Seattle employees ask for REDUCED hours so that "jacked-up" minimum wage won't cost them subsidized housing: Gee, who could have seen this coming...?
(NaturalNews) Americans receiving taxpayer-funded food stamp benefits are about to have their lives made even more convenient: The Obama administration is set to allow them to shop online, which means that the government assumes welfare and food stam
(NaturalNews) Despite the fact that the Obama administration has made a number of pledges to improve the lives of U.S. veterans, far too many have slipped through bureaucratic cracks and remain in dire need of assistance.
Denmark needs creative solutions to its labor shortages
Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group, an organization pushing for GMO labels on food packaging, shares some tips for finding items on grocery store shelves that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). As Vice President of Government A
American Citizens: "$2 Billion A Year". There's a reason Americans are angered over illegal immigration and despite what liberal-leaning socialists like Hillary Clinton and the Huffington Post may suggest, it has absolutely nothing to do with r
Michael Snyder for the Economic Collapse Blog reports Widespread reports continue to pour in from all over the nation of "glitches" with the food stamp system. It is eight days into the month and large numbers of people still have not received th
Who exactly is the burdensome, broken and disturbingly unsensible welfare system being run for?
chaos when the free money stops flowing. (NaturalNews) The number of Americans receiving food stamps exceeds 45 million - a level which has remained relatively constant for more than four years now. That figure accounts for nearly 20 percent of the
State child welfare system failing to protect youth ... Until I had to deal with the Florida Department of Children and Families, I thought some of the criticism of it was unwarranted.
When it comes to the nation's most important entitlement programs -- the programs expected to be there for seniors when they get older after paying into the system for decades -- there are none more important than Social Security and Medicare.
Largest share of participants on assistance for three to four years
We live in an era in which few can even conceive of a world without the welfare state. Who would care for the old?
Federal spending on food aid has skyrocketed in recent decades, and the feds are now feeding more than 100 million Americans. Yet, according to the Agriculture Department (USDA), far more Americans are "food insecure" now than before the mushroom
The Census Bureau reported in a study released this week that 65 percent of American children lived in households taking aid from one or more federal program as of the fall of 2011.
Amazing. Since the 9/11 terrorist attack, 919,500 veterans have applied for disability. Of these, 92% have received compensation. To put this in perspective, there are about 1.3 million active duty military personnel and about another 800,000 in t
As a result of Obamacare Medicaid expansion coupled with means-tested Obamacare assistance, I estimate welfare rolls expanded from 35.4% of the population in 2012 to about 40% in 2014.
The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents. But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Aut
U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday that the federal government may have to take a stronger role to stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers they meet on the Internet. At a subcommittee hearing in the U.S. Senate, l
The Internal Revenue Service may have been caught violating federal tax law: In October 2010, the agency sent a database on 501(c)(4) social-welfare groups containing confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according
My last article, "Shame on Walmart," evoked a spirited and healthy debate among readers.
Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught red-handed (or is it yellow-fingered?) in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigratio
The American people are demanding that their hard earned tax dollars are spent carefully
86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. These are the people who built America,
What should be done with a 29-year-old welfare parasite that believes that in addition to practicing with his rock band, his main job in life is to "make sure the sun's up and the girls are out"?
One of the major evils of the welfare state in libertarian eyes is that it destroys the concept of objective law (i.e., equal rights under the law) throughout society.
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President Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must. Obama will demand expanded economic opportunity and is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between rich and poor Americans.
Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared "all-out war on human poverty and unemployment" in America, Republicans and Democrats are locked in a pitched battle over whether the United States is winning - or losing.
Senator Marco Rubio says the American dream has become “unattainable.” Senator Mike Lee says reforming government benefits programs should be the country’s “first priority.” And Representative Paul D. Ryan says the government safety net