Saturday, May 26, 2012

Horrifying Stat: Nearly Half of U.S. Households Dependent on at Least One Government Program

Friends, if this statistic gets much over 50 percent, you can stick a fork in America. Because it will be done.

Half of U.S. Lives in Households Getting Benefits

49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011...

Cutting government spending is no easy task, and it’s made more complicated by recent Census Bureau data showing that nearly half of the people in the U.S. live in a household that receives at least one government benefit, and many likely received more than one.

The 49.1% of the population in a household that gets benefits is up from 30% in the early 1980s and 44.4% as recently as the third quarter of 2008.

...The more people who receive benefits, the harder it’s going to be to make cuts, and it’s never popular to raise taxes. In some respects that argues for letting a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that is set to automatically hit in 2013 take effect. There’s just one problem: the Congressional Budget Office says it would sink the economy into recession.

Well, I've got a news flash for these clowns. We have to cut spending sometime soon, because otherwise the entire system will collapse.

Did you ever see the movie Road Warrior? I only ask because that's what a complete economic collapse will look like, except without the cool cars.


Jim22 said...

I contest the word 'Dependent' as in, "...almost half of Americans are dependent on government programs".

Many, many older people, for instance, who are in good shape financially, get Social Security payments. They are not 'Dependent' on them.

We should challenge the terminology of the left at every turn. This is and example of them setting the agenda by selecting the words. Others, even conservatives, just copy and paste their words. We should be smarter than that.

Anonymous said...

Cloward-Piven Strategy is working.