Bud Light Apologizes For A Message On Its Bottle | CMO Strategy - Advertising Age Anheuser-Busch InBev is dealing with a torrent of negative publicity over a Bud Light marketing message scrolled on some bottles that some critics say can be interpreted as contributing to a rape culture. The message states that Bud Light is the "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary for the night." The message is one of more than 140 different sayings printed on bottles as part of the brand's "Up For Whatever" campaign, which is by BBDO, New York and is aimed at linking Bud Light with spontaneous fun. The brewer apologized for the message on Tuesday, issuing this statement from Alexander Lambrecht, the brand's VP: "The Bud Light Up for Whatever campaign, now in its second year, has inspired millions of consumers to engage with our brand in a positive and light-hearted way. The Consumerist was among the first outlets covering the story after picking up on a discussion about it occuring on Reddit.
Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File) (CNSNews.com) – The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. “[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year,” the study says. Federal welfare spending in fiscal year 2011 totaled $668 billion, spread out over 126 programs, while the poverty rate that remains high at 15.1 percent, roughly where it was in 1965, when President Johnson declared a federal War on Poverty. In 1966, the first year after Johnson declared war on poverty, the national poverty rate was 14.7 percent, according to Census Bureau figures. In fiscal year 2008, anti-poverty spending was $475 billion.
Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly WASHINGTON — Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps. “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks,’” Alday said to a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, earlier this month. “They don’t work.” Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American. In the two congressional districts that overlap Alday’s state legislature district, more African-Americans than whites receive food stamps, according to USDA data. Also on HuffPost:
Protests in Baltimore: It's chaos WHAT is happening tonight in Baltimore is perhaps best described not as a riot but as anarchy. Though there are police lines, there are few protesters or people fighting the police or hurling stones. Indeed, where the police are lined up, the people standing around are mostly taking photos on their phones. Drive a few blocks in any direction, though, and suddenly it feels lawless. Groups of young men, boys really, wearing bandanas and hoodies, stand on street corners next to derelict buildings, staring at anyone passing, and occasionally throwing projectiles at cars. Young women hurry home carrying bags of stolen loot: food, clothes, and bottles of beer and liquor. Tonight’s events began, as riots so often have in American history, as a protest. So far, however, the riots seem both enormous and minor. The bigger problem for Baltimore is that lawnessness is not limited to nights like tonight.
We Spend HOW MUCH On Welfare? While researching another blog post, I came across an article that truly shocked me - which is really hard to do, given my familiarity with the Obama administration's free-spending ways. Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the United States government spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services." The article goes on to note that, "The U.S. Now, look, as a Tea Party guy, I'm rather acutely aware of how much money Barack Obama has spent in his 4 years as President, but these numbers are just staggering - even for policy wonks and political veterans. One would think that all this spending on welfare programs would produce an appreciable decrease in poverty rates. See, that's the problem.
The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare (AP File Photo) 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014. But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time. When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits — were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012. The 153,323,000 total benefit-takers at the end of 2012, said the Census Bureau, equaled 49.5 percent of the population.
Comments Dj woogie, Cameron Toussaint and 63,412 others like this. Genero Degrazia im not a farakhan supporter but in that instant he stuck the sword of truth in and turned it five/seven times... made me be quiet Rong Rong i could watch and rewatch this for days. The best video of putting someone in their place I've EVER seen David Seemore Funny how a certain race of ppl feel what we went through for 1 minute then they wanna cry out "that's racist" or " that's prejudice" fuck outta here with that bullshit. Marcus Whiting Some of us end up there Angelo Rodriguez because of the immoral injustice that this nation dishes out to us on a daily, which by the way proves Farakhan's exact point. Carla Marie Mowell love that moment of recognition when wallace's eyebrows go up and he's thinking "oh crap, misjudged...."
Poverty Is No Longer a Priority for Nonprofits - Pablo Eisenberg By Pablo Eisenberg In the last decade or so, nonprofits have stopped caring about the plight of the poor. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, nonprofits joined together when cuts in social-safety-net programs were proposed. Organizations that represented mostly middle-class people, like the League of Women Voters, professional groups for social workers, and major nonprofit coalitions such as Independent Sector, joined their antipoverty and grass-roots colleagues to fight against threats to the poor. A wide range of health and education institutions, women’s groups, consumer and civic organizations, and charities that aided the elderly made fighting poverty one of their major program priorities. Today, matters of poverty seem to be off the radar screen of nonprofits. To be sure, legislation like the health-care overhaul sometimes briefly captures the imagination of the nonprofit world, drawing broad policy and financial support from diverse organizations to do something to help the needy.
People on welfare are usually black, teenage mothers who stay on ten years at a time Myth: People on welfare are usually black, teenage mothers who stay on ten years at a time. Fact: Most welfare recipients are non-black, adult and on welfare less than two years at a time. Summary According to the statistics, whites form the largest racial group on welfare; half of all welfare recipients leave in the first two years; and teenagers form less than 8 percent of all welfare mothers. Argument Here are the statistics on welfare recipients: Notes on teenagers As the statistics show, teenage mothers comprise a very small part of the welfare population. And contrary to popular belief, teenage pregnancy has declined in the last several decades. However, this was also an era when individual welfare benefits declined. However, the period from 1946 to 1963 is known as the "Baby Boom," because all childbearing age groups - not just teenagers - were having children at unusually high rates. Notes on race The most prevalent question is why there are so many blacks in poverty. Return to Overview