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Entitlement Conundrum – Break Down the Numbers

Rasmussen reports released a report on Wednesday that shows that 23% of Americans receive some form of cash benefits from the almighty Federal government.  Twenty-three percent. Almost one-in-four Americans rely on cash from the government?  How sad a situation we share. On the other side of that entirely imbalanced equation is a government that produces .. NOTHING.  That means taxpayers ...

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You Are No Longer Entitled to Prosperity

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), or Chartilism, is not as innocuous as it sounds, and America can trace her every current  financial woe to it. Developed in the 1920s, and approved of by John Maynard Keynes, it became the hidden standard of our economy when we moved completely to a fiat money system and away from one backed by a commodity. ...

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Entitlism in Practice: Favors Taken to Extremes

We’ve defined Entitlism as basically gaining favor with the ruling class in order to get .. favors.  Now, do me a favor, quit asking for them .. from them.  We shouldn’t be dependent on them, they aren’t supposed to be doing them and no one believes that they are doing them for anyone but .. them. Certainly performing acts of ...

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The Myths about the Myths of Social Security

For decades we’ve all known the Social Security was in trouble. No more!!  MoveOn.org has calmed the waters and published the truth – all while using an absolute fiction. This post at the liberal site attempts to convince its readers that there is nothing wrong with Social Security – move on folks, nothing to see here: Myth: Social Security is ...

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Obama is Not a Socialist – He’s Something Worse

A Democracy Corps (left-leaning group started by James Carville) poll found that 55% of Americans polled believe that “Socialist” accurately describes the President.  That seems low and if the question had been changed to, “Does Capitalist describe our President?” I believe the number would have been darned-near zero. While the Socialist moniker has been tossed about when discussing our anti-free-enterprise ...

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Californians Fear Crisis Threatens Liberal Benefits

A co-worker brought up an interesting point when we were discussing the Greek crisis.  He said, “California isn’t really in all that different shape”.  That sparked an idea,  I decided to take the very next EU citizens mad about losing entitlements article and put California everywhere the disgruntled Europeans were represented.  The article that showed up is from the New ...

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Country

Scott Redler penned an article on Forbes.com that discusses how all the bailouts and rescue plans are setting the global economy up for a terrible fall. Well, I’ve got news for you: Spoiled children always grow up dysfunctional.  Rewarding nations for overspending and under-delivering sets a dangerous precedent. “Le Tarp” gives money to countries that have disregarded basic economic principles. It ...

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The New Party of No

Republicans talk about lowering taxes and getting our deficits under control.  In reality, they only manage half of that promise.  Now Obama is jumping on the budget-hawk bandwagon saying that after we spend $1 Trillion+ on his entitlement program, we should cut domestic spending.  According to Bruce Bartlett’s book, “The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New ...

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