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Another Green Deal Breaker That Dooms The Democrat’s Entire Welfare State Agenda

Did you hear the one about the Democrat freshman Congresswoman who said we need to start having fewer children (or none at all)? Save the planet and all that. She’s also on team Welfare State. Medicaid for all. Free College. Guaranteed Income. A mission impossible if there are not enough people alive to pay the …

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Guest post – Picking on Denmark

By Eddie Forward: I have known “Eddie” for a couple of decades and when we consultants were at the same customer in implementing our company’s software, we used to have long discussions on culture and politics – and we always disagreed.  That said, Eddie is a reasonable guy and when we talked last week and …

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Drug Addiction Recovery – a source of government rent-seeking?

What does it say about the marketplace when startups turn directly to government for launching? And then get P.O’d when they get a “no”? Nonprofit startup scraps plans for recovery center in Concord A startup Manchester nonprofit has abandoned plans to open a recovery center in Concord after a discouraging meeting with state officials, the …

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GrokTALK! What If You Don’t “Love The One You’re With?”

We explore the progressive habit of using immigration to supplant the uncooperative populations with those more inclined to vote for Democrats. This naturally leads to the question of property rights, as government needs to milk someone to finance it’s Welfare State Get-out-the vote immigration policies. Bill O’Brien Guest Hosts.  

Notable Quote – F. A. Hayek

Wherever liberty as we understand it has been destroyed, this has almost always been done in the name of some new freedom promised to the people. – F. A. Hayek, the Road to Serfdom   Certainly, Progressives believe that they have new “freedom not to be bankrupted from illness” with Obamacare – but are destroying …

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Give a man a fish…

…and you feed him for a day.  Teach him how to fish and he feeds himself forever. Here’s a bit of a reality check for the expanded ObamaUSA welfareland that wants everyone to be equal in income and that you, Mr. / Mrs. / Ms Obama Voter decided to have over the alternative.  Enjoy that …

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Quote of note: Why the Welfare State Must Be Dismantled.

  From George Gilder: The Real Reagan Lesson for Romney-Ryan, which originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal: “Everyone knows about America’s liabilities. Everyone knows that they will have to be addressed and many know that Mr. Ryan’s plan will address them. But the real opportunity is to transcend them by…

There is nothing more moral than eliminating government ‘charity’

As conservative Republicans work to eliminate or reduce the amount of money New Hampshire spends on government programs, critics on the political left have emerged from time to time with the idea that these policies are immoral—or as one outspoken critic said, “morally repugnant.” This criticism is predicated on a belief that only government can …

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THIS is the end result of creating a modern “welfare state”

You voted for it, over and over. You wanted “free stuff” from the government. You thought “we’re a rich country, we can afford it.” You have voted crooks and fraudsters into power again and again. Now you will face the result of creating a so-called “welfare state.” Enjoy the future, suckers.