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Christianity and Social Justice, a False Comparison Re-Revisited

There has been, in my opinion, a monstrous perversion of Christian teachings.  In order to promote Marxism, a variety of of Christian organizations and denominations have been infiltrated and influenced to promote an anti-Christian message- “social (in)justice.”   Many evangelical groups and the Catholic Church support it as well.   Just take a moment to let that thought percolate.  Would Jesus support Marxism?  Would he support a system that is openly resistant to any God but the state?  Mind you that social justice is nothing more than Marxism renamed, so I have a difficult time accepting that Jesus will support it.  […]

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 […]

Student in My Classroom: “Parents grew up in Communism and it is not good”

Last week we were talking about different political systems in my government class (this is a common topic of the first week or two of most government classes) and the class got into a discussion on communism. These discussions usually are pretty theoretical with students- many haven’t had a job where they have produced anything at all, most pay little in taxes, and all of them have been heavily steeped over years of public school experience in ‘fairness’ and ‘redistribution of wealth.’ Even those students who believe in capitalism and freedom and protection of property are forced to mostly rely […]

10 Million More in Poverty Under President Obama

In 2008, the last year of the last Republican President, the poverty rate in our nation was at 13.2%- in human terms this meant that 39.8 million individuals lived in poverty. In 2012, the last year of the current Democrat President, the poverty rate in our nation has risen to an estimated 15.7%- in human terms that means that 49.3 million individuals now live in poverty. Let’s not lose sight of this fact- after 4 years of President Obama as our Chief Executive, of which his party controlled the Senate the entire time and the House half of the time, the number of Americans […]

Statism is Killing the Middle Class

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The liberals love their meme THE RICH GET RICHER and THE POOR GET POORER.  Sorry liberals but that is just not true. The truth is that the poor, because of entitlements and welfare largess, are getting richer. It is the middle class that is getting poorer. The Poor are Richer Than the Middle Class One of my favorite bloggers, Bunkerville, wrote an excellent piece that contained the following table that he borrowed from Zero Hedge . Please click on this table to get a full view and you will see that a family of four earning only $3,625 has almost as much economic benefit as […]

Obama Thinks "Unneeded" Income Belongs to Government?

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Commentary Magazine has a great article by John Steele Gordon.  I think it is quite revealing. President Obama’s press conference yesterday—in which he only took questions from left-leaning reporters apparently–contained an amazing statement. It should be noted the first two instances of the first person singular pronoun in the sentence refer to Barack Obama, President of the United States. The second two refer to Barack Obama, taxpaying citizen: And I do not want, and I will not accept, a deal in which I am asked to do nothing, in fact, I’m able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that I don’t […]

Classic Conservative Hideout: Government Intervention Leads To Further American Dependency

A Note From Matt: Since the Conservative Hideout started, we had have some great contributors, that for one reason or another, decided to stop blogging altogether.  However, they left some great work behind, and much of it is just as relevant today as when it was first written.  Here is a post written by Matthew from November of 2009. I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of […]

A Tale of two Stories: Teachers Unions Fights for Failed DC School System

Michelle Rhee, the Chancellor of the Washington DC school system has spent the last several years creating quite a storm.  Hired by Mayor Adrian Fenty, she’s cut costs, closed crumbling schools, and worse yet, she has acted to terminate failed teachers.  Considering that the DCPS spends more money per pupil than any system in the country, and yet has the worst results, you would think that any effort to improve it would be applauded? Not so much. The Mayor Fenty, was defeated in the Democratic primary by Vincent Gray, the Chairman of the DC Council.  Gray will run virtually unopposed […]

Obama to set new Poverty Guidelines

An announcement from the Obama administration this week heralds a brand new way to measure poverty. American families will be considered poor if their income falls below a certain specified income level. This is nothing new; in fact that is how we measure poverty presently in this country. But let’s get a little perspective on the poverty measurement system, shall we? Originally, poverty measurements were developed in 1963-1964 by Mollie Orshansky of the Social Security Administration. This, from the HHS.gov website explains how we first officially defined poverty in the United States: “The poverty thresholds were originally developed in 1963-1964 […]

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