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 »
The Rural Housing Bubble
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Lachlan Markay to discuss a failed USDA housing program, how this contributes to America’s mortgage problems and what the next scandal may be from the Obama administration.
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Green Border Security is as Effective as Green Energy
Energy productivity isn’t the only thing that is hampered by laws governing so-called endangered species. For decades, the Departments of Interior and Agriculture have encumbered border security operations with layers of environmental restrictions and regulations. Additionally, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been forced to pay millions in taxpayer dollars, known as mitigation funds, to offset the “environmental effects” of their roads, fences, | Read More »
Obama to farmer: ‘Call the USDA.’
So, Wednesday – while campaigning in Illinois, although I understand that we’re supposed to pretend that Obama isn’t actually campaigning, for some bizarre reason – the President of the United States faced with a technical question (the effects of new EPA’s soil and dust regulations on Illinois farmers) by a technical expert (an Illinois farmer). Despite the fact that the technical question is in fact | Read More »
The War on Salt… Crystallized.
This article (H/T: The New Ledger) says absolutely everything that you need to know about the messianic zealots assailing the Food and Drug Administration right now. Quick context: somebody in North Carolina (quick, North Carolinian voters: how does your legislator feel about wrecking the taste of your bacon?) noticed that the FDA is gearing up a set of rules on sodium levels that might have | Read More »