A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


The Truth Behind
Our Entitlement Culture

FOX Business, by Steve Tobak

Original Article

Posted By:smcchk, 2/8/2013 11:29:08 PM

Entitlements are two-thirds of the federal budget. Entitlement spending has grown 100-fold over the past 50 years. Half of all American households now rely on government handouts. When we hear statistics like that, most of us shake our heads and mutter some sort of expletive. That’s because nobody thinks they’re the problem. Nobody ever wants to think they’re the problem. But that’s not the truth. The truth is, as long as we continue to think of the rising entitlement culture in America as someone else’s problem, someone else’s fault, we’ll never truly understand it

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/9/2013 1:25:49 AM     (No. 9166769)

Thanks for posting.
They left out the entitlement in the wh.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/9/2013 5:32:28 AM     (No. 9166825)

Everybody who voted against Obama realizes entitlements as a runaway freight train in this country.Obviously Obama supporters couldn´t care less about the financial status of this country.

We´re having problems funding the government,even with bloated budgets in every dept. but somehow Uncle Ben can find another $45 billion a month to give Obama smoochers in the stock market,incomprehensible wealth.

It would seem to me that the stock market boom would be generating billions in capital gains sales but i don´t see evidence of it. This has to mean people benefiting are in tax havens like the Caymans.Obama´s new treasury nom has money buried in the caymans.

You really have a two headed monster of welfare type entitlement people and the super rich who are really benefiting from Obama and the fed´s policies.The average working person is getting left behind in the dust and will be a lot poorer once Obamacare kicks in.

Obama doles out trinkets to the lo fo´s to get them to the polls and the fat cats to finance his overthrow of the government.

Still no electric in some parts of NY,yet they can buy a billions rounds of ammunition.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/9/2013 6:46:00 AM     (No. 9166863)

I agree with most of that, except ... I don´t care how much the CEO of any company makes, or any Hollywood person or professional athlete either.

Also, I think that it is very trendy when blaming, to ALWAYS blame somebody private sector, or conservative, added to government. But the truth is government is 95% of our problem. Liberals are our problem. It is a total fiction to say "both sides need to give". Give what?? 100 years of liberal nirvana has destroyed the country. There is nothing for conservatives to give. If libs would just go away, our problems would be solved.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/9/2013 11:35:47 AM     (No. 9167364)

Understand the point, but still, the government has stolen ss, rather than putting it in trust funds, and since it was deducted from my pay, I would like to propose omitting that from the handout characterization.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 722729




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "smcchk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "smcchk"



Poll: Growing Number of Young
Republicans Support Gay Marriage
Independent Journal Review, by Caroline Schaeffer    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 3/13/2014 1:08:22 AM     Post Reply
A poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center has found that support for gay marriage is increasing in those who identify as Republicans under the age of 30. 61% of those polled who lean towards the party are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage while only 35% oppose it. This is in stark contrast to Republicans over the age of 50 – only 27% of that audience support it. Pew also found a record high percentage of Americans – 54% – support allowing gays to marry. Only 18% of young Republicans said that “more gay and lesbian couples raising children”

The Left’s War on Horses
Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 3/11/2014 9:42:53 PM     Post Reply
At Grand Army Plaza, beneath the golden equestrian statue of General Sherman, the horses stand, lazily flicking their ears, and occasionally glancing around as a yellow taxi driven by an angry Pakistani wheels around past the Plaza Hotel, brakes squealing, an Al Qaeda friendly Nasheed blaring through the open window. Feathered plumes, scarlet red, sapphire blue, electric purple, matching the colors of the plush linings of their carriages, stir faintly in the wind. The drivers, wearing black top hats and colorful suits, chat with each other while waiting for a tourist from Baltimore or Beijing to take a ride. The horses

   

 

  


 
Secretary of State Kerry lashes out at
climate change skeptics
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 2/17/2014 12:52:38 AM     Post Reply
JAKARTA, Indonesia – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world´s "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat. In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials, Kerry tore into climate change skeptics. He accused them of using shoddy science and scientists to delay steps needed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases at the risk of imperiling the planet. A day earlier, the U.S. and China announced an agreement to cooperate more closely on

Bill de Blasio’s Red Apple Agenda
Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 2/12/2014 12:13:27 AM     Post Reply
The further left a radical politician wants to go, the more likely he is to wrap his agenda in a mainstream Republican brand. In his interview with Bill O’Reilly, Obama compared himself to Nixon (not for the reason most Republicans would expect) and in his State of the City address, Bill de Blasio compared himself to Fiorello H. La Guardia; a former Republican mayor of New York City. The constant mentions of La Guardia, a universally popular figure, were a poor mask for a radical address filled with ugly divisive rhetoric, class warfare and schemes that will bankrupt the city.

