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Milwaukee County Sheriff Sets the Record Straight

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr sees the Liberal policies that have destroyed the black community for what they are, and he’s not afraid to tell you how he feels. His recently penned Op-Ed in the Washington Times lays it on the line and he pulls no punches. He gets it. He knows that big government begets dependency and dependency begets societal breakdown.   Believe me when I tell you, this is a must-read. CLARKE: Liberal policies have destroyed the black family

Nanny State Alert: Welfare Mother Explains Why She Stays on Welfare

If you ever wondered about the source of inter generational poverty, it’s name is government.  Check this out… It has all the hallmarks, like the penalization of success and the rewarding of failure. The incentive to stay in the system vs. working. It’s all there. This is exactly where the democrats want them, dependent, and ignorant. A permanent underclass is necessary to keep democrats in power. Since the slaves on the government plantation have been convinced that they cannot survive in the real world, they will show up at the polls to keep the gravy flowing. after all, those “evil […]

Startling Story on Disability in America… Stunning and Sad

From a very well researched NPR story Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise in Disability in America (excerpts only from a much longer story, with emphasis added by me): …In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government. The federal government spends more money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers […]

Car Prices are on the Rise, Government to Blame

Car prices are on the rise. I’ve often noted that when the leftists want to end something, they do not ban it outright.  That would be unpopular.  But, if they make it more and more expensive, they can still say you can do it- you just won’t be able to afford it.  I wrote about this back in 2009.  Now, enter the auto industry.  For decades, the Fed has made cars more expensive via safety, emissions, and fuel economy requirements.  The safety regulations make the cars heavier, making mileage a problem, the emissions regulations made engine compression ratios go down, […]

Nursing Home “Death Panels” Elderly Patient

I don’t know if this is trend, or an aberration, but a nursing home nurse flatly refused a 911 dispatchers order to perform CPR on an elderly woman that had collapsed in that facility.  ABC News has video… Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Watch More News Videos at ABC | Technology News | Celebrity News Um, this looks pretty bad. I have heard of a disregard for keeping the elderly alive in nursing facilities, but this is the first solid sign that those reports are true.

Mayor Bloomberg and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Because Chuck E. Cheese is apparently a menace to society, Mayor Bloomberg banned large sodas?  Well, not really, but that’s where the law of unintended consequences comes in.  In Mayor Blooberg’s zeal to be the mother of all nannies, he didn’t think about all for the ramifications of his actions.  Let’s just say that there were some unintended consequences, like banning most of the drinks at Chuck E. Cheese.  Here is an informative graphic from the NY Post…

Government and the Permanent Income Classes

The other day I was having a conversation with an individual who like many on the left believes the rich needs to pay more in taxes.  When I asked why he believed this, he responded, “Because they can afford it and it’s the only fair thing to do.”  So my follow-up question was why can’t we afford it?  I could see the question caught him off guard.  He asked me to explain what I meant.  I said, “Why has it become more difficult for us to achieve success so that one day we too may reach the tax bracket you […]

The If You Let The EPA In Your House…

What does a politically aware person think when he or she hears that the EPA is interested on their home’s “safety?”  Probably the following… 1.  Power grab. 2.  Regulations. 3.  Resulting Wallet Grab. I could probably go on for a bit, but New Zeal has a lot more… On February 4, 2013, the Obama government issued a press release on how it plans to gain access into your home. What follows is an edited snapshot of the government’s planned intrusions onto and into your private property: FEDERAL AGENCIES WORKING TO MAKE HOMES HEALTHIER Improving housing quality can dramatically affect the […]

