After trillions of spent dollars on our government’s supposed “War on Poverty”, what exactly does the United States have to show for it? Millions still live in poverty (although the definition of “poverty” in the United States includes ownership of flat screen TVs, cable/satellite television service and high speed Internet) despite the enormous toll the […]
The U.S. government has cleverly designed a social entitlement system that pays people more than the minimum wage in 35 states according to the Cato Institute, a system that deincentivizes work and encourages lifelong dependence on the welfare state, not to mention solidifies a solid and reliable voting block.
In the latest affront to hard-working Americans, the Washington Examiner published the results of a survey given to those who receive federal disability. The results reveal an extreme lack of motivation to find work among recipients – who are often under-educated and overweight – and an atmosphere of laziness and a life-long dependence on social […]
Amid the fury over looming tax increases known as the “fiscal cliff” that promise to discourage investment and punish economic success, it is important to recognize the bigger problem with government debt and fiscal irresponsibility: entitlements. Cato Institute Senior Fellow Daniel Mitchell said it well, who argues that the entitlement culture supported by the U.S.’s […]