Washington’s welfare-industrial complex both discourages work and leads people to expect that government will solve the problems government has created.
Unmarried couples lose federal subsidies and tax benefits if they get married. Government shouldn’t penalize marriage, and it should work to have people support themselves.
New research shows how America’s tangled web of welfare programs often trap generations in a cycle of poverty and hurt those who need the most help.
By spiking unemployment benefits with an additional $600 a week, Congress made it more profitable to file for taxpayer handouts than remain employed.
The real threat of government expansion is not lockdown, but the introduction of well-intentioned, but dangerously-designed emergency relief programs.
That senior Democrats in Congress tied the hands of a governor from their own speaks to how leftists will fight tooth-and-nail to maintain every facet of the welfare state.
Like the New Deal, every additional billion dollars in stimulus and bailout spending will further delay the economic recovery we all want and need.
In essence, the president told Americans he agrees with Democrats that we need a big, energetic government, but not their kind of big, energetic government.
Jill Filipovic says the words ‘pursuit of happiness’ in the Declaration of Independence mean that ‘government must facilitate the ability of the individual to seek happiness,’ which to her means redistributing people’s labor.
Contrary to claims that the proclamation constitutes a ‘racist attack on a community who deserves health care,’ the order says not a word about a specific race, or national or ethnic group.
Immigration regulation that requires work instead of welfare has been a part of our laws for more than a century, and is based on legal theories that predate the founding of the republic.
Small government conservatives naturally fear making common cause with the welfare state, but facing a 50 percent margin against them in popular opinion, it might be time to abandon outright opposition.
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