Tag: Welfare

Children of the State

The modern welfare state’s tentacles of paternalistic control reach into every corner of personal and social life. It has made us all “children of the state,” and weakened our desire and appreciation for self-responsibility. The modern welfare state had its…

Illegals Are Costing Taxpayers Big Bucks

In a recently released study of welfare use by American citizens, naturalized citizens and illegals, the Migration Policy Institute found that of the estimated 22 million illegals in the country, 10.3 million are on at least one welfare program.  Of…

Charity vs. Legalized Theft

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”  Benjamin Franklin Suppose I saw an elderly woman painfully huddled on a heating grate in the dead of winter.  She’s…

The War on Work

The U.S. government has spent trillions of dollars in recent decades attempting to combat poverty, yet the poverty rate has remained virtually unmoved. Why? As social economist Michael Tanner explains, the “War on Poverty” has both discouraged work and ensnared…