Muslim Rape Culture
Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 2/4/2014 1:17:34 AM     Post Reply
No one knows the real name of the Port Hills Groper, the Muslim refugee who stalked and attacked over a dozen women jogging in Port Hills, even though he was arrested, tried and sentenced. Instead the New Zealand court gave him “permanent name suppression” to protect his status in his Muslim community. Judge Jane Farish, who had told a Maori rapist who had lured an Australian tourist into a dark street and beat her while trying to tear off her clothing “If I had my way I would release you today,” let the groper off with community service because his actions

Western residents face threat of water
rationing as feds reduce water flow
FOX News, by Kelly David Burke    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/28/2014 1:20:43 AM     Post Reply
For years, experts have been warning people in the American West they will have to make do with less water in the future. That dryer future already may have arrived. This year, for the first time in history, lower flows in the Colorado River have prompted the federal government to reduce the amount of water flowing into Lake Mead reservoir outside Las Vegas. Bureau of Reclamation officials say if the river´s level doesn´t increase soon, there´s a 50 percent chance that by next year, residents in Arizona, southern Nevada and California will have to start rationing water. "There´s a great

Lawmakers tie Pakistani aid
to release of hero doctor
FOX News, by Sib Kaifee    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/21/2014 11:30:53 PM     Post Reply
Lawmakers are attaching some strings to $33 million in aid to Pakistan, making the funds contingent on freeing the doctor who helped the CIA find Usama bin Laden. The GOP-controlled House Appropriations Committee inserted language that appears to withhold the foreign aid unless the State Department certifies Dr. Shakil Afridi is released from prison, where he’s serving a 33-year sentence on a dubious conspiracy conviction. The condition left Pakistani officials fuming. “Any linkage of US assistance to this case is not in keeping with the spirit of cooperation between the two countries,” said Pakistan Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam. President Obama

   

 

B-G1


 
Could We Get Some Immigrants
Who Can Take a Poll?
Human Events, by Ann Coulter    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/8/2014 11:04:09 PM     Post Reply
With Republicans tying themselves in knots over the Democrats’ destructive, but superficially appealing, demand that unemployment benefits be extended to two and a half years, I return to my suggestion that Republicans stop playing defense and go on offense. For every issue that MSNBC loves to prattle on about, gloating that it will cost Republicans this or that demographic, there’s an equivalent issue to use against the Democrats. (The difference is: Our proposals would actually be good for the country.) In addition to my repeated suggestion that Republicans introduce bills to institutionalize the dangerous mentally ill and force the Democrats

An incomparable strategic weapon
for the United States
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/8/2014 10:37:36 PM     Post Reply
As Russia prepares to strut its stuff before the world at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the economic foundation of Russian power and prosperity is crumbling, thanks to a strategic weapon developed by the United States. That weapon is fracking, and it is paying havoc with Russia´s ability to exercise power on the world stage. Three articles lay out the devastating consequences of this technological revolution developed mostly not by a national laboratory, huge government initiative, or top scientists, but by guys out in the Texas and Oklahoma oil patches. The American Interest sums it up most pithily: North America´s shale gas boom

GOP lawmakers accuse EPA of muzzling
scientists on climate regulations
FOX News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 1/7/2014 11:14:21 AM     Post Reply
Republican leaders on the House Science Committee are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of disregarding science in its push to impose carbon dioxide limits on power plants. Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and 20 other Republican lawmakers sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, claiming the agency has "muzzled" members of its independent science advisory board. The EPA released a proposal in September that would set emissions caps for new coal-fired power plants and would likely require the industry to use carbon-capture technology, which involves burying the carbon underground. Critics of the proposed rule say the technology,

