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Entitlement America And The High Cost Of “Free”

from Zero Hedge:

Almost three years ago we first highlighted the real math behind the surging entitlement class that America has become. So why does a large portion of the population choose not to work when there are many jobs available? The answer is simple. If you can receive 2-3 times as much money from unemployment, disability, and/or welfare benefits (subsidized housing, food stamps, free cellphones, etc.) as you can from a temporary or part-time job, and live a life of leisure, why work? This is the ugly reality we illustrated just six months ago and the situation – amid what is apparently called a ‘recovery’ remains a depressingly real sign of the times. The political allure of free is so strong that an alarming number of people choose to become wards of the entitlement/welfare state rather than captain their own destiny. Indeed, while many are ‘proud’, 49% of American households now receive one or more government transfer benefits amounting to 18% of all personal income and a burden of $7,400 for every American – seemingly threatening the supposed self-reliance that has long characterized the American national psyche.

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3 comments to Entitlement America And The High Cost Of “Free”

  • Scott

    I’m fed up with the direction of this country (which at this point is unstoppable so let’s just get this revolution started). I’m disgusted by the Lard-assess wobbling the streets, wards of the state. It’s appalling what’s happening.

    • NaySayer

      Yeah, they are called bankers. They are the biggest welfare queens in the history of the planet. They have been bailed to the tune of over 20 trillion dollars. Do you know how much one trillion is? It is 1,000 billion.

      The lardasses who are welfare queens are white men in 6,000 suits living in penthouses.


    No such thing as a free ride

    Tenth Plank Communist Manifesto
    Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. (Gradual shift from private education to publicly funded began in the Northern States, early 1800’s. 1887: federal money (unconstitutionally) began funding specialized education. Smith-Lever Act of 1914, vocational education; Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 and other relief acts of the 1930’s. Federal school lunch program of 1935; National School Lunch Act of 1946. National Defense Education Act of 1958, a reaction to Russia’s Sputnik satellite demonstration, provided grants to education’s specialties. Federal school aid law passed, 1965, greatly enlarged federal role in education, “head-start” programs, textbooks, library books.

    (Research source: Encyclopedia Britannica.)

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