Showing posts with label benefits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label benefits. Show all posts

As If There Are Not Enough Crooks In Government, Obama To Sign Executive Order Forcing The State To Hire More

by Ben Shapiro.           Ever in search of benefits to hand leftist constituencies, Democrats have decided to give goodies to their most natural constituency of all: criminals. According to the Associated Press, President Obama will announce executive orders Monday attempting to prevent screening for prior criminality in government hiring.   ... MORE

A Sneaky Way To Reduce Social Security Benefits

Ponzi's next move: raise the retirement age. Americans like their Social Security benefits quite a bit: They oppose cuts to them by a margin of two to one. Even Millennials, who won’t be seeing benefits anytime soon, feel protective of Social Security, according to a poll from the Pew Research Center. One way to effectively      ... MORE

Stephen Moore: Freedom Not To Choose

The right-to-work proliferates.     My first job as a teenager back in 1976 was working as a blue-suited Andy Frain usher at sporting events at places like Wrigley Field in Chicago. When I took the job, I was required to join the local union and pay dues. My co-workers and I used to endlessly complain that the union was snatching money from our paychecks ... MORE

IRS Defends Refunds To Illegals Who Never Filed Taxes

by Stephan Dinan.      The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds. President     ... MORE

Obama's Gift: ‘Amnesty Bonuses’ in Tax Code Mean Illegal Immigrants Will The Receive Earned Income Tax Credit

by Daniel Halper. President Barack Obama has promoted his recent executive action on immigration by arguing that he’s only deferring action – holding off on enforcement of the current immigration laws until an immigration reform he approves of passes Congress. But that's not really true; in fact there’s a way for illegal immigrants immediately to  ... MORE

John Stossel: Climate Catastrophe

The real world effects of fossil fuel.   People argue about whether the "consensus" of scientists is that we face disaster because of global warming. Instead of debating whether man's greenhouse gasses will raise temperatures, we should argue about how we gauge disasters. If you take most environmentalists and climate scientists at their word,   ... MORE

The Financial Costs of Illegal Immigration

from National Center For Policy Analysis.     Over the course of a lifetime, 11.5 million illegal immigrants granted amnesty would receive $9.4 trillion in government benefits after paying just $3.1 trillion in taxes. Many people believe that illegal immigrants receive little government welfare, but that is not the case, contends David Inserra,      ... MORE

Will The Supreme Court Redeem Itself On ObamaCare?

by Damon Root.    ObamaCare goes back on trial. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to rule on the Obamacare case King v. Burwell, which asks whether the text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act forbids the granting of tax credits to individuals who purchased insurance on health care exchanges operated by the federal government.  ... MORE

Have Entitlements Become More Attractive Than Work?

A new food stamp pattern. The food stamp program (more formally, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) is intended to help low-income Americans with their food bills. Traditionally, the number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits rises during poor economic times and falls during good ones. But that is not what is       ... MORE

IRS Sets Sights on Frequent Flyer Miles, Hotel Points

by Ira Stoll.       New method to separate citizens from their money. Just in time for your summer vacation, the IRS is getting ready to toughen the tax treatment on frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty reward programs. The IRS announced in 2002 that it wouldn't try to go after individuals for income taxes on frequent flyer miles or hotel     ... MORE

What Next: Paid 'Menstrual Leave' for Working Women?

by William Bigelow.      The Huffington Post's wet dream. Slate had already tackled the issue, with writer Katy Waldman dismissing it by saying, “… don’t offer us paid period leave. We’ll just spend it all taking self-pitying Buzzfeed quizzes.” But when HuffPost Live interviewed Skepchick.org founder Rebecca Watson and Mikki Kendall,     ... MORE

Unemployment Down As Americans Drop From Labor Force

by Ed Krayewski.        The headlines say the news is good. Official unemployment in the U.S. dropped from 6.7 to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate in five years, as 288,000 nonfarm jobs were added, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The steep drop in the unemployment rate, however, was a function of more than 800,000          ... MORE

Jolie Lee: No More Prostitution Exemption For Police

Free pass with hookers snatched from Hawaii cops.     Hawaii legislators in both the House and Senate agree that it's time to end an exemption that allows police officers to legally have sex with prostitutes. A bill cracking down on prostitution originally would have gotten rid of the exemption but then, last month, restored the exemption    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Is There Wage Stagnation?

The answer may surprise you.     Many economists, politicians and pundits assert that median wages have stagnated since the 1970s. That's a call for government to do something about it. But before we look at the error in their assertion, let's work through an example that might shed a bit of light on the issue. Suppose that you paid me a straight $20  ... MORE

Full Employment Redefined By The Obama Regime

by Lee Cary.      Words matter. Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama said that in a 2008 campaign speech. It was not news then.  And it's not news now, for as long as there have been words they have mattered. What matters most about words today is that, in politics, they are losing their core meanings as doublespeak spreads.  When a Senator    ... MORE