Sweden Has Had Enough: No More Refugees

Actually, I should write that Swedish taxpayers don’t like paying for legal and illegal immigrants. They are especially fed up with being taxed to import rapists and other criminals. The latest surge of immigrants has finally provoked Sweden to close its borders somewhat. The Washington Post reports, “We’re willing to do more than anyone else,” said Swedish Migration Minister Morgan Johansson. “But even we have our limits.” Those limits can be readily seen in a tent camp where dozens Read more […]

Is Sweden Subsidizing Violent Immigrants?

I knew Sweden was a Welfare State, but I now wonder if it is a Xeno-Welfare State–with a government that uses pubic funds disproportionately to attract foreigners. Consider these quotations: “There are no apartments, no jobs, we don’t dare go shopping anymore [without a gun], but we’re supposed to think everything’s great. … Women and girls are raped by these non-European men, who come here claiming they are unaccompanied children, even though they are grown men. … You Cabinet Ministers Read more […]

Refugees in the Netherlands Protest Their Inhumane Treatment

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 […]

Government Shaming Welfare Recipients is Hypocritical

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 […]

Pope Stumps for Environment, Using Poor as the Excuse

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Welfare Is the Highest Paying Entry-Level Job in 38 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 […]

Pell Grants: Billions for Schools, but No Graduating 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 […]

Student Welfare for Post Graduates and Universities

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 […]

Food Stamps and the Low Labor Participation Rate

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 […]

Opposition to Caitlyn Jenner reveals Government Has Sponsored the Transgender Movement

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 […]