Jun 15, 2021
A Record Benefits Cliff is Coming Thanks to Democrats' American Rescue Plan
In the face of growing labor shortages, 25 states are ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits in the coming weeks. Their Republican governors argue those benefits make...
Jun 9, 2021
Child Allowances Make the IRS America's Number One Welfare Agency
Definitions of welfare vary but usually involve cash and cash-like government benefits provided directly to low-income individuals, whose costs are supported by taxes paid by others....
Apr 1, 2021
Millions of Parents Not Living with Their Children Could Collect Child Allowance Checks
In their new $1.9 trillion stimulus law, Democrats temporarily converted the current child tax credit into a larger “child allowance” payable to parents regardless of...
Mar 26, 2021
On the Dignity of Work, AOC's View Has Replaced FDR's
In 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called for an end to temporary federal relief programs, saying “continued dependence upon...
Mar 4, 2021
Dems' Stealth Plan to Enact Universal Basic Income
Universal basic income is about to arrive in America. Congressional Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus bill provides for no-strings attached checks, limited only to parents of...
Feb 24, 2021
Why Hasn’t the Biden Administration Issued its Own Stimulus Job Creation Estimates?
One of policymakers’ key goals for federal stimulus legislation is to create jobs. Yet supporters of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan have so...
Jan 29, 2021
The Costs of Making 'Unemployment Benefits on Steroids' Permanent
Temporary expansions in unemployment benefits enacted last March in response to the pandemic are only the beginning of what Democrats have in mind for growing this major entitlement...
Jan 12, 2021
Survival Checks Forever?
Even while $600 stimulus checks are being deposited in tens of millions of bank accounts, congressional Democrats are laying the groundwork for even greater stimulus payments, which...
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