4 ‘Incendiary’ Charts For Trouble In Socialist Paradise

Thursday, May 30, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 05/30/2013 Anytime a free market guy rails against central planning and socialism, there is always someone who stands up and says “what about Sweden?” Ah, Sweden… a socialist’s paradise… a place where taxes are among the highest in the world, few people are wealthy, and the government is involved in... »

21 Facts About Rising Government Dependence In America That Will Blow Your Mind

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Michael May 29th, 2013 Government dependence in the United States has reached a level never seen before. 50 years ago, the federal government handed out about 10 cents for every dollar that American workers earned. Now, the federal government hands out about 35 cents for every dollar that American workers earn. Yes,... »


Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Ron Ewart May 22, 2013 “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” —Charles de Montesquieu, French Political Thinker, 1689 – 1755) For the most part, we try to keep our focus on the plight of rural America, but... »

Guest Post: The Brewing Generational Conflict…The solution is currently “impossible”

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Charles Hugh-Smith 05/15/2013 The promises made to the 76 million baby Boomers cannot be met. It’s really very simple: promises made when the economy was growing by 4% a year and the next generation was roughly double the size of the generation entering retirement cannot be fulfilled in an economy growing 1.5%... »

Frightening Future of Socialized Healthcare: Nearly One Million Veterans In Backlog; 20,000 Die Each Year Waiting for Medical Care

Friday, May 10, 2013
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo May 10th, 2013 In coming years the President’s landmark Affordable Care Act will be integrated into the American health care system with the promise of providing free, abundant and complete medical care for every American citizen who needs it. There are those who claim that the new law, passed through Congress... »

United States of Food Stamps: Food stamp usage has grown by 30,000,000 people since 2000. The economics of a food stamp recovery.

Saturday, April 27, 2013
By Paul Martin I was working through a few pages of Excel data regarding food stamp usage and a troubling milestone has now been breached. Since 2000, we have now added over 30,000,000 Americans to the food stamp program now labeled SNAP. What is even more difficult to understand is this number has moved up nearly... »

Californians: Prepare For A 50% Hike In Pension Costs

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 04/16/2013 It is no surprise that pension funds in the US are significantly underfunded (median 72% funded). California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPERS), specifically, is about 26% short of meeting its long-term commitments. Like most major pension funds, it uses smoke-and-mirrors to avoid this yawning gap by smoothing over a... »

US Households On Foodstamps Hit Record High

Monday, April 15, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden 04/15/2013 Record Dow, record S&P, record debt, record plunge in gold, and now: record US households on foodstamps. What’s not to like. While today’s selloff may be confusing to everyone, one can scratch off some 23,087,886 US households, or the number that according to the USDA were on foodstamps in... »

It was nice knowing you, America

Friday, April 5, 2013
By Paul Martin

Jon Rappoport Activist Friday, April 5, 2013 here are now an astonishing 90 million people absent from the US labor force. NPR reports: “Every month, 14 million Americans get a disability check from the government.” “In Hale County, Alabama, nearly 1 in 4 working-age adults is on disability.” As of December 2012, 47... »

Socialists ready to make power grab of world citizens’ money

Monday, March 18, 2013
By Paul Martin

Judi McLeod Sunday, March 17, 2013 Get your money out of the banks.Due to an “emergency deal reached today in Brussels”, a one-time 9.9% tax is to be levied on Cypriot bank deposits of more than 100,000 euros effective Tuesday, March 19. Virtually overnight and with no warning of any kind, the emergency... »

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