Tag Archives: Welfare reform

Did Obama Gut Welfare Reform?

Last Thursday, the Obama Administration issued a memo that stated that it would issue waivers to states on work requirements for participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families act (TANF). President Clinton signed “Welfare Reform” into law in 1996 as part of one of the most bi-partisan actions in recent government history. The reform… Read More »

The “Personal Energy Subsidy” No One Talks About

Members of Congress have recently been embroiled in a battle to stop what many have termed “Big Oil Company Subsidies.” These government-sponsored subsidies come in many forms, such as corporate tax breaks and common expense tax write-offs for depletion allowances for equipment costs.

Newt Gingrich's "Growth" Plan: It's About Welfare

I think it’s about time we take a good look at Newt Gingrich’s plan to reform welfare entitlements through “promoting growth and innovation”, detailed in this 48-page white paper. First and foremost: Gingrich (or his writers) use very idyllic language which sounds very plausible. It’s the same sort of language Gingrich employs in debates with… Read More »

Rejecting FairTax Part Four: The Negative Income Tax Credit

In Part One, I’ll cover the dangers of taxing consumption as a major source of government revenue, both to the individual and to the economy. Part Two will cover the little-known problems in the FairTax proposal- the “fine print” FairTax advocates won’t tell you about (or don’t know themselves); I’ll also refute some of the inconsistencies and… Read More »

Lets Give the Liberals the Tax Hikes They Demand: Thanksgiving Edition

As the sweet aroma of Mom’s pumpkin pie fills the home this Thanksgiving morning, and with the turkey all set to go into the oven, I decided to take the time out to give thanks to Rich Mitchell and the CDN staff for giving me the platform to share my conservative news and opinion articles… Read More »