Democrats Want EBT Cards Used at Casinos, Strip Clubs, and Bars

If the Democrats aren’t trying to encourage welfare fraud, why are they trying to stop taxpayers, from using government EBT cards at Casinos, liquor stores, and so forth?  Moonbattery has more… That’s why they are making sure that EBT cards continue to be used to make cash withdrawals of other people’s money at casinos, bars, porn shops, and strip clubs, even as the nation staggers toward bankruptcy. Democratic [New York] state lawmakers, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, have blocked welfare-reform legislation that would end “sinful spending” by preventing people receiving government benefits from withdrawing taxpayer-funded cash at jiggle and […]

Welfare Fraud Alert: Let’s Just Say its Rampant

While researching one story, I found another.  It seems that welfare fraud is not only rampant, but also encouraged,  Here is some video coverage… Waiting for claims that it doesn’t happen, or that these are “isolated incidents.” 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. Why is it encouraged?  Well, if your goal is to make more and more people dependent in the system, and therefore democratic voters, you can’t let a little thing like eligibility and law interfere, can you?

Welfare Choices: Do People Migrate to States With the Most Welfare Benefits?

Take a look at this video, and see if welfare benefits change people’s behavior… Of course, I cannot tell you with 100% certainty that the video is authentic. However, it does match what so many have observed-that welfare benefits have removed motivation from millions of Americans, and has done so for generations.  Is welfare the cause of inter-generational poverty?

Video: The State is my Shepherd

Take a look at the following video, The State is my Shepherd… The hippie was almost convincing, however, for full authenticity, she would have had to gone a week without bathing.  I’m sure most good Conservative or Libertarian girls would prefer to bathe during that time frame

Dependency Alert: Per Household, Welfare now Exceeds Median Income

The nanny state has apparently tightened it’s stranglehold on the American soul.  Welfare expenditures now surpass the median American income.  Doug Ross (no relation) has more… Rampant fraud and increased poverty: ‘Welfare Spending Equates to $168 Per Day for Every Household in Poverty’ The amount of money spent on welfare programs equals, when converted to cash payments, about “$168 per day for every household in poverty”… …welfare spending per day per household in poverty is $168, which is higher than the $137 median income per day. When broken down per hour, welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which […]

America Domesticated

Domesticate: to take, especially by generations of breeding, to live in close association with human beings as a pet or work animal and usually creating a dependency so that the animal loses its ability to live in the wild. I have the most pathetic dog in the world.  He’s a cock-a-poo.  He’s fat, lazy, and the only thing that qualifies as effort in his life is when he begs.  Still, we are pathetic owners.  We love him because he is cute and because he is ours.  We are those bad owners who give him food from the table and treats […]

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Killed by Bureaucratic Fiat

Imagine that you run a business.  Also, imagine that the business had been in existence for nearly 100 years.  Then, imagine with the stroke of a pen, an unelected bureaucrat ended your likelihood.  I did happen, the Drakes Bay Oyster Company was killed off.   Moonbattery has a video describing the families plight, as well as the intentional lies used by the government to shut it down. In the end, the government did close down the business. And, apparently, the government simply made up “evidence” to justify it. I would also reinforce the point made by the scientist in the video. Once people think that […]

ObamaCare Regulations Require Dominos Pizza to Post 34,000,000 Signs in Each Store to Comply

They’ll be expanding each and every Dominos Pizza, just to fit in all of the signs mandated by ObamaCare.  Weasel Zippers has the story… Via Washington Secrets: New Obamacare regulations targeting the fast food and grocery store market that require signs detailing calorie and nutritional information on every product will force pizza makers like Domino’s to post up to 34 million different signs in every store: One for every possible pizza order. “It’s not like a Big Mac. Pizza is customizable, there are options to factor in,” said Jenny Fouracre-Petko, legislative director for Domino’s and a member of the trade group American […]

Government to Regulate Junk Food?

