President Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget request would increase total welfare spending to $953 billion. The growth of welfare spending is unsustainable and will drive the United States into bankruptcy if allowed to continue. Read More.
Several States are cutting welfare programs. California is contemplating cutting its entire welfare program, while Arizona and Rhode Island have already passed budget cuts to theirs. Read More.
The 1996 welfare reform was highly successful, largely through restoring incentives to help recipients back to work. Decades of increased welfare spending has failed to effectively help the poor. Welfare programs must promote personal responsibility through work to truly assist those in need.
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The battle for the future of Ukraine rages on. Despite a ceasefire negotiated in Minsk in September, in Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine, separatists — Read more
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Many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught, searching for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our — Read more
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Co-hosted by the Competitive Enterprise InstituteThe federal minimum wage prohibits Americans from volunteering for entities organized as for-profit businesses? As a result many family businesses — Read more
The Iron Dome has provided Israel with necessary defense in response to short-range rocket and mortar threats, particularly those fired by Hamas. The Iron Dome’s — Read more
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