Government Programs Welfare


  • Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:19 AM ET
    Undocumented immigrant Angela Navarro and her husband Ermer Fernandez (L), along with other immigrants and supporters, watch President Barack Obama announce executive action on immigration, at the West Kensington Ministry church, in Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 2014.

    More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population.

  • Clinton speech appealed to center-left: Basham Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:43 PM ET
    Clinton speech appealed to center-left: Basham

    Patrick Basham, Director at the Democracy Institute, says Clinton's populist speech on Monday "threw a lot of red meat at the liberal center-left base of the party."

  • India's Modi faces dissent over spending shakeup Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:51 PM ET
    BJP leader Narendra Modi.

    Modi's cuts in federal welfare spending on the poorest of India's 1.25 billion people are coming in for criticism, including from within his cabinet.

  • Harry Potter tour accused of mistreating animals Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    Animal rights group, PETA, has uploaded video footage of "inexcusable treatment" towards owls at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

  • The EU is one big welfare Ponzi scheme Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    The stars of European Union (EU) membership sit on a euro sign sculpture outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany.

    The UK should've listened to Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago. Now it's finding out the truth—the EU is just a big welfare Ponzi scheme, says Jake Novak.

  • Lawmakers try to avoid getting hooked on subsidies Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    An enrollment sign for the Affordable Care Act at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.

  • As holidays near, food stamp recipients face cut Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning.

  • Congress Is Back, With a Full Bickering Agenda Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • Op-Ed: Israel Makes a Free-Market Move Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    Israel is making a free-market move, with a new political party aiming to reduce the welfare rolls — and avoid a Greece-like situation, argues Kudlow producer Jake Novak.

  • Norway Must Be More Competitive: Politician Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Norway Must Be More Competitive: Politician

    Erna Solberg, leader of the Conservative Party of Norway, tells CNBC that Norway needs to diversify its economy away from oil and gas.

  • Food Stamp Usage Up Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Food Stamp Usage Up

    Food stamp usage in America has gone up 70 percent since 2008. Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; Dean Baker, Center For Economic & Policy Research; and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum, discuss.

  • Govt. Benefits Fueling Poverty? Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Govt. Benefits Fueling Poverty?

    More than 46 million Americans are living below the poverty line. Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago Professor of Economics; Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine; Katie Burke, Edelman; Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Morgan Brittany Townhall columnist, provide perspective.

  • Bridging the Income Gap in China Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET
    Bridging the Income Gap in China

    Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics or PIIE says China is responding to a de facto democratization shock with its pledges to bridge social inequality. He says China needs to deliver good and inclusive growth.

  • The Right to Own Guns Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:20 PM ET
    The Right to Own Guns

    Chris Whalen, Executive Vice President and MD, Carrington Investment Services says Americans have the right to own firearms but they must take strict safety precautions about their usage.

  • China Censorship Protests a Sign of Progress? Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 7:45 PM ET
    China Censorship Protests a Sign of Progress?

    Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO, APAC, UBS Wealth Management says there weren't any arrests during the latest protests against censorship in China. He says this could be seen as a move towards more openness to political reforms.

  • Welfare's Sleazy Money Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Welfare's Sleazy Money

    The New York Post reports today that welfare recipients used electronic bank transfer cards to take out case for strip clubs, liquor stores and x-rated shops. Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," provides perspective. "The real elephant in the room is why are so many people on food stamps and welfare," says Elder.

  • UK Growth Was Overestimated: Economist Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 1:35 AM ET
    UK Growth Was Overestimated: Economist

    George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the UK is off schedule on its austerity plan because the levels of growth were overestimated.

  • USA: Food Stamp Nation? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:50 PM ET
    USA: Food Stamp Nation?

    Is America on the path to welfare and government dependency, or is there a future of free market capitalism? Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son," and radio talk show host, discusses the impact of the U.S. depending on the government.

  • Is Obama Buying the Election With His Welfare Explosion?

    It’s a cynical question. But I wouldn’t put it past that cynical bunch.

  • Welfare Spending Soars Under Obama Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 7:04 PM ET
    Welfare Spending Soars Under Obama

    A new study from the Congressional Research Service finds that federal spending on welfare has increased 33 percent since 2008. Larry Kudlow is outraged!