Paul LePage for president!!!
For a wide range of reasons, the federal government should get out of the redistribution racket.
Welfare programs are costly, but they’re also not among the enumerated powers granted to the federal government by the Constitution.
But for those who don’t care whether the nation abides by its legal rule book, there’s also a very compelling argument that better policy can be achieved by ceding responsibility for anti-poverty initiatives to state and local governments.
As shown by the 1996 welfare reform, you’re likely to get changes that are good for both taxpayers and poor people.
We even see some glimmers of progress now that states have more ability to police the fraud-riddled food stamp program.
The Heritage Foundation recently published a report on what happened in Maine when the state started to impose a modest work requirement on childless beneficiaries.
Food stamps is one of the government’s largest…
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