Amnesty and the Welfare State
As we contemplate granting full citizenship to millions more legal and illegal low-skilled immigrants, it would be wise to review the status of the current welfare state. Robert Rector and Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation, two of the leading experts on welfare policy and poverty, have put out an informative report on the welfare state and where we are headed in terms of reform | Read More »
The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State
We all get bent out of shape over politicians that lie to us. It offends the sensitivities that we get babied by these people telling us only what we want to hear. That is until a serious political leader drops all sense of pretense and diplomacy and tells us exactly where he’d like us to disembark the trolley. The quote below just means more, given that it comes from a person steeped in the cultural history of Bushido.
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“Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government,” he said during a meeting of the national council on social security reforms. “The problem won’t be solved unless you let them hurry up and die.”
Barack Obama finally embraces Supply Side Economics – but adds just a wee hint of redistribution
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that said that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 63.6%, the lowest rate since Jimmy Carter was in office. Essentially that means that of the population of 16 year and older, 37.4% of them decided not to work or not to seek work. That’s 88.8 million people! To put that in perspective, when | Read More »
Regarding Immigration Proposals, Beware of Your Opponents’ Motivation
The subject of immigration (and evidently, illegal immigration) has proven to be a divisive issue for conservatives. There are divergent opinions as to which policies should be pursued vis-à-vis the 12 million illegal immigrants who reside in the country. However, as conservatives, there are certain fundamental goals and red lines that we should all unite behind as we commence debate on this issue. Any so-called | Read More »
The Constitution, Deadbeat Dads, and the Hypocrisy of Obamacare
America is now poised to enjoy the fruits of what has been a demand from the left for over a quarter century: Government mandated socialized medicine. There have always been three main arguments behind that drive: 1) Everyone has a right to free healthcare. 2) Fairness 3) We’re paying for it anyway. As usual, the liberals miss the mark on all three fronts. On the | Read More »
President Obama’s deleterious effect on America’s work ethic.
The United States was built on the backs of hard working people. From pilgrims who survived an ocean’s journey and founded a colony at Plymouth to slaves who endured the blistering sun as they harvested cotton to settlers who braved temperatures, terrain and Indians to fulfill a Manifest Destiny, the United States was the product of people who worked like their lives depended on it. | Read More »
Republicans Must Reject Fiscal Conservatism If They Want To Win
The 2012 election made it abundantly clear that the Republican Party must reject fiscal conservatism if they want to win any more national elections. Small government fiscal conservatism is simply an archaic notion that a majority of the population now rejects. If the future is demographics – as many here and in the MSM claim – then the demographics we need to win are turned | Read More »
A Fair Share of Taxes?
Every year, the Tax Foundation does extraordinary work breaking down and analyzing the macro tax data from the IRS. We’ve cited their work on numerous occasions in an effort to militate the tax myths propagated by the left. If you were traveling here from a different country and only heard media reports of our tax code, you would come away with the conclusion that the rich | Read More »
Economic growth the key to future of America, GOP, and Fiscal Cliff
The union-instigated potential demise of Hostess has conservatives witnessing with bemusement the fruits of Obamism: striking union members facing job losses and unemployment checks. The only problem with Republican and conservative Twinkiefreude is that further economic decay and government dependence HELP ELECT MORE DEMOCRATS, which continues our downward spiral to doom. The antidote to this demise, for the United States, and yes, the GOP, is | Read More »
Why We Lost and What We Can Do
OK everyone is looking for the answers and looking to place blame! Here it is in a nutshell! 1. Message and Strategy a. We will fix the economy but we did not discuss HOW! b. We will reduce/simplify the tax code but did not discuss HOW! c. We nominated and believed in a blue/purple state state Republican to carry our mantle. d. We failed to | Read More »
I’ve had enough.
Okay. I’m officially over it. Like the little girl I saw in a video yesterday weeping because she’s sick of Bronco Bama, I’m ready for a change. I’ve been a good patriot and have gleefully given my energy and my attention to see the election through, but with just five days left, I’m all out of enthusiasm. I’m even tired of wearing my Romney/Ryan tshirts | Read More »
One of the most portentous comments ever made by a candidate concerning his own campaign prospects was Romney’s off-the-record remark about Obama having an automatic 47% floor of support. The media attack dogs lambasted him for his “out of touch” sentiments. The reality is that Romney hit the nail on the head months before the pollsters would coalesce around that number. Let’s confront an inconvenient | Read More »
How about letting members of the Fortune 500 run America’s welfare programs?
Imagine what you could do with three quarters of a trillion dollars. You might buy a new house, maybe a new car and maybe even take a trip to Hawaii or Australia. Seriously, what can $750 billion accomplish? Well, that all depends on who’s spending the money. According to the Congressional Research Service the federal government spent $745 billion in 2011 on welfare payments. That | Read More »
Obama’s Legacy: $1.03 Trillion in Welfare Spending
In many respects, this country no longer looks like the American Republic that our parents and grandparents experienced. More than ever before, government is destroying private enterprise on the one hand, and offering permanent dependency on the other hand. With all the focus on big bird, binders, and the 47%, the most important figure is the $1.03 trillion – the cost of combined federal and | Read More »
The Real Meaning of a Safety Net
The left talks of having a “safety net” to help folks who are having a tough time in the economy. But one thing they forget is that you need to put yourself at risk to be able to need a safety net. You cannot stand on the ground at the circus and jump up onto the safety net. You need to participate in the activities, | Read More »