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21 Facts About Rising Government Dependence In America That Will Blow Your Mind

Uncle Sam Is Broke

Government dependence in the United States has reached a level never seen before.  50 years ago, the federal government handed out about 10 cents for every dollar that American workers earned.  Now, the federal government hands out about 35 cents for every dollar that American workers earn.  Yes, there are always poor people that cannot take care of themselves.  We never want to see a single American going hungry or sleeping in the streets.  But we are rapidly approaching the point where so many people are jumping on to the “safety net” that it is going to break.  If you can believe it, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program, and more than 70 percent of all spending by the federal government goes to “dependence-creating programs”.  If we really are “the greatest economy on earth”, then why is the number of people dependent on the government absolutely exploding?  Of course the truth is that all of this just shows that we are in the midst of a long-term economic decline that is rapidly accelerating.  Our (Read More...)

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17 Numbers That Prove That The Redistribution Of Wealth Has Greatly Accelerated Under Obama

What is the number one job of the U.S. government?  Well, at this point the federal government in spending more time and money on redistributing wealth than it is on anything else.  In fiscal year 2012, 62 percent of the federal budget will be spent on entitlements.  How much farther do we have to go until everyone finally admits that we have become a socialist nation?  Our government has become the largest engine of wealth redistribution in the history of the world, and the redistribution of wealth has greatly accelerated during the presidency of Barack Obama.  Yes, wealth redistribution as a share of the economy also grew under George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, but Barack Obama has taken things to an entirely new level.  Back when Ronald Reagan took office, less than 30 percent of all (Read More...)

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84 Statistics That Prove That The Decline Of The Middle Class Is Real And That It Is Getting Worse

The middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.  Once upon a time the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world.  The rest of the globe looked at us in envy and wondered what we were doing right.  But now everything seems to be going wrong for the middle class.  Millions of our jobs have been shipped out of the country and competition for the remaining jobs is keeping wages at depressed levels.  Meanwhile, the cost of living just keeps going up and up and middle class budgets are being stretched and strained like never before.  Millions more Americans fall out of the middle class and into poverty every single year, and government dependence is at an all-time high.  Finding a solution to the decline of the middle class is absolutely central to fixing the economic problems in this (Read More...)

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