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FDR’s Second “Bill of Rights”

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This is, perhaps, the most remembered phrase attributed to the cartoon character Pogo in a syndicated cartoon strip of the same name.  Pogo was the invention of cartoonist Walt Kelly and first appeared 66 years” We Have Met the Enemy,

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Federal Addiction to Short-Term Debt Will Not End Well

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Short-Term Debt Means a Sudden Rise in Interest Rates Will Crush Us. The short-term picture looks deceptively stable. The long-term picture is not so good. On David Stockman’s website: “Uncle Sam’s $8 Trillion Annual Debt Churn: Why Washington Is Pertrified

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The Moronic Superstition of Government Compassion

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We have created government welfare state, on the grounds that this is identical to government compassion. I have argued that it is the opposite. We have set up a perverse system that spreads poverty so that, what starts as a

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The Doomed Welfare State, Illustrated

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The Welfare State implosion is so obviously approaching and yet politicians still claim that anyone who says welfare or the entitlement state is “unsustainable” is a radical extremist. To paraphrase George Orwell, anyone who does math is a radical extremist.

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Buying Birth Control For Others Is an Obligation of Citizenship?

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Supreme Court Justice (sadly) Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been out and about propagandizing about birth control. In her bizarre world all the widespread availability of contraceptives at cheap prices in the United States don’t count for anything. Unless women have

Posted in Abortion, Email Featured, Entitlements, First Amendment

Coerced Compassion and the American Nightmare

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I live in the Bible Belt in the same town as Liberty University, and while I’m of a different religious tradition than Jerry Falwell, a lot of broad-brushing goes on by my friends on the left in matters of faith

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Why Conservatives Don’t Love Free Stuff

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Do you think I’m heartless, because I don’t support government programs providing free food, free phones, free rent, free education, free condoms, free this, free that, and free everything else? If you will listen, here’s the reason: When a program

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$400 Dollar Purse Stolen, with $200 Wallet Containing $800 Cash… and One EBT Card

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You can’t make this stuff up. A little sleuthing revealed that this location is in the “Country Club Estates” of Brunswick, Georgia. I seriously doubt all of the purses my wife has ever owned add up to $400… and all

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Another Extremist Discrediting Social Security? No, The CBO Director Is Sounding the Alarm

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As you are probably aware, many conservatives have warned about the impending bankruptcy of Social Security. We’ve reported on it here, more than once. Conservatives are regularly ridiculed for pointing out the insolvency of Social Security. I remember Harry Reid

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New Study Shows Government Programs Always Become More Expensive Than Expected; In Other News, Sky Is Blue

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Senator Tom Coburn, is releasing a report that shows that government projects are always more expensive than they are projected to be. Mr. Coburn’s report, which used government agency figures, said Medicaid costs increased 31,212.5 percent in just 46 years

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Iceland’s Political-Economy: The Good, The Ugly, & The Inconsistent

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This is a mixture of the good and the ugly, and a powerful example of the inconsistencies of men. From Bloomberg: “Let Banks Fail Is Iceland Mantra as 2% Joblessness in Sight.” Iceland let its banks fail in 2008 because

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The 2013 Food Stamp Surge Claimed One Fifth Of All Households

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From CNS News: “Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013.” A record 20% of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The numbers also show

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