Tag: Welfare

Nuclear Families

Bookworm Beat 3/30/17 — tight-knit communities, nuclear families, and individual worth

Looking at this grab-bag post, I can see the common thread: valuing tight-knit communities, nuclear families, and each individual’s worth. I know why Utah’s welfare is working. Megan McArdle wrote a much-talked-about article in which she looked at Utah, which has extremely good and affordable social services. The key to

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Progressive v. Conservative ideologies, not the candidates, are the real drivers in this election *UPDATED*

A Progressive friend is relentlessly pushing “Trump is awful” stories on me. I, a conservative, invariably counter by pointing out that Hillary’s list of sins and failures is infinitely worse. I realized yesterday that my arguments are irrelevant. My friend will never vote for someone who is not 100% pro-abortion,

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Bookworm Beat Woman Writing American Left's Fascism Russia Hoax

The Bookworm Beat 9/6/16 — the “cough, cough, cough” edition and open thread

Hillary’s cough has sounded awfully familiar to me — and today I finally figured out what Hillary’s endless coughing jags bring to mind. To back up a minute, though. . . . As anyone following the news knows, Hillary’s been coughing a lot . . . an awful lot. Just

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“Blexit” — It’s time for America’s blacks to vote themselves out of the Democrat Party

Fifty years of data show that Democrat policies harm American blacks. All the promises of the post-Civil Rights era have failed. Worse, America’s Democrat leadership, especially its black Democrat leadership, no longer makes even a pretense of serving the needs of the American Black community. Democrat elites, both white and black, are

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Government-imposed minimum wages: A world that cultivates every person’s inner Veruca Salt

A month ago, my Facebook feed (which reflects the fact that many of my friends are Progressives) was suddenly overrun by a series of posters, all pointing out that minimum wage work is insufficient to support the cost of a two bedroom apartment.  It’s unlikely that the new minimum wage

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Found it on Facebook — A series of posts looking at what passes for insightful commentary on the Left (part 1)

Yes, it’s that time again — when I go through my Progressive friends’ Facebook posts, culling the most stupid or irritating posters.  Before I do that, though, I want to quote John Hinderaker, who was overwhelmed by the mean-spirited, illogical banality of a Leftist’s tweet. Before getting to the tweet,

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Fun with fools — another “Found it on Facebook” edition, with help from my Progressive friends

I had so much fun the last time I deconstructed the analytically and factually foolish posters I found on the Facebook pages of my many, many Leftist friends, that I thought I’d do it again.  As before, my commentary is below each poster: I’ll Yid with Lid the floor on

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