On the path to National Bankruptcy: The Heritage Foundation has an interesting white paper on the impact of the welfare state. Click here to read the full paper.

A Path to National Bankruptcy

    • Welfare on the Rise: The growth of welfare spending is unsustainable and will drive the United States into bankruptcy if allowed to continue unreformed. Welfare spending is projected to cost taxpayers $10.3 trillion over the next 10 years.
    • The President’s Budget:President Obama’s FY 2011 budget request would increase total welfare spending to $953 billion, a 42% increase over welfare spending in FY 2008.
    • The Collapse of Marriage:The collapse of marriage is the predominant cause of child poverty in the U.S. today. When the War on Poverty began, 7% of children were born out of wedlock; today the figure is over 40%. Most alarmingly, the out-of-wedlock birthrate among African-Americans is 72%.
    • Amnesty Will Make the Problem Worse: If the U.S. government were to provide amnesty or “earned citizenship” to illegal immigrants, the welfare system would be flooded with new recipients. Of the 11–12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., at least half lack a high school degree.

In the News

Date Title
6/30/10 Current record
6/30/10 Debt to reach 62 percent of GDP by year's end
6/29/10 Kagan Calls Gun Rights Decision 'Binding Precedent'
6/29/10 NewsBusters: Media Spin Supreme Court Gun Ruling as Loss for States' Rights
6/28/10 Second Amendment Questions Anticipated at Kagan Hearing
6/28/10 Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment
6/25/10 In 2010, Conservatives Still Outnumber Moderates, Liberals
6/25/10 Congressional Parking Garage Study Got More Funding Than Deficit Reduction Panel
6/25/10 Source: Administration Weighs Granting Amnesty
6/24/10 WSJ: Confidence Waning in Obama, U.S. Outlook
6/24/10 Tax & Regulate: Businesses paralyzed over uncertainty
6/23/10 Politicians using stimulus to 'advertise' themselves
6/22/10 Dem's Political Landscape Not Improving
6/21/10 Conservatism and the Spirit of Reform
6/21/10 Poll: Americans Want Government to Have Less Money, Power
6/21/10 Running on Empty: The wheels come off the liberal juggernaut
6/20/10 House races offer rare chance
6/18/10 Arizona Governor: "We'll meet them in court ... And we will win."
6/17/10 Forbes: The Unmet Promise Of Obamacare
6/16/10 Poll: Disapproval of Obama handling of oil spill jumps
6/16/10 House Rejects Plan to Repeal Health Care Mandate
6/15/10 Hot Air: Obama to create “czar” to oversee oil spill
6/15/10 A President Engulfed: Obama has not shown leadership the oil spill requires
6/14/10 Gallup: 49% of Americans Say Democrat Party "too liberal"
6/11/10 LJ World: Jenkins has the upper hand in 2nd District race
6/11/10 2 More Democrats File in 2nd Congressional District
6/11/10 USA Today: Palin, 'Tea Party' get results in primaries
6/11/10 2010: More than 300 candidates seek elected office in Kansas
6/10/10 Rasmussen Round-up: GOP Strong in IL, NV, and CA
6/10/10 Morning Sun: Regents weigh in on Big 12
6/10/10 POLITICO: GOP's statehouse position strong
6/8/10 Jenkins files for re-election
6/8/10 Jenkins, Kobach File for Kansas GOP Primary
6/8/10 Jenkins seeking second term
6/7/10 Rasmussen: GOP leads Democrats on Generic Congressional Ballot
6/7/10 Nine Races to Watch on Super (Primary) Tuesday
6/7/10 Jenkins Lets People Speak Out
6/4/10 Kansas City Star: Obama's dirty political deals
6/3/10 AP: White House faces more questions over dealmaking
6/3/10 ObamaCare's Ever-Rising Price Tag
6/2/10 Brewer Says She's Ready for Potential Federal Court Challenge Over Immigration Law
6/2/10 Gallup: GOP takes six-point lead in generic Congressional ballot
6/1/10 Brownback files for governor, picks Colyer for running mate
6/1/10 Republicans Grow More Hopeful Ahead of 37 Gubernatorial Races This Fall