Showing posts with label welfare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label welfare. Show all posts

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

Thomas Sowell: The Left and the Masses

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. 

That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. 
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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?


Walter E Williams: Immorality And Contempt For Liberty

Some Americans have become beasts of burden.   American immorality and contempt for liberty lie at the root of most of the political economic problems our nation faces. They explain the fiscal problems we face, such as growing national debt and budget deficits at the federal, state and local levels of government. Our immorality and       ... MORE

Ira Stoll: Hillary's Move To Buy The Youth Vote

Dangerous student loan rhetoric.    Hillary Clinton’s big campaign rally over the weekend offered a hint of how she’s going to handle a trillion-dollar question—what to do about demands by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the remnants of the “Occupy” movement for forgiveness of student loan debt. “I believe that success isn’t measured by how ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: 2014 - A Year Of Anniversaries

2014 has been a year of anniversaries.        It was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War — a war which many at the time saw as madness, and predicted that it would be the harbinger of a Second World War a generation later. 2014 was also the 70th anniversary of the fateful landing at Normandy that marked the beginning of  ... 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

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

John Stossel - Good Intentions, Incentives And Poverty

The great conceit of central planners. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared "War on Poverty." It sounded great to me. I was taught at Princeton, "We're a rich country. All we have to do is tax the rich, and then use that money to create programs that will lift the poor out of poverty." Government created job-training programs for  ... 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

Obama Just Found A Way to Make College Cost More

by Shikha Dalmia.      University presidents are crying a river over the Obama plan to create a federal scorecard to rate colleges. But their tears might be the only good thing to come out of this plan. Otherwise, it's simply a welfare scheme for students masquerading as college accountability that won't do diddly to make college more         ... MORE

F-Stamp Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Women Workers

by Terence P. Jeffrey.    Another victory for hope and change. People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau. In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of     ... MORE

Where Is The Outrage Over Corporate Welfare?

by David Brunori.         I recently read the February 24 Good Jobs First report, “Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent,” by Philip Mattera, a respected thought leader in our business. It says that three-quarters of all state economic development subsidies went to just 965 corporations since the beginning of the study in 1976. The Fortune 500       ... MORE

Veronique de Rugy: Time For A Guaranteed Income?

Friedman and Hayek supported the notion.      Switzerland will soon hold a nationwide referendum on granting a guaranteed and unconditional minimum monthly income of $2,800 for each Swiss adult. In America, where Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty just celebrated its 50th anniversary of failing to achieve victory, liberals jumped on the  ... MORE