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Welfare State, No Matter what
You Call It, Is Breaking Us

Investor´s Business Daily, by Robert J. Samuelson

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Posted By:pineledger, 11/20/2012 6:35:31 AM

If you doubt there´s an American welfare state, you should read the new study by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, whose blizzard of numbers demonstrates otherwise. A welfare state transfers income from some people to other people to improve the recipients´ well-being. In 1935, these transfers were less than 3% of the economy; now they´re almost 20%. That´s $7,200 a year for every American, calculates Eberstadt. He says that nearly 40% of these transfers aim to relieve poverty (through Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance and the like), while most of the rest goes to the elderly

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Redistribution.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 11/20/2012 6:52:19 AM     (No. 9024860)

Isn´t that the plan?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 11/20/2012 7:04:20 AM     (No. 9024877)

This is what modern-day America is all about. This is why we lose elections, and why it will be extraordinarily difficult to ever when them again. It is why America is failing. John Adams predicted it. De Tocqueville predicted it. I really don´t know if there is a thing we can do about it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/20/2012 7:07:15 AM     (No. 9024880)

Yes, of course it´s the plan, but the ObamaLite worshipers are too dim to understand that.
.... The ignorant anti-slavery bunch are actually applauding a system which will enslave them to government ´mastahs´ forever. But ... hey, they will get free phones.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rightdog, 11/20/2012 7:47:28 AM     (No. 9024949)

Edward Gibbon, British MP and historian back in the 1700´s, also predicted it with his lesson on the fall of Athens:
"In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all - security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again."



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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 11/20/2012 8:04:35 AM     (No. 9024992)

Worse than bankrupting us it is destroying the families who are convinced this is a viable way of life.......generation after generation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/20/2012 8:09:51 AM     (No. 9025009)

All the small biz people I know are heartbroken. When this collapses we get tyranny not a chance to fix things, thanks Ron Paul people. Mitt is right, #2 is right too.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: engrpat, 11/20/2012 8:18:30 AM     (No. 9025029)

Think it is bad now, just wait until the dems get their way and we make 11+million illegals, legal. Then wait for the number of new citizens grow as they bring in family members all in need of help. The welfare offices will have lines for blocks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/20/2012 9:01:08 AM     (No. 9025143)

$7,200 for every American, but every American isn´t paying it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wtm, 11/20/2012 9:56:10 AM     (No. 9025281)

Problem is, a large majority of these people are now gaming the system. They have no intention of ever becoming productive citizens in this country.

A lot of them, are living better off than the people who are paying for all this !!!

Has to change !!!!!

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