Originally posted by ClintK
"Blooming welfare state?" What planet are you living on? The number of people receiving benefits has shrunk from nearly 6 percent in 1994 to a bit
over 2 percent today.
You're EXACTLY the kind of person I was talking about in my post. It's too bad people are so ignorant. They can be easily manipulated. And
frankly, you obviously have been.
BTW, the Heritage Foundation is a right wing joke. It was started by an ultra-right wack, Paul Weyrich, in the 1970s.
Regarding welfare, you think the Obamacare health system isn't welfare? Social Security? Medicaid? Medicare? And those are just the federal programs.
See the proof of US welfare programs at this link:
109 trillion is a trivial number for you? So what would be a decent welfare state then? 1 Quadrillion in welfare debt?
Maybe less than 1% of people are getting social security as you imply (since you said total of 2% are getting welfare), but I think you are
mind-bogglingly way wrong by like a factor of 10 or so, and even if you are not, it wouldn't change the fact that trillions of dollars we don't have
are being spent on these welfare programs.
And more importantly, when I say "welfare" I am talking both personal welfare and corporate welfare. I'm talking about the 6 trillion dollars
handed out to banks over the last two years. If that wasn't welfare I don't know what is. You aren't going to tell me corporations are not getting
big welfare checks are you? No. Because they are and that is a welfare state, so admit it.
The welfare state is what will bankrupt the USA within 10 years and the UK within five years. Welfare will
destroy this country(USA) by the
year 2025 and that is being as conservative as you can get. The UK could drop by 2012 causing a domino effect.
I do study economics and that is why I know capitalist policies as defined by free trade, free travel, and minimal government regulations eliminate
the worst poverty and even give people a chance to become rich if they want that. All the data support very a pure capitalism with almost no
regulations, trade barriers, and travel barriers.
I'm not going to accept your mudslinging on the Heritage Foundation because have to deal in facts, and refuse to play politics with you. If you think
there is something wrong with the study you point out which of their data collection methods are faulty and the correct way they should be using.
They have the most objective and comprehensive study on capitalism in the history of the world in the form of the Economic Freedom Index. It *may* not
be a masterpiece, but its at least quite an exceptionally well done study... hands down easily the best.
Here is the study FYI: www.heritage.org...
Even if the study were done by kkk neonazis it wouldn't change the fact its the best and its very good. Hopefully you can get past politics and look
into that valuable study by the Heritage Foundation.
[edit on 31-7-2010 by truthquest]