welfare state on Townhall

Kevin Glass - Tue Apr 15

One of the difficulties of devising social safety net programs is dealing with what are called "welfare cliffs" - as low-income people move up the income ladder, they see government benefits phase out. ... more

Charles Payne - Sat Feb 15

Pat Buchanan - Tue Feb 11

Kevin Glass - Thu Feb 6

In a hearing with Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf yesterday, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan discussed the CBO report's finding that work disincentives will cause the equivalent of more than two million full-time workers to leave the workforce. ... more

Sarah Jean Seman - Mon Feb 3

Welcome to the new progressivist union: marriage to the state. It’s an institution enabled by Big Government and for Big Government through federal incentives and services; where cohabitation and living alone comes with more financial perks than marriage, and a dependence on the state is an easier path than developing a real and lasting personal relationship. ... more

Susan Stamper Brown - Tue Jan 14

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Jan 10

Nicole Bailey - Wed Dec 11

Jeff Boss, a conspiracy theorist who has failed in campaigns in New York City, New Jersey, and nationwide, has come to DC to run for mayor. I experienced his grassroots campaigning firsthand on the metro. ... more

Conn Carroll - Sun Dec 1

Turning adults into children who must be cared for by the state has long been a liberal goal. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Nov 20

Christine Rousselle - Fri Oct 25

This can only end well, right? ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Oct 22

Bruce Bialosky - Sun Oct 20

Thomas Sowell - Tue Jun 4

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sat Apr 6

Now that Europe’s welfare states are collapsing, the left is scrambling to come up with some way of rationalizing their support for ever-growing levels of taxation and spending. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Dec 7

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. ... more