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Food Stamps: A Costly, Inefficient Tool For Ending Hunger, But Perfect For Building An Army Of Big-Government Lovers

Food Stamps: A Costly, Inefficient Tool For Ending Hunger, But Perfect For Building An Army Of Big-Government Lovers

A recent policy analysis, “SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform,” outlines why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a deeply troubled government program with combined high administrative costs and significant levels of fraud and abuse.

Debt Ceiling Disregard; House Stenographer’s Freak Out; Obama Says Washington Politics Need Change; Learn How To Opt Out Of Google’s ‘Shared Endorsements’; And More— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 10-17-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Obama’s Hometown Paper Takes Down President Over Obamacare: ‘Stop Blaming Republicans’

President Barack Obama’s hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune, endorsed the Illinois Senator in both his Presidential election campaigns. But the Tribune has had enough of Obama’s accomplishment numero uno – Obamacare. The paper ripped into Obama this week with a blistering editorial takedown of the socialized medicine mess, saying the time has come “…for the […]

The Debt Ceiling Wasn’t Raised, Just Disregarded

On Wednesday, Congress reached a deal to disregard the $16.4 trillion limit on government borrowing and re-open the Federal government. The deal has been widely touted as a measure to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling—in reality, however, the deal simply suspends the current debt ceiling, giving the Federal government open-ended spending power through Feb. 7. […]

Protect Your Privacy: EFF Explains How To Opt Out Of Google’s Shared Endorsements

This post, written by activist Adi Kamdar, originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website on Oct. 17. Google recently announced an update to its Terms of Service, focused on displaying your profile name and photo next to advertisements and reviews. The new feature, which goes into effect on November 11, is called Shared Endorsements […]

Is She Nuts, Or Smarter Than We Know? What Do You Make Of House Stenographer Dianne Reidy’s Flip Out On The Floor?

As Congressional lawmakers ended the 16-day government shutdown Wednesday night by approving a bill to resume funding for the Federal government through Jan. 17, longtime House stenographer Dianne Reidy caused a ruckus inside the House chamber by interrupting the vote and shouting, “the House is divided” and “this is not one Nation under God!” Reidy’s […]

Obama Wins!; Federal Debt Hasn’t Budged Since May; McConnell’s Sweet Reward For Backing Dems; China Yawns At U.S. Debt Deal; NSA And CIA Collaborate On Surveillance; Pay To Play On The TSA Express – Thursday Morning News Roundup 10-17-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Supreme Court To Hear Case Against UnConstitutional Asset Forfeitures Against Citizens Awaiting Trial

Supreme Court To Hear Case Against UnConstitutional Asset Forfeitures Against Citizens Awaiting Trial

If citizens awaiting trial are truly innocent until they have been proven guilty in court, why does the state have the power to commence their punishment (and cripple their chances of a solid legal defense) from the moment of their indictment?

Nothing To See Here: Just The National Parks Director Admitting Obama White House Was In On Persecution Plan

Nothing To See Here: Just The National Parks Director Admitting Obama White House Was In On Persecution Plan

On Wednesday, National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis found himself admitting that President Barack Obama was well aware of the strategy the Park Service was implementing to turn away veterans from open-air memorials as soon as the government shutdown went into effect.

Analysis Shows That Fewer Than 1 Percent Of People Attempting To Enroll In Obamacare Were Successful

Analysis Shows That Fewer Than 1 Percent Of People Attempting To Enroll In Obamacare Were Successful

Based on the results of an analysis recently completed by the consulting firm Kantar U.S. Insights, it is no surprise that news reporters throughout the Nation are having such a difficult time locating Americans who have successfully enrolled in Obamacare.

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