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Democrats are afraid to deal with the entitlement problem in America because they know that the people they've been paying off for generations with tax dollars will see how flimsy is the game.
But when you see stats like these you'd be hard-pressed to disagree that something must be done, "compassion" be damned. ZeroHedge.com had an inflammatory article earlier this year that showed that a family on welfare has more disposable income than a family making $60k, and that raised eyebrows. But their new piece is sure to cause lefty heads to explode.
They show that one person in America is supported by welfare for every 1.65 people working.
So you and the guy standing next to you, be you selling cars, stamping metal, or sweeping floors, are supporting a person who isn't.
The punchline: 110 million privately employed workers; 88 million welfare recipients and government workers and rising rapidly.
And since nothing has changed in the past two years, and in fact the situation has gotten progressively (pardon the pun) worse, here is our conclusion on this topic from two years ago:We have been writing for over a year, how the very top of America's social order steals from the middle class each and every day. Now we finally know that the very bottom of the entitlement food chain also makes out like a bandit compared to that idiot American who actually works and pays their taxes. One can only also hope that in addition to seeing their disposable income be eaten away by a kleptocratic entitlement state, that the disappearing middle class is also selling off its weaponry. Because if it isn't, and if it finally decides it has had enough, the outcome will not be surprising at all: it will be the same old that has occurred in virtually every revolution in the history of the world to date.
But for now, just stick head in sand, and pretend all is good. Self-deception is now the only thing left for the entire insolvent entitlement-addicted world.