New/Old Thoughts on Welfare

Every now and then the Oregonian, perhaps unwittingly, produces an article that should set Americans thinking about changing the status quo. This past weekend was one of those instances. In the September 6, 2015 edition, Joseph Rose wrote an article … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Food Stamps, Government reform, Government Waste, Individual Responsiblity, Labor, President Obama, Progressivism, Unemployment | 23 Comments

2 in 5 potential US workers do not have a job

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The national employment report for March was both encouraging and misleading. On the positive side, the rate of unemployment held steady at 6.7 percent. The report stated that nearly 200 thousand net new jobs had been … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Food Stamps, Jobs, Unemployment | 12 Comments

Growing Government by Perverting Welfare Programs

There was an interesting article in Friday’s Oregonian by Casey Parks relating to a series of fliers posted in several neighborhoods on the Eastside of Portland.  Mr. Casey reported that the fliers read as follows: “Dear Reader of This Notice … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Food Stamps, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Waste, Public Employee Unions | 1,342 Comments

Join Us At Our “After the Welfare State” Book Forum

Join Cascade Policy Institute and Atlas Economic Research Foundation as we welcome world-renowned speaker and Vice President for the Atlas Foundation Tom G. Palmer to discuss his new book, After the Welfare State. Date: May 7, 2013 Time: 7:00pm – … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:10 | Posted in Food Stamps, Social Security | Tagged , , , | 819 Comments

Aging Baby Boomers Are Only a Part of the Entitlement Problem

Last weekend, reporter Russ Wiles of the Arizona Republic, authored a lengthy piece concerning entitlement spending. It was both enlightening and misleading although I am not sure the latter was by intent. In the aftermath of the sequestration – a … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Federal Budget, Food Stamps, President Obama, Social Security | 262 Comments

Food Stamp spending doubled under Obama

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Republican staff The U.S. Senate Budget Committee Republican staff has produced a chart of Food Stamp spending since 2008, showing that it has more than doubled. Food Stamp spending was $39 billion in 2008, and the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Budget, Food Stamps, President Obama | 2,144 Comments

Renewing Labor’s Moral Sense

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a speech Tuesday expressing concern about Americans’ shifting attitudes toward work and government. “We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society,” he said. “That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally….We’ll … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Economy, Federal Budget, Food Stamps, Health & Human Services, Individual Responsiblity, Taxes, Unemployment | Tagged , , , | 38 Comments

Lottery winners on food stamps fueling debate

by Pamela M. Prah, Stateline Staff Writer One Michigan woman, who’d won a $1 million lottery and then bought a house and a new car, kept getting food stamps and said “I feel that it’s OK because I have no … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:22 | Posted in Food Stamps | 1,826 Comments

Cascade’s School Choice Beginnings

January 22-28 is National School Choice Week Why is school choice such an important part of Cascade Policy Institute’s agenda? Partially, because it is the issue that got us started back in 1991. In 1990 a small group, including myself, … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Education, Federal Budget, Food Stamps, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Individual Responsiblity, Initiative & Referendum, Leadership, Local Taxes, Measure 11, Oregon Government, Portland Politics, Portland Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1,736 Comments

Government Anesthesia

Nobody likes pain, but we need it. This may sound counterintuitive or cruel when you are suffering with an injury or illness, but severe dangers accompany a life without pain. A rare genetic disorder renders some people incapable of feeling … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Federal Budget, Food Stamps, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Unemployment | Tagged , , , | 1,787 Comments

Getting food stamps in Oregon is a SNAP

by Eric Shierman Increases in social safety net spending are to be expected during a recession. It is then intuitive to assume the spike in food stamp use in 2010 that the US Census recently reported a couple weeks ago … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Food Stamps | 266 Comments

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