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Obama - Shrinking Government Easy as Pie

Paul408 Wrote: May 21, 2012 11:37 AM
I have a buddy who is unemployed. He's been out of work for about 4 months now. I had an opportunity for him that fits his skil-set, and it was $16/hour. He said he couldn't take the pay cut from unemployment.

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...