Why Hillary Will Lose Again
FrontPage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 12/5/2013 11:06:49 PM     Post Reply
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with

To Speak to a Nigerian Prince
About Your Health Care,
Press “1” Now
Human Events, by Ann Coulter    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 11/14/2013 12:14:31 AM     Post Reply
In a weird confluence of the nation’s two most pressing issues — Obamacare and our insane immigration laws — this week we found out that the tens of thousands of “navigators” hired by the government to enroll people in Obamacare will include convicted felons. Despite some “navigators” having already been exposed as having arrest warrants against them, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has no plans to screen out the criminals. (But rest assured: If your identity is stolen as a result of trying to sign up for Obamacare, no one will be more upset about it than

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Doomed airliner pilot was political fanatic:
Hours before taking control of flight MH370 he
attended trial of jailed opposition leader as FBI
reveal passengers could be at a secret location

51 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Parry    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/16/2014 5:07:17 AM     Post Reply
Police are investigating the possibility that the pilot of missing Flight MH370 hijacked his own aircraft in a bizarre political protest. The Mail on Sunday has learned that Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was an ‘obsessive’ supporter of Malaysia’s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim. And hours before the doomed flight left Kuala Lumpur it is understood 53-year-old Shah attended a controversial trial in which Ibrahim was jailed for five years. Campaigners say the politician, the key challenger to Malaysia’s ruling party, was the victim of a long-running smear campaign and had faced trumped-up charges. Police sources have confirmed that Shah was a vocal political activist

Black Senior Forced to Choose: Obama or Jesus.
44 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/17/2014 5:14:20 AM     Post Reply
I had an extraordinary telephone conservation with my 86-year-old black dad, a lifelong Democrat and huge Obama fan. He called to ask me, “Is Obama anti-Christian?” Dad has been a Christian pastor for over 50 years. I said, “Dad, I have been telling you about Obama´s anti-Christian policies for the past five years.” Dad replied, “And I have not been listening.” Dad confessed that he simply could not bring himself to go against a black man in the White House. I felt that dad was expressing the sentiments of many blacks of his era. I asked him to explain why

Condoleezza Rice urges Republican
party to be more inclusive

38 replie(s)
Reuters, by Laila Kearney    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/16/2014 6:01:34 PM     Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday called on the Republican Party to become more inclusive on issues like immigration. "We have a responsibility to those who do not yet have the liberties and the rights that we enjoy," Rice told a cheering crowd at the annual gathering of California Republicans in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame. "We cannot abandon them ... We were once them." She did not offer a specific policy idea. The speech by Rice, who was secretary of state under President George W. Bush, was the highlight of the second day of

Barack Obama, Political Wrecking Ball
36 replie(s)
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/16/2014 5:38:29 AM     Post Reply
By now it’s settled on most people, including Democrats, that the loss of Alex Sink to David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District was, in the words of the New York Times, “devastating” to Democrats. It’s a district Ms. Sink carried in her unsuccessful race for governor against Rick Scott, a district that Barack Obama carried in his two elections, and a district that demographically now favors Democrats. In addition, Ms. Sink raised more money and ran a better campaign than Jolly. Even Bill Clinton lent his efforts to her campaign. And yet she lost. What should particularly alarm Democrats is

Bill Maher: God a ‘psychotic mass
murderer’ who ‘drowns babies’

36 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/16/2014 6:06:52 PM     Post Reply
Late night comedian Bill Maher told his HBO “Real Time” audience on Friday that God was a “psychotic mass murderer.” He made the comments during a conversation on the biblical story of Noah and the upcoming Hollywood version of it that’s about to hit the big screen. “But the thing that’s really disturbing about Noah isn’t the silly, it’s that it’s immoral. It’s about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and his name is God,” Mr. Maher said, adding, “What kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he’s mad at? I mean, besides

   

 



 
The Unbearable Lightness of Barack Obama:
Desperation, Cunning, or Disengagement?

