Entitlement-collecting voters outnumber taxpaying workers in 11 U.S. statesSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:42
(NaturalNews) At a time in the not-too-distant past America was a nation that encouraged meaningful labor, rugged individualism and, most importantly, self-reliance. But more and more America is becoming a nation of welfare zombies, a European-style socialist nightmare where government largess is replacing a productive work ethic.
In fact, the number of Americans receiving some form of government assistance has exploded since 2000; those on food stamps alone have risen from 17 million at the turn of the 21st century to roughly 47 million today, an increase of about 150 percent (the fastest increase has occurred since President Obama took office).
Growing numbers of takers, shrinking number of makers
The "taker" society has spread all across the country, but it has manifested itself more in some states than in others, leading a writer a Forbes magazine to label them "death spiral states" because they have more takers than givers.
"For example, in California the ratio of 'takers versus makers' is bigger than one. If you own a software company that employs 100 people, you're supporting 139 other people in the state who are on the 'takers' list," Fox News Insider noted.