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Undoing the American Republic with Welfare and Institutionalized Poverty (That’s Why Welfare Reform is So Important)

by Diane Rufino, September 30, 2018 Government programs such as welfare and other social means-tested programs characterize very well the government’s general policy towards poverty: Make individuals “comfortable” in their poverty rather than incentivize them to become self-sufficient. Those dependent … Continue reading

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The Rightful Remedy to Curb Federal Spending: State Escrow Accounts

by Diane Rufino, Nov. 8, 2015 Federal spending is clearly out-of-control. Most everyone acknowledges it. But no one seems to want to focus on a real remedy. Rather, most spend their time blaming one political party or the other (while … Continue reading

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Embracing Founding Principles to Solve the Social Security Problem

    by Diane Rufino, August 20, 2015 Four years ago, in 2011, Social Security reached a critical tipping point. It paid out more in benefits than it took in through payroll (FICA) taxes. So, for four years, Social Security … Continue reading

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