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Then the Democrats try to force you into taking 40% pay cuts for socialized medicine or the Dems won't allow you to see their patients.
Our Healthcare industry is doomed.
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Thanks so much for enlightening us. BS
My Son completed his 4 year degree. Aggressively looked for work for 2 years. Nothing but Jersey Mikes to get by. Fell back on plan "B". Joined the armed services. And even K Kristofferson's Boy joined. Sorry to hear about the graduates having so much debt. But America thrives on "financial servitude". I think joining the military is a valuable experience. Maybe one day people will realize how corrupt this country is and fight to get it back.
Love my country, fear my government.
By Terence P Jeffrey
109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released yesterday by the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014.
But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.
When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits — were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012.
Subtract the 3,297,000 who were receiving veterans' benefits from the total, and that leaves 150,026,000 people receiving non-veterans' benefits.
The 153,323,000 total benefit-takers at the end of 2012, said the Census Bureau, equaled 49.5 percent of the population. The 150,026,000 taking benefits other than veterans' benefits equaled about 48.5 percent of the population.
When America re-elected President Barack Obama in 2012, we had not quite reached the point where more than half the country was taking benefits from the federal government.
It is a reasonable bet, however, that with the implementation of Obamacare — with its provisions expanding Medicaid and providing health-insurance subsidies to people earning up to 400 percent of poverty — that if we have not already surpassed that point (not counting those getting veterans benefits) we soon will.
What did taxpayers give to the 109,631,000 — the 35.4 percent of the nation — getting welfare benefits at the end of 2012?
82,679,000 of the welfare-takers lived in households where people were on Medicaid, said the Census Bureau. 51,471,000 were in households on food stamps. 22,526,000 were in the Women, Infants and Children program. 20,355,000 were in household on Supplemental Security Income. 13,267,000 lived in public housing or got housing subsidies. 5,442,000 got Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. 4,517,000 received other forms of federal cash assistance.
How do you put in perspective the 109,631,000 people taking welfare, or the 150,026,000 getting some type of federal benefit other than veterans' benefits?
Well, the CIA World Factbook says there are 142,470,272 people in Russia. So, the 150,026,000 people getting non-veterans federal benefits in the United States at the end of 2012 outnumbered all the people in Russia.
63,742,977 people live in the United Kingdom and 44,291,413 live in the Ukraine, says the CIA. So, the combined 108,034,390 people in these two nations was about 1,596,610 less than 109,631,000 collecting welfare in the United States..........
How dare there be such a salary descrepancy between these jobs and the Wal-mart greeters. How is that fair. How do you expect the Wal-mart greeters and burger flippers to live when these people are making such excessive wages? Shouldn't they be limited to a certain multiple of the Wal-mart greeters wages?
Now how is this all related to the events in MO?
1) Through the growth of the dependency class and the politicians that cater to their needs require increased taxes to pay for this dependency. Increases in the minimum wage violates the laws of supply and demand and over inflates the cost of unskilled labor and drives up the cost of skilled labor because of the inflated prices of other goods and services.
2) The same decline of moral values that leads to looting and destruction of property and leads also to the loss belief in self responsibility and a need to depend on the federal government for economic and social solution as opposed to family and neighbors. It allows people to exist in a state of contentment without having to work, or improve their skillset.
3) The creation of a special class within US society has led to people that believe they are above the law. This balkanization is facilitated by the federal government treating people differently under the law based on such qualities as race, sex, age, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, and income. Why should any one US citizen be treated differently under the law than any other US citizen? What should be the basis of this treatment difference?
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