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Ending the Export-Import Bank’s Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isn’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished. Entitlement programs are a far bigger threat to America’s long-run fiscal stability the Ex-Im Bank, with Medicaid serving as a particularly sobering example. Handouts to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]

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Ending the Export-Import Bank’s Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isn’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished. Entitlement programs are a far bigger threat to America’s long-run fiscal stability the Ex-Im Bank, with Medicaid serving as a particularly sobering example. Handouts to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]

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The State Department’s Refugee Program Shouldn’t be a Terrorist-Funding Welfare Scam

While immigration is a very contentious issue for the politicians in Washington, there’s actually some level of agreement among people in the real world. Almost everybody agrees that it would be foolish and short-sighted not to allow some immigration, particularly from young, educated people with valuable skills. Similarly, there is widespread agreement that you can’t […]

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The Joy of Welfare-Funded Holiday Trips to Bali and Dubai

Since I’m in the United Kingdom, it’s appropriate to announce that another Briton has been elected to the Moocher Hall of Fame. Ms. Kay Bird deserves this “honor” because it takes a very reprehensible entitlement mentality to brag about taking a global holiday with welfare cash. And we’re talking about a global holiday that appears […]

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Social Capital, the Welfare State, and the Threat to American Exceptionalism

There’s a famous quote, commonly  attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, about the American character. America is great because America is good. If America ever stops being good, it will stop being great. What makes this quote so popular (even though Wikipedia says it’s not actually from de Tocqueville) is the instinctive understanding that a society’s […]

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The Moocher Hall of Fame Is Getting Crowded

If the Moocher Hall of Fame ever moves from the virtual world to brick-and-mortar reality, it’s going to need a lot of space. That’s because, to use a politically correct term, many of the featured freeloaders are plus-sized. Stanley looks like a rather robust eater, which is somewhat disturbing on more than one level since […]

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