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    • Blessed Poverty (Give Me More) - 28 May 2014
      posted in Columns

      How often can you see across America on a street corner, under a bridge, on a highway overpass, or in front of a store, a poor person with a sign asking for charity from people who can lend a helping hand in a time of need? They hold signs stating, “Homeless and Hungry,” “Have no […]

    • Semicentennial of LBJ’s War on Poverty - 21 May 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Welfarism

      This year, the cheerleaders for big government are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the launching of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. This should be an occasion for mourning, not celebration, because that was the most expensive legislative failure in our history. Yes, failure. Today we have four million Americans who have bejen unemployed for more […]

    • Shocking census numbers show we’re at the tipping point - 18 Apr 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Bureaucracy & Civil Liberties & Columns & waste & Welfarism

      I am often asked if I believe our Republic is close to the tipping point. My answer is yes, I truly believe we are. There is a great quote often attributed to Scottish historian, Alexander Fraser Tytler, Alexis de Tocqueville or some other very astute person that sums it up nicely: “A democracy cannot exist […]

    • Welfare Without the State - 26 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Civil Liberties & Columns & Politics & Govt & Welfarism

      Libertarians and free-market conservatives take an unequivocal stand on the provision of state welfare. It should be phased out and returned to the private sector. Charity is not a proper function of government. This, of course, attracts the usual horrified denunciations of, “My God, what kind of human being are you? Don’t you have any […]

    • Legal Plunder - 20 Mar 2014
      posted in Columns & Property

      Imagine you and I are strolling down the street one fine day on our way to have a nice lunch and we come across a woman who is truly destitute.  She needs many things including food to feed her baby.  Imagine also that you just cashed a check and you know, and I know, that […]

    • Minimum Wage and Welfare: the Tradeoff - 08 Jan 2014
      posted in Columns & Prices & Welfarism

      The Democrats have selected raising the minimum wage as THE issue to protect them from public opposition to the Obamacare fiasco which is dimming their prospects for retaining the Senate in the 2014 elections. But raising the minimum wage may actually be worth considering if it has the side benefit of cutting the gigantic total […]

    • Oh, SNAP: Congress Hasn’t Gone Far Enough to Cut Food Stamps - 22 Nov 2013
      posted in Columns & waste & Welfarism

      Reports from Congress indicate that a conference committee has agreed to roughly $10 billion in cuts over the next 10 years to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, better known as food stamps. That is far less than the $39 billion in cuts sought by House Republicans but still large enough to stir up […]

    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee – Entitlements Are ‘Earned’ - 12 Dec 2012
      posted in Videos

      Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas): “I believe it should be pronounced here today, that the reform of the entitlements based upon slipshod, reckless, deliberations or should I say actions are a non-starter. There is no way, Mr. Speaker, that we should raise the eligibility age for Medicare, that we should not think carefully about how […]

    • Saving safety net from the left - 15 Nov 2012
      posted in Columns & Welfarism

      “The press is trying to paint me as trying to undo the New Deal. … I’m trying to undo the Great Society.” – Ronald Reagan, January 1982 diary entry Faced with an economic crisis during his first year in the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan was demagogued by the media, welfare-industry lobbyists, and Democratic leaders who […]

    • Price-Tag on Obama’s Welfare State: $1 Trillion and Counting - 18 Oct 2012
      posted in Alerts & Big Gov & Economy & waste & Welfarism

      Obama’s Big Government spent OVER ONE TRILLION dollars on welfare programs alone last year. This means that welfare programs got more money in FY 2011 than Social Security, basic defense, or any other government obligation, according to a newly released Congressional Research Report.