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Oct 262013
 

These figures are from 2011. Does anyone want to guess what the figures are now?

ObamaCardAmericans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

That means there were about 1.07 people getting some form of means-tested government benefit for every 1 person working full-time year round.

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  One Response to “Welfare Recipients Now Outnumber Full-Time Workers”

  1. “In 1916, Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, an outspoken advocate for liberty, published a pamphlet entitled The Ten Cannots, which fittingly contrasts the competing political and economic factions today”:

    1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    2. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    3. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    4. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    5. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
    6. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
    7. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    8. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    9. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
    10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

    The Ten Cannots, by Rev. William J. H. Boetcker
    http://www.dkgoodman.com/cannot.html

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