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America becoming land of the freeloader
NEW YORK POST ^ | September 19, 2012 | S.A. MILLER

Posted on 09/20/2012 7:27:56 PM PDT by george76

Edited on 09/20/2012 7:29:06 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Nearly half of Americans — 49 percent — lived in households that received government benefits as of last year, according to the Census Bureau.

That’s up from about 44 percent when President Obama took office and way up from about 30 percent back in the 1980s.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Illinois; US: New York
KEYWORDS: foodstamps; freeloader; medicaid; medicare; socialsecurity
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1 posted on 09/20/2012 7:28:00 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

At 49% now, but what happens when it creeps to 55% percent or so? Will the 55% vote for anyone or anything that threatens the freebees .... I doubt it. What we will have is the 45% giving up, fleeing or more likely fighting.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 7:32:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You can never blame a progressive for a failure .... it's always the fault of someone else.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

It won’t take long to find out.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 7:35:15 PM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: george76

Does anyone have the breakdown of the total? How many are on Social Security? Now many are government employees? How many are military? How many are on food stamps? How many are on Social Security disability? How many are on welfare?


4 posted on 09/20/2012 7:36:41 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: george76
This trend of redistribution will be almost impossible to reverse. And this election will be very close but hope that the majority of Americans do not want to live under communism. That is where we are headed.
5 posted on 09/20/2012 7:36:57 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: george76

This story vindicates Romney for the morons that needed to read the truth. Glad to see it.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: george76

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free(loader) and the home of the brave.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 7:41:13 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: george76

What counts is the NET.

Is a household a NET tax consumer, or a NET tax payer?


8 posted on 09/20/2012 7:41:31 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: george76

How can anyone take this seriously when it includes the military, everyone over 65 who is a part of a mandatory pension plan called social security, military retirees,etc.

The strangest thing of all is that it says “”49 percent — lived in households that received government benefits”” “someone” in the house collects a government check, what kind of “fact” is that?

Do we measure left handedness, by the percentage of Americans who “live in a household” with someone who is left handed?


9 posted on 09/20/2012 7:41:46 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: TigerClaws

Yes and no.

We NEED to create jobs, or bring jobs home.

Now.

There is no more time, or jobs to spare. We must bring back jobs.

Or we lose permanently.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: george76

What Romney should now explain are the reasons why those on fixed incomes must go on food stamps and apply for other “benefits” such as energy assistance etc.

The price of ; goods, services ,food, as well as the cost, use, and type of of energy resources, particularly coal,and oil, have all been driven up by Obama through his endless edicts, use of regulations and prohibitions all designed to change the systems of distribution and use of pleantiful resources to conform to his socialist scheme or ideal. Without any regard to the consequences. After all let US remember “to make an omlet ..”one must break a few eggs” and the one who made that remark and the followers of that ism who repeat it.”


11 posted on 09/20/2012 7:48:00 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: george76

I for one would like to see just who is getting what! If Social Security and other programs that were supposed to operate as a form of insurance into which the recipients have paid in, that’s one thing. But I’d like to see the magnitude of those programs where the recipients haven’t paid in a dime.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: RetiredTexasVet
As the Great Obama Recession sweeps on more and more families find their savings wiped out, and their homes forclosed. Consequently they move in together, so you have more 3 generation homes ~ grandparents, parents and children ~ with the grandparents on Social Security!

Before the parents and children were NOT in a household with someone receiving federal benefits.

The parents and children DID NOT become freeloaders by moving Grandpa and Grandma in!

BTW, those used to be Conservative values ~ to take care of your own people first. Now we have a crowd, apparently being led by Romney and Hannity, who are condemning the practice.

So, what happened to America?

13 posted on 09/20/2012 7:49:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Travis McGee
"What counts is the NET.

Is a household a NET tax consumer, or a NET tax payer?
"

Well said! [Applause] The problem needs to be honestly defined first, and you did it!

The only general solution that I've been able to think of is to starve the beast.

* Avoid buying anything that we don't really need (generates revenues/debt too much).

* Become more self-sufficient each month (energy, food, etc.)

* Learn to manufacture a necessity or needed part as a hobby for now.

The socialist, political/regulator class cannot continue its grip on both parties in politics without money and time to do so. Government can't be big without big, valuable revenues from unrestrained, domestic manufacturing competition (funny money from import/debt regime being irrelevant).


14 posted on 09/20/2012 8:00:19 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: george76; muawiyah

Yet not a word about tens of millions of illegal aliens about how they’re choking off our healthcare, jails, social services, schools, welfare, hospitals etc.

A small example

Dallas Morning News: Parkland Hospital leads nation in illegal immigrant births

Sherry Jacobson reports that 74 percent of the total 14,872 births at Parkland Hospital were to women who are believed to be in the country illegally.

(In just one year, at one hospital)

http://www.dallassouthnews.org/2010/08/09/dallas-morning-news-parkland-hospital-leads-nation-in-illegal-immigrant-births/

Study: 70% of Texas’ illegal immigrant families receive welfare

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2011/04/study-70-of-texas-illegal-immigrant-families-receive-welfare/


15 posted on 09/20/2012 8:00:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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one more time, only way to be an immigrant is with an immigration visa. otherwise you are just a visitor.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Travis McGee

Oh Gawd!......is it gonna come down to math?

Don’t you have any feelings???....../s


17 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:46 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: muawiyah
Study: 70% of Texas’ illegal immigrant families receive welfare

""one more time, only way to be an immigrant is with an immigration visa. otherwise you are just a visitor.""

18 posted on 09/20/2012 8:14:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mosesdapoet

Wow!...well said!...Bigger pictures......wider windows....


19 posted on 09/20/2012 8:17:31 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: george76; Gilbo_3
Certainly this was Obama's plan all along,
But what clueless Romney misses : all 49% do NOT want to be freeloaders. They want something better.

Speaking of the 49% freeloaders, wasn't Ryan holding up his Mom being on SS and medicare as a positive example? To get those freeloaders votes ? Now Romney says they are lost.

Republicans are confused with these mixed messages. Romney-itis

20 posted on 09/20/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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