5 results for tag: big government


New York City is a Liberal Paradise

Democrats love to pretend that their pet project cities full of liberal policies and values are slices of heaven on Earth. They’re delusional. New York City is a perfect example. The City Council is dedicating much of its efforts to reduce the homelessness problem that has gripped the progressive paradise. Their solution is to just hand out money at homeless shelters. How are they going to pay for this you may be asking yourself. Well, you’d think that the Council would take that money out of their $85 Billion budget, but no. In fact the New York City Council is calling for even more taxes in the city. New York Daily News has the story: Nearly ...

Big Government Hurts the Homeless

Socialists claim the only way to lift people out of poverty is through federal government programs. In reality, big government often keeps people in poverty by preventing local groups from effectively responding to the situation on the ground. Matt Weidinger, Resident Fellow in Poverty Studies at AEI, reports on how the federal government is preventing a Kentucky homeless shelter from serving those in need: “The Franklin County Women and Family Shelter (FCWFS) is one of several homeless shelters in Frankfort. Opened a decade ago to address rising homelessness driven in part by opioid and meth epidemics that have devastated many parts of the ...

The Cost of Big Government

If you work for a living, odds are you’ve looked at your paycheck at the end of the month and been annoyed at how much of your money the federal government takes. And as more time passes, it seems like big government continues to take more and more of your hard earned money. Under President Trump, for the first time in a long time, this seemed to change. The Trump Tax Cuts were a breath of fresh air, after 8 years of Barack Obama’s big government policies. But, as 2020 looms, Democrats are poised to institute even larger big government policies, if they win the Presidency. And despite their grandiose promises, one thing is clear, the Democrat...

The Federal Government Paid Deceased Recipients $11.6M

The government is wasting your tax dollars again, shocking right? Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock your whole life, this is nothing new. The Government insists that they can use the massive tax burden they place on you efficiently, and nine times out of ten, they can’t. The government wastes your taxpayer dollars faster than you could ever spend them, yet they are entrusted with your hard earned money. So this should come as no surprised, when we tell you, once again, the government is wasting your money. According to a report from the Inspector General: [The Social Security Administration] issued approximately $11.6 million in ...

Federal lawmakers shouldn’t impose arbitrary minimum-wage standards

Minimum-wage standards have long been a polarizing topic in political debates, with conservatives and liberals often pigeonholed into their separate camps on the issue. But it’s more complicated than that. Some Democrats on Capitol Hill are stumping for an arbitrary increase to the federal-minimum wage. More reasonable people, however, know that what works in one state doesn’t always work in another. As attorney and former Labor Department administrator Tammy McCutchen recently testified before a House committee, labor laws cannot and should not be one-size-fits-all and, rather than blanket the entire U.S., should fit every individual state. ...