Category Archives: Entitlement Programs
Welfare and the War on Poverty
I recently read a blog post from Director Blue about a couple in Brooklyn who scammed the Federal Government out of over $100,000 in Food Stamps and Medicaid while owning luxury automobiles. “Rivka Baror, 51, and her husband Avraham Baror, … Continue reading
Krugman and the Luddites
The Nobel Prize winning economist and former Enron consultant Paul Krugman recently produced another hack job that shows he’s not interested in getting to the heart of problems but more interested in promoting the class warfare straw man that Obama … Continue reading
OK Conservatives, Now What?
As I stated earlier this week, the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare should have awoken all Conservatives for the 2nd time but what are we going to do now that we’re awake? Yes, I know, we need to fight the Left … Continue reading
Is The American Dream Over?
American Exceptionalism is the theory that the United States of America was the first nation created with liberty, equal rights and laissez-faire all rolled into one. American Exceptionalism believes that the fierce adherence to these ideals can lead to the … Continue reading
Who Controls the US Government?
It seems Obama is hitching his re-election wagon to the Class Warfare/Income Inequality meme and at least weekly we see speeches like this one where he says the only way to get out of this financial mess is to tax … Continue reading
Time to Reform Welfare
In a previous post I took a deep dive into Social Security and showed how we are on an unsustainable path but I offered a solution to get us into a more fiscally conservative position. Now I’d like to tackle … Continue reading
Detroit aka Little Greece
We have watched over the past few months as Greece has come to grips with its decades of living beyond its means and with its debt now equal to 170% of its GDP, the country has reached a tipping point. … Continue reading
The Lies Of Obamacare Exposed
It’s been a bad week for Obamacare and the bad news has come in threes: 1) We have learned that people will not be able to keep their insurance if they like it, 2) Obamacare is going to cost more than … Continue reading
How Do Liberals Lie To Thee?
Let the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) count the ways. After taking another look at the costs associated with implementing Obamacare, the CBO determined that taxpayers will have to come up with an extra $820 billion over ten years to meet … Continue reading
Socialism in the Old Testament
Chapter 31 of Genesis gives an amazing example of the evils of Socialism and what the Producers must eventually do to get out from under that oppression. This past Sunday, my preacher delivered a fascinating message today based on Genesis … Continue reading
Robert Reich – Ignorant or Evil?
Today on Marketplace Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkley, weighed in on the idea that America turning into an ‘entitlement state’ or worse, ‘European style welfare system.” Mr. Reich’s full comments are pasted below … Continue reading
A Social Security Reform Plan
This is the first in a series of periodic investigations into so called “entitlement” programs which include Social Security, Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. I hope to address each one in a separate post and answer such questions as … Continue reading
Is This How We Run a Country?
If you were to start a new country, one of the things you will have to consider is how the incoming tax dollars will be spent. A government should look at its Constitution and determine the areas that are clearly … Continue reading
Poverty Rate and Welfare Spending
I was looking at Welfare spending as a percent of GDP from the following site and wondered if this data were somehow correlated with US poverty rate from this site. The results were startling! Starting in the early 70’s, Welfare … Continue reading