More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes. The Congressional Budget Office reports that only the top 40% income earners in the US pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers. Ludwig von Mises once noted that once we get to the point that a majority of the voting population receives more in benefits than it pays in taxes, then voters will demand more and more wealth be transferred to them through government programs. It will then become politically necessary to extract larger and larger amounts of wealth from a minority in order to subsidize the majority.
More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.
According to a report released this year by the Congressional Budget Office, only those in the top forty-percent income brackets in the United States pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers.
Not surprisingly, the lowest income brackets receive far more in transfers than they pay in taxes:
In the lowest quintile (on-fifth or 20% of the total), households pay only $400 in taxes (as of 2014, the most recent data available) while receiving more than $16,000 in various types of tax-funded transfer payments.
Social media critics pointed out that selecting directors based on their skin color, genitalia and sexual preference epitomized the bigotry most “diversity” measures claim to fight. According to the New York Times, 75% of currently-listed Nasdaq companies fall short of the proposed requirements.
Opioids have killed more than 450,000 people over the past two decades. Last week, as part of a sweeping settlement with the DOJ, Purdue Pharma, controlled by the Sackler family, pleaded guilty to three criminal charges.
Anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 using the PCR test should not be required to isolate. Recently, a court in Portugal ruled against a governmental health authority that had illegally confined four people to a hotel this summer.
Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR test who was awarded a Nobel Chemistry Prize, said that by using certain protocols for the PCR test, scientists can come up with results they want — he stated, “…with PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody.”
Dr. Magda Havas, Ph.D, performed a study comparing the average number of cases, deaths, and tests for Covid-19 in states with and without 5G. She reported that Covid cases are 95% higher and Covid deaths 126% higher in states with 5G than in states without 5G.
The government in Sao Paolo has already agreed to start importing millions of doses of Sinovac’s jab, despite resistance from the president. Bolsonaro was quoted saying, “I’m telling you, I’m not going to take it. It’s my right.”
The reported purpose of the killing was to stop the nuclear deal with Iran dead in its tracks before president elect Joe Biden comes into office. Tehran long has maintained its nuclear program is peaceful, and the International Atomic Energy Agency says that the “Amad” program ended in 2003.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, announced on Twitter last week that schools have been directed to ask students or parents if they were part of multi-family gatherings. If the answer is yes, he wrote that they will need to “go remote” and quarantine for 14 days or take a Covid test and isolate for 7 days.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, represented by Sidney Powell, filed an emergency motion as an election official stated the ballot-counting machines would be reset to zero on Monday, November 30, before performing a recount.
Madeleine Albright famously argued that killing 500,000 Iraqi children was a reasonable foreign-policy move when she was the Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton. Henry Kissinger is known for prolonging the Vietnam War.
Economist Genevieve Briand discovered that, while the number of deaths rose drastically for COVID-19, all other causes declined by about the same number. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia have been recategorized as deaths from COVID-19.
Continued shutdowns of schools across the US have caused an alarming decline in learning. Remote virtual learning on computers is not working. Teachers’ unions have lobbied to keep schools closed. Public schools have a radicalizing influence. Homeschooling is on the rise, and that may be the ultimate solution.
A former UK Supreme Court judge’s comments come in the wake of reports that the government is planning to issue ‘freedom passes’ for people who agree to vaccination or twice testing negative for the virus in one week.
Rudy Giuliani said that 1.8-million mail-in ballots were sent out, but 2.5 million were counted. He said that 672,770 votes that were not inspected by anyone were secretly stuffed into the ballot box. A witness described the huge “spikes” in Pennsylvania ballots that went 600,000 to Joe Biden vs 3,200 for Trump.
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the a Catholic diocese and Orthodox Jews who were seeking to block New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s limits on attendance at houses of worship.
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Students were shocked when they were told that Medicare for All would remove about 100 million Americans from their private insurance plans, an estimated one million jobs would be lost and each taxpayer would have to contribute about 20% of their income to fund the program.
An Arizona restaurant owner says that many of her furloughed employees are staying home and have told her their pay from the government is better than working at her restaurant. She says there are about 30 job openings, but rehiring is challenging because people are comfortable with unemployment benefits.
The tradition of a close-knit family has been shattered by the collectivist mindset that now dominates the British culture. Nine-million people, 14% of the population, are without regular contact with close friends or family, which makes them lonely, indeed. A study of this problem concludes it has been brought about by welfare, anti-family feminism, and public housing. The government is launching a massive program to solve this problem. [How? By more of the same that caused it, of course.]