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The Government Is Not Us

Latest Update: March 16, 2017
Scrubbed from textbooks: The U.S. government’s national experiment in extermination
Obama ordered abuse of intelligence to sabotage Trump policies
U.S. airport pat-downs are about to get more invasive
VIDEO: Rand Paul: Audit the Fed
All crimes are legal when government is the perp: The FBI and child porn
JOHN STOSSEL: The Ruling Class has a narrative and the media follows it
VIDEO: John Stossel: The Audacity of the Elites

The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

Latest Update: October 17, 2016
THOMAS SOWELL: The Left and the Masses 
VIDEO: Nathaniel Branden - The Entitlement Mentality
Gov't dependency a 'narcoticenabling racial tensions
Sex, drugs and freedom: Why we fail to fix homelessness
VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Legacy of the Welfare State
THOMAS SOWELL: Is Personal Responsibility Obsolete? Part II
THOMAS SOWELL: Is Personal Responsibility Obsolete?


23% Of Americans In Their Working Prime Are Unemployed

by Michael Snyder. Did you know that when you take the number of working age Americans that are officially unemployed (8.2 million) and add that number to the number of working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force” (94.3 million), that gives us a grand total of 102.5 million working age Americans that do not have a job right ... MORE

Politicians are Dividing Americans into Two Classes: Those Who Work for a Living and Those Who Vote for a Living

by James Bovard.      Success of a vote-buying scheme. In Iraq and Afghanistan, US military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops inadvertently killed innocent civilians or sheep. Billions of dollars  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Lure Of Socialism

All that glitters is not gold. Many people of mature years are amazed at how many young people have voted for Senator Bernie Sanders, and are enthusiastic about the socialism he preaches. Many of those older people have lived long enough to have seen socialism fail, time and again, in countries around the world. Venezuela, with all its rich oil    ... MORE

Obama Will Seek $11 Billion For Homeless Families

by Nikita Stewart.   Growing the welfare state. After making progress in reducing homelessness among veterans, the Obama administration is turning to the larger and more complicated challenge of homelessness among families with young children. In his 2017 budget, to be presented on Tuesday, President Obama will propose spending $11 billion over  ... MORE

Why Kids Who Aren’t Poor Now Get Free School Lunches

by Valerie Strauss.  Spreading the realm of dependency. It used to be that students from families with low incomes qualified for lunches that were either free or available at a reduced price. That’s still true — but now, new federal rules allow kids who aren’t poor at many schools to get the same thing. The change in the rules means not only that   ... MORE

Ed Feulner: Breaking The Budget

The pace of unsustainable spending is quickening.   Let’s say you were a financial adviser, and a family came to you with the following situation. They make the median family income in the United States — $52,000. But last year they spent $61,000. That’s right, $9,000 more than they’re making, and it all went on the family credit card.      ... 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

Obama's Student Loan Debt Bailout Will Cost $22 Billion

by Robby Soave.    Another swindle for taxpayers. President Obama's student loan debt forgiveness policies will add a whopping $21.8 billion to the national debt, according to figures in the latest budget proposal. And thanks to the magic of government accounting, the shortfall is automatic—Congress can't really do anything about it. With students and    ... MORE

John Stossel: The Parasitic Nature Of Politicians

The money grabbers.   Politicians and lawyers pretend that they are important people doing important work. But often they're important because they are parasites. They feed off others, while creating no wealth of their own. We all complain about businesses we don't like, but because business is voluntary, every merchant must offer us something  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Spending And Morality

Politicians reflect moral rot.         During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem." When Boehner responded with "But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem," Obama replied, "I'm getting tired of hearing you say that."    ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Obama's Deficient Student Loan Plan

Another expensive vote-buying scheme.        The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But Barack Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,      ... 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