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It’s Governor Sandoval’s Fault That the Obama Administration Undermined Welfare Reform?

August 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last month, the Obama Administration issued an “Information Memorandum” that broadly reinterprets federal “welfare to work” programs, and encourages states to seek waivers of employment requirements for people on federally subsidized welfare benefits.  While the Memorandum claims that waivers won’t be granted if they violate the spirit of that welfare reform, the reinterpretation of the […]

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Tags: Brian Sandoval · Campaign '12 · Constitutional Law · Federalism · Harry Reid · Mitt Romney · Obama · Welfare

Accidental Health Care Wisdom from Canada’s Prime Minister

August 12th, 2009 · 21 Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently sat down with ABC’s Jake Tapper, and the discussion inevitably turned to health care.  From that short discussion, the Prime Minister revealed two important things for us to keep in mind – one intentional, and one probably not so much. Most important was the accident.  When asked if Canadian […]

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Tags: Big Government · Health Care · Obama · Taxes · Welfare

The Bitter Irony of Too Much Government Help

June 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

California has long boasted one of the most “generous” public welfare systems in the nation.  Now they’re talking about doing away with it completely for lack of funds.  The horrible irony is that the one thing led to the other.

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Tags: Big Government · Welfare

Michelle Obama’s Two Speeches

August 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It was very interesting to see Michelle Obama give two speeches at the same time last night at the DNC.  One was actually full of hope, while the other one claimed that mantle while actually espousing a philosophy that is grounded and mired in bleak hopelessness.

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Tags: Democrats · Michelle Obama · Principles · Welfare

Legislating Morality vs. Legislating Space for Morality

March 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A friend of mine and I were recently discussing the role of government in acting morally, or rather, its role in a moral society.  The area of contention was whether there was a moral imperative for a government to provide for the needy, and if that was a “legislation of morality.” My belief is that […]

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Tags: Class Warfare · Principles · Welfare