Category Archive: Government’s War on the Poor

Oct 28

Americans are fleeing big cities by the thousands

America’s most socialist cities have been losing residents for years, as people flee life-crushing regulations, policing and taxation. But 2020 has seen this mass exodus increase significantly. Chicago’s change-of-address postal notices more than doubled over last year’s for the period from February 1 to August 1; New York City’s are up 490%; San Francisco’s up …

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Jun 18

Government shutdown orders will likely doom most small restaurants

TOWNHALL columnist Ellie Bufkin warns in a recent column that a majority of small independent restaurants will not survive the government’s COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns. “Simply put, keeping six feet apart at all times with half the dining room closed is a practice that is mutually exclusive of financial survival for any restaurant.” A new …

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Jun 18

Millions of Americans skip loan payments as government COVID orders take their toll

The Wall Street Journal reports that 79 million student loans are now going unpaid after the government forced large segments of the population into poverty and unemployment. Auto loans in some type of deferment doubled to 7.3 million accounts. Personal loans in deferment doubled to 1.3 million accounts.

Jun 07

Was the government’s COVID-19 response the biggest transfer of wealth in history?

Government Made the Rich Vastly Richer; Impoverished Millions of Others Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” stated on June 4 that The coronavirus pandemic has produced “one of the greatest wealth transfers in history.” “This is the first recession where big business … is coming through virtually unscathed,” even as 21 million Americans are …

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Dec 29

An average worker pays $216,000 into Social Security and receives about $300,000 after retirement. This is a 1 % return on investment.

Learn Liberty calculated average likely “returns on investment” upon retirement from Social Security. The Social Security program was launched by the U.S. government during the 1930s with millions of dollars of pro-government propaganda. (Criticism of the program within the federal government was censored.) During the 1980s, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein found that Social Security DECREASED …

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Dec 29

Taxes and government force Hawaiians to flee

From the Wall Street Journal: “Despite being consistently rated as the “happiest state” in the nation, Hawaii is experiencing its third straight year of negative migration. Some 35,000 residents moved to the mainland from 2015-18.” “At 11% the state’s top marginal income-tax rate is second only to California’s. A 2018 study by the Institute on …

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Dec 19

California enacts law against “gig” work in September; hundreds of jobs are lost by December

The American “labor movement” began by spreading awareness of worker health and safety, low wages, and long hours. Today the “movement” is a government-controlled racket typified by pro-government extremism and anti-capitalist ideology. The recent rise of digital communications led to ride-sharing and other “gig” work—which improved the lives of everyone involved. But government views this …

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Oct 27

Mainstream media conceals the primary cause of the deadly Chilean riots: carbon taxes

This week saw major stories in many newspapers about the growth of protests and riots throughout the world. The Guardian published a detailed expose’ of protests in Hong Kong, Paris, Chile, Iraq, Ecuador and elsewhere which suggested the root cause of all these protests was young populations angry about “income inequality.” Reuters published a detailed …

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Oct 26

What really caused the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri? A new study suggests they were fueled by “taxation by citation”

Reason’s Brian Doherty is out with an article on city governments that use “taxation by citation” as major components of their income. Doherty cites a study from the Institute for Justice, “The Price of Taxation by Citation.” The study looked at 3 Georgia cities which derive 14 to 25 percent of their revenue from petty …

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Sep 20

Michigan government makes it harder for hospitals to offer new cancer treatments

Michigan’s government, like governments elsewhere, requires new clinics and hospitals to get government permission before opening or offering new treatments. The State’s “Certificate of Need” Commission determines if a new startup clinic might bring unfair competition to preexisting, entrenched hospitals. (And people wonder why health care costs are so high!) On Thursday, Michigan’s government commission …

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