posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by James1982
In August 1967, 74,767,000 Americans were working (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and 1,152,861 were taking federal disability
insurance (according to the Social Security Administration). That means that at that time there were about 65 Americans working for each worker
In August 2012, 142,101,000 Americans were working and 8,767,941 were on disability--meaning there were only 16.2 people working for each person
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a record 88,921,000 Americans were “not in the labor force” in August. These were
Americans who were at least 16 years old, who were not in the military or in an institution such as a prison or a nursing home, and who did not have a
job and had not actively sought one in the last four weeks.
Also in August, according to the BLS, only 63.5 percent of the civilian population (those over 16, who were not in the military or in an institution)
participated in the labor force. That was the lowest level of labor force participation in 31 years. To participate in the labor force a person must
either have a job or at least be actively trying to find one.
The numbers don't lie.
America has become lazy.
Don't get me wrong, we haven't created any new jobs for these people either, but America used to be about getting out there and making a way for
yourself, not relying on big government to pay our bills.
The current administration has furthered this welfare state on purpose.....FOR VOTES!
Please leave my family out of it. My Grandfather was a tail gunner in a B-17 in WWII, he busted his butt all of his life to leave something behind for
his family, he didn't need handouts. My other Grandfather was a train engineer, and lived the same way, working hard, saving money, preparing for the
future....They were real Americans,not spoiled brats whining and complaining, living in Mom's basement, smoking dope, watching Jersey Shore,
edit on 17-9-2012 by Signals because: (no reason given)