It is curious that today’s post-moderns do not realize how their affinity for reality TV’s survivor shows mirrors their own values and outlook on life. They watch with fascination the ruthless winners who have little use for the values of loyalty, fidelity, and honor.
Raising children is hard work — rewarding, but oftentimes exhausting. It can stretch to the limit the combined emotional and economic resources of both mother and father. Yet the tabloids continue to hawk pictures of glamorous celebrities’ baby bumps, the majority of whom are not married to the father of the child they carry.
Those who question whether supplying young women with free contraceptives and government-subsidized abortions should be a function of the federal government — right along with providing for the national defense and regulating commerce — are attacked by the left Read More
The first 2014 Data Digest from Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI) presents graphs from the first five years of the Obama presidency showing dramatic increases in food stamp recipients and people receiving disability insurance, contrasted with the even more dramatic decreases in male labor force participation. Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Executive Director and Senior Fellow of BLI and the author of the Data Digest, asks, “Is the shift toward government dependency — represented by the increase in unemployment, along with the increase in food stamp and disability recipients — the kind of ‘fundamental transformation’ of the nation that the president promised in 2008?”
Read BLI’s January 2014 Data Digest here.
The following is the Beverly LaHaye Institute’s December 2013 Data Digest, which charts poverty rates by living arrangements. This new data, based on analyses of U.S. Census Bureau information, shows that increases in poverty from 2000 to 2012 have disproportionately affected non-married households, especially female-headed families where there is no husband present. From 2000 to 2012, the poverty rate for persons in female-headed families (i.e., non-spousal person, or “nsp”) increased from 28.5 percent to 33.9 percent; the poverty rate for persons in male-headed families (nsp) increased from 10.8 percent to 17.4 percent; the poverty rate for persons in married-couple families increased from 5.5 percent to 7.5 percent.
Download the Data Digest here.
The number of pages in the tax code and regulations doubled from 1984 to 2003, according to tax publisher CCH.
In the past, under both Democrat and Republican administrations, tax rate cuts spurred economic growth and resulted in the wealthy paying MORE in taxes, not less.