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The 7 Pieces of Advice by Trotsky for Obama, found in the 1934 Chicago Tribune Cartoon ‘Planned Economy or Planned Destruction’

This image is taken from the 1934 Chicago Tribune cartoon ‘Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?’. It focuses on the character of Leon Trotsky, who is laying out a series of policy goals for the United States. The Chicago Tribute suggested in its latest reprint of this cartoon that we take a look at this cartoon and see if it rings true in today’s political and economic climate. Whereas others have focused on simply analyzing the larger cartoon to identify all the characters in it (for the best analysis see this post), today I am going to attempt to see if this cartoon […]

Food Stamp Growth Outstrips Net Jobs Growth by 75X’s

This is Obama’s America, where food stamps grow at 75x’s the rate of jobs. Take a look at this graphic, via The Weekly Standard… Of course, we can continue on this track, or even grow at  a faster rate.  All we have to do is re-elect Barak Obama.  

A Bushel Of Bad News

It gets worse by the hour.  Four more years of Obama and the Democrats, and America will be a place only a fool or a Marxist would want to visit, let alone live.  A potpourri of recent news items to prove the point: Why Did Obama Name Far-Left Bureaucrat To Head The Bureau Of Labor Statistics? Five months ago Barack Obama nominated union backer, liberal economist and Federal Reserve bureaucrat Erica Groshen to lead the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — the agency best known for calculating the nation’s unemployment rate each month … Groshen’s background is more explicitly linked to overt […]

Get Your Free Obama Phone

“Call me; I need campaign money.” He never delivered on the Obamamaniac’s desires for him to pay for their mortgage and gas, but Barack Obama  can give you a free phone. (Question: Since when does a government program have a .net address?) Predictably, if you’re already sucking on the government teat, you automatically qualify for a phone: If you, or members in your household are, receiving the following benefits you automatically qualify for the Lifeline program. Those interested in the program must have an income of less than 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (For example in the 48 Contiguous States and D.C […]

Rewarding Dependency? Oregon gets bonus money for signing more people up for food stamps

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It has often been a dual claim from Conservatives that government assistance encourages dependency, and that this dependency is a desired outcome.  Considering that any efforts to reform welfare are resisted by the left, and that these programs did indeed foster dependency, I think we can safely state that the said dependency is not a flaw, but a feature.  After all, why else would they not stop a program in the face of overwhelming evidence of it’s failures?  Also, when large numbers of people are dependent on government assistance, why would they vote against their own benefits?  In a real […]

Nanny State Alert: NY City Wants to Ban Soda for Food Stamp Recipients

It’s been said many times that government assistance comes with strings attached-that when you let the government do something for you, you cede control to them. That has been accelerating under our newest set of would-be “progressive” overlords, and here is the latest example. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought federal permission on Wednesday to bar New York City’s 1.7 million recipients of food stamps from using them to buy soda or other sugared drinks. Scoff if you will, but if they can tell people that they can’t buy soda, what can’t they tell people? So Obama voters, how ya likin […]

Evidence of Democratic Success! Record Number Enroll in Government Anti-poverty Programs!

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One measure of success for Democrats is the number of people that they have helped save from starvation and poverty. It is a worthy measure of whether a policy is successful or not, and Obama, Peters, and all the other Democrats often campaign about how hard they have worked to expand the ‘safety net’ and ‘feed the starving masses.’ In their speeches they talk about how they are setting a goal for themselves of getting as many people who need help into the right government programs. And on their watch, under the Democratic Congress and a Democratic President, they have been successful […]