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Sep 6, 2020 ~ Biden tries to scare seniors with lies about 'Trump's plan' to 'suspend the payment of payroll taxes until the end of the year'. And further claims Trump is doing something to make benefits 'run out in 3 years'. Washington Post rates as 4  Pinocchios. Zero basis in fact. [Biden, Entitlements, Politics]
May 11, 2020 ~ Rachel Alexander, 'Behind the Misleading Statement That Blue States Subsidize Red States' Alexander demolishes this common democrat myth. Blue states receive more federal money per capita. And when money does go to 'red states' it goes 'overwhelmingly' to democrats. [Entitlements, Fake News]
Apr 23, 2020 ~ Mitch McConnell and GOP correctly refuse to bail out states that were heading to bankruptcy prior to COVID19 due to decades of under funding pensions. 'There's not going to be any desire on the Republican side to bail out state pensions by borrowing money from future generations' [Coronavirus, Economics, Entitlements]
Mar 3, 2020 ~ Kevin Williamson 'Bernie Sanders's - and the Left's - Fake Fiscal History of 1950s America' 'Sanders is full of it.' Tax burden is 'about the same today' except the rich pay more and the middle class pays less. Military spending cut by 2/3rds. Welfare, education spending way up. [Kevin Williamson, Taxes, Education, Entitlements, Fake News, Sanders]
Feb 28, 2020 ~ Bill Barr, 'The crux of the progressive program is to use the public purse to provide ever-increasing benefits to the public and to, thereby, build a permanent constituency of supporters who are also dependents.' Make us 25 yr olds in the basement fighting for a bigger allowance. [Economics, Politics, Entitlements]
Feb 26, 2020 ~ At a CNN Townhall a student named Beverly who racked up an insane $250,000 in student loan, mostly from undergrad asked Sanders, 'What is your plan for students like me with student loan debt and how do you plan to pay for it?' Who wouldn't spend that much if the government pays? [College, Entitlements, Education, Economics, Sanders]
Feb 22, 2020 ~ Supreme Court upholds 'public charge rule' which withholds green cards from immigrants that are dependent on government welfare programs. The rule previously existed but Trump clarified that it was intended to apply to non-cash assistance also like food stamps. SCOTUS agreed. [Trump Win, Immigration, Entitlements, SCOTUS]
Jan 27, 2020 ~ The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to enforce The Immigration and Nationality Act that will deny green cards to foreign nationals who are 'likely to become a public charge', i.e. a net economic drain, dependent on entitlements. Does not apply to refugees. [Trump Win, Immigration, Entitlements]
Jan 25, 2020 ~ A voter exposes the unfairness of Warren's student loan forgiveness program. Says it makes suckers out of people who sacrificed to save while rewarding people that lived it up. 'We did the right thing, and we get screwed.' Dan Crenshaw, 'That's the definition of buying votes.' [Entitlements, Politics, College, Debt]
Jan 23, 2020 ~ Robert VerBruggen, 'Why Pay Off Your Student Loans if the Government Will Do It for You?' Many people predictably taking advantage of these programs, running up big debt and just paying the minimum required until the rest is forgiven after 10 or 20 years depending on job. [Debt, Entitlements, College]
Jan 19, 2020 ~ More than 2.4 million households (20.9M to 18.4M) and 5.9 million individuals (42.3M to 36.4M) have gone off of the Food Stamp program since Trump's first month in office according to USDA numbers. [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Dec 5, 2019 ~ Trump Admin enacts new food stamp rules requiring work when possible similar to the successful Clinton welfare reform. AOC lies saying it applies to families with children and the disabled when it applies to neither. Says 'many people will' 'starve'. Her fake news goes viral. [Fake News, For the record, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Entitlements]
Dec 5, 2019 ~ Trump Admin enacts new food stamp rules requiring work when possible similar to the successful Clinton welfare reform. Targets only the approximately 3 million able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) that are not working. Projected to save $5 billion in the first 5 years. [Trump Win, Entitlements]
Nov 14, 2019 ~ Victor Davis Hanson article, 'What Happened to California Republicans?' Explains how Proposition 187, which denied state social services to undocumented immigrants passed in 1994. Courts overturned the voters. Millions of people illegally entered, their kids automatic citizens. [Illegal Immigration, Entitlements]
Oct 25, 2019 ~ Ilhan Omar spreads fake news, 'A nine month old died as a direct result of Trump's cuts to Medicaid and CHIP. He is one of a million children to lose healthcare.' He lost coverage because his mother did not file the paperwork, not Trump. The boy did not die, was treated anyway. [Fake News, Omar, Entitlements]
