Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

It's forgivable that Ben Franklin didn't include governmental bureaucracies with death and taxes as being the only certainties of life. After all, he died 143 years before that other Franklin – Roosevelt – laid the groundwork for the America's administrative state. This revelation came to me in early October, five days after my wife passed … Continue reading Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

Incompetence: Woman can’t get answer on why feds sent her $500

By John Ruberry "Whether we like it or not, the American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." Gerald R. … Continue reading Incompetence: Woman can’t get answer on why feds sent her $500

Apparently there is a budget deal

And because it is a "deal" that means there is good news and bad news. Good news: Cuts of 39 bil Military will be paid No Abortion Money in DC Bad news: Cuts of only 39 Bil Planned Parenthood keeps money NPR Keeps money In terms of right and wrong, of course the planned parenthood … Continue reading Apparently there is a budget deal

Pay no attention to those complaining masses…

Libertarian Leanings notes this message from the NYT ...one thing seems clear to Ms. Stolberg. The public is deeply confused and should be ignored as this debate goes forward. Americans hardly ever know what's good for them, so often voting against their own best interests. Didn't they just do it again when they put a … Continue reading Pay no attention to those complaining masses…