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The Welfare State's Legacy

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

The most damage done to black Americans is inflicted by those politicians, civil rights leaders and academics who assert that every problem confronting blacks is a result of a legacy of slavery and discrimination. That's a vision that guarantees perpetuity for the problems.

How Many Immigrants Are Enough?

The vast tide of legal and illegal immigrants flowing into America amounts to a population replacement program in which believers in American exceptionalism and the values protected by the Constitution are being replaced with potential clients of the progressive welfare state – and voters who are almost certain to vote Democratic.

OCare Navigators Enrolling People at Mex. Consulates

Kerry Picket, Breitbart

The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship.

Work and Life Under Obamacare

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

Here's why the debate over the CBO report on work decisions and health insurance matters.

The Problem is Dependency, Not Poverty

Walter Williams, GOP USA

There's very little guts in the political arena to address the basic causes of poverty. To do so risks being labeled as racist, sexist, uncaring and insensitive. That means today's dependency is likely to become permanent.

End of the Line for the Welfare State?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

The more liberal the welfare state, the greater the disincentive to work and the more ruinous the impact upon a nation’s work ethic. The CBO's damning Obamacare report has just given us a statistical measure of that truth.

The War on Women and The Family

William Tucker, Human Events

By concentrating solely on material goods and ignoring the personal and spiritual elements, however, the minions of the welfare state have managed to create a far more debilitating form of poverty – the poverty of never knowing the security of an intact human family.

Government Isn't Santa

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Capitalism is the precondition of generosity.

Rangel: TeaParty Hates Old, Sick, Poor

Caleb Howe, Right Scoop

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) on MSNBC expressed his opinion regarding the future of the Tea Party and Republicans, which included slanderous charges that the Tea Party hates the old, the sick, and the poor.

What a Conservative Social Safety Net Would Look Like – Part 3 of 4

In today's article about effective conservative messaging writer Ben Hart takes on the “third rail” of politics – Social Security and Medicare reform. Follow Hart's reasoning through all four segments of the article and tell us what you think.

The Air Boehner Tax

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Boehner, another Bob Dole neo-statist, is the new tax collector for the welfare state. His latest gift to the American people is a 124% tax increase on air travel — can aptly be called The Air Boehner Tax.

What a Conservative Social Safety Net Would Look Like – Part 2 of 4

In today's article about effective conservative messaging writer Ben Hart says the free market cannot solve all problems.Follow Hart's reasoning through all four segments of the article and tell us what you think.

ObamaCare is Working Perfectly

Next year, President Obama’s own Department of Health and Human Services projects that 80 million employer-based health insurance plans will be cancelled. That’s in addition to HHS projecting 14 million individual policy cancellations — for a total of 93 million health insurance policy cancellations. This is exactly what Obama wants.

Farm Bill's Food Stamps Secures Votes for Dems

Ray Hartwell, American Spectator

The ongoing expansion of dependency on federal entitlements like SNAP (food stamps) not only makes its victims more likely to vote for politicians promising them more handouts, but also keeps them from looking for work and thereby counting as “unemployed” for purposes of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment reports.

Amnesty Doesn't Help Bad Economy

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Immigration reform will make matters worse for an already damaged economy, said Sen. Jeff Sessions. “It makes no sense whatsoever to bring in more workers and demand more workers when we’re keeping large numbers of Americans unemployed for extended periods of time funded by the taxpayer through gov't programs.”

ObamaCare: Community Organizing the Train Wreck

While the national Republican establishment apparently assumes that the ObamaCare train wreck will simply hand votes to establishment Republican candidates, on the ground things are different. Conservatives have figured out that “it’s the primaries stupid” and there’s a real fight going on to make sure principled limited government constitutional conservatives come out on top.

DHS Prepping for 11/1 Riots?

Janeen Capizola, BizPac Review

DHS has ramped up security at federal buildings across the country to prepare for potential Greece-like riots this Friday. Cuts in food stamps go into effect on Nov. 1, and the gov't is truly concerned about violence from citizens “whose entitlements are threatened.”

Asking the GOP Establishment the Obvious Question About ObamaCare

Why is the Republican establishment happy to give Obama time to fix ObamaCare, but opposed to actually doing the one thing that would stop ObamaCare before it becomes another welfare addiction – defunding it.

True Folly of Establishment R's

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Online

It's not an exaggeration to say the GOP establishment is more sympathetic to Obama’s case for the centralized welfare state than to the Tea Party’s case for limited government and individual liberty. 

Want Obamacare? Go On Welfare

Paul Scicchitano, Newsmax

As study says that Obamacare may drive 1,000,000 out of the workforce to get government health benefits.