By marfdrat on September 18, 2014
Adjusted for inflation, our government has spent five times more in 50 years “fighting poverty” than we’ve spend on every war since the American Revolution. Yet, the number of people classified as “poor” has not changed much in 40 years. How can this be? The percentage of people considered poor has remained pretty static for a long time, yet spending grows at an atmospheric rate. Could it be there are too many programs? Too many agencies? Too many government functionaries collecting a paycheck to do the same thing as someone in some other department?
Posted in Liberty & Freedom, Nanny-State Nightmares | Tagged census, government spending, Government waste, Lyndon Johnson, poor, Poverty, poverty line, spending, War on Poverty, welfare, welfare spending | Leave a response
By marfdrat on December 5, 2013
Detroit’s bankrupt. Puerto Rico is circling the drain. Yet the government debt per person for these bankruptcies pales in comparison to the debt that has been heaped on each of us by our out-of-control federal government. Read it and weep.
By marfdrat on April 2, 2013
Interesting piece on disability in America. Millions of people have joined the rolls of the “disabled” in the last few years. This piece examines the factors influencing the rise in the number of “disabled.” Here’s one:
Posted in Economics & Politics, Liberty & Freedom | Tagged Benefits, Charles Binder, disability, disabled, economy, Education, government spending, Health insurance, jobs, lawyers, medicare, Minimum wage, skills, unemployment | Leave a response
By marfdrat on January 4, 2013
Whose job, exactly, does it save? The guy at the unemployment office?
I keep thinking that sooner or later the masses of Americans are going to wake up to the bullshit that the Obama administration is shoveling, but since they’re getting checks, I guess they don’t need to.
Posted in Economics & Politics | Tagged Benefits, checks, deficit, fiscal cliff, government spending, jobs, keynesian stimulus pipe dreams, obama, Obamaland, unemployment, unemployment benefits | Leave a response
By marfdrat on January 2, 2013
Spending cuts? We don’t need no stinking spending cuts.
By marfdrat on August 13, 2012
We hear stories like this from time to time, and wonder “how could this happen?” The USDA spends $2 million on an internship program, and creates exactly one job. Millions more is spent accomplishing nothing in particular. With government, it’s always somebody else’s money, and the people responsible for the failures are rarely held accountable.
Arthur Laffer: Sorry Keynesians – Every Dollar of Stimulus Spending is One Less Dollar of Private Investment
By marfdrat on August 7, 2012
In the Wall Street Journal, Arthur Laffer explains that the Obama administration’s stimulus spending is a drag on the economy. In the United States, and in every other country where this method of “stimulating” the economy is used, the results are miserable.
Through Rose-Colored Glasses: “The Private Sector is Doing Fine” – It’s Leviathan That We Need to Grow
By marfdrat on June 8, 2012
Can he really be that detached from reality? We’ve had 8+% unemployment for over three years, and business are reluctant to hire new workers because of the uncertainty about tax hikes and out-of-control regulatory agencies. Fear not, knuckle-draggers and little people; the Anointed One says all is well, and it’s really the GOVERNMENT that needs to get bigger.
By marfdrat on May 14, 2012
This instructive video presentation from LearnLiberty.org has some facts to back up the statement. If we want to reign in spending, something has to change with the way we do government. I’m not sure even a change from the current regime will do it. It might lessen the rate of growth in spending, but that’s not good enough. We need to cut spending.
By marfdrat on April 29, 2012
At least they’ve reduced them from the former 56 programs, but it still appears they don’t know whether they actually accomplish anything. Sounds just like government.
A federal government that is $15.6 trillion in debt is currently using its “bully pulpit” to run 16 different programs to teach citizens “financial literacy,” according to the Government Accountability Office, the accounting agency of the U.S. Congress.
By marfdrat on February 19, 2012
Mark Steyn feels the same way as I do about Obama’s contraception “controversy”: it’ just a big “shiny object” designed to distract America’s attention from the debt cliff we’re hurtling toward.
While the Dems Gin Up the “Contraception Controversy”, The House RSC Asks a Good Question: Where Are the Jobs?
By marfdrat on February 17, 2012
The Republican Study Committee, chaired by Jim Jordan (R-OH), has a graphic demonstration of just how much good Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Company have done for us since the $1.2 trillion stimulus package passed in 2009.
Posted in Economics & Politics | Tagged acme economic destruction co., government spending, Jim Jordan, Keynesian Stimulus Fail, obama, Republican Study Committee, RSC, stimulus, wile e obama | Leave a response
By marfdrat on January 2, 2012
Yes, I know: spending under George Bush was too high, too. But it wasn’t anything like this. (from Fox Nation)
OBAMANOMICS BY THE NUMBERS:
Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion. This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has.
By marfdrat on November 23, 2011
By marfdrat on October 24, 2011
Ron Paul tells David Gregory how he’d fix our current economic problems: decrease the role of government with draconian cuts.
“What we’re witnessing today is the failure of a Keynesian economic model,” Paul said. “And today we have to replace it with something — we either replace it with more government, more authoritarianism, more controls, or we look toward the free market.”