Hey, Listen, We Want You to Pay For Some Rope….
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Unfair “Fair Housing” | City Journal A divisive issue has arisen in Hillary Clinton’s tony adopted hometown of Chappaqua (population 1,400), in New York’s Westchester County: affordable housing—specifically, whether to permit the construction of subsidized apartments for low-income families near … Continue reading

Not That Hard to Understand
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Report: Partisan Bad Blood Highest In Decades : NPR Well, the makers have finally started fighting back against the takers.  A little friction is to be expected.   … Continue reading

Giving Activists What They Asked for. Good and Hard.
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Cold Fury » The REAL minimum wage Remains what it always was: zero. Which is why Wendy’s just announced it’s going exclusively to a computerized kiosk ordering system at all 6,000 restaurants later this year. And so will McDonald’s, Burger … Continue reading

Pick Your Poison
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The Finnish Model | City Journal This makes Finland’s move toward instituting a universal basic income (UBI)—often referred to by economists as a negative income tax—all the more refreshing. The negative income tax is often associated with the free-market economist … Continue reading

First Things First
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As a new fiscal year approaches, who will fund CUNY’s senior colleges? Governor Cuomo wants to stop funding one-third of CUNY four-year colleges’ budget. Where will the money come from? Better question:  Where are the now missing funds going? To … Continue reading

Just Saying, Congressman Pay Me
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Flint Dem Congressman: GOP White House Hopefuls Have ‘Written Off’ Water Crisis Victims | PJ Media Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) said Republican presidential candidates should be more outspoken about the Flint water crisis and questioned the motive behind their lack … Continue reading

First Things
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Expecting Bailout, Puerto Rico Pays $120 Million in Christmas Bonuses – Breitbart Hey, priorities.  Gotta keep those government voters – er, workers – fat and happy. … Continue reading

Louisiana: Okay, Let’s Try Bankruptcy Again!
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New Louisiana governor to undo welfare reform « Hot Air Hope and change is coming to Louisiana after the defeat of David Vitter last month. John Bel Edwards swept to victory by a double digit margin and let everyone know … Continue reading

Hawaiian Welfare Sinkholes Want Sovereign Independence
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Kennedy temporarily blocks Hawaii vote count : SCOTUSblog Showing some skepticism that an election now taking place in Hawaii is a purely private matter, Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Friday temporarily blocked the ballot-counting after all the votes … Continue reading

Please Let Me Manage Myself Out of My Job
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Up from the Poorhouse by Howard Husock, City Journal Autumn 2015 These changes—call them conservative antipoverty policies—would finally let housing authorities run their systems in ways that would actually help the poorest improve their circumstances. Why would the housing authorities … Continue reading

NYT Amazed that Democrat Welfare State Is Collapsing At Its Own Hand
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Who Turned My Blue State Red? – The New York Times IT’S much the same across the border in eastern Kentucky, which, like southern West Virginia, has been devastated by the collapse of the area’s coal industry. Eastern Kentucky now … Continue reading

German Mendicant Surprised to Find Self Evicted In Favor of Other Mendicants
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Second German Woman Evicted From Home To Make Way For Migrants A German woman has been evicted from her home of 16 years by local authorities in the small town of Eschbach in the South West of the country in order … Continue reading

Great Society Turning Out Not So Great?
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New plan: let’s kick all the rich people out of public housing « Hot Air Here’s a thought. If the low incoming housing is actually for people with low incomes, keep it that way. And put in some meaningful caps … Continue reading

It’s Even Worse Than You Feared: 7 of 10 Hispanic Immigrant Households With Children On Welfare
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Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children | Center for Immigration Studies Frankly, if we had to spend $130 billion to get rid of our illegals, it would end up being a tremendous bargain, net-net. Look to Milton: Open borders … Continue reading

But Then They’re On Welfare, And the State Owns Them, So…Winner!
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » FUNNY HOW INCOME INEQUALITY IS ALWAYS THE WORST IN BLUE STATES AND CITIES: Want to increase income inequality? Raise the minimum wage. Of course.  The wages of the unemployed are extremely unequal to the wages … Continue reading

The Entire Progressive Ideology Can Be Summed Up In Two Words: Pay Me!
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GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control | TheHill Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman … Continue reading

Higher Education Bubble Update: Teminal Greed And Stupidity
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Support Is Growing for Government-Paid College – Rasmussen Reports™ Several prominent Democrats are championing the idea of debt-free college, and a lot of Americans agree the government should pay for those who can’t afford to go.  Forty-three percent (43%) of … Continue reading

No, The SCOI Didn’t Cause This Situation
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Illinois Court Decision Puts Unions In Control Of State – Investors.com State Finances: In the annals of catastrophic court decisions, the one reached late last week by the Illinois Supreme Court to invalidate pension reform in the Land of Lincoln … Continue reading

NHS: Medical Care That Doesn’t Actually Provide Medical Care
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Overnight Open Thread (5-10-2015) – The Prodigal Cob Returns Edition – The British are inordinately proud of the NHS despite it being it being one of the worst nationalized health systems in Europe (maybe the world) in terms of efficiency … Continue reading

That Would Be Unacceptably Paranoid, Though – Right?
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Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research – Yahoo News Prague (AFP) – Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in … Continue reading

Middle Ages
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Middle age now lasts until 74 as baby boomers refuse to grow old – Telegraph Collecting the state pension and bus pass at 65 has traditionally been seen as a watershed moment where middle age ends and the twilight years … Continue reading

Comfortable Chains
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No movies, concerts, or tattoos: Kansas bill would limit use of welfare funds – CSMonitor.com Movies. Tattoo parlors. Theme parks. These are just some of the things that Kansas families on welfare will no longer be able to spend state … Continue reading

Why You Should Always Take Megan McCardle With a Truckload of Salt.
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Gentrification Is an Irresistible Force – Bloomberg View because the only place in America that has more renters than homeowners has achieved that by giving lots of renters quasi-property rights in their apartments, which then gives them all the incentives … Continue reading

His Socialist Majesty Has Reason to Worry
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HHS: 86 Percent of ObamaCare Enrollees Receive Subsidies According to the Obama administration, 86 percent of ObamaCare enrollees receive financial assistance to help pay premiums. Of that amount, approximately three-fourths live in the 37 states that are currently served by … Continue reading

Robots May Kill – Or At Least Hurt – Public Sector Unions, Too
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » WILL ROBOTS KILL LABOR UNIONS? Possibly in the private sector. But the main area of union growth in recent decades has been in the public sector, where efficiency doesn’t matter, and maintaining an army of … Continue reading

Buying the Votes Is the Most Important Thing, Of Course
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McDonald’s vs. NLRB | Hoover Institution The NLRA imposes a heavy tax that hurts employers and employees alike. Ironically, the rise of independent contracting generally is an effort to escape these explicit or implicit taxes that the government imposes on … Continue reading

Bad Luck
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Secret stash of Moon artifacts found hidden in Neil Armstrong’s closet These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong’s closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights, and a film camera that later was … Continue reading

Good Luck With That, Governor
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New Illinois governor takes aim at government employee unions – EAGnews.org “It’s bizarre and outrageous for Bruce Rauner to suggest that public employees aren’t ‘working families,’” Anders Lindall, spokesman for the American Federation of State, County Municipal Employees Council 31, … Continue reading