13 mars 2011

C’est l’temps d’une dinde En Vidéos Philosophie Québec

Impossible d’écouter cette vidéo sans penser à Jean-François Lisée

13 mars 2011

Le rebelle Économie En Citations Philosophie

Lysander Spooner

Citation de Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), pionnier de la cause libertarienne aux États-Unis:

« A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, or by millions, calling themselves a government. […]

Every man who puts money into the hands of a government, puts into its hands a sword which will be used against himself, to extort more money from him, and also to keep him in subjection to its arbitrary will. Those who will take his money, without his consent, in the first place, will use it for his further robbery and enslavement, if he presumes to resist their demands in the future. »

13 mars 2011

Le socialisme en action Économie États-Unis Revue de presse

Washington Examiner

One-third of U.S. wages are provided by the government
Washington Examiner

The average U.S. citizen currently has one-third of their wages made up government payouts, an all time record.

This comes at a time of record government debt totaling $1.5 trillion for fiscal year 2011 and projected to grow to $7 trillion over the next ten years. So right when people are most aware of the need to cut government spending to avoid a financial meltdown, is the time that people are most dependent on the government for their day to day living.

The majority of these handouts come in the form of healthcare spending and social security. According to a Heritage Foundation report, Social Security and Medicare alone represented 36% of the total federal budget in 2010. These numbers are expect to grow as our Baby Boomers continue to go into retirement. These numbers also don’t reflect future projections for the new open-ended entitlement of Obamacare.