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Coerced Compassion and the American Nightmare

feeding 5000 propaganda

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

love free stuff

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

purse stolen

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

us over cliff

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

iceland finance

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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Socialist Bernie Sanders Admits Charles Murray Was Right About The Welfare State

on December 16, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Charles Murray’s book Losing Ground: Social Policy, 1950-1980 was the explosive expose scholarly work that showed how “the war on poverty” and social welfare programs destroyed people by increasing the problems they were supposed to solve. It was a very

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Via Obamacare And Other Plagues, Obama Is Trying To Turn All U.S. Into Ventura County, CA

ludwig von mises

That’s not a good thing! Megan McArdle led me to this blog post this morning: “A Milestone to Celebrate: I Have Closed All My Businesses in Ventura County, California.” Normally, the closure of a business operation or division is not

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CNN Whitewashes Congress, Dems; Pretends Government Creates Wealth

millionaires Congress

The CNN headline is, “Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty.” The reason they are ignored is because they don’t exist. CNN’s “reporting” is almost exclusively advocacy. The story is trying to create “shifts” under the guise of

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Rich Don't Pay Their Fair Share; They Pay Everyone's Share

eat the rich

CNBC reported on a Congressional Budget Office finding that the top 40 percent of wage earners pay 106 percent of the income tax, while the lower 40 percent pay a “negative” nine percent of the income tax. In other words,

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Democrat Civil War Between Those Who Can Do Math And Those Who Can’t

e warren

According to the Washington Times, some Democrats are insisting that the party should promote more welfare spending and an expansion of Social Security. The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania

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