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Big Government is destroying the American dream

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U.S. Government regulation has stifled job creation and growth and the expansion of small businesses, the heart of the U.S. economy By Richard W. Black The National Center for Policy Analysis, in an April 6, 2015, article noted that “American Millenials Are Not Working.” With 92 million workers no longer in the workforce, lots of people aren’t working. We can thank ...

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The Dept. of Agriculture is one big welfare office

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Let us see to it that food stamps and farm subsidies are considered on their own merits, via separate bills, and that the administration of food stamps be conducted in a department of government better suited to the task By John Wood If one were to be asked, what department of the Federal government administers food stamps, the Department of ...

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Congress and Obama can balance the budget if they want to

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Congress and President Obama can balance the federal budget – here are seven ways to do it By Derek Sun The Obama administration may not be seriously concerned about reducing national debt and getting government spending under control, judging by the amounts it has devoted to government bailouts, Obamacare, and increasing numbers of Americans on food stamps. However, the Heritage Foundation ...

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Your government not at work: HUD doesn’t verify whether housing aid recipients really need the help

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HUD is handing out taxpayer-subsidized benefits to ‘the poor,’ even though no one working for the agency really bothers to check to see if they qualify The one thing the distinguishes liberal progressives from conservatives is that the former has all the faith in the world that a group of nameless, faceless bureaucrats are experts who really do have the ...

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Uncle Sam has no idea how bad food stamp fraud really is

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Federal welfare programs, of which there are dozens, provide consistent fodder for budget hawks and government oversight types who detest waste, fraud and abuse Liberals in government historically have not shown much interest in fiscal responsibility nor of being good stewards of the taxpayer’s money generally. That’s why it is so difficult to get any real budget reform in Washington, and why, ...

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The ‘war on poverty’ is really just a war on marriage

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Federal anti-poverty programs punish marriage When the “war on poverty” was declared, about 19 percent of the U.S. population was considered living below federal poverty standards; today that figure has only fallen to around 15 percent The ‘war’ has cost three times more than all REAL wars fought by the U.S. since the American Revolution Federal anti-poverty programs only serve ...

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