March 22, 2017

The Purpose of Welfare

I had a brief but interesting exchange of emails from a close friend the other day. The foundation of the original email was concern over a growing trend in Maine of home invasions – something rarely found in the Pine Tree State, and as a result more people are taking to arming themselves for protection. […]

Maine’s Welfare Whores Give Millions, Can’t Find $100K to Fund Concealed Carry Law

The epitome of ignorance, screwed up values and priorities, can be found in the State of Maine. Just the other day I reported that Maine would fail to implement a law passed in the Legislature because it wasn’t willing to come up with $100,000 to fund something that no longer exists. The law did away […]

Just Say No to Welfare Bears

Confucius once said, “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” And yet again George Bernard Shaw once said, “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.” What’s even worse is being ignorant and having the confidence to show it. Mark Twain said that you only need two things in life […]

Not Working Pays Better

“In 1995, the Cato Institute published a groundbreaking study, The Work vs. Welfare Trade-Off, which estimated the value of the full package of welfare benefits available to a typical recipient in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It found that not only did the value of such benefits greatly exceed the […]

Keep Maine Game Wardens or Add More Welfare?

The natural resource commissioners — from the Departments of Agriculture, Marine Resources, Environmental Protection and Inland Fisheries & Wildlife — don’t often get involved with policy debates outside their agencies. Their involvement in the Medicaid expansion debate represented the strongest push yet by LePage to gain traction with his core message in recent weeks: that […]

Vatican Created “Great White Ghetto”

“In effect, welfare has made Appalachia into a big and sparsely populated housing project — too backward to thrive, but just comfortable enough to keep the underclass in place. There is no cure for poverty, because there is no cause of poverty — poverty is the natural condition of the human animal.” Commentary: This is […]

The Epitome of Government Irony

I just received this statement from a reader of this blog: “Isn’t It Ironic? The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever. And, they spend thousands of our tax dollars encouraging others to apply. Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of […]