February 9, 2012

The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire

The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.

Posted by Kate at February 9, 2012 8:55 AM

The socialist plan of creating an economic climate that makes everyone dependent on government and passing enough social engineering laws to make everyone a not yet arrested criminal is coming along just fine. The Frankfurt school and Saul Alinksy should be happy.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at February 9, 2012 9:29 AM

I think his latest "I deserve a second term" spoke volumes. There is less and less "earn" left in North America, only deserve. I deserve good pay, I deserve health care, I deserve a nice house, etc., etc.

After three years on the job things are progressively worse and his only real "accomplishment" (obabmacare) will be reversed the minute he leaves. So nothing has been earned and so it comes back to I deserve.

For me, "deserve", "fair", and "equal" is a socialist dictionary.

Posted by: Pierce at February 9, 2012 9:42 AM

Just think of all the possibilities for pension fund looting that all of these new Gova-mint employees will raise!

The joys of a Gova-mint job are illustrated by academics in the FSU after it fell. They had been a privileged group, not quite Nomenklatura,
but still privileged. Well, they all kept their jobs, but they just weren't paid very often - sometimes not for four months at a time. Terrific security!

Posted by: John Lewis at February 9, 2012 10:22 AM

I would like to see a similar graph for Canada,I would guess that there isn t that much difference.How can anyone that can read believe that this is sustainable for much longer.

Posted by: Frankemm at February 9, 2012 10:24 AM

For some this is the American Dream. To live on other people's money and do nothing at all to earn it. Kinda like Obama's story.

Posted by: Robert L at February 9, 2012 2:06 PM

Much like Greece and also lessons on the difficulty in clawing back entitlements. Lessons that seem to be ignored by the West simply because it's easier to ignore than face the reality of having implemented disasterous policies.

Posted by: peterj at February 9, 2012 2:17 PM

SEE! Obama DID create jobs! He deserves a second term.

But seriously, what Pierce said. Obama, ect. have an undeserved sense of entitlement. If he deserves a second term for tanking the American economy, then the American electorate deserves him.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at February 9, 2012 4:46 PM

Only 21% relying on a government program?

What a second-rate nation the US is.

When it comes to dependancy, Ontario and Quebec puts it to shame.

Posted by: Jamie MacMaster at February 9, 2012 5:37 PM

Wish I could take credit for this, but I read it on another site:

He's not TOTUS anymore; he's President Food Stamp.

Posted by: KevinB at February 9, 2012 7:27 PM

Liberal extremists threaten their dependents at election time - and it works every time.

Posted by: Philanthropist at February 9, 2012 9:50 PM