The #1 occupation in America…
Thank you democrats and RINO’s for destroying the fabric of this society. Well done.
Welfare, Not Full-Time Work, Is Now America’s No. 1 Occupation
“Is Welfare The New Normal?” we wondered in an editorial last Thursday, and we didn’t have long to wait for an answer. On Friday an answer came back in depressing new data from the Census Bureau.
CNSNews.com’s indefatigable data hound, Terence P. Jeffrey, dug into a few routine Census releases recently and discovered something shocking: More people in America today are on welfare than have full-time jobs.
No, that’s not a misprint. At the end of 2011, the last year for which data are available, some 108.6 million people received one or more means-tested government benefit programs — bureaucratese for welfare.
Meanwhile, there were just 101.7 million people with full-time jobs, the Census data show, including both the private and government sectors.
According to official data from the government, 46.5 million people live in poverty in the U.S. Doing the quick math, that means just 43% of all those on welfare are officially considered poor.
It’s the fault of big-spending Keynesian policies put in place under President Obama that punish entrepreneurs, overregulate the economy, and hit small business with new taxes and uncertainty at a time when growth should be robust.
Workers without jobs turn to big government. Sadly, America, land of the free, has become America, land of the dependent.