A Geyser of Entitlements, Swamping the Too-Young to Vote
RTWT. My highlights -
Beginning two decades after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, who would find today's government unrecognizable, government became a geyser of entitlements. In 2010, government at all levels transferred more than $2.2 trillion in money, goods and services to recipients -- $7,200 per individual, almost $29,000 per family of four.
But the Pubs have been complicit, too, George.
Why, then, should we expect Romney to reverse Republican complicity? Because by embracing Paul Ryan, Romney embraced Ryan's emphasis on the entitlement state's moral as well as financial costs.
One reason work now is neither a duty nor a necessity is the gaming -- defrauding, really -- of disability entitlements. In 1960, an average of 455,000 workers were receiving disability payments; in 2011, 8.6 million were.
For every 100 industrial workers in December 2010, there were 73 "workers" receiving disability payments. Nov. 6 is a late and perhaps last chance to begin stopping the scandal of plundering our descendants' wealth to finance the demands of today's entitlement mentality.
Posted by: Bobby