Obamaville: A Story of Dependence
That’s right, my friends, according to the Heritage Foundation, dependency is up 7.5% past two years under Obama. And you have to ask, “How can that be? We have millions of jobs being created out there!” The administration is going to project, for 2012, a net addition of two million jobs (2.2 million jobs in the last 12 months); 3.7 million added in 20 months. Net jobs. That’s what they’re putting out there! The regime is telling us they’ve created 3.7 million jobs since they took office, with their stimulus bill. And yet government dependence is up higher than ever, according to the Heritage Foundation:
“One in five Americans — the highest in the nation’s history [20%] — relies on the federal government for everything from housing, health care, and food stamps to college tuition and retirement assistance.” To put that 20% in perspective, “That’s more than 67.3 million Americans who receive subsidies from Washington,” and how do you think they vote and for whom do you think they vote? Twenty percent totally supported by the federal government. “Government dependency jumped 8.1% in the past year, with the most assistance going toward housing, health and welfare, and retirement.” Retirement!
“The federal government spent more taxpayer dollars than ever before in 2011 to subsidize Americans. The average individual who relies on Washington could receive benefits valued at $32,748, more than the nation’s average disposable personal income ($32,446).” No wonder so many people are leaving the workforce. Why work when you can get this? “At the same time, nearly half of the US population (49.5%) does not pay any federal income taxes,”
and none of this is accidental. None of this is coincidence. This has all been part of a grand design. It actually started back days of Woodrow Wilson, but was really given a kick-start by FDR.
“As of now,” according to the Heritage Foundation which tracks this, documents it, keeps the data, it is inarguable: “70 percent of the federal government’s budget goes to individual assistance programs,” and you hear from the regime about all the money we’re “wasting on wars. ” And you hear it from Ron Paul. (impression) “We got too many waaaaars! We’ve gotta stop all the waaaars!” And yet, “70% of the federal government’s budget goes to individual assistance programs, up dramatically in just the past few years.” That’s… Not only is that astonishing, it is unsustainable! Now, here’s the CNN report that I referenced. It’s from earlier this week.