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

fiscal cliff_02 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 claiming that anyone who doubts the sustainability of Social Security must be a radical. Well, […] Continue reading →

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 — and that’s before taking into account the upcoming expansion of eligibility under Obamacare. The […] Continue reading →

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 empirical work that depended on looking at results. From the data he analyzed, Murray proposed […] Continue reading →

Let’s Move! Away From Food Stamps

junk food Yesterday, in his Washington Times commentary “Obama’s Obesity Epidemic,” James Bovard points out that one possible cause of the “obesity epidemic” is government food stamps. Numerous studies going back to the 1970s have linked food stamps to poor eating habits. Baruch College professor Diane Gibson estimated that participation in the food-stamp program for five years […] Continue reading →