According To This Study
You can do as well working one week a month at minimum wage as you can
working at a $60,000-a-year, full-time, high-stress job
President Obama in 2008 tried very hard to vilify "rich people" making over $250,000 per year. Since he desperately needs more than those middle class business owners, he has now upped the ante and is charging more than ever after millionaires and billionaires, even though he has already received sizable donations from millionaire Wall Streeters. They can rest assure that Obama will be paying them back with interest if he is reelected.
This week, Heritage.Org released these staggering statistics
exemplifying what length the Obama and Dems will resort to in order to buy votes for 2012:
By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 2/8/12 11:17 AM EST
Dependence on government is at an all-time high, according to a new study by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
The annual Index of Dependence on Government — which the authors score based on how much money was spent on services that were not always traditionally offered by the federal government — found that government dependency jumped 8.1 percent in 2011. Most of the assistance went toward housing, health and welfare, and retirement, according to the survey.
Since the 2008 index, the American people’s dependence on government has grown a whopping 23 percent.
One in five Americans — or slightly more than 67 million — now relies on federal assistance, at a cost of $2.5 billion annually. That’s the highest in the country’s history, the authors wrote. The index also found that Americans who depend on federal assistance receive an average of $32,748 in benefits, about $300 more than the nation’s average disposable personal income.
Overall, about 70 percent of the federal government’s budget is directed to individual assistance programs. And nearly half of the population, or 49.5 percent, don’t pay any federal income taxes, according to the survey.
“Americans should be concerned about this seemingly relentless upward march in Index scores. Dependence on the federal government for life’s many challenges strips civil society of its historical and necessary role in providing aid and renewal through the intimate relationships of family, community, and local institutions and local governments. While the Index does not measure the decay of civil society, it reflects a declining role in this most important aspect of society,” the authors wrote.
William Beach, index co-author and director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis, added in a statement that “at some point, this unsustainable fiscal model will collapse.”
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According to 2008 Presidential campaign stats, Obama was supported by the super rich billionaires rather that those who were mere millionaires worth under 10 million dollars. It seems that when you think you have more money than God (George Soros has actually
thought of himself as a god) you acquire a supernatural desire to solve mankind's troubles with (other people's) money - which has given you such great satisfaction. Bill Gates and George Soros, are among those who benefit so many causes, vote Democrat, and gain the adoration of the world, if not God. Warren Buffet, exists among these liberal power elite, who, despite being the world's richest atheist billionaire, was presented as a model for giving by President Obama at the recent National Prayer Breakfast.
President Obama has been resisting a couple of dozen Republican Congressional proposals for three years - so that he can proudly attest that he has had nothing but a Do Nothing Congress to deal with in the same amount of time.
With half of Americans entitled to some sort of government welfare benefits, as Obama's deficit dips into the trillions of dollars each year, it has been increasingly tempting for average Americans, even Tea Partiers, to resist government handouts, as the Federal government itself holds out its hand for borrowed money from the Treasury, China, Japan - or whoever will give to the cause. It is becoming increasingly harder for even Work Ethic Protestants (and Catholics) to resist all those freebies doled out by an overgenerous government, which is offering all the Bread you can eat, and all the Circuses you can watch (subsidized cable, telephones, TV and Internet).
I have read in more than one place, that there are over 3 million skilled jobs available in the U.S. which cannot be filled because the applicants lack qualifications. Never mind, Chinese labor will do it for 10 percent of the cost. In addition, there are millions of other lesser skilled jobs which cannot be filled, because the high school graduate applicants are not only comparatively illiterate compared to other countries, today's youth are far less interested in taking on work which does not involve playing a Playstation for 8 hour a day. A very spoiled generation is lacking incentivization to breakaway from the nanny state.
The United States is spending an estimated 15 percent of its GDP on and for poverty programs according to this
. It was less under Bush and much less (about 4 percent) back in the Eisenhower days. Rounding off and using 15 Trillion Dollars as the GDP for 2011, nearly 2.25 Trillion dollars is going out to those who are "in need
," or roughly 150 million Americans. Doing the division, that equals an approximate amount of $15,000 "donated" to every one of two Americans. This partially explains how the per person debt for every American born has increased from $34,000 to $49,000 under Obama, who has been cranking out money at blinding speed. Which, in turn, has caused interest rates to be very unattractive to investors, who must stop saving, and invest their money into something that the government can more easily get its hands on like capital gains, dividend income, etc. Their fair share
in other words. I wish someone would inform the President that, as a newer Christian, he should abstain from coveting other people's money, no matter that he may think he's doing a great service to God by stealing it.
Back in the day, words such as Yankee Ingenuity, Rugged Individualism, were part of our vocabulary, because we had more freedom to innovate and invent without government interference. Today, not only taxes hold back American enterprise, but Obama energy policies, Dodd-Frank rules and regulations are certainly restricting business and financial ventures.
