Skip to comments.Gains for Leisure Class May Boost Obama Reelection Chances
Posted on 04/22/2012 4:06:40 PM PDT by John Semmens
A record 5.4 million former workers and their dependents have signed up to receive federal disability payments since Obama took office. At 6% of the potential workforce now, the ratio of persons on disability has more than doubled since the Reagan Administration. Add this to the 70% increase in the number of persons getting food stamps since 2007 and it is clear that the 2008 election of Barack Obama may be ushering in some transformative changes in the way Americans live.
The notion that people want to work is the flaw in Republican thinking, said Obama adviser David Axelrod. Work is a disutility. People only put up with it under the belief that it is necessary in order to live. But what if we can change that belief? The strides that the President and Congress have made toward liberating a growing portion of our population from the drudgery of slaving for a living ought to be reflected in how people vote.
Axelrod acknowledged that we can never liberate 100% of the population from the burdens of labor, but the closer we can get to that figure the better off well be as a society. Freed of the daily grind imposed upon them by corporate taskmasters, more and more Americans will be able to reach a higher plane of self-actualization.
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welfare and disability recipients are now the leisure class.
I miss the old days John, when you would not baby us by categorizing you posts as Semi-Satire.
The sofa crowd isn’t really concerned about the economy and jobs. They’ve all taken Nazi Polizei’s advice and have signed up for art or guitar lessons. Some are writing their biographies or bird watching.
A real head shaker John.
"Leisure Class" = Elected criminals, beaurocrats and public employee unions.
Think they outnumber honest middle class working taxpayers yet?
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