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SNAP - Food Stamps

Data Point – 5.8 million off the Government SNAP welfare program

The best form of welfare is a job (reformatted, emphasis mine): 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 (USDA) data. The most recent USDA data shows that 5,829,890 people discontinued their participation in food …

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Educaid

Over time we’ve developed a method for dealing with situations where (1) we don’t want poor people to be denied access to something essential, (2) we don’t want tax money to be wasted on substandard products or services, and (3) we don’t want poorer people to subsidize richer people. That method works like this.  Poor …

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border wall

We Could Also Pay for The Wall If We Stopped Shoveling ‘Welfare’ at Illegal Aliens

On the odd chance that El Chapo’s billions don’t make an appearance at The Wall funding cotillion, there is another way. An unfortunate majority of illegal crossers end up milking US taxpayers for billions in services annually. Money that would be saved by the bushel if even a fraction of the invaders were deterred. Savings …

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Quotes

Notable Quote: Tyler Cowan

Our strongest obligations are to contribute to sustainable economic growth and to support the general spread of civilization, rather than to engage in massive charitable redistribution in the narrower sense. In the longer run, greater economic growth and a more stable civilization will help the poor most of all. -Tyler Cowan ( Stubborn Attachments) The highest …

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NH Number One In Child Welfare But That’s Just Not Good Enough

So, about your children? New Hampshire is the highest-ranked state for children’s well-being, according to a national survey released on Wednesday. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count report, based on data from 2016, ranks New Hampshire first overall and second in economic well-being, with drops in the number of children living in households with high …

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Maine’s Embrace of Broad Based Taxes vs. New Hampshire NOT Doing That.

Our good friend Michael Graham, writing at NH Journal, has an article titled “Study: Maine Vs. N.H. Shows “More Government Means More Poverty.” The annual Family Prosperity Index is out and, while New Hampshire didn’t make the Top 10 (it’s ranked #16), the study’s authors did use the Granite State to make their case for more economic …

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Quick Thought: Feds Approve NH Medicaid Expansion ‘Work Requirement’

Steve beat me to the punch on the announcement that the able-bodied recipients will have to work or be bettering themselves in order to continue to get free healthcare.  The Hill added this: The waiver program will also require co-pays for Medicaid recipients who make more than 100 percent of the poverty level. “Work requirements help lift …

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