All seized drug money goes to child support and college fund for children…
Blue State, Red Face: Guess Who Benefits More From Your Taxes? Alaska, as a new state with vast needs, required ports and airports and highways and so on. But then you must account for the fact that Alaska’s share of federal spending has spiked sharply in the last 15 years, even as North Slope oil revenue has filled its coffers (oil revenue accounts for 88 percent of the state’s general fund). state’s economy and dependence on the federal government.)
Now consider the bottom 10, i.e., the ones that give more to the federal government in taxes than they get in return. From 1 to 10, they are:
Adding to this fallacy are the assumptions surrounding Mitt Romney’s now infamous comments about the indolent “47 percent” of Americans who regard themselves as victims and therefore pay no taxes. As the American Conservative magazine (no less) pointed out recently, nine of those 10 states are in the red-as-ruby Old Confederacy.*
Anything strange about that list? Yes, they are all blue states (or the deepest of purple).
The Minimum Wage and the Laws of Economics 72 The income decay among the lowest-paid workers does not reflect a decline in the value they add, and a moderate increase in the minimum wage would improve their lot without violating economic taboos, an economist writes.
5. W. Virginia
Farm subsidies, anti-poverty and nutrition aid.
6. N. Dakota
Farm subsidies, energy subsidies, retirement
and anti-poverty programs, Indian reservations.
Retirement programs, anti-poverty and nutrition aid,
federal space/military spending, farm subsidies.
8. S. Dakota
Retirement programs, nutrition aid, farm subsidies,
military spending, Indian reservations.
Civil service pensions, military spending, veterans
benefits, retirement, anti-poverty aid.
Retirement programs, nutritional
and anti-poverty aid,
Plus CORPORATE Prison industry welfare prison slave labor can cut costs and generate revenue has never been a secret. Private businesses nationwide are vying to exploit prisoner workers to reduce operating expenses and gain a competitive advantage, while government agencies are increasingly using prisoners for jobs that otherwise would go to public employees or contractors. Even farmers have turned to prison labor to harvest their crops.
All seized drug money goes to child support and college fund for children
ATLANTA – Alda Gentile was not arrested. She was not charged with a crime. Yet police in Georgia seized $11,530 in cash that Gentile said she had in a car for a house-hunting trip in Florida. Police confiscated the money after stopping the car, driven by her son, for speeding. They searched for drugs but found nothing. Her case has become a rallying cry for libertarian, conservative and other groups seeking to change laws in Georgia that allow law enforcement to seize property and cash from people who have not been convicted of crimes, a process known as civil forfeiture.
Prisoner parents are more likely to make payments toward their child support… at a job that pays minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. All of the prisons that are now being privatized would also lose profit.
- .http://www.well.com/~tomorrow/prison.htmlRep. Rothfus Will Cut Food Stamps (beavercountyblue.org)
- Anti-poverty schemes ineffective: survey (thehindu.com)
- Billionaires Collect Millions In Taxpayer Dollars Through Farm Subsidies (thinkprogress.org)
- Why liberals aren’t buying Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty crusade (theweek.com)
- The Insanity of Our Food Policy (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com)
- World Trade Organisation paves way for historic global trade deal (independent.co.uk)
- Food policy and Congress (gogreennation.org)
- Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan: Cutting Government Assistance, and Jesus (crooksandliars.com)
- Politics Counts: Who Benefits From Farm Subsidies, Food Stamps (blogs.wsj.com)
- Republicans Cry Fraud (huffingtonpost.com)
- Happy subsidized Thanksgiving: Taxpayers pay twice for annual feast (watchdog.org)
- Congress must act on pending legislation before year runs out (star-telegram.com)
- Happy Subsidized Thanksgiving (humanevents.com)
- Farm bill remains stuck in a muddy field (kansas.com)
- SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge: Farm Bill deadline approaches (graybeardtrail.com)
- Cut In Benefits Makes Thanksgiving Hard For The Hungry (mintpressnews.com)
- Thanksgiving: Recipes, Gadgets and Food News (therealdealmarin.com)
- Editorial: Imagine a Thanksgiving feast on $1.67 budget (sacbee.com)
- Libertarians Were Right (wetheindividuals.org)
- Some L.A. Unified schools to see cut in anti-poverty funds (latimes.com)