Investor’s Business Daily
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.
The conservative think tank’s annual Index of Dependence on Government tracks money spent on housing, health, welfare, education subsidies and other federal programs that were “traditionally provided to needy people by local organizations and families.”
The increase under Obama is the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president, the data show.
HEY Jay Carney riddle me this, if the economy is doing so well, why do so many people need government checks??????
‘ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT ASK WHAT ‘YOU’ CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY’. How far the DEMS have moved away from Camelot. Now we have OBAMALOT – where people can’t do for themselves they have become dependents with their HANDS OUT. People have been willing to give up their independence thru the guise of PC.
Some look at OBAMALOT as Utopia whereas many look at it as giving up ones independence and being forced to bow down to a government. Once freedom is taken away it will be harder to ever get it back.
This is EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS. He needs their votes and this is typical of the Democrats. Give them “entitlements” out of hardworking taxpayer money; keep them down and dependent on us. Show me what he or they have done to really help people get on their feet and make it on their own. The only President who has done those in recent years is Bill Clinton with the welfare reform….THANKS to the GOP who were the majority at the time and Newt Gingrich who was speaker of the house. That would never happen under Nancy Pelosi…so make sure you vote for the GOP and do not let Pelosi back in as speaker.
The “socialist agenda” that this President has carved out for America, is coming to fruition. In 3 short years the dependency on government intervention has become significantly more apparent. The question looms whether the President has bought off enough votes. Is it a wonder why he flip-flopped on the Super PAC funding? There are a lot of people who ignore what’s happening, and believe this is all political hype. People in the know see things like this along with the antagonism of the church, the usurping of individual freedoms like the government’s control of your use of “sugar”, and finally it will come down to your allegiance to the state.
Amazing all this was written about in books like 1984, Brave New World, Soylent Green, etc. and now we’re seeing the beginnings of those societies the authors warned us about.
The more America depends upon Government the more Government controls America. Simple, that is how Socialism works. Obama has had no intention of increasing jobs; certainly not enough to make America strong again; just enough to keep a positive spin on his Socialist Regime.