Oct 1, 2019 ~ As if our southern border is not a strong enough magnet, AOC proposes a 'Just Society: Embrace Act' bill that requires the federal government to provide welfare benefits to illegal aliens. Elizabeth Warren calls it 'just the type of bold, comprehensive thinking we'll need.' [Illegal Immigration, Entitlements, For the record, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez]
Sep 13, 2019 ~ The Trump economy continues to produce impressive stats. U.S. Census data shows the poverty rate is at 11.8%, the lowest since 2001. 1.4 million less people in poverty vs. 2017. 2.3 million more full time workers since 2017. 6.3 million people off food stamps since 2017. [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Aug 12, 2019 ~ New DHS regulations 'consider an immigrant's use of non-cash government-assistance programs, such as the SNAP and Medicaid, as a negative factor in determining their eligibility for a green card or temporary visa.' Free stuff is a magnet we can't afford. Already drowning in debt. [Trump Win, Illegal Immigration, Immigration, Economics, Entitlements]
Jul 8, 2019 ~ Steven Camarota article, 'Immigration Is No Fix for an Aging Society'. You often hear we need immigrants to shore up our insolvent social programs like Social Security and Medicare but Camarota shows that the numbers for that argument don't work at all. [Economics, Immigration, Entitlements]
Jun 18, 2019 ~ The latest data shows that 'Over 5.8 million individuals have discontinued their participation in America's food stamp program since President Donald Trump's first full month in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture.' Up from 4 million in March. [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Jun 2, 2019 ~ Another dem candidate learns that you can no longer tell the truth to democrats anymore. John Delaney booed a full minute for saying 'Medicare for all may sound good but it's actually not good policy nor is it good politics'. AOC didn't like that so said he should 'sashay away'. [Silencing, Socialism, Health Care, For the record, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Entitlements, Cancel Culture]
May 17, 2019 ~ Nima Sanandaji article, 'The Swedish Lesson: Welfare States Create Moral Hazard'. The more generous the benefits and the higher the taxes to pay for it, the more incentive there is to bail on legit work and game the system. Sweden had to scale back due to increasing cheating. [Socialism, Economics, Entitlements]
Mar 8, 2019 ~ The Iowa Supreme Court struck down the state's Medicaid ban on transgender surgeries. Supreme Court said Medicaid must pay for transition surgeries which can cost $100,000 as well as daily hormone drugs for life even though it is cosmetic and not 'medically necessary'. [Trans, Health Care, Entitlements]
Mar 3, 2019 ~ Just about 4 Million Americans dropped off food stamps since Trump's first full month in office, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Feb 1, 2019 ~ Dems say the majority of Americans want Medicare For All - but support plummets to around 30% when told it would increase taxes and wait times - median time in Canada to see a GP is 20 weeks, median time to see a specialist is 39 weeks. [Health Care, Entitlements]
Feb 1, 2019 ~ Kamala Harris and other dems embrace 'Medicare for all' - no more 'if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance' which was a lie anyway - doctors and hospitals would have to take huge pay cut - long waits, would still be unaffordable. [Entitlements, Harris, Health Care]
Jan 7, 2019 ~ WP gave four Pinocchios to AOC's claim that 'Pentagon accounting errors' could've paid for two-thirds of Medicare-for-all. She lamented that people care more about being 'factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right' [Fake News, Health Care, Economics, Entitlements, For the record, it’s Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasionomics]
Dec 14, 2018 ~ Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies CIS finds that about 72% of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of welfare in CA - vs 35% for native born CA - NY, FL and TX have similar stats. Can't afford 'open borders'. [Illegal Immigration, Entitlements]
Oct 21, 2018 ~ Dems keep pushing 'Medicare-for-All' - would be a fiscal disaster and create health care rationing - It's easy to be a democrat - just promise everything for free - doesn't matter if it is affordable or sustainable. [Health Care, Politics, Entitlements]
Aug 18, 2018 ~ John Stossel, 'Social Security Fail's - Stossel tries once again to warn about the coming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare - no one is courageous enough to address the problem. Any cuts would be demonized even though unsustainable. Democrats say spend even more. [Entitlements, Economics, John Stossel]
Aug 13, 2018 ~ Charles Blahous, 'The Fiscal Implausibility of Medicare for All' - Total annual federal health spending under M4A would be $4.2 trillion in 2022 and rise to $6.9 trillion by 2031 but even that is an underestimate - article explains reasons why [Health Care, Politics, Entitlements]
