entitlement mentality

Morally Overdrawn – ObamaCard Shoppers Clean Out Walmart!

by Mike October 15, 2013

Saturday was interesting, especially for a couple of WalMart stores in Louisiana, where hordes of EBT holders proved that no good deed ever goes unpunished! An incident apparently unrelated to the government shutdown (unless they were testing for reaction) caused the EBT transaction processing systems serving 17 states with the highest percentages of Food Stamp […]

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Data Point – Why Work? Welfare pays better

by Skip December 12, 2012

Yep. As the chart clearly illustrates, total welfare spending in the U.S. (if converted into cash payments) equals approximately “$168 per day for every household in poverty,” higher than the $137 median income per-day.  From the senator’s office:

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As a counterbalance to the Entitlement mentality,

by Skip October 10, 2012

Yesterday I put up this post where a caller to a talk show made it clear that her expectation (demand?) is that others are responsible for taking care of her and her children.  There was no discussion of voluntarily helping her, only the vagueness of Hillary’s “it takes a village” – in this case, the […]

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There is your classic Obama voter: “Gimme cell phones, gimme free stuff”.

by Skip October 9, 2012

Arizona Senator Frank Antenori: That is the attitude in this country. There is your classic Obama voter: “Gimme cell phones, gimme free stuff”.  Oh My God!  “I want to have as many kids as I want and you got to pay for it”. We’ve all heard the saying, “it takes a village to raise a […]

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Federal Government – Sure, they’re good stewards of taxpayer monies….#FAIL

by Skip April 3, 2012

 The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Earlier, Rick posted the news how efficiently our Federal […]

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Rebuttal to Alison Therriault – No, there is no extreme jeopardy to women’s right to control their lives in NH

by Skip March 25, 2012

I submitted this in rebuttal to a Letter to the Editor in the Laconia Daily Sun (P. 7, March 23, 2012) (slightly expanded here): It used to be that becoming an adult meant becoming independent and being self-responsible for their own well-being. Economic dependency on family was left behind along with the toys of childhood. […]

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It’s Town election season here in NH – and teachers are being closely looked at: If Bedford teachers want to leave, let them go

by Skip March 11, 2012

From another email that was inbound was this Letter concerning teachers and taxes from a town other than mine.  From the folks that I hear from, whose jobs and companies have been affected by globalization in commodity products and services, there seems to be a growing resentment towards government workers who have absolutely no empathy […]

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Then There Are “These” Refugee Costs

by Rick Olson February 21, 2012

“All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.”  —Morris West Beatrice Munyenyezi  has resided nearby here in Manchester since 2002 .  Like many others who have come  to the United States as Refugees, Munyenyezi came to raise her children, work and, essentially, “live the American Dream.”  But also unlike many […]

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Building the American Underclass

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2012

Theodore Dalrymple (pen name), has produced some of the most compelling work I’ve read about the welfare state and how it creates and sustains the underclass.  If you are still staring out across the crumbling wreckage of the fruited plain, wondering how we got here and where we may be headed, Dalrymple has some very […]

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John Hawkins at RightWingNews nails THE problem of the United States today

by Skip December 22, 2011

That would include the Political Class as well.  Anyone that says “You owe me simply because I exist” should immediately be cut off.  Mean?  Which is meaner: demanding that someone take care of them (as most that do the demanding could provide for themselves, at least in part), or demanding that someone take care of […]

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