Browsing the archives for the welfare tag

The Welfare State and the Selfish Society

Via Prager University: Nancy Pelosi’s daughter talked to some food stamp recipients near her NY apartment:


If government was too big 2 centuries ago…

“I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson Wealth redistribution via the government is nothing new.  Thomas Jefferson, however, viewed this not just as a problem in the eyes of liberty, but as a problem with government. […]

Republicans Slowly Chipping Away at Entitlements

Saying it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening. “It’s the right thing for taxpayers,” Scott said after signing the measure. “It’s the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don’t […]