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Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States

Government Dependents Outnumber Those With Private Sector Jobs In 11 U.S. States

By Michael, on December 26th, 2012

America is rapidly becoming a nation of takers. An increasing number of Americans expect the government to take care of them from the cradle to the grave, and they expect the government to dig into the pockets of others in order to pay for it all. This philosophy can be very seductive, but what happens when the number of takers eventually outnumbers the number of producers? In 11 different U.S. states, the number of government dependents exceeds the number of private sector workers. This list of states includes some of the biggest states in the country: California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Maine, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, New Mexico and Hawaii. It is interesting to note that seven of those states were won by Barack Obama on election night. In California, there are 139 "takers" for every 100 private sector workers. That is crazy! The American people have become absolutely addicted to government money, and it gets worse with each passing year. If you can believe it, entitlements accounted for 62 percent of all federal spending in fiscal year 2012. It would be one thing if we could afford all of this spending, but unfortunately we simply cannot. We are drowning in debt, and we are stealing more than a hundred million more dollars from future generations with each passing hour. No bank robber in history can match that kind of theft.

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The myth of "private enterprise" jobs

My husband works for a "private corporation." I would bet every patient is on Medicare, Social Security and / or disability.
My landlady thinks entitlements are ruining the country. I am pretty sure 90% of the occupants in this place are on Medicare and / or Social Security.
You take away the "entitlements" and you take away the only "steady incomes" left in the country- everyone is one or two handshakes from their "entitlement."
This is not in defense of a welfare state, it is an attempt to get people to understand the "enemy" in this is the government that insists we HAVE the welfare state, insists that THEY administer it, then uses the money for the warfare state - including to help create a war between the citizens and getting them to blame each other rather than have them gang up on the truly malicious parasites on our eceonomy.

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