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Dependency Nation: More Than One Third of Americans On Government Assistance

. Let’s say Obama has a plan to build a permanent Democrat majority. A plan that will guarantee Hillary Clinton wins the White House in 2016. A plan which takes precedence over all other concerns, no matter what the cost to America’s short-term well-being or long-term prospects for security and prosperity. I suspect he (well, actually, Valerie Jarrett) does, and I’d say it looks something like this. Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans — more than one-third of the country — are receiving government assistance of some kind. The number counts people receiving what are known as […]

Serf City

“As a Congress we need to step up and point out and take charge and point out when the President is going beyond his constitutional powers, which is frequent, and we have got to do something about it …” – Rep. Justin Amash While the legislature dithers, the hematophagic minions of the Left are swooping down upon our defenseless hatchlings.  Get ‘em while they’re young; there’s no such beast as a natural-born socialist: First Obamacare, Now Obamacore – Part 1: Common Core Sows Seeds of Socialism in Young (Somewhat Reasonable) […] the very roots of Common Core are in the […]

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 […]

Things that You Need an ID to do, But Voter ID is Racist!

It seems that people get through life just fine with needing an ID to access products of government services.  However, to vote?  Why sir, that’s racist! The Washington Examiner compiles 24 things that you must have an ID to purchase, I don’t hear much from liberals about how any of these things are racist. When it comes to protecting the integrity of what keeps America from turning into a dictatorship, showing an ID is definitely racist. Mind Boggling. Below are just some of the examples of things you need to prove your identity for: 1. Alcohol   2. Cigarettes   […]

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 […]

Two Dozen IRS Employees Caught Claiming to be Unemployed to Collect Benefits!

So, the people in charge of the money are being arrested for defrauding the taxpayers?  Well, it appears that two dozen IRS employees have claimed to be unemployed in order to collect benefits.  Doug Ross(no relation) has more… But — but — but — I thought all who work in government are benevolent public servants? That they’re better than the rest of us? That they’re angels, working for the public good? Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally […]

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 […]

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 — […]

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 […]

Scary Numbers and Data: Record Number of Americans Take More Than They Give

Anyone who has been paying attention already knows that about 50% of Americans pay no federal income taxes. That number alone should give us all pause. But, according to this Fox News articlethe situation is much worse. “Right now about 70 percent of Americans take more out of the tax system than  they put into it, according to the Tax Foundation,” Brooks said.”That’s  something that should really alarm a lot of Americans.” (Bold added) So, if the American Enterprise Institute is correct and 70% of the people take out more than they put in, then only 30% of the people are carrying the load […]

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 […]

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 […]