“We face two dangers,” warns Rep. Paul Ryan (D, WI) in his budget proposal, “long-term economic decline as the number of makers diminishes and the number of takers grows and, worse, gradual moral-political decline as dependency and passivity weaken the nation’s character and as the power to make decisions is stripped from individuals and their elected representatives and given to non-elected bureaucracies.”
Less than half of America is working…so they can pay for the other half…
Remember that a federal benefit is our government reaching directly into your wallet, confiscating your income that you worked really hard to earn, and then handing it out to other people for free so they will continue to vote for them. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Government employees are paid 100% with federal benefits. Cash-for-clunkers, solar and green energy subsidies, bank and car manufacturing bailouts, student loan forgiveness and grants are all federal benefits. You better hide your wallet. They’re coming back for more.
- 59% of the 308.7 million Americans in this country get at least one federal benefit (Census Bureau, 2009)
- 46.5 million get Social Security
- 42.6 million get Medicare
- 42.4 million get Medicaid
- 36.1 million get Food Stamps
- 12.4 million get Housing Subsidies
- 3.2 million get Veterans’ Benefits
- Twice as many Americans work in government than in all of American manufacturing
As reported by USA Today (4/13/11), “…the share of the population that’s working in America fell to its lowest level in 30 years. Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983.”
Most of those not working are being paid not to work, of course, via unemployment compensation and the multiple benefit programs available. America is well on its way to becoming what we’ve always hated, a structurally mired with high unemployment, economically quasi-socialist nation that rewards laziness and punishes rugged individualism, creativity and entrepreneurship…you know…Europe.
Soon we can change our name to Americany (Germany) or maybe Francica (France). Nations where the governments have destroyed the productivity of its citizens and take what little they do produce and spread it all around like peanut butter to any lazy, dependent leechy group that asks for it, in exchange for their vote. This is the new Francica.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal (4/1/11), “…More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined. Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5M) than in all of manufacturing (11.5M).”
If you currently have a job and you currently don’t receive any of these benefits, I wish to say Congratulations! You are one of the few, one of the proud, one of the Producers whose job it is, according to our government, to work your fingers down to their scrawny, bloody little nubs to make sure everyone else gets everything they want, for free. As Karl Marx said, “From each according to his ability, for each according to his needs.”
And my fellow employed American friend, we haven’t even begun to pay for all those “needs” coming down the pipe straight at your wallet. So hold on buddy boy, your wallet’s about to get a whole lot lighter.
You should already have begun feeling the thinning out of your wallet as our politicians print the trillions of dollars they need to bathe their parasitic supporters in, which causes inflation and silently taxes your income as you pay more in gas, food, and everything else. The grubby fingers of government reaching deep into your wallet through direct taxation is coming to your back pocket shortly.
Or, as California has shown by raising taxes “temporarily” a couple of years ago and now wants to extend them again “temporarily” will show you, there is no such thing as a “temporary” tax. They extend it temporarily a few times, then make it permanent and rename it to something you don’t dare to argue against. This is how a “temporary emergency tax” to “balance the budget” in California becomes a permanent tax several years later but renamed the “Save Education for Children” tax in 2015. If you utter one word of contempt for this flogging of your common sense, they will samurai slice you with condemnations of how you hate children, how evil you are, what a barbarian you are for cutting funding to the innocent babies of the nation.
Politicians use the word “temporary” because we’ve been well-trained to believe politicians are incapable of lying. Just like the “temporary” tax on gasoline we’ve been “temporarily” paying since 1932. Over $1 trillion in “temporarily permanent” gas taxes collected from us and still counting…