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Originally posted by ashtonhz8907
I would love a higher paying job or to better my education but as it stands I can not, we are not all lazy. Perhaps they are talking about the urban areas because when I used to live in town I saw many illegals applying and they qualify because they are paid under the table, I also saw many African Americans all "blinged" up and I can't help but assume there incomes comes from drugs, but don't group us a majority and maybe if they didn't feed illegals there wouldn't be as much of a need for government assistance.
1- This year’s Index of Dependence on Government presented startling findings about the sharp increase of Americans who rely on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid or other assistance
2- percentage of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, which now accounts for nearly half of the U.S. population. Meanwhile, most of that population receives generous federal benefits.
Originally posted by Xeven
If the Government would not take my money to give to other people for the past 25 years I would be retired now and you could have my job. Instead I get to keep working to support the unemployed.edit on 9-4-2012 by Xeven because: (no reason given)
29,000,000 Welfare recipients and dependents!
28,000,000 Unemployed and dependents!
11,000,000 Federal Government Employees and dependents!
2,800,000 Military and dependent (conservatively)!
54,000,000 Social Security recipients!
With approximately 125,000,000 Americans receiving a check from government (not including state governments) is it any wonder WHY we are in trouble? I did not include those working for private companies with government contracts
A record 49 percent of Americans live in a household where someone receives at least one type of government benefit, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And 63 percent of all federal spending this year will consist of checks written to individuals for which the government receives currently no services, the White House budget office estimates. That’s up from 46 percent in 1975 and 18 percent in 1940.
U.S. households getting more from Uncle Sam than they pay in
A new study finds that for first time since the Great Depression, tax receipts from households total less than the government paid out in unemployment, Social Security and other programs.
For the first time since the Great Depression, households are receiving more income from the government than they are paying the government in taxes. The combination of more cash from various programs, called transfer payments, and lower taxes has been a double-barreled boost to consumers’ buying power, while also blowing a hole in the deficit. The 1930s offer a cautionary tale: The only other time government income support exceeded taxes paid was from 1931 to 1936. That trend reversed in 1936, after a recovery was underway, and the economy fell back into a second leg of recession during 1937 and 1938.