Government Doles in 2017
(based on U.S. Gov. numbers)
Social Security: 61 million enrolled – $918 Billion in cost
SS Disability: 8,800,000 enrolled – Est. $9.8 billion in cost.
Medicare: 55 million enrolled – $696 Billion in cost
Medicaid: 70 million enrolled – $3.2 Trillion in cost
In these four categories alone it adds up to almost 194 million people receiving money or care from government, not counting all of the other state and national programs that make such awards.
The current U.S. population is over 322 million people. That is 60% of Americans now getting government payouts or benefits. Our nation is now 240 years of age. Based on the above numbers it has taken these 240 years for us to reach more than half receiving life sustaining benefits from government.
Do you want to know how Capitalism dies? It is on such a present course of self-destruction because that’s where those who have governed in Washington have taken us.
You do the math. How many more Americans can receive something paid for by working, taxpaying citizens until there are so many in the lifeboat that it sinks? That’s Progressivism, by another name, Democrats, for decades drilling holes in the lifeboat in order to buy re-election.
Before the first big government program of wealth transfer in 1935, Social Security, folks were responsible for the food on their table, the clothes on their backs and the roof over their head. Somewhere along the line it was determined that by having the U.S. Government accept this responsibility it would garner votes for politicians – but lead to the certain doom of a nation that Capitalism built.
When you vote for leaders – are you voting for someone that thinks, “Do not ask what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”? Great words by a Democrat – now vanquished to the halls of forgotten wisdoms and replaced by the “What’s in it for me?” generation.
Where will you be when that last straw breaks the camel’s back? How have you acted in the role of advancing the belief that we can take countless millions from other lands, including terrorists, into our national lifeboat and we will never sink? For Liberals, that reality is shunted aside.
Welcome to the changing – and dying, America. Not dying of age but by suicide. Liberals feel justified in sinking our ship of state; totally oblivious to the fact they will go down with the ship.
P.S. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturned in 86% of their rulings by the Supreme Court, tells our President cannot protect us from terrorists. See what I mean?