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 […]

Did Jesus Feed 5000 To Justify Food Stamps?

This picture and slogan has showed up in my Facebook feed. I find it quite ironic. Jesus fed the 5000 men plus women and children by miraculously creating more bread as he divided up 5 loaves and 2 fish (Mark 6.30-44). He also fed 4000 men plus women and children from seven loaves (Mark 8.1-10). So, naturally, some wit had to put the words into the scene: “We can’t feed all these people; that would create dependency!” Before I explain the irony, let me first point out the absurd libel Read more […]

Liberals Treat the Poor Worse Than Animals

A friend sent the following to me: “The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 49 million people. “Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals.’ Their stated reason is because ‘The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.’” The Read more […]

We’ve Become a Food Stamps Nation to Keep Democrats in Power

Food Stamps are big business, job killers, turn human beings into wards of the State, and have become a reliable voting block for the Democrat Party. The typical argument used by liberals as to why food stamps are so important is that children and the elderly are the recipients. That’s probably true. The question is, how did we get to the place in our nation where in 1969, 2.8 million people received food stamps and today more than 47 million are on food stamps? “Since President Lyndon Baines Read more […]

Homeland Security Welcomes Immigrants With Welfare Programs

Just what we need. A government website that encourages new immigrants to get signed up for welfare. WelcomeToUSA.gov is a Homeland Security-run website for those who are new to the United States. Part of their “welcoming package” is information about all the government benefits that are at their disposal:  “free” public education, healthcare, supplemental security income (SSI), food stamps, temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), etc. It gives the impression that once an alien enters Read more […]

Government Pays $60,000 per Poor Family to Keep them Voting for Liberals

How is it possible that $60,000 is spent on each welfare family and yet Liberals are crying for even more money? The total payments amount to $1 trillion. There’s a layer of bureaucracy that exists between the $1 trillion dollars and the welfare recipients: “According to the Census’s American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in 2011 was 16,807,795. . . . If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below Read more […]

What Life is Like For the Non-Political

I have just returned from a much-needed three-day vacation in Ocean City, MD. I brought no laptop with me, because I don’t have a laptop to bring, and aside from some choppy Wi-Fi on the non-serviced smartphone I use almost exclusively for listening to music, I had no Internet access. This meant I was completely detached from the world of politics for three days. I did not watch the Republican National Convention (though I certainly intend to; I had my DVR record it at home). I did not hear any Read more […]