There is a silver lining to America’s fundamental transformation into a replica of the bankrupt socialist basket case Greece. A least more people will qualify for special privileges and free handouts by being official victims. Greeks have extended that cherished status to pedophiles, exhibitionists, and kleptomaniacs, all of whom are now regarded as “disabled.”The National Confederation of Disabled People called the action “incomprehensible,” and said pedophiles are now awarded a higher government disability pay than some people who have received organ transplants.
Also joining the ranks of the privileged: pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists, and sadomasochists.
Pyromaniacs and pedophiles are eligible for disability pay up to 35%. That beats being diabetic, which may only get you 10%.
Let this be a lesson to anyone who favors giving Greece one red cent of American money. They will flush it down the toilet, then use their utter helplessness as a weapon to morally mug us for more. Some derelicts are unworthy of charity until they repent and reform. The same goes for derelict nations.
Hell, I'm not worrying about paying Greek perverts (I'm sure Turbo Timmy will find a backdoor way to pull that off).
I'm worried about this delightful graph, which illustrates America's "fundamental transformation" into a social welfare state.
We are fast approaching Greece-level debts and, at the current trajectory of deficit spending, only three or four years will doom our financial system.
But at least we have warning signs.
The European socialist welfare states are collapsing before our eyes. What we are seeing in Europe is a preview of the Obama-Democrat agenda writ large. Socialism can't work, won't work, and has never worked in all of human history.
2012 may very well be our last chance to save this precious Republic.
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done. --Ronald Reagan
Hat tip: Vicki.