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When Work Is Punished: The Ongoing Tragedy Of America’s Welfare State

By Against Crony Capitalism August 10, 2015   When Work Is Punished: The Ongoing Tragedy Of America’s Welfare State     What is the “welfare cliff?” Why is it important? (From Zerohedge) a large magnitude of support. The potential sum of welfare benefits can reach $47,894 annually for single-parent households and $41,237 for two-parent households. […]

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8 Steps to Surviving a Job Loss

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper April 21, 2015   8 Steps to Surviving a Job Loss     A 2014 report on jobs showed some alarming statistics:  1 in 5 Americans have lost their jobs over the past five years and remained unemployed. The US economy is free-falling, and the middle class is taking […]


Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath

By Gary Galles Mises.org   Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath   Economic analysis is a powerful tool. But while powerful, it is also amoral; not inherently moral or immoral. Whatever you want to accomplish, applying accurate economic analysis to the issues can help you do it better. If the purpose is good, you […]

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Chicago Sees Pension Crisis Drawing Near

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Chicago Sees Pension Crisis Drawing Near   Promises were made to unions by people who knew they would be long gone when the bills came due. Now the bills are coming due and there is no money, or soon won’t be. But that doesn’t keep the unions from screaming foul. […]

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Perverse Incentives of the Welfare State

Source: http://nextnewsnetwork.com Perverse Incentives of the Welfare State     WASHINGTON – The ongoing economic slump has led to an unprecedented expansion of the segment of the US population receiving welfare assistance. One reason for this, according to James Pethokoukis, an analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, is that the welfare system “creates some crazy […]


Feds give laid-off Boeing workers a big (GIANT) helping hand (It pays to be a crony)

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Feds give laid-off Boeing workers a big (GIANT) helping hand (It pays to be a crony)   The Department of Labor has approved a lavish unemployment benefit for laid off Boeing workers. They will receive unemployment benefits 5 times longer than other workers, taxpayers will pay 90% of any expenses […]

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Proposed Tennessee Bill Would Cut Welfare Benefits When Kids Fail At School…

Source: http://weaselzippers.us I’m for anything and everything when it comes to getting people off welfare. Most people who eventually lost their benefits after welfare reform was passed in the late 1990s say their lives improved because they started working and were supporting themselves. Via WaPo: Education’s often seen as the key to breaking the cycle […]

Proposed Tennessee Bill Would Cut Welfare Benefits When Kids Fail At School…

Social Security Ponzi Scheme : Ripping Off The Next Generations

Source: http://geraldcelentechannel.blogspot.com Social Security is debt slavery for the young. Plain and simple , just one of the many failings of government, who simply is incapable of doing business and can only steal and borrow money in order to spend it.The reward for working hard is to have half your income taken through force and […]


US veterans face financial ruin waiting for benefits from overburdened VA

Source: http://www.naturalnews.com By: J. D. Heyes We depend on them to protect our country, our lives, our freedom, our way of life. So why does our government continue to shortchange our veterans by chronically underfunding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), especially at a time when our vets need the VA the most? As lawmakers […]


7 little-known Social Security benefits

Source: http://www.bankrate.com By Jennie L. Phipps • Bankrate.com That FICA guy won’t be your buddy In the first season of “Friends,” Rachel Green looks at her first paycheck as a waitress and asks, “Who’s this FICA guy, and why is he getting all my money?” That’s one hard lesson about Social Security. Another is that […]


20 Signs You Might Be A Typical American Worker

Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com Once upon a time, anyone that was relatively competent and willing to work hard could go out and easily get a job that would enable that person to financially support a family.  Unfortunately, that is simply no longer true anymore.  Well paying “middle income jobs” are being rapidly replaced with “low income jobs” […]


Ron Paul Issues Open Letter to President Obama Concerning Cuts to Veterans’ Benefits 1

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com Calls on Obama to keep stated promise to vets LAKE JACKSON, Texas, Sep 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign today released the following Open Letter from Dr. Paul to President Barack Obama: “Dear President Obama, “As a Doctor, an Air Force Veteran, and Congressman, who serves on the […]