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John Hinderaker at Powerline lays out the horrid truth.
In the wake of President Obama's re-election victory, there has been a lot of discussion about makers and takers. Mitt Romney said on a conference call with supporters, among many other things, that Obama bought a lot of votes with "gifts" to various constituencies, an evidently true observation for which he mysteriously was maligned by Bobby Jindal and others. The truth is much worse than Romney suggested or than most people imagine: the middle class is right to feel bitter and betrayed. Those who work for a living have been sold out by federal and state governments that have created a welfare system gone mad.
How bad is it? This bad.
[I]t is now more lucrative — in the form of actual disposable income — to sit, do nothing, and collect various welfare entitlements, than to work. This is graphically, and very painfully confirmed, in the below chart from Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (a state best known for its broke capital Harrisburg). As quantitied, and explained by Alexander, the single mom is better off earning gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045.
Mr. Alexander's chart is here.
And the inevitable conclusion?
In today's America, it is reasonable to conclude that unless you make a great deal of money, you are a sucker if you work hard.
Clearly the voters have figured this out. Ergo they vote themselves ever larger emoluments, borne on the backs of the rapidly dwindling productive class. Or borrowed from China. Whatever works for the politicians pandering for those votes.
It's the end of America as we knew it. Because the numbers don't lie, and the numbers say you're better off sitting on your ass than you'd be if you worked your ass off.
Keep voting Democrat America, it really is easier — and much more
lucrative! — than getting a job!
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