34 replie(s)
Commentary Magazine, by Michael Austin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/16/2014 5:03:38 AM     Post Reply
It’s been less than six months since Bret Stephens used a version of this headline, but four events in the last week have caused it to scream in my mind. Before I get into those four events, let me say that I understand the only way to stay remotely sane in Washington, D.C., is to ignore 85 percent of whatever is trending at any given moment. That said, there are times anyone less isolated than a Carthusian monk is unavoidably exposed to “news” that 25 years ago would be considered fit only for National Enquirer. The four events that have disturbed

Westboro Baptist Church
founder Fred Phelps Sr.
´on the edge of death´

31 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Doyle Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 3/16/2014 4:36:23 PM     Post Reply
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of the hate-fueled Westboro Baptist Church, is at “the edge of death,” his son reports. Nathan Phelps, who fled the infamous Kansas church more than 30 years ago, claims his notorious father was kicked out of the congregation he built and is now spending his final days in hospice care. “I´ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates (deleted to clear site filter)" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the ‘church’ back in August of 2013,” Nathan Phelps wrote on Facebook. “He is now on the edge of death at

MH370 flew as low as 1,500m
to avoid detection, says paper

30 replie(s)
Malaysian Insider [Malaysia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/16/2014 11:59:43 PM     Post Reply
As the search for the missing flight MH370 enters its 10th day with few clues as to its whereabouts, the New Straits Times said today the Boeing 777-200ER dropped 5,000 feet (1,500m) to evade commercial radar detection. In an exclusive story, the government-backed paper said investigators analysing MH370’s flight data revealed that the 200-tonne, fully laden twinjet descended 1,500m or even lower to evade commercial (secondary) radar coverage after it turned back from its flight path en route to Beijing. (Snip) Investigators poring over MH370’s flight data had said the plane had flown low and used “terrain masking” as it

Boston mayor to miss St. Patrick´s
parade over exclusion of gay marchers

27 replie(s)
Reuters, by Elizabeth Barber    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/16/2014 11:58:19 AM     Post Reply
BOSTON- Boston´s Irish-American mayor will not march in the city´s St. Patrick´s Day parade on Sunday after failing to hammer out a deal with organizers to allow a group of gay and lesbian activists to march openly. Mayor Marty Walsh had tried to negotiate a deal with organizers, the conservative Allied War Veteran´s Council, to allow members of MassEquality, one of Massachusetts´ largest gay activist groups, to join the parade. "So much of our Irish history has been shaped by the fight against oppression," Walsh, the city´s first Irish-American mayor in 20 years, said in a statement. "As mayor of

Obama Surrenders U.S.
Internet Control To Globalists

26 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/17/2014 7:11:09 PM     Post Reply
Error 404: U.S. officials plan to relinquish federal control over the administration of the Internet to something called the "global Internet community," which is full of tyrants to whom the free flow of information is a threat. In the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal, some might not be inclined to defend federal involvement in anything related to the flow of information between individuals. But the decision announced Friday by the Commerce Department to give up next year its oversight of Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to the "global Internet community" is a bad idea. Under a Commerce Department

We completely overhauled American
health care — to insure 4.2 million people?

25 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/17/2014 4:57:56 AM     Post Reply
The number bounced around for years — 46 million. President Obama said it in August 2009: “I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance coverage today. In the wealthiest nation on Earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.” He said it dozens more times, including in June 2013: “We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women and children.” The Obama administration pumped the number with official reports. The White House Council of Economic Advisers said, “Perhaps the most visible sign of the need for health care

Designer L´Wren Scott was ´embarrassed and
millions in debt´ when she committed suicide
in her Manhattan apartment while ´devastated´
lover Mick Jagger was on tour in Australia

25 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/17/2014 5:51:10 PM     Post Reply
L´Wren Scott has been found dead after hanging herself on a doorknob in her Manhattan apartment on Monday morning. Scott was said to be distraught and ‘embarrassed’ over her failing business, as she owed nearly $6million to creditors, MailOnline can reveal. A spokesman for Mick Jagger said the singer, who is in Australia as part of the Rolling Stones tour, was ´completely shocked and devastated´ following the news of her death. When asked if they were still in a relationship at the time of her death, he replied ‘of course’. The designer, 49, was found by her assistant, hanged on a doorknob

   

Post Reply   Close thread 722729





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS