Archive for May, 2012

Where Did The Stimulus Money Go?

Monday May 14th, 2012   •   Posted by John C. Goodman at 3:48pm PDT   •   4 Comments

Stimulus money didn’t go to the states hardest hit by the recession. States with higher bankruptcy, foreclosure and poverty rates as well as lower incomes got significantly less money. And states that had higher unemployment rates received virtually exactly the same amount of money as states with lower rates. But there was one group that significantly benefited:…
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“The Life of Julia” Promotes a Lifetime of Dependency

Wednesday May 9th, 2012   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 2:52pm PDT   •   2 Comments

“The Life of Julia” is an interactive slideshow from Barack Obama’s reelection campaign that portrays a woman living her whole life reliant on government programs. In so doing, it inadvertently exposes the cyclical effect that government “help” can produce. Meet Julia, a girl who is automatically put into the system by being placed in…
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Changing the Rules of Welfare

Monday May 7th, 2012   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 1:48pm PDT   •   8 Comments

How can changing the rules by which welfare benefits are doled out save taxpayer dollars while making sure that only the people who are eligible for welfare benefits can receive them? It’s a trick question, because the key to making it work is to make the bureaucrats who operate the federal government’s welfare dispensing…
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Take the National Debt Road Trip!

Thursday May 3rd, 2012   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 8:20am PDT   •   0 Comments

What if the President of the United States was the driver of a car, and the speed at which he drove was the rate at which the U.S. national debt would increase while he was at the wheel? Would that be the kind of road trip you’d like to go on? Courtesy of the…
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