Dems halted recovery, derailed economy last summer: PJM (Blumer)
Lobbyists get Stimulus bill before Congress: USN&WR
Who has read the 1,434-page bill?: Fausta
Gitmo oversights risk disclosure of classified info: Times
Dishonest Reporting Awards 2008: Honest Reporting
Obama: we must live within our means: Gateway
Where's Hillary?: ELL
Lexicon check: First 100 days: TAB
Tax cheat Rangel complains stimulus is too small: Corner (Franc)
Bacon Hunt in the Stimulus Bill: Fox
Caterpillar debunks Obama: ABC
Obama's BlackBerry brings personal safety risks: CNet
$76: all the difference in the world: Snapped Shot
Transparency abandoned! Obama and Dems Break Promise to Put Stimulus Online: Flopping Aces
Yowza! Danica Patrick in SI's swimsuit issue: Jalopnik
Jump the Hump Day Navy SEAL Post-Don't Get Cheated Out of Hell?: Inches away from sanity
The cost of life: Cryptic Subterranean
Goodbye, America! It was fun while it lasted: Coulter:
For half a century, the welfare establishment had the bright idea to pay women to have children out of wedlock. Following the iron laws of economics -- subsidize something, you get more of it; tax it, you get less of it -- the number of children being born out of wedlock skyrocketed.
The 1996 Welfare Reform bill marked the first time any government entitlement had ever been rolled back. Despite liberal howling and foot-stomping, not subsidizing illegitimacy led, like night into day, to less illegitimacy... Welfare recipients got jobs, as the hard-core unemployables were coaxed away from their TV sets and into the workforce. For the first time in decades, the ever-increasing illegitimacy rate stopped spiraling upward.
As proof that that welfare reform was a smashing success, a few years later, Bill Clinton started claiming full credit for the bill.
Well, that's over. The stimulus bill goes a long way toward repealing the work requirement of the 1996 Republican Welfare Reform bill and rewards states that increase their welfare caseloads by paying unwed mothers to sit home doing nothing.
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