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Good news: Social Security will stop robbing kids to pay for their parents’ debts

Happy Tax Day, America!  According to the Washington Post, the Social Security Administration will stop looting the tax refunds of innocent people to pay off their relatives’ “debts.”  Enjoy this wonderful gift from your benevolent mega-government! The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way […] Continue reading →

Nightmare: Feds Seizing Money from Children for Old Debts of their Parents

 Thomas LifsonAmerican Thinker  In a case that is a perfect storm illustration of an arbitrary and incompetent federal government running roughshod over its citizens, “a single sentence tucked into the farm bill” had led to outrageous behavior. Marc Fisher of the Washington Post: A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s […] Continue reading →

Millennials: The Sucker Generation

Nita Ghei A version of this piece first appeared in the Washington Times. According to a study recently released by the Pew Research Center, a mere six percent of the so-called Millennial generation believe they will receive the same level of Social Security benefits as current retirees. It is hard to decide the appropriate reaction […] Continue reading →

Dems, GOP test fall strategy in Florida House race

 Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president’s health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly. Democrat Alex Sink and her allies in the spirited race to replace the late Rep. […] Continue reading →

Obama budget to drop benefit cost-of-living trims

 President Barack Obama will propose an election-year budget that would avoid reductions in federal benefits that he had previously supported, aides disclosed Thursday. He also will ask Congress to approve about $56 billion in new or expanded programs, stepping back from aggressive efforts to tackle long-term government deficits and debt. Obama is dropping his previous […] Continue reading →

What to Cut From America’s Budget

Kevin Glass,  The Heritage Foundation has released an analysis of the federal government’s 2014 budget, and the results are about what anyone familiar with the budget would expect: mandatory welfare spending programs are eating up more and more of the budget, and will continue to do so in the future. The defense budget is no […] Continue reading →

The Simple Case For Obamas Impeachment

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors. Mike Suhor, A very simple case can be made for the impeachment and trial of Barack Obama. He has committed a crime worthy of […] Continue reading →

The Democrats’ Feckless Attacks on Income Inequality

 As Barack Obama scrambles to eviscerate key sections of his own signature health care law, he and other Democrats are trying to shift voters’ focus to another issue — income inequality. Unfortunately, the solutions they advocate are pitifully inadequate or painfully perverse. Start with the minimum wage, which some Democrats see as an election-winning wedge […] Continue reading →

Ex-NY police officers charged in disability scam

One retired police officer who told the government he was too psychologically damaged to work ran a martial arts studio, prosecutors said. Another claimed his depression was so crippling it kept him house-bound, but he was photographed aboard a watercraft, they said. A third man who said he was incapable of social interactions manned a […] Continue reading →