NY Democrats oppose preventing welfare being spent on alcohol, porn, and other vices

As if I needed yet another reason to dislike Democrats: (NY Post) -- Democratic state lawmakers, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, have blocked welfare-reform legislation that would end “sinful spending” by preventing people receiving government benefits from withdrawing taxpayer-funded cash … [Read more...]

Taxing the poor

For all the hub-bub we hear about taxing the rich, we routinely overlook the degree to which the poor are taxed.  The "taxes" on the poor, however, aren't generally thought of as taxes on the poor.  What I'm talking about is state run lotteries and cigarette taxes.  Of course, these revenues aren't … [Read more...]