The Kind of Minimum Wage Hike I Can Really Get Behind

Conservatives get so tired of the civil government forcibly redistributing our wealth, sometimes we forget that voluntary redistribution of wealth is not just allowable, but commendable. Regardless of his political convictions, I applaud the active generosity of Dan Price, the CEO of credit card processor Gravity Payments. He has taken the minimum wage issue into […]

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RFRAs, Discrimination, and Equality

A religious freedom bill movement is sweeping the nation in an attempt to protect the free exercise of religion against liberal bullying. And it too is coming up against liberal bullying. Tim Cook is the latest person to argue against religious freedom restoration acts (RFRAs), but he’s not alone. Some cities and states are mulling […]

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Only 17% of Black Teens Live with Parents

The nuclear family has been in the midst of a core meltdown for sixty years. And it doesn’t look like it’s getting better. Just 17% of black teens (15–17) live with their parents. The number is higher for white teens, but still dismal: — Just 17 percent of black teens live with their nuclear family, […]

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35% on Disability Have “Mental Disorder”

What does it take to get on disability? A mental disorder, apparently. About 35% of people currently receiving benefits from the civil government due to a disability are physically fit. Their disability is of the mental variety. The number of people on disability has increased dramatically over the years: Disabled beneficiaries have increased 49.7 percent […]

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Local Taxes Hit Low-Wage Earners the Hardest?

According to analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, local taxes hurt low-wage earners more than the upper class: States and localities have regressive systems because they tend to rely more on sales and excise taxes (fees tacked onto items like gas, liquor and cigarettes), which are the same rate for rich and […]

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Why Drug Screening Welfare Recipients Doesn’t Work

Scott Walker has recently come under fire for proposing drug screening procedures for potential recipients of public assistance. His critics claim that similar drug screening measures in other states don’t work. And all the bleeding hearts claim drug screening is insulting to the poor. But setting aside stereotypes and leftist rhetoric, let’s take a look […]

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Why is the Middle Class Evaporating?

If you listen to leftists and big-government stooges, the middle class is evaporating because of low minimum wage, greedy corporations, and tax-breaks for the rich. Which would indicate that, in order to grow the middle class, the civil government needs to get more involved. No one argues with the fact that the middle class drives […]

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