Tag: welfare

The “War” on Poverty Turns 50: Not a Success in Sight

The “War” on Poverty Turns 50: Not a Success in Sight

50 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “an unconditional war on poverty.”  He also said that “we shall not rest until that war is won.” We haven’t won the battle or the war but the money keeps flowing with little to show for it except a decline in poverty from 19% in 1964 to […]

By January 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Going on Today Reminds Me of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”

What’s Going on Today Reminds Me of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”

Depending upon your age you either identify Nicole Kidman, Donald Sutherland, or Kevin McCarthy with this film.  For me, Donald Sutherland’s eerie shriek at the end of the 1978 film will always get me.  When I saw it – as a “late night” TV movie as a kid it gave me nightmares.  The original 1956 […]

By October 31, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Food Stamp Cards Stop Working Because of Computer Glitch… Riots and Blame the Republicans?

Food Stamp Cards Stop Working Because of Computer Glitch… Riots and Blame the Republicans?

Over the weekend the nation’s EBT system stopped working and there was a mix of panic and anger as the nation’s welfare recipients turned to… Social Media to spread their rage: You know the day of the dependent has dawned when people who are on taxpayer welfare turn to their computers and Internet-connected phones to […]

By October 14, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
In Socialist Greece, Dumping Children into the Streets

In Socialist Greece, Dumping Children into the Streets

In places where people no longer feel responsible for their way of life – or for the consequences of their actions – we have the story from England’s Mail Online about parents dumping their children in the streets or refusing to pick them up at school:

Athens’ Ark of the World youth centre said four children, including a newborn baby, had been left on its doorstep in recent months.

By January 13, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
The Tea Party Arrives… in England (with Derision)

The Tea Party Arrives… in England (with Derision)

The Tea Party has made itself known in the States.  President Obama publicly says: he believes the Tea Party is built around a “core group” of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist. Even though a recent poll shows 40% of Tea Party members are not Republicans, […]

By April 5, 2010 7 Comments Read More →
Taxpayer Aid to the Developing World and Global Warming

Taxpayer Aid to the Developing World and Global Warming

The European Union is set to give billions per year to the developing world to fight global warming.

By December 15, 2009 3 Comments Read More →
"Change"

"Change"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday.    

By August 22, 2009 5 Comments Read More →