Government Dependence on Townhall

Derek Hunter - Sun Jan 19

Bill O'Reilly - Sat Feb 9

Roland Torres wants you to know a few things. He lives in a rural area where life is pretty straightforward. His family has been active on the bayou for five generations, witnessing a daily battle of survival of the fittest. The birds, animals and reptiles who inhabit the vast swamps of south-central Louisiana live only as long as their wits and luck hold out. They are on their own 24/7. ... more

Cynthia Davis - Mon Feb 4

We now live in a time where social welfare incentives have engendered unprecedented numbers of unmarried parents, causing record deficits. The inability to address this issue has politically-hobbled every Republican president since Reagan. Our government needs to take responsibility for creating this monster and start on a new path of adopting policies that are good for families. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Jan 25

The Republican Party is picking up the pieces. Speaking of the ticket's loss for the first time since the election, Rep. Paul Ryan noted that many voters "don't think or know that we have good ideas" on fighting poverty and "helping people move up the ladder of life." ... more

Neal Boortz - Wed Jan 23

Please tell me this is some sort of a sick joke. Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer. He makes boatloads of money. Millions. What’s more, he makes boatloads of money for a lot of other people in the process, including generating massive contributions to charity. He’s a jobs creator and an engine of economic growth, as are many other pro golfers and athletes. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Jan 15

On Nov. 29, 1766, Benjamin Franklin wrote for the London Chronicle: "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. -- I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Jan 11

From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they're doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where's the compassion for taxpayers? ... more

Larry Elder - Thu Jan 10

The New York Post headline read: "Could You Spend $500 on Food at This Bodega? A Welfare Recipient Claimed To!" A few days later, another headline: "Welfare Recipients Take Out Cash at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores and X-Rated Shops." "They're on the dole -- and watching the pole," wrote the Post. "Welfare recipients took out cash at bars, liquor stores, X-rated video shops, hookah parlors and even strip clubs -- where they presumably spent their taxpayer money on lap dances rather than diapers." ... more

Paul Kengor - Sun Dec 16

The latest unemployment figures are again depressing, but not for the usual reasons. They provide further confirmation of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, specifically through his creation of a growing government class. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Dec 7

My son, age 42, finally got married. His bride, in a shimmering turquoise maternity dress, walked down a red carpet with rose petals scattered by his 8-year-old twin nieces, to join a cantor who sang the Jewish blessings under a chuppah, a canopy held by a man on each corner, in a quasi-traditional wedding ceremony. ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Dec 3

If Alexis de Tocqueville were to have written Democracy in America today, he might have shared an entirely different perception of America. He would have found too many of our citizens suffering from the depression of our age--"Learned helplessness." Rather than believing that they have what it takes to invent their own future and claiming the mantle of self-reliance and earned opportunity that made America great, they look to government for support. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Sep 21

The narrative of the Romney campaign as portrayed by most major media last week has been one of a tone-deaf, elitist candidate. ... more

America - Wed Sep 19

Bill O'Reilly discusses the findings of the 2013 Index of Dependence on Government with Bill Beach of the Heritage Foundation. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Wed Sep 12

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless. ... more

America - Sun Sep 9

Rep. Walsh tells a crowd what's wrong with the 'Sandra Flukes' of the world. ... more

Robert Knight - Wed Sep 5

“Chicago.” Say it again: “Chicago.” You can’t say it enough. That’s because liberals fear that the very name of the city of Al Capone, Mayor Daley, Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama has become shorthand for dirty politics and redistributionist economics. ... more

Rich Tucker - Thu Aug 30

In 1992 presidential candidate Bill Clinton assured ordinary Americans that he understood the problems we face. His philosophy was summed up in the soundbite: “I feel your pain.” Or as The Onion joked, “New President Feels Nation’s Pain, Breasts.” During a campaign event in 2010, President Obama reprised the line, explaining that he understood the pain of standing in the hot sun. ... more

Demetrius Minor - Mon Apr 30

In the time and age of economic peril, we have seen many people lose hope, faith and trust. Many Americans have seen their investments and their financial security totally collapse. While the government is looking for solutions to combat this economic warfare, I believe the answer is simple: Americans need to decrease their dependence on the government. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Apr 18

America is a land of class mobility. That's what makes America a magnet destination for people all over the world: Come to America and make something of yourself. ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Apr 15

Yes, this is about race and racism. But no, it’s not about the Trayvon Martin case and how the media is pimping it. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Mar 4

“We are five days away,” the future President famously said in October of 2008, “from fundamentally transforming the United States of America…” ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Feb 27

Mark: "My name is Mark. I'm here at Government Anonymous because I'm addicted...addicted to government aid." ... more

Ed Feulner - Sat Feb 18

Americans pride themselves on being a self-reliant people. We know that the freedom to make our own fortune sets us apart from many other nations. It’s what has drawn generations of immigrants to our shores -- men and women risking their lives to live a life in which they, not the government, are in charge. ... more

Jon Sanders - Tue Feb 14

Vampires are bloodsucking monsters that live forever but can be killed by sunlight. The impulse to compare them to out-of-control government is certainly understandable. ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Jan 23

The media, the occupiers, and others engaging in “the bitter politics of envy” have it all wrong. If they were concerned with anything other than dividing Americans and punishing success, their full attention would be on the 21%, not the 1%. ... more