Entitlements

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“Alicia Bouchard even sat and watched while her 26-year-old husband had sex with the underage girl at their Florida home.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029273/Woman-encouraged-husband-sex-12-year-old-girl-benefits.html

[Next thing, waddya bet, conservatives will be throwing this up in our faces as  supposedly   another   example  why welfare – as  currently   structured – is a  complete  and  total   waste  of productive people’s income.]

[ Conservatives  are  morons .]

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The Coming Entitlements Cliff

http://www.ipi.org/docLib/20121030_EntitlementsCliff.pdf

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Federal entitlements are driving this spending growth, having increased from less than half of total federal outlays just 20 years ago to nearly 62 percent in 2012.   Three major programs — Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security — dominate in size and growth, soaking up about 44 percent of the budget.

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/SR121.pdf

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In 1960, entitlement payments accounted for well under a third of the federal government’s total outlays — about the same fraction as in 1940, when the Great Depression was still shaping American life. But over subsequent decades, entitlements as a percentage of total federal spending soared.  By 2010 they accounted for just about two-thirds of all federal spending, with all other responsibilities of the federal government making up barely one-third. In a very real sense, entitlements have turned American governance upside-down.  Even after adjusting for inflation and population growth, entitlement transfers to individuals have grown 727% over the past half-century…  In 2010 alone, government at all levels oversaw a transfer of over $2.2 trillion in money, goods and services.  The burden of these entitlements came to slightly more than $7,200 for every person in America.  Scaled against a notional family of four, the average entitlements burden for that year alone approached $29,000…  The taker mentality has thus ineluctably gravitated toward taking from a pool of citizens who can offer no resistance to such schemes: the unborn descendants of today’s entitlement-seeking population.”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444914904577619671931313542.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read

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The Origins of Entitlement

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/04/09/the_origins_of_entitlement_113768.html

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Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security spending is set to explode, placing enormous pressure on other priorities such as defense and the rest of the budget.

http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/entitlements?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=budgetsense

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Prevalence:

Americans depend more on federal aid than ever

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-04-26-government-payments-economy-medicare.htm?loc=interstitialskip

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… more than 15 times the resources were committed to paying for people who depend on government in 2010 than in 1962.  In 2010 alone, the Index of Dependence on Government grew by 8.1 percent.”

https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/sr104.pdf

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Nearly Half of U.S Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefits

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/01/17/nearly-half-of-u-s-lives-in-household-receiving-government-benefits/?KEYWORDS=health+over

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…policy decisions made over the past two years, on top of those made over the past several decades, are having a large effect on the pace of growth of the [government dependency] index…

http://news.investors.com/Article/600452/201202080802/government-dependence-jumps-under-president-obama.htm

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Over 100 Million [Americans] Now Receiving Federal Welfare

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/over-100-million-now-receiving-federal-welfare_649589.html

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43% [of] U.S. immigrants on welfare after 20 years

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/8/slow-path-to-progress-for-us-immigrants/

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Will American Liberals Ever Wake Up?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/still_a_bfd_obama_loses.html

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I always laugh and sometimes frown when people say the Christian thing to do is to continue to spend money recklessly like we are doing now.  If the government spends a dollar, that dollar has to come from somebody or somewhere…  Isn’t it Christian to care about your kids and your grand kids?  The people who are going to bear the burden of our enormous overspending are our children, grandchildren, and grandchildren’s children [because about half of what our government spends is borrowed money, with long-term repayment schedules].  I don’t think it’s Christian to pass on these enormous millstones of debt on to the necks of our children.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/are-entitlements-an-oxymoron-81253/print.html

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“... the United States spends $65,000 per poor family to fight poverty, even though the average national family income is $50,000.  Most of the money actually goes to finance members of the upper or middle class, who become a powerful claque for never solving the problem.

http://american.com/archive/2012/june/its-not-a-welfare-state-its-a-special-interest-state

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… when enlightened social scientists, like Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), suggested that inept entitlement programs  create and sustain generational dependencies, such arguments are often dismissed as racism…  The NY Times and like-minded [liberal] social theorists ignore the key sources of social motivation — and then fail to reform those government programs, such as intemperate welfare and impotent [ governmenteducation , which actually make social and economic poverty possible.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_energy_of_poverty.html

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From cradle to grave – and beyond

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/from_cradle_to_grave_-_and_beyond.html

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A Guaranteed Disaster

Why the government shouldn’t guarantee mortgages or mortgage-backed securities.

