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Obama - Shrinking Government Easy as Pie

anonymous Wrote: May 21, 2012 5:30 PM
In a recent Detroit Free Press article written by Cecil Angel, he described various block grant funds available for home repairs. The Senior Emergency Home repair program funded by Community Develpment Block Grants provides 500 or so seniors up to $12,000 for home repairs. Under the city's Minor Home Repair program, one can receive up to $25,000 to address health and safety issues in a home. In some neighborhoods, one can receive up to $75,000 to fix up a home. This is in a city where median home prices are about $63,000. Is this crazy or what! No wonder we have to print money so fast and run up the deficit.

Every so often, an article crosses your desk that makes you feel like you’ve been hit between the eyes with a sledgehammer. Even if you have a solid understanding of the topic, and you notice that the facts at hand match your previous suspicions, somehow you still have to keep a grip on yourself because it is so staggering. That is what happened to me while reading Michael Tanner’s recent report for the Cato Institute on the American welfare system.

Tanner is a recognized expert on our welfare system, having written two books on the subject during the 1990’s, when people...