Dude, Where's My Welfare?...

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    Interesting take from Patrick Chisholm.


    So much for “hope and change”; “Yes, we can”; and the grammatically questionable “change we can believe in.” After three years of Barack Obama, the verdict is in. The official slogan for the era of Obama should be: “Dude, where’s my welfare?”

    Also right up there is “Dude, where’s my job?” But top honors should go to “Dude where’s my welfare?” because it so embodies the swelling number of Americans becoming dependent on government handouts under Obama.

    There were high hopes when Mr. Obama got elected that he would be viewed, to use Colin Powell’s phrase, as a transformational figure. Oh, he’s been transformational all right — transforming millions of people into wards of the state.

    At least six million more, so far. When he took office about 62 million, or 19.8 percent of all Americans, received government assistance. In 2010 it was about 68 million, or 21.8 percent. Obamacare is set to increase that figure by tens of millions.

    There’s a pretty good chance that you, reader, either are getting government handouts or live with someone who does. Or if you’re not, you probably know people who do. In 2010 (the most recent year for which stats are available) 48.5 percent of the U.S. population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit. That was up from 44.4 percent in 2008.

    The government’s main function is now wealth redistribution: coercing money from some people and giving it to other people — in the form of food stamps, Section 8 housing, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Social Security Disability, unemployment benefits, government pensions, etc.



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    Really guy, would you have told hungry, out of work people that we only help big banks?
     
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    Stop it. Just stop.
     
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    Why dont these poor people go pick for the farmers. Why cant they do that work. They want free money that is why!!
     
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    Stop what? Bringing up uncomfortable questions? When Obama took office we had just thrown open the doors of the treasury and allowed the banks to bring wheelbarrows. What do you think would have happened if we as a nation turned around to the public and said "sorry, we don't have any more money for the rabble? The torches and pitchforks would have for real appeared on Wall Street. In times like these the welfare state is revolution insurance.
     
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    $450 BILLION a year not enough welfare for your rich leash-holders?
     
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    It is wonderful when our elected officials refuse to work together to help the people that elected out of a major economic crises because they can not put aside their differences. Number one job is to make Obama one term president. Sign a pledge to a lobbyist. Start a national health care program we have no money for. Extend unemployment benefits till the day they die. Come on people. These son of a bitches better start kissing our ass as all good employees should or else we need to box up their shit. Lock the gates at the white house with a note saying screw you the states will handle this mess on their own, your fired.
     
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    Which leaves us 2 choices.

    1.) Blame our fellow americans for making a rational choice between work to earn x dollars or don't work to earn the same x dollars.

    2.) Blame gov't for putting this policy in place.




    Pretty easy for me.
     
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    Kind of tragic how the states that cry about states rights the most usually get more money from the federal government then they pay out.
     
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    Obviously getting most Americans hooked on their Entitlements was the goal for the Socialists/Progressives all along. Looks like they've achieved their goal. Hooray! :(
     

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