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Elorza’s view of poverty perfectly encapsulates progressives’ error.

By Justin Katz | July 14, 2021 |

No doubt many smart progressives would spot Democrat Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza’s error in thinking, but this statement, as quoted on GoLocalProv, perfectly summarizes the progressive approach to policy: “If there’s one thing that causes poverty, it’s the lack of money,” said Elorza of the program that is currently funded through private donations —…

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There are good and bad reasons to take your time looking for a job.

By Justin Katz | June 30, 2021 |

This news that Charlie McCarthy reports for Newsmax is not surprising: There are about 10 million unemployed workers in the U.S., and more than nine million jobs available, yet only 10% of job seekers say they’re looking actively and urgently, Axios reported Wednesday. About 15% say they’re looking actively but not urgently. About 45% said they’re…

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Monthly payments are not a “tax cut”; they’re dependency-driving welfare.

By Justin Katz | June 3, 2021 |

Here’s what Joe Biden said of a so-called “expanded Child Tax Credit” that will take the form of monthly payments from the federal government starting in July: “This tax cut sends a clear and powerful message to American workers, working families with children: Help is here.” That’s not the “clear message” I hear.  Actually, the…

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