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October 25, 2013

Welcome to Obama's 'Amerika': Welfare Recipients Now Outnumber Full-Time Workers

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According to data released this month by the Census Bureau, Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers

CNS News reports (emphasis added):

Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

That means there were about 1.07 people getting some form of means-tested government benefit for every 1 person working full-time year round.

Continue here.

As bad as this sounds, a recent studysuggests that nearly 1 million people could be moved from work to welfare by Obamacare. And keep in mind that the number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended the work requirement of those on welfare who should be working.

And as an IBD editorial makes clear, under Obama's policies and actions, America has morphed into a welfare nation ... and the welfare state will only continue to grow:

A Senate report earlier this year noted that, based on Congressional Budget Office projections, welfare spending will rise 80% over the next 10 years. That's $11 trillion in welfare spending over that time. Just cutting that growth to 60%, the report found, would save taxpayers $1 trillion. But, as we've seen, that won't happen.

Yet, surely all this money must be making a dent in all the poverty. Nope. Today, 46.5 million Americans live in poverty and more than 70% of all federal spending goes to dependency programs, like Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, nearly half of all Americans no longer pay any federal income tax at all.

This nation was was once filled with proud workers and businesses eager to hire them. But, as noted here Wednesday, a record 90.6 million Americans of working age are no longer in the labor force. Logic tells us they have to be supported by (1) their own savings, (2) working children or spouses or (3) welfare.

Increasingly, it seems, (3) is the answer. The Census Department reported just this week that 49% of the population, or 151 million Americans, got federal aid from at least one program in 2011 -- up from 94 million in 2000.

As Obama promised, he has "fundamentally transformed" America ... and unfortunately he's got 3 more years in office.

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Posted by Hyscience at October 25, 2013 11:03 AM



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