Speaking of former Democrat Senator Chris Dodd, he has again made news, this time backing the infamous SOPA and PIPA legislation that would very well retard Internet freedoms. After Chris Dodd retired from the Senate, after setting up the housing crisis, and then making things worse with his Dodd Frank legislation, he became Hollywood's chief lobbyist. Here
is how Chris Dodd threatened those fellow members of the United States Congress, who would not support the SOPA and PIPA restrictions:
"Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,"
The American middle class has traditionally been formed through the middle class businessman, who, previous to Obama, was encouraged to start businesses even while risking time and money in order to enjoy the "American Dream." President Obama, according to the Rules For Radicals, has made this sort of earning prosperity, something that is so dishonorable, that they must be taxed at greater rates in order to support those 50% of Americans who pay no federal income tax, ie., they have no skin in the game.
These 50%, who pay no fed tax may have become gainfully employed employers had they not been conditioned by socialist engineered public education and the temptations of the Democratic party to avoid self-starting risky businesses, and instead, learn to demand money from those who have sacrificed all of their lives. That is Obama's sole mantra and political platform - to have the haves pay their fair share - over and over and over again.
Not only does Obama have the have nots in his camp, who will flood him with votes for his promised favors(Remember from the 2008 presidential campaign, "Obama will pay for my mortgage, my car, my ______"). Obama and the covetous liberals have gained the super wealthy of the world to support him, from George Soros, to Wall Street and Banks, etc. The wealthiest in the world seem to be heavily in favor of Obamanomics. And, the Bill Gates and Warren Buffets of the world are not giving for their own warped egos, they know that as the middle class dwindles, they can fill the gap with their mega industrial presence. Obama has been bleeding the middle class (usually Republican opponents)out of their money and their drive - in order to give to his super poor and super rich proponents. Contrary to what Rush says, I do not think Obama has actually figured out this diabolical plan. Its just part of his Saul Alinski trained nature.
Barack started out hating his white grandmother who cared for him, while loving his unloving black father(s), and he has been on track since his youth to organize communities so that they might gain "their" fair share," - not unlike his socialist African father - which was the subject of his State of the Union address.
During the darkest days of Soviet Communism when bread lines were common, protesters were sent off to Siberia, and socialized medical care was horrific
. Yet, even prior to Perestroika, there were crony oligarchs who enjoyed the privileges of capitalist aristocrats, while the common Russian, or anyone living within the Soviet satellites was starving, barely existing. No middle class. Rich and poor separated by the same gulf that Obama and his cronies are unwittingly planning.
Cuba, of course, has no middle class due to Fidel's advance use of middle-class-destroying Obamanomics. Mexico, not communist, has never had a middle class, despite being one of the richest natural resource countries on earth. It may have to do with the mixing of the Spanish and Indians sans a Protestant work ethic. Just saying. I don't believe Europeans, today, have anything to brag about, since they have surrendered any special qualities they may have inherited to socialism.
We should be prepared to see that more borrowed government money will be dispensed to the poor as well as the not-so-poor American in order to garner their votes. Wherever government money is thrown in volume, we can be sure to see graft, inefficiency, and corruption. See how over 50 Cleveland area Democrat elected officials, judges and friends are now being tried for racketeering, election fixing, graft, and every other sort of vice. The national news does not want to publicize this very embarrassing saga involving Democrats, but, if for no other reason, see how the trial is going from a "Puppet Court
" point of view. Hilarious, sad, and viral.
The medical industry is so heavily dominated by government money through a myriad of government sponsored medical programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Possibly, the United States government is responsible for up to 50% of the United States total expense in the National Health Expenditure. This data
is from 2005, and government-given health coverage has accelerated since that time, especially under President Obama
Education, from kindergarten to college, has been the recipient of an over generous amount of money through college loans, levies, and other government contributions. The price of a poor elementary public education has climbed through the roof, as students perform very poorly in comparison to the rest of the developed, and undeveloped world. Universities, like Ohio State, are building Campus Mahals, including indoor kayak courses, and other frivolous amenities.
This education bubble, inflated by government money, is ready to burst after having indebted thousands of college students who may never be employed to pay back their billions of dollars in loans. The colleges got their money, and they knew that a high percentage of unqualified, unprepared students would drop out - after their first year.
Maybe, those dropouts, by the grace of God, can struggle against the grain and form businesses, rather than become union robots, and advance so that they become successful members of a middle class who will be in Obama's gun-sight, at least, until January, 2013.
Wherever you find the government throwing around money, you will find Democrats holding out their hands in exchange for votes, and working Republicans robbed at gunpoint - both by the Fed Gov and by the hooded thugs in the big cities, who are subsidized by the very people they are robbing.
Please, take note, Mr. President - new Christian - 'Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.' 1 Corinthians 9:7.
This is how we are to help our fellow man, not by you, Mr. President, benefacting our brother through your charitability with other men's goods, otherwise known as covetousness, which is idolatry Colossians 3:15