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The American Welfare State

SdAufKla Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:54 PM
Mob rule through the power of the ballot box. But of course, Obama has no intention of balancing the budget because the prog-libs don't believe there is any debt. In their world, a sovereign creates wealth through the power of the printing press and policy. Borrowing from another government, like China, means nothing since the money borrowed was simply created out thin air anyway. As for taxes, it doesn't matter that they don't raise enough revenue. Their purpose is nothing more than a extension of Keynesian polices to control monetary policy. Economics is all pretend to them and a means to an end - power.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious.

The study's authors, George Mason University's David Armor and Sonia Sousa, argue that the food stamp program can no longer be regarded as an anti-poverty program because nearly half of its recipients are above the...