Aug 12, 2018 ~ 3 Million people Drop Off Food Stamps Under Booming Trump Economy [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Aug 12, 2018 ~ Cal Thomas, 'The Seduction of Socialism' - Young people signing up out of ignorance and entitlement - ignorant of history of 100s of millions of deaths, mass starvations and poverty - numbers don't add up - Medicare for all would cost $32 Trillion [Socialism, Poverty, Entitlements]
Jun 21, 2018 ~ New York Times, 'Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens'. Torsten Slok, chief international economist of Deutsche Bank said, 'This is a big deal. We thought the numbers for disability would go up forever.' [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Jun 17, 2018 ~ Food Stamp Enrollment Dips to Lowest Level in 8 Years [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Jun 17, 2018 ~ Social Security and Medicare are still going bankrupt - The Ponzi scheme cannot continue much longer but no one has the political will to address and public would not allow it anyway - disaster awaits [Entitlements]
Jun 9, 2018 ~ 6 ways Obamacare has made things worse - premiums have more than doubled, deductibles have skyrocketed also, health care costs have risen dramatically, fewer choices, 30 million still uninsured, Medicaid rolls exploding [Entitlements, Health Care, Obamacare]
May 15, 2018 ~ Food Stamp program has gone from 17 million, $25 billion in 2000 to 43 million, $70 billion today - Unemployment dropped 61% since 2009 but food stamp recipients dropped only 10% - Trump reforms to save $216 Billion over 10 years. [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
May 15, 2018 ~ Walter Williams, 'Before and After Welfare Handouts'. Williams notes that people were taken care of in both cases - but before people gave willingly because recipients were grateful and did not take advantage. [Economics, Walter Williams, Entitlements]
Mar 20, 2018 ~ Massive food stamp fraud uncovered - many millions of dollars ripped off the bloated system in each major city. [Trump Win, Entitlements]
Mar 18, 2018 ~ Two Million Americans Got Off Food Stamps In Trump's First Year. [Trump Win, Economy, Entitlements]
Dec 28, 2017 ~ Katherine Rodriguez, 'Seven Reasons 2017 Was the Year of the Food Stamp Turnaround.' More than 1.3 million people have dropped off the food stamp rolls since Trump became President dropping to the lowest usage and cost in 7 years. [Trump Win, Entitlements, Economy]
Dec 28, 2017 ~ Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 62 million people including those on disability and dependents - now just 2 workers for every beneficiary, trillions in unfunded liabilities - no politician willing to address the shortfall. [Entitlements, Deficit, Debt]
Sep 25, 2017 ~ Tom Purcell, 'Spending Other People's Money' - when landlords charge a flat rate for utilities, renters run up bills many times what they otherwise would - this is exactly why government provided services cost so much. When things are 'free', people over consume. Basic economics [Economics, Entitlements]
Sep 23, 2017 ~ Walter Williams, "The Welfare State's Legacy" 'The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure.' 75% of black children born are out of wedlock. Used to be 11%. Main cause of poverty, crime etc. Not 'a legacy of slavery' or due to racism. [Walter Williams, Entitlements, Race, Crime, Poverty]
Sep 23, 2017 ~ Matthew Continetti, 'Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders Off a Cliff' - endorse Single Payer, Medicare for All - So absurdly unaffordable that even ultra liberal Vermont and California had to reject it - reasons why it would be a disaster [Sanders, Health Care, Entitlements]
Sep 9, 2017 ~ Hurricane Harvey - How the left mocks the victims - instant karma they say - calls them nazis and hypocrites - its not hypocritical to want minimal government and to accept government disaster aide - disaster aide is a legitimate govt function. [Entitlements, Politics]
Aug 26, 2017 ~ Michael Tanner, "The Problem with the 'Otherwise, People Will Die' Argument for Big Government" Economic growth does more to save lives than any government program ever could. Big government and high taxes reduce economic growth. Nothing kills like poverty. [Economics, Entitlements]
Aug 12, 2017 ~ Michael Tanner, 'Entitlements Are Out of Control. We are entering an economic death spiral' Totally unsustainable and getting worse. People rebel at the slightest cut back or slowdown in growth no matter how small. Bankruptcy is almost inevitable. [Entitlements, Debt, Economics]
Aug 5, 2017 ~ Tori Richards, 'LA made $1.3B in illegal immigrant welfare payouts in just 2 years'. Democrats like to make the false claim that illegal immigrants are not eligible for welfare but this is just one city paying illegal immigrants billions of taxpayer dollars. [Illegal Immigration, Entitlements]

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