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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 Newser.com: 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 →

To Help Black Children We Need to Help Black Families

student library Naturally, prominent black liberals insist the problems facing black children have nothing to do with family problems and are all caused by racism. One of the most obvious ways you prevent yourself from changing your bad habits and failings is by claiming that it is all someone else’s fault. Then, when someone points out that your own behavior is responsible for your bad circumstances, or the bad circumstances that have snared your children, you accuse the critic of personally attacking you Read more [...] Continue reading →

Transgender Is Here; Is Transabled Next?

handicap Transabled means people claim to have an inner identity that is disabled and demand that their bodies be altered to match “what’s inside.” Sound familiar? This is not The Onion. This is a real story from the Canadian National Post: “Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies.” People like Jason have been classified as ‘‘transabled’’ — feeling like imposters in their bodies, their arms and legs in full Read more [...] Continue reading →

Another Welfare Queen Billionaire: Elon Musk

tesla store The entrepreneurial gift of Elon Musk is his ability to follow the government money and ride the taxpayers to riches—his own. As regular readers will know, I have defended Tesla, a company started by Elon Musk, from Chris Christie, and from other state rulers. But whether or not a company should be crippled in order to help its competition is a different question than whether or not taxpayers should be used to start that company. It seems that Elon Musk is a master at using taxpayer money. According Read more [...] Continue reading →

Daily Beast Writer Figured Out Minimum Wage Hurts Poor

minimum wage She writes as if she hates admitting that real economists have said for centuries that raising the minimum wage hurts poor people. Even as she raises the issue she tries to make “conservative economists” appear unreliable: This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour, from the current $9, by 2020, joining the ranks of other liberal cities like Seattle and San Francisco who are acting despite federal inaction on the issue. But L.A. is the largest Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Tells Evangelicals what to Believe and Do

Obama Halo_0 No one is surprised that Barack Obama is ready and willing to tell Evangelicals to be more like him. I remember back when Barack Obama “changed his mind” about homosexual marriage—that is, he found it politically expedient to admit openly to the agenda he had planned from the beginning. It was amazing to see the reaction from homosexuals. They spoke like Roman Catholics who had just been touched by the Pope. Somehow, Obama’s good opinion of them and their “unions” was a source of life Read more [...] Continue reading →