America has devolved from a nation of self-reliant innovators to a nation of welfare dependents. Nearly half of Americans receive government benefits – 151 million Americans out of a nation of 306.8 million. Out of that number, 21% receive Medicare, Social Security, Veterans compensation, Railroad worker benefits, and unemployment. They are legitimately receiving benefits and have contributed to them. There are another 27%, however, who are on the dole.
The Census Bureau reports that as of the 4th quarter of 2011 – the latest figures available – 27% of the population receives Medicaid, the fully-subsidized government healthcare.
More people are now receiving welfare than working full-time according to IBD. Welfare is our nation’s Number 1 occupation.
More than 13.4 million Americans are living in subsidized housing. Forty-nine million Americans are on food stamps.
Obamacare is currently putting the majority of people losing their health insurance into government-funded Medicaid, not the exchanges. This will bring us into a single payer system sooner rather than later.
Obamacare is an entitlement and it is a redistribution of wealth. For example, in California the cost of healthcare premiums is going up 30% to pay for all those who are subsidized and that percentage will continue to grow. The CBO tells us that by 2035, Obamacare will be unsustainable.
What California is experiencing is going on throughout much of the country. Obama has defined all healthcare as a right, not simply catastrophic care, but every nose bleed, every minor problem, is now the responsibility of everyone, except the elite who have carve outs. Another reason costs are skyrocketing is because everyone has to pay for birth control, maternity, and other services never required before and not wanted by most. Choice has been removed.
The healthcare entitlement program was a lie from the beginning. We were promised it would cut the deficit. Now we know it will cost at least $2.6 trillion and it’s growing and will continue to grow.
“Health Law Spends $2.6 Trillion Over First Full Ten Years
President Obama promised the American people, before a joint session of Congress in 2009, that we would spend approximately $900 billion for the first ten years of his health law: “Now, add it all up, and the plan that I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.”
As is well known, Democrats in Washington used an egregious accounting gimmick to produce a CBO score of $938 billion for FY2010–2019—but this window covered only six years of spending, not ten. Also, and less widely known, this figure counts only a portion of the spending under the health law—the coverage provisions—and not the full gross cost. Thus, even under this manipulated window, the true cost of the bill is substantially higher. Adding up all the different provisions in the health care law (including the closing the ‘donut hole,’ implementation costs, and bureaucratic expenses), total gross spending during this false 10-year window (for six years of full spending) is $1.4 trillion, based on the CBO estimates.
But the true cost of the health spending bill is yet higher still. A complete and honest assessment of the ten-year cost of the president’s health care bill would include a full 10 years of spending under his plan starting in 2014. Adding up CBO’s estimates for the different provisions in the bill, the president’s health care law will amount to at least $2.6 trillion over a true 10-year period (from FY2014–23)—not $900 billion.”
Forty-nine million people are on food stamps (SNAP). The USDA is actively recruiting new food stamp recipients by advertising in Mexico and sending recruiters into the streets to implore people to sign up because it is their ‘right,’ their ‘entitlement.’ They even changed the name of the food stamp program to SNAP to make it more appealing and less stigmatizing.
The government wants people to believe they are entitled to benefit from the hard work and talent of the producers as opposed to encouraging people to be self-reliant.
Since 2009, food stamps have gone up 70% and now takes in 49 million people, with only half of those people accounted for by the recession. The other half receive food stamps because of the loosening of government requirements for eligibility.
Last year, the CBO projected that one in seven U.S. residents received food stamps.
The same thing is going on with Social Security Disability. There are 10.8 million people on disability. Under President Obama, it has increased by 5.4 million people, all while unemployment has ticked down. Much of the unemployment rate is due to a disappearing workforce, many of whom are now on disability.
Since the recession ended in June 2009, the number of new enrollees to Social Security’s disability insurance program is twice the job growth figure. The rules for eligibility have been relaxed and now people with back aches, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders can receive benefits to name a few of the new qualifying ailments, ailments that are easily feigned.
Disability was originally meant for the aged, the truly handicapped and infirm, not for every person with a complaint.
In March of this year, the Government Accountability Office said that Social Security Disability is unsustainable. The amount of payments are averaging $1000 a month.
Social Security in general is unsustainable in its current form, according to the CBO, because recipients now receive an average of three times what they contributed throughout their lifetime. There aren’t enough workers to pay for the elderly and infirm under the current pyramid scheme.
There are only 2.9 workers for every Social Security recipient. By 2032, perhaps sooner, there will be only one worker per beneficiary. CNS News reports that there are only 1.75 private workers for every Social Security recipient. Shocking, in 1945, there were 41.9 workers per beneficiary.
In 2012, over 56 million Americans received $760 billion in Social Security benefits according to the ssa.gov website.
The system needs to be modified:
- In 1940, the life expectancy was 62.9; today it is 78.7. (info.please)
- By 2036, there will be almost twice as many older Americans as today — from 43.2 million today to 78.1 million.
While we are promoting illegal immigration, The Center for Immigration Studies reports that 57% of immigrant households (legal and illegal) with children used at least one welfare program compared with 39% for native households with children.
There are some other alarming statistics:
- 47% of TAX FILERS pay no taxes.
- 57% of FILERS receive federal benefits.
- The top 10% of earners pay 70% of the federal taxes
President Obama has no plan for cutting the debt and deficit. The CBO has reported that it is unsustainable if we continue the course we are on:
- Federal debt will increase to $25.4 trillion by the end of 2022, an increase of $10.6 trillion (72 %) under the President’s budget policies.
- Federal debt at the end of the current fiscal year will stand at more than $6 trillion above where it stood 4 years earlier.
- In the past 4 years, the debt increased by more than it did in the previous 17 years.
At some point, our system will implode and we will be bankrupt. If you like what is going on, keep voting for the Democrats because they have no plan to stop spending except to tax the ‘rich’, the rich that now includes the middle class.
At some point, the producers in our society will give most of their money to the government (in many cases people already do), putting the government in the position of deciding who gets what with the money they have confiscated from the people. The system is not only unsustainable, it’s tyrannical.