If you let the government control your health care, they can start making and justifying all sorts of demands.  Like, for example, maybe they can regulate what you ear-even the junk food!  Gateway Pundit has more… The Washington Examiner reported: Larry Summers, chair of the White House National Economic Council when the 2009 stimulus was developed, suggested that President Obama will eventually tax and regulate junk food to drive people to eat more healthily — although he dinged First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative. “I think there is no question that the way Americans eat and what Americans weigh is a big […]

Odds and Sods and Other Interesting Stuff

t least I hope you find the other stuff interesting. Regulation Mania Our poor country has suffered from regulatory mania for decades. It is the nature of the so-called progressive to want to control every aspect of our lives. Environmental radicals seem to care more about the well being of planet earth than they do about the well being of mankind. These people we know also have a political agenda and it is way to the left. Regulatory mania reached a peak in recent decades due to what is called “regulatory capture”. Regulatory capture occurs when the radical element that […]

Very Classic Conservatism: Ode to Welfare State

It isn’t like people didn’t see it coming… H/T: Doug Ross

Government Spent Enough on Welfare in 2011 to Give Each Family in Poverty Over $59,000 Each

A long term criticism of social programs, especially the entitlements, has been the massive waste associated with them.  Recently, a report was released that shows that if Welfare spending was concentrated, each family in poverty over $59,000 each.  CNS News has more… According to a report from the CRS produced for Sen. Jeff Sessions(R-Ala.), $1 trillion was spent on federal welfare programs during fiscal year 2011 – with $746 billion in federal funds and $254 in state matching funds. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that there were approximately 16.8 million households living below the federal poverty level of $23,000 per year for a family of […]

Welfare is Highest Single Budget in Item in 2011: 1.03 Trillion Dollars!

Liberals often harp on Military spending, and wish to cut it, citing it’s percentage of the government.  However, under President Obama, Welfare spending alone has gone over 1.03 trillion dollars.  And yes, that is trillions with a “t.” The Lonely Conservative has more… Welfare spending – that’s President Obama’s economic plan. Last year the federal government spent over $1 trillion on welfare programs. It’s the one thing Obama has been good at – getting people on the dole and hoping they vote for more. The government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone — […]

ObamaPhone Hilarity: Over 250,000 Have More Than One

When you give away free stuff things that other people are paying for, you have to expect some fraud and abuse along the way.  For a great example, we need to look no further than the infamous ObamaPhone.  But, it seems that people are loving their free paid for by us phones so much, they can’t stop at just one.  Liberty News has the story… Note that Obama’s own minions found that more than 250,000 people have more than one ObamaPhone.   I guess it’s probably racist to point that out, right? To lighten the mood a bit, All American Blogger has […]

One Million in Ohio With “ObamaPhones.” Is the Administration Trying to “Buy” Votes?

We’ve covered the reaction to Romney’s great truth, also known as the “47% Speech.”  We’ve shown the videos of people saying that they’ll vote for Obama because he gave them “stuff.”  Then, we see this, from Dayton Daily News, that shows that quite a few Ohioans are holding “ObamaPhones.” A program that provides subsidized phone service to low-income individuals has nearly doubled in size in Ohio in the past year — now covering more than a million people. At the same time, federal officials say they’re reining in waste, fraud and abuse in the program. The Federal Communications Commission announced […]

Voting for Obama for Free Phone? Just Don’t call it Dependency

Ever since Romney’s “47% Speech,” we’ve had ample opportunity to point out great examples of…well…dependency.  The latest comes from Reagan Coalition, who posted a YouTube video of an Obama voter. But remember folks, this isn’t dependency, nor has it been intentionally created by government, namely Democrats.

Does the “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ Leave Kids Hungry?

Apparently,  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is rather ironically named, as following said legislation leaves kids…well…hungry!   Bob Belvedere over at TCOTS has the video… Apparently, the legislation in question  limits the caloric intake of kiddos, who frankly, because they are GROWING and stuff, need more than the legislation allows.  However, since the legislation is typical government/nanny state one size fits all, the kiddos are hungry, and not very happy about it. Bob has more about Obama’s educational policy, and why it will be a disaster.  Get over there and read the rest.