Posts Tagged ‘children’

The Free Market and Welfare Are Like Oil and Water

August 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Welfare is a huge reason why the free market does not really exist anymore. Many families stay on welfare for generations simply because they can. They do not understand why they should work when they can simply get free money from the government. To be honest I cannot think of a reason why someone should pass up free money either if work would simply keep them at the same level financially. The only way to get those on welfare who feel that way would be to require able bodied people to work or prepare for work at least 30 hours a week in order to receive welfare. The problem this poses to a free market system is that companies have to increase their starting wage to make a job look like a better option than just sitting back and collecting a free check from the government. Read More


Let Them Eat Cake

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment

“Across the board people are making adjustments large and small to accommodate the fact we are in very difficult times right now.” President Obama

This was said about the American people who have been cutting back in these difficult economic times. Americans have had to stay closer to home for vacation to save money that is if they could even afford to go on vacation at all. They have had cut back on gifts this year on birthdays and will need to cut back on Christmas gifts this December because they just don’t have the money they had a few years ago. The American people understand this and along with these cutbacks are cutting back on may things in their every day life. Like Obama said, “The American people are making a host of sacrifices in their individual lives”.

“What I said here in Washington is that we got to make some tough choices we have to make some tough budgetary choices…”, Obama speaks of instructing Washington that they have to cut spending. Where are these budget cuts? The progressives have hundreds of billions of dollars still unspent set aside for what they said was to help prevent the layoffs of cops, fire fighters, and teachers yet instead of using that money to help the cops, the fire fighters, and the teachers they spent tens of billions more of taxpayer dollars to do it. Read More

Chipping Away At Freedom One French-fry At a Time

June 25, 2010 Leave a comment

The Washington, DC, Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking McDonald’s to court accusing them of targeting children because happy meals have toys.  They claim that toys lure children into eating unhealthy food.  They compare McDonald’s to the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children.  I personally have never seen McDonalds giving away happy meals in a playground or on the street corner.  It has always been my experience to visit one of their restaurants if I wanted to eat their food.  How are these five year olds getting vehicles to visit these restaurants without their parents?  If the child is actually leaving the house and walking to a McDonalds alone I think the store manager should call child services and have the parents arrested for neglect.  Read the rest at