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/september/a-guaranteed-disaster

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Unemployement Insurance:

Report: Convicted killer received unemployment checks while in jail

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/04/report-convicted-killer-received-unemployment-checks-while-in-jail/?test=latestnews

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Without Entitlement Reform, Federal Spending Could Consume One-Half of the Economy by 2056

http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/entitlements-consume-economy

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“To paraphrase [President Obama’s own Secretary of Defense], all the entitlement programs in the world won’t amount to anything if we “shoot ourselves in the head.'”

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/17/super-committee-vs-the-department-of-defense/print/

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Affirmative Action:

 When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?  Again, the benefits to which they are entitled.”

http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/03/02/eric-holder-wants-race-preferences-and-benefits-forever/?print=1

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In the Supreme Court of the United States

On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United

States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF GAIL HERIOT,

PETER KIRSANOW & TODD GAZIANO,

MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES

COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, IN

SUPPORT OF THE PETITIONER

Excerpts (all supported with peer-reviewed references):

“Race-Preferential Admissions Were Intended to Facilitate the Entry of Minorities Into Higher Education and Eventually into High-Prestige Careers.  There Is Considerable Evidence, However, That They Have the Opposite Effect.”

“Extensive Research Indicates that Race-Preferential Admissions Have the Effect of Discouraging Preference Beneficiaries from Pursuing Science and Engineering Careers.”

“Race-Preferential Admissions Appear to Have the Effect of Discouraging Minority Students from Becoming College Professors.”

“Race-Preferential Admissions Appear to Have the Effect of Decreasing the Number of Minority Law Students Who Graduate and Pass the Bar.”

“… black men with SAT scores between 1000 and 1099 earn more if they avoid Tier-1 [colleges].  Similarly, black women with SAT scores between 1100 and 1199 earned more if they stayed away from Tier-1 [colleges].”

“Consider, for example, a black male with SAT scores of 1300 who just missed being in the top 10% of his high school class.  If he attends Pennsylvania State, his SAT scores will put him exactly at the 75th percentile in the entering class of 2011.  That would give him an excellent shot at earning grades in the top third and/or graduating with a natural science degree.  If he enrolls at Princeton instead, his SAT scores would put him ninety points below the 25th percentile for that school, making it much more likely his grades will be in the bottom third.”

http://www.projectonfairrepresentation.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/Amicus-Brief-Fisher-v-Univ-of-Texas-Gail-Heriot-Peter-Kirsanow-and-Todd-Gaziano-Members-of-the-United-States-Commission-on-Civil-Rights.pdf

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Schools like to say they take a ‘holistic’ approach in their admissions process, taking into consideration more than a person’s LSAT score and undergraduate grades.  They do.  Apparently, it’s race.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/scotus_may_scrap_affirmative_action.html

[Some anecdotal evidence of that “holism“ is provided in the story.]

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The NAACP’s Fight for Racial Preferences in California

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_naacps_fight_for_racial_preferences_in_california.html

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Report: Affirmative Action Does More Harm Than Good

http://chronicle.com/article/Affirmative-action-does-more/115097/

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Right and left agree: Affirmative action college admissions creates ‘optical diversity’ but fails minorities

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/22648/

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Does affirmative action hurt kids?

Yes, says author of new bilingual children’s book

http://www.wnd.com/2008/03/59341/print/

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What Makes a Real Man: An Interview with Ward Connerly

http://pjmedia.com/blog/what-makes-a-real-man-an-interview-with-ward-connerly/?print=1

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… affirmative action applied to a competitive NBA team would see seven-foot African-Americans deprivileged in favor of short white men who couldn’t swish the basket if their lives depended on it.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/in-praise-of-professional-sports/?print=1

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The Real Beneficiaries of Racial Preferences

… tutors, professors, Deans of Diversity and all the rest who owe their livelihoods to graduating students in over their heads academically.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/m-the_real_beneficiaries_of_racial_preferences.html

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Black Harvard Professor: It’s Time to End Race-Based Affirmative Action

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/361910/print

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Drug Overdose Now the Leading Cause of Death Among Homeless Adults in Boston

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130114161459.htm

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How Entitlements Can Perpetuate Youth Unemployment

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/how-entitlements-can-perpetuate-youth-unemployment

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Head Start:

[Obama’s Own] HHS Study: Yep, Head Start doesn’t work

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/11/hhs-study-yep-head-start-doesnt-work/

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Head Start Impact Evaluation Report Finally Released

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/pdf/ib3823.pdf

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The Risk of Obama’s Universal Daycare

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/the_risk_of_obamas_universal_daycare.html

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Reform:

A Winning Plan for Entitlement Reform

http://heartland.org/sites/default/files/12-10-12_pb_ferrara_entitlement_reform_made_winnable.pdf

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