Posts Tagged ‘social welfare benefits’

Tipping Point To Disaster: More Than Half Of Americans Now Live Off Government

March 11, 2011

I’m not the only one who thinks this doesn’t sound good at all, am I?

 It’s Official: Most Americans Make Their Living Off The Government A widely covered report from TrimTabs Investment Research, based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, has found that 35 percent of all earnings are now direct transfer payments from the government. According to CNBC, “social welfare benefits make up 35 percent of wages and salaries this year, up from 21 percent in 2000 and 10 percent in 1960.”

But the real story is much worse. Nearly 8% of Americans work directly for the government while an additional 9.6% of Americans work as contractors for the government. Taken together, more than half of all Americans make their living directly from the government. “We have reached a tipping point,” says Grassfire Nation’s Steve Elliott. “That’s why what is happening in Wisconsin could have huge ramifications. Unless citizens stand now for less government and fiscal restraint, the government-dependent class will demand more and more government and our nation will be destroyed from within.”

I don’t want to see my country go the way of the Dodo bird, but at this point, it very much looks like we’ll be taking the trip.

Just remember when Soylent Green time comes to eat all the liberals first.

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