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Mall Meltdown: Brawls Across America.

In the Daily Mail, we read this: Malls across America descended into chaos and violence on Monday as bargain-hungry shoppers engaged in mass brawls, fought in food courts and – in one instance – led to a SWAT team being deployed. Fights were reported across the country, with instances at malls in Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, […]

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RETIREE NIGHTMARE: Major Pension Funds Going Bust?

From the New York Times, we read this: Picture the next major American city to go bankrupt. What springs to mind? Probably not the swagger and sprawl of Dallas. But there was Dallas’s mayor, Michael S. Rawlings, testifying this month to a state oversight board that his city appeared to be “walking into the fan […]

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How Medicare and Social Security Will Hammer the Military.

On Fox News, we read: A feud between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., escalated Wednesday when McCain called the 2016 presidential hopeful “the worst possible candidate” on the issue of national security. McCain’s comments, made on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” were in response to Paul calling McCain and […]

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Obama Silent on Social Security, Medicare Crisis?

On Fox News, we read: If there were any doubts that President Obama has moved beyond trying to tackle the $18 trillion national debt, his State of the Union address should put them to rest: He’s over it. The president on Tuesday night pitched an ambitious package of tax hikes for some, tax cuts for […]

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Welfare Slaves: At Least 35% Of Americans Receiving Welfare.

Potentially the most insidious trend amongst the populace of America is the entitlement mindset. This is a truism; we hear it all the time. That does not make it any less true. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a staggering 35% of all Americans receive some type of federal welfare benefit. And that’s just federal […]

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Immigration Protests Rock Southern California.

In the Washington Times, we read: Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, they got dueling anti- and pro-immigration rallies Friday. The crowd of 200 outside […]

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Cliven Bundy, the “Hateful Racist”?

Cliven Bundy, the Nevadan cattle rancher currently locked in a public lands grazing dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, recently gave an off-the-cuff Q&A session with a crowd of supporters and reporters. He made some interesting comments, which will probably further polarize an already polarizing figure. As the New York Times reports: [Bundy] said […]

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Everything has Consequences: Lyndon Johnson, Racism, and Welfare.

A popular political slogan in America is “Ideas have Consequences.” This is an accurate slogan, but I do not think it goes far enough. The Uncle Papa Thomé version goes like this: EVERYTHING has consequences. When searching for the cause of a given effect, more needs to be examined than just the underlying idea. The […]

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Britain on the Brink, Cont’d: Benefits Street.

This is an add-on to my previous article on the collapse of the British welfare state. These people live on the government dole. Everything they have is paid for through welfare. Compared to a poor village in China or India, they live like kings; but in terms of the future, they have little hope for […]

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Britain on the Brink – Welfare Collapse Within Two Years?

An influential British think-tank, the Institute for Economic Affairs, has recently released a study in which they say that Britain faces “crippling” tax increases and cuts to welfare spending possibly within the next two years, as the elderly population continues to grow. As the Telegraph reports: Britain faces “crippling” tax rises and spending cuts if […]

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