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Pew Credits Decline In Gun Crime To Abortion

Pew Credits Decline In Gun Crime To Abortion

Yesterday the anti-gun movement was dealt a stunning blow by the release of a study from the Justice Department indicating that, despite increases in the rate of civilian gun ownership in a growing population, gun crime has declined significantly over the last several decades. In analyzing the study, Pew suggests that a contributing factor in

Boston Bombers And Family Received $100,000 In Welfare Benefits

I’m a little underwhelmed about this story. We’re talking about $100,000 spread over a decade, so that amounts to $10,000 per year for multiple people. That’s not much. We’ll spend far more on paying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense lawyer to help him avoid the death penalty. But still, the optics of terrorists living in America at

Obama Administration Attacks Republicans For Welfare Work Waivers They Also Claim Don't Exist

You can’t make this stuff up (emphasis mine): President Obama policy aides attacked a Republican bill that would block the Department of Health and Human Services from waiving the work requirements associated with the 1996 welfare reform bill, even as the White House continued to deny that it had authorized such waivers. “With respect to

The Medicaid Expansion Is Corporate Welfare

The ND House is set to vote later today on an expansion of North Dakota’s Medicaid program as called for by Obamacare. It’s a huge expansion, a 45% increase in the number of people enrolled, and neither the state nor the federal government can afford it. But it’s also corporate welfare as I point out

Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Gets A "Do Not Pass" Recommendation From Committee

HB1385 is a bill introduced by Rep. Dennis Johnson which would require drug screening before applicants for public assistance in North Dakota can receive benefits. A very watered-down version of the bill got a 16-4 vote do not pass recommendation from the House Appropriations Committee (it got a narrow, 7-6 “do pass” recommendation from the

Dalrymple's Medicaid Flip-Flop Is Puzzling

Nina Owcharenko from the Heritage Foundation finds support for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion among Republican governors, such as North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple, puzzling: Governor John Kasich now joins the list of governors that are looking to expand their Medicaid programs. In some instances, the logic of such a decision makes sense. Democratic governors have traditionally

Is Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients An Unconstitutional Violation Of Privacy?

During today’s hearing over HB1385 to require drug testing for welfare recipients, the state’s welfare bureaucrats claimed that requiring such testing might be an unconstitutional violation of the 4th amendment: States enacting such legislation have been “susceptible to constitutional challenges,” said Carol Cartledge, public assistance director for the state Department of Human Services. “Drug testing

48% Of North Dakota Welfare Spending Is On Fast Food, Eating Out, ATM's And Movie Rentals

I wrote previously about disturbing numbers from the North Dakota Department of Human Services regarding the use of TANF (welfare) funds in the state. DHS hasn’t been very forthcoming with data, and in my previous post I was only able to tell you about percentages of funds spent on certain categories with no dollar amount

"Thank God For Abortion"

On Friday MSNBC talking head Touré dropped a commentary casting abortion as a sort of social “safety net” that has saved society from the huge costs of millions and millions of unwanted children. Here’s the problem: What Touré is saying is that it’s ok to kill people who are inconvenient for society. That’s chilling, because

Movie Rentals, ATM's And Fast Food Make Up 44% Of North Dakota Welfare Expenditures

I’ve written before of my efforts to review how North Dakota TANF (welfare) recipients spend their benefits, and I’ve gotten a little bit of traction of late. I’ve been trying to get my hands on transaction data from the debit cards used by beneficiaries to spend their allotment of funds. After initially telling me that

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