Archive for the 'Welfare' Category

Reducing crime without more ‘gun control’

Friday, December 6th, 2013

By Vin Suprynowicz It’s the holiday season, when we’re reminded to give thanks. Indeed, we risk going into a tailspin if we concentrate only on our problems, without remembering to be thankful for health, for friends and loved ones, for living in a country where we can stand up for our liberties by speaking and […]

Obama turns focus to destroying economy

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a few favorable references to his erstwhile opponent, Mitt Romney, the guy who four months ago was such a heartless cad that he “didn’t even care” that some woman got sick and died years after she left a company that Bain Capital took […]

And now the clock chimes, and all the impostors drop their masks …

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

“U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Wednesday he would not rule out allowing tax rates to increase for higher-income Americans if it is coupled with substantial spending cuts … in a bid to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff,’” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week. Few bothered to read further down, where the newspaper reported […]

Economy tanks, Mideast in flames, Romney doomed

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

I’m not a hop-up-and-down political champion of Mitt Romney. As an individual, Mr. Romney is a talented and decent man. It’s interesting to note the times he’s gotten in the most trouble with our left-leaning press, all they’ve been able to “get him on” is telling the truth in an incautious manner. Oh, the horror! […]

Get a job

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Summer jobs for teen-agers are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers will hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or busing restaurant tables from June to August, this year. The decline has been particularly sharp since 2000, with employment for 16-to-19-year-olds falling to the lowest level since World War II. “Older […]

Layoffs here, layoffs there … now let’s shut down a thousand smoke shops!

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Jeffrey Armstrong is a soft-spoken guy, of evident Caribbean origin. He’s the owner and sole proprietor of “The Smoke Zone,” a rented storefront next to the Quizno’s on Rancho Boulevard just north of Charleston — though it’s one of several similar “RYO (Roll Your Own) Filling Stations” in Southern Nevada. The basic pitch? Cheap cigarettes. […]

The proud track record of government subsidies

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Sen, Harry Reid, D-Nev., staged his fourth annual “National Clean Energy Summit” at the Aria hotel-casino in Las Vegas during the final days of August. Tellingly, most of the featured speakers were not energy engineers or even entrepreneurs, but left-leaning politicians, including Vice President Joe Biden. (Most would consider Obama Energy Secretary Stephen Chu — […]

Be the first kid on your block to live in a cardboard box

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

As we saw last week in the “Girl Scout cookies” case out of Savannah, Georgia, government — which was supposed to provide a level playing field by providing courts of law and barring interstate tariffs but otherwise stay out of the way — is destroying our economy, largely to protect the jobs of all its […]

The monopoly government soup kitchens

Friday, August 20th, 2010

As with motherhood and apple pie, both of the major parties in Washington pay lip service to America’s proud tradition of independent small business, historically the creator of the majority of American jobs. But just as the veil was lifted from the isolated, cocooned world in which our rulers live when a photo opportunity once […]

How many times must we pay for the same vegetables?

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Back in 1996, Congress swore it was finally going to wean American farmers off taxpayer subsidies with the “Freedom to Farm” law. The law “allowed” farmers greater flexibility in their planting decisions and moved toward greater reliance on market supply and demand, further offering farmers big one-time payments in exchange for their promise to accept […]