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Refugees in the Netherlands Protest Their Inhumane Treatment

Welfare-State As far as I know this video is real. The blurb underneath the video says, TV West, The Hague, 12 November 2015. About 30 asylum seekers had Wednesday night slept outside the refugee centre. By sleeping on the street, they bring their protest against the inconvenient conditions in the centre and the bad food. They are housed in an the old office building of the Ministry of Social Affairs at the Anna van Hannoverstraat. They complain about lack of privacy, no TV, no refrigerator and, no facilities Read more [...] Continue reading →

Government Shaming Welfare Recipients is Hypocritical

Greetings_from_the_Welfare_State Shaming welfare recipients can appeal to conservatives but it won’t do any good and it doesn’t make sense. The Portland Press Herald reports, “Lewiston mayor wants welfare recipients’ names, addresses listed online.” Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald, a longtime critic of public assistance programs, wants to publicize the names and addresses of Mainers on welfare by creating an online registry of recipients. Writing in his regular column in the Twin City Times, a Lewiston-Auburn weekly Read more [...] Continue reading →

Pope Stumps for Environment, Using Poor as the Excuse

PopeFrancisWarming I tried to like this pope when he was selected. I think most of the world wanted to love or at least respect him. But his American tour has shown beyond any doubt that instead of a man of God, he is a man of the Left. And while he uses the poor continually as a prop in his speeches, a la "do this because the poor are suffering," he is pushing the same tired leftist rhetoric about economic equality, social justice and environmental welfare that you can get from your run-of-the-mill Marxist college Read more [...] Continue reading →

Homelessness Emergency: L.A. about to Spend $100 Million to Attract More Homeless

homeless shopping cart The city government’s response to what they describe as a homelessness emergency will only make their problems worse. With the state of the economy being what it is, I often think about strategies I should use if I were to become homeless. One important item on that mental checklist is to move to the Southern part of this country so I don’t have to deal with cold weather. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that L.A. gets a lot of homeless people. According to this news analysis of rapidly Read more [...] Continue reading →

It Costs $3 for Every $1 that the Government Benefits Someone

burning money Government benefits are basically an inefficient and overpriced way for society to make government do the charity we all should do. How much do government benefits cost? According to one economist, they cost three times the benefits bestowed on the recipients. The Washington Free Beacon reports this under an incredibly positive headline, “Federal Debt Held by the Public Totals $107,000 Per Household.” I say it is positive because a friend of mind did some counting and says that, if you account Read more [...] Continue reading →

Welfare Is the Highest Paying Entry-Level Job in 38 States

Welfare states How many people have been diverted from the workforce thanks to our welfare system? There are obvious problems with giving people “free” money. We could list the fact that the money is taken from the people who earned it, or that the debt pyramid that funds the “free” money is unsustainable and will end in crisis. We could point out that people drop out of the labor market because the free money makes it possible, thus lowering productivity at the same time that we are increasing obligations. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Pell Grants: Billions for Schools, but No Graduating Students

College_graduate_students Pell Grants were designed in a way to leave us in the dark about whether the money was being spent wisely. I recently posted about how student welfare for graduate students—welfare in the form of loans that no one is going to repay other than the taxpayer—is really a form of corporate welfare for Universities. But here is a much bigger example of how the government has been scamming us for years and is only just now being exposed. NBC News reports, “Pell Grants: Billions Go to Students Who Read more [...] Continue reading →

Student Welfare for Post Graduates and Universities

student loan bubble Here’s another boondoggle brought to you by our government: post graduate student welfare as loan forgiveness. Basically, public debt and/or taxpayers are being used to provide people going into professional and profitable careers a massive subsidy. Perhaps more importantly, the government sustains the college tuition bubble a bit longer by providing this subsidy. When you hear candidates try to come up with a way to give out free community college, you might get the impression that we are Read more [...] Continue reading →

Food Stamps and the Low Labor Participation Rate

Food Stamps Why wouldn’t labor participation be low if people get free food but don’t have to look for work? Here is a really interesting headline from Fox News: “Most states waiving work requirements for food stamps, despite improving job market.” Most states still are waiving work requirements for those on food stamps, raising concerns that despite an improving job market the Obama administration is feeding government dependency -- and all at the expense of taxpayers. Forty-four of the 50 states Read more [...] Continue reading →

Opposition to Caitlyn Jenner reveals Government Has Sponsored the Transgender Movement

vanity fair jenner Caitlyn Jenner shocks Transgender movement because he opposes government welfare. Bruce Jenner didn’t get all his common sense whacked off when he had his surgery. And the results of how his fellow boys pretending to be girls oppose him give us some real insight on how the U.S. taxpayer has been forced to underwrite the Transgender movement. According to Caitlyn Jenner's politically conservative views surprised her [sic] transgender friends in a just-released excerpt from tonight's Read more [...] Continue reading →

Raise Minimum Wage and Workers Cut Hours to Keep Welfare

ronald mcdonald sad Reportedly, Seattle’s law to raise minimum wage is running into a conflict with the welfare state. As Mark reported back in 2013, one attempt to propagandize for a higher minimum wage was to accuse large companies using unskilled labor of being “welfare queens.” McDonald’s and Walmart were smeared with this term because anyone who was trying to live on a single income as one of their employees would need government assistance to live. The idea was pushed that McDonald’s and Walmart are Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Best VA Scandal Money Can Buy

veterans affairs Even with more money to fix the VA scandal the VA simply creates… more scandal. Veterans Affairs is involved in more than one scandal. But, in the case of the secret waiting lists, Congress’ attempt to try to help veterans by giving the VA more money has backfired. According to the Guy Benson at the Hot Air blog, “Surprise: After scandal fuels billions in new funding, VA wait times…increase.” Congress passed a VA reform bill last July authorizing $17 billion in new VA spending, including Read more [...] Continue reading →