Food stamps for illegal aliens
There has been much controversy over the government’s efforts to advertise welfare programs, particularly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as the “food stamp” program. Only they’re not “stamps” any more. The dependent masses of Food Stamp Nation get a little credit card, called an EBT Card, which they can use in the checkout lines, just like people who pay for their own | Read More »
More immigration bill disappointments: the “back tax” provision is a fraud, and provisional residents CAN get welfare
It gives me no pleasure to say this, but it’s increasingly clear that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) hasn’t completely read the immigration bill he’s touting. It seems like every day, another claim made by defenders of the Gang of Eight bill gets shot down by critics who actually have read through all 844 pages. Personally, I was most immediately and deeply skeptical of the claim that our | Read More »
Low information voters, low information State
Say what you will about the fabled “low-information voters,” but we should probably be more concerned about the low-information State that rules them. I’m actually something of an apologist for low-information voters, because an extensive study of politics should not be necessary to live a successful American life. But conversely, a huge government cannot function effectively without amassing a great deal of information about its | Read More »
Is Obama Planning a North American Common Market?
In his current Canadian trip, Barack Obama has attracted a lot of attention for his statement that he would like to modify the NAFTA accord to give a higher status to labor and environmental standards. There’s been some blowback from Canada, but reaction has been relatively muted. What is surprising is that the reaction in Mexico has been muted as well. Given the Mexican government’s | Read More »