Get'cha Honey for Nothin', Get'cha Chips for Free

The quickest and surest way to make things more expensive for most of us is for someone in our government to attempt to make such things “free” for some. As I noted earlier this year, the largest “charity” in the U.S. is government (which, of course, brags about it!). Americans gave a total of approximately $3.4 billion (about $2.4 billion from individuals) to private charities in 2013. In the same year, Americans received over $600 billion from means-tested (recipients required to be below a certain income level) government programs (housing, food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, and the like). When non means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and so on) are included, the total is a shocking and staggering $2 trillion dollars. In case you missed it, for over four consecutive years now, the number of Americans receiving food stamps (transactions are now done with an EBT card) surpassed 45 million. About 20 percent of U.S. children receive...(Read Full Article)

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