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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Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a “Reagan conservative.” But are these candidates truly carrying — Read more
In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Originally intended as a short, inconsequential gathering to — Read more
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