"Hi, I'm EGPWS and I'm a payer. Are you a payer or a payee"?
"What sign are you, Gold or Visa"?
I’ve come across many of them on a daily basis. People that can barely understand basic English or math can tell you the ins and outs of welfare programs like with the confidence and expertise equal to listening to a rocket scientist talk about Orbital State Vectors.
These stats leave me wondering what percentage of working age heads of household, or working age adults with or without dependents, what percentage now are being supported by the government (taxpayers). Probably at least 20% of working age adults are receiving various forms of welfare, and maybe as much as 25%.
Other reports show that this welfare now costs more than $1 trillion per year. There is no hope of ever balancing the budget and getting our fiscal matters under control until at least half of welfare expenditures are eliminated by working age adults getting off welfare and becoming employed.
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100,000,000 out of 314,000,000
= Democrat base
Great comments.... The people who are around me know better than to chatter about welfare, except my wife. People from one of the local Indian tribes are always telling her to sign up for their commodities, and even though she has never gotten them, she knows all the rules and ways to game the system. And then there are people gaming the public education system, the medical system. You name it, and there is a way to game it. It’s the American way. With all of Obama’s job killing policies on the way, it is going to become the only way young people know, until it comes to grinding halt.
How many are not even legally Americans.
Reason # 1 why any Welfare State, including our own, eventually collapses. And we are at that point now. Everyone’s attitude is “Gimme gimme gimme and make someone else pay for it.” Too many takers and not enough producers.
My little isolated “hometown” in n.pa was way ahead of the curb.
The Mayor said years ago that half the residents were on some form of relief.
To think all of America, if they didn’t start out that way, will become potato heads who justify their right to confiscate other people’s hard earned money via taxes because they have backaches.
Its especially embarassing to see 20/30 somethings out in public in pjs and half awake from sleeping in until noon every day.
In order for the government to give a dollar to someone, it must take a dollar from someone else.
well, my wife, who was downsiezed almost two years ago, and unable to find anything above teh mendoza line since then, has officially ceased to be a statistic...her “unemployment” has run out, and she still has no opportunities.
Fortunately, we will survive on my salary, and not have to eat dog food, but I will not be able to retire for a LONG time, as her circumstances will force me to work well into my golden years.
While she continues to look for gainful employment, I hold out no hope, as companies are not hiring, fearful of the cost. And so....we keep on keeping on.
Way to go, Bozo.....ya killed the american dream.
100 million are on some form of “assistance” but what percent works for government that doles out the bennies?
Not to mention all the people who get government funds like public unions and NPR employees and GE and GM and Fannie Mae and global warming “scientist” on and on.
Government employees and people who inherited wealth or actors who get paid insane ammounts of money for pretending to be other people.
They are your ardent dimwit obama supporters.
Most of them could give to craps about USC.
TWO LESSONS, SAME GOVERNMENT
A lesson in irony. —
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.