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How Do You Insure An Ever Present, Massive Welfare State? By Defining Poverty Upwards

There is no arbitrary standard for poverty; so what makes a person “poor?” Can you live in a million dollar mansion and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and be poor? Actually, you can under the government’s current defintion of … Continue reading

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The Stunning Expansion of The American Welfare State

These numbers, courtesy of Robert Samuelson, would have been considered beyond belief if they’d have happened in a short period of time. But it’s like that old saw about the frog in the slowly warming pot of water who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Cell-Fare: Go On Food Stamps, Receive A Free Government Cell Phone

Call me an idealist, but the biggest shock in American politics for me was the discovery of the thousand different ways pork and other needless expenditures were stuffed into the cracks of every corner of American politics. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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