Skip to comments.6 charts that show the Welfare State run amok
Posted on 07/12/2012 5:17:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan
The original purpose of Medicaid was to provide improved healthcare access for poor people, while not turning the safety net into a trap. Under President Obamas Affordable Care Act, Medicaid will be greatly exapnded beyond what Congress originally intended.
In fact, as these charts show, it has already expanded beyond what Congress surely originally envisioned and, in the process, has created a terrible fiscal problem for the United States. (These charts and graphics come from a briefing today here at AEI, conducted by Gary Alexander, secretary of public welfare for Pennsylvania.)
A few scary factoids:
In the 1960s, there were 18 workers per Medicaid recipient. Today that number is 2.5.
The number of Americans on disability has risen 19% faster than jobs created during this recovery.
There are just 1.2 private sector workers per 1 person on welfare or working for government.
There are now just 1.65 employed persons in private sector per 1 person on welfare assistance.
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A long time ago - mid-eighties - I was working in Denmark for an American employer. Back then the working Danes would complain that for every one of them working, there was another Dane on his back. Looks like we’ve reached that point in The States now.
Thats the one that caught my eye, the day of reckoning is near.
The parasitic class will grow as ever more individuals find work degrading, rather than fulfilling, and as they lose their sense of self-pride. The societal leaches will take without care for the effect on them and others. They adjust their sense of self downward...into a base existance without meaning.
They will exist, sponging off those who do work. Only when individuals of integrity say “Enough” will they relent. Then, they will resist and cause civil disturbance because they do not know integrity and self-sufficiency. What a pathetic and sad situation.
Each of us probably know someone who has succumbed to this parasitic lifestyle.
Fifty percent of Americans work for a living. The other fifty percent vote for a living.
“For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government”
So, lets hear from government employees/welfare recipients on how it’s unfair to compare the two and how they are very important.
You have to laugh to keep from crying. This is pretty funny in that vein.
If anyone can show me a country where entitlements are rampant, that is prospering, I am all ears..........yeah, I thought so.
The global economy and trade (made possible by computers and the internet) has been brutal for many too,
Recall that in 2006 and 2007 (RINO) Republicans like GWB, McCain, Graham-nesty as well as the lib MSM (I think I posted a Balt Sun editorial lecturing us at the time ) lectured us on how our ‘growing economy’ requires lots of new low paid low skilled workers to feed it, arguing for amnesty for poor illegals.
This shows how delusional and dangerous that idea was. The Poor are expensive and the changing economy is not providing lots (or any) of decent paying jobs for low skill workers. And sooner or later they or their offspring get to vote, usually for stuff like raising the minimum wage that lands them unemployed on the government feedbag after it kills their jobs completely (actually the working poor are already getting lots of gov handouts before that pink slip)
That pretty much sums it up!
These charts point out a sad truth that the Founders and others knew a long, long time ago:
“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”
A well stated comment on a terrible situation.
If you were to include only taxpaying private sector workers the picture would probably be flipped with more dependents than providers.
Only about half the workers, public and private, pay federal taxes?
By far and away the majority of federal taxes are paid by 10% of the producers of course.
The picture is DISMAL.