012.  It was reported that because Muslims can have up to four wives, they are ENTITLED to an increase in their social welfare benefits.  Now, lest you think that taking care of four wives is a problem, there are some with five or more wives…and they ALL get on the welfare dole.  The “husband” does little or nothing, except make more babies and collect more off the British teat.   Currently the state pays extra wives in polygamous households reduced amounts of individual income support, in addition to the normal amount received by the husband and his first spouse.

    Under the new rules, however, the extra wives will be eligible to claim a full single person’s allowance (despite being married), while the original married couple will still receive the standard married person’s allowance.  “Treating second and subsequent partners in polygamous relationships as separate claimants could mean that polygamous households receive more under Universal Credit than under the current rules for means-tested benefits and tax credits.” — House of Commons legal brief, July 19, 2012; Is that a great country, or what?

             In September 2011, a British newspaper exposé on the subject found that the phenomenon of bigamy and polygamy — permitted by Islamic Sharia law — is far more widespread in Britain than previously believed. The rapid growth in multiple marriages is being fueled by multicultural policies that grant special rights to Muslim immigrants, who demand that Sharia law be reflected in British law and the social welfare benefits system.  The exposé quotes two senior social welfare experts and is based on least 20,000 bigamous or polygamous Muslim unions in England and Wales. If the average size of such a “family” is 15 people, these numbers would imply that around 300,000 people in Britain are living in polygamous families.   The multiple marriages have been encouraged by changes made to the British welfare system by the previous Labour government, which allowed Muslim immigrants to have a second, third or fourth wife (and in some cases five or more) treated as a single mother who can get a house and an array of other state payments for herself and her children.

    The exposé shows how Muslim men can take a new spouse from anywhere in the world, father any number of children with her, and have British taxpayers assume responsibility for this family’s upkeep and care.

    See, America?  This is what could be waiting for us, right around the corner if we lose sight of what this country was founded on, and what the American Dream still means.  It does NOT mean piling onto the welfare rolls and living the good life at taxpayer’s expense.  I would be for a “task force” to surveil the so-called “welfare queens” and bring them to justice.  Any reduction in the welfare state means that that money can be put to better use, perhaps helping out our veterans and/or homeless people…they could be one and the same.

    Make no mistake, folks, we’re approaching a fork in the road of the American path.  On the one side, the left side, you have your choice of “Democratic Socialism” or a return to the levels of everything the previous administration created.  That administration, in my not-so-humble opinion wasn’t so much an administration as it was an organized crime spree.  Taking just ONE thing as an example…if you didn’t want to be covered under the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare” you had to pay a fine!  Yeah, you had to pay a fine NOT to belong.  You couldn’t keep the doctor(s) that you liked.  You couldn’t keep the healthcare program that you liked, and the prices went up because it was a Government-run system…which NEVER ran correctly.

    Let’s get back to “Democratic Socialism” for a moment.  It’s my contention that when you put “Democratic” in front of anything it turns out to be exactly the opposite.  Sanders’ plans for free everything are pie-in-the-sky and unworkable, but by the time the country realizes what they’ve voted for, it will be too late and we’ll be headed for a quick bankruptcy.  Pull the curtain aside folks, there’s no Wizard of Oz there, just a do-nothing-and-promise-everything leech who has never worked an honest day in his life.

    Biden is, in my NON-medical, opinion, in the first stages of dementia.  I’ve seen it first-hand in my own mother, so I know how it goes.  His choice for Vice President will tell you who will be really running the country, so you must pay attention.  It’s been said, but not in print, that Mrs. Biden has already begun redecorating the living quarters in the White House, in her mind…yes, she’s THAT anxious to be the First Lady.

    PARTING SHOT: This country that I love deserves to be, and remain, on the top of the heap.  Let’s help it stay up there, okay?

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    Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Makes no excuses for what I say or do, but takes responsibility for them. Duty. Honor. Country. E-mail me at: [email protected]

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