Record: 70% Of U.S. Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

Buried deep in a section of President Obama’s budget, released this week, is an eye-opening fact: This year, 70% of all the money the federal government spends will be in the form of direct payments to individuals, an all-time high. In effect, the government has become primarily a massive money-transfer machine, taking $2.6 trillion from some and handing it back out to others. These government transfers now account for 15% of GDP, another all-time high. In 1991, direct payments accounted for less Read more […]

Welfare Paying More Than Minimum Wage In 35 States

A new study is seeking to demonstrate the dependent environment that Obama has promoted the growth of countless freeloaders. In the study, it clearly demonstrates that in 35 states, Welfare pays more than minimum wage. You read that right. After the CATO Institute completed their study, the released their finding in a 52 page document titled, “The Work Versus Welfare Trade Off.” As it turns out, the government will pay you more if you just sit at home than if you were to go to work—in Read more […]

Thousands Angry in 17 States When EBT Cards Stop Working

People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores. At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade. Xerox spokeswoman Read more […]