Do you want to know how bad things are? Do you “really” want to know? Chances are, if you pass your time watching sports rather then watching the news, or reading gossip websites rather then reading news websites, you probably do not want to read this article.
Since 2009, an average of 150,000 jobs are created every month inside the United States.
During that same time, an average of 250,000 people apply for Social Security Disability every month.
In other words, 100,000 more people apply for social security disability every month over those that find a job.
Around 14 million people currently draw Social Security disability.
The United States of America is being bled to death. It will not be long before the bleeding takes its toll, as to which society will have some serious issues to face. Do we stop the bleeding, or do we allow the Federal Reserve to print more money out of thin air?
In the following article I will provide three examples of how the United States is being bled to death from within. All of these examples are based off actual people, and actual events. The names are not being disclosed to protect their privacy.
This family has been on some kind of welfare for at least 20 years, and for 2 generations.
The grandmother was on welfare for the birth of all of her children.
The children were raised with medicaid providing health insurance, and food stamps providing nutrition assistance.
When one of the children reached 18 years of age, the grandmother applied for, and received social security disability for the child. So now, the grown child will never have to work, and will receive health care for the rest of its life, and without ever having to work a single day in her life.
Welfare is one of my favorite topics. I have been working since around 1984 when I went to work at Market Basket in Bridge City Texas.
Welfare Parasite 1
A friend of the family works for a utility company. A couple of days ago the friend shared a story about a man whos services were cut off. The services were cut off for a $275 bill.
About 3 days after the services were cut off, the individual walks into the office talking on his i-phone, ask how much the bill is going to be, then tells the person behind the counter that a community outreach program is going to pay the bill for him.
The person behind the counter tells the person the community outreach program will not pay the late fee or the reconnect fee.
The man gets off his i-phone, then pulls out a $100 bill to pay the late fee and reconnection fee.
If you have the money to pay a cellphone bill, then you have money to at least pay “part” of your utility bills.
Welfare Parasite 2
There is a certain family my wife and I know, the family has been on some kind of welfare for 3 generations.
Last night as I was closing the trap door on the chicken coop, one of the chickens pecked at my hand. I started thinking about the chicken that pecked my hand, and people who make a career out of welfare.
I bought the chick when it was a couple of days old. For the past 5 months I have fed, watered, protected, and even built the chickens (13 chickens in all) a nice coop with an enclosed run.
The way I treated my chickens is “about” the same way the government treats those on welfare. The government feeds, protects and gives welfare recipients a place to live.
Instead of appreciating what has been given to them, both the chickens and the welfare recipients pecks the hand that feeds it.
There is a reason why chickens are called bird brained. They can not comprehend anything outside of their natural instincts.
Where does this leave people who bring crime, drugs and violence into poverty ridden areas? Are those people unable to comprehend what would happen if the government stopped providing those benefits?
When I was closing the coop up, it was right at dark. The chickens were starting to get into the roost and settle down for the night. I took the chicken that pecked at my hand, set it outside the coop on the ground. The chicken did not know what to do. It was on the ground when it knew it was supposed to be in the roost, and it was away from its friends. The chicken just stood there. I picked the chicken up and placed it back into the coop.
What would happen if the government suddenly withdrew welfare benefits? How would the people react that know no other way of life?
Mom and dad have 5 kids and have been on welfare for close to 20 years.
One of the children has been diagnosed as being bio-polar, 18 years old, receiving social security disability.
What if I told you there was a group out there that was undermining our national security? A group that was working together to weaken the nation and to drive us into debt. Well, its really two groups that work together. One group is the giver, the other group is the receiver.
After I tell you about these two groups, what would you be willing to do about it? Would you be willing to change the way you vote?
The two groups that are working together are the liberals, and the people on welfare.
Lets start at the root of the problem, and those people are the liberals. These are the democrats, the people who think social programs such as welfare, government oversight, food stamps, public housing,,, are good ideas.
Lets not forget that bill clinton signed free trade agreements into law.
So not only do liberal democrats think putting people on the public dole is a good idea, but sending our jobs overseas is a good idea also.
Who pays for all of the social programs such as welfare and food stamps?
Its not the poor paying, they dont have any money.
Its not the rich paying, because they can buy influence with the law makers.
I know a certain family first hand, the mom has 5 or 6 kids, she does not work, and the dad makes barely above minimum wage. The family has been drawing food stamps for close to 20 years. One of the kids is in her mid 20s and works. Another girl is around 19 years old. Think about that. The 20 year old was raised on food stamps from birth all the way until she became an adult. And now, the 20 year is pregnant, has no education, and does not work.
The 19 year old claims she is bipolar and is disabled. Guess what, the government signed off on it, and she draws a monthly disability check. What the hell is that? How can someone capable of working able to draw disability?
With the Hurricane Katrina people at the shelter, I saw a lot of young pregnant ladies, whos baby daddy would not work. The mom and baby bring in food stamps and whatever else they can get, and the baby daddy is along for the ride.
I did some volunteer work at a evacuee shelter for some of those Hurricane Katrina people.
One lady walked in, sat down, was handed the application to fill out before she could stay at the shelter. She looked at the application, handed it back to the lady behind the desk (without a single line filled in), and said “I was in public housing in New Orleans, I want to sign up for public housing here and what about my food stamps.” I remember thinking to myself, “what the hell lady, you ever hear of this thing called a job?”.
Another lady showed up at the shelter and made some phone calls to the company worked for. She spent the night in the shelter. The next day the company had her an apartment and a job position in Houston. She was in and out of that shelter in less then 24 hours,,, maybe even less then 12 hours.
Another lady at the shelter was a teacher, she went to the local school and applied for a job.
Another lady went to work at the local corner store.
When the people from the local unemployment office showed up at the shelter to help the people find jobs, a lot of them refused to fill out the paper work; all they wanted was their food stamps and public housing.
There are 2 types of people, those that will help themselves, and those that look for a handout.
Why do I have a copay when I pay for health coverage, but the welfare leeches get their healthcare for free?
My wife needs a surgery, so far we are out close to $2,000 just for copays and deductible. What the hell is going on with this nation? Medicare / Medicaid is taken out of my paycheck, but I can not use it? Not only do I have to pay into the medicare/medicaid system, but I also have to pay for my families health care, plus deductibles.
The welfare parasites can sit on their ass at home, never have to look for a job, get free medical coverage, free dental, free vision,,,, all at the tax payers expense.
It pisses me off that I have to pay my insurance + a copay, while people on the medicare system do not have to pay anything, or have to pay very little.
I am not not saying that “everyone” on medicare does not deserve it.
I “am” saying there is a lot of abuse of the system.
Welfare is supposed to be a support system, and not a way of life. The problem is, too many people have made welfare a way of life.
My wife and I know a young lady that is around 18 or 19 years old. A few months ago she squeezed out the families third generation of welfare recipients. Someone explain to my how that is “supposed” to work out? How does society tolerate generations of people to live on welfare?
Three generations of welfare recipients from the same family? Really? What the hell is wrong with our society? If someone can get knocked up, get out of bed, go to the mail box to get that welfare check, or to the food stamp office to get that food stamp card refilled, go shopping,,, they can get their ass to work and contribute something to society.
How have we reached a point where the people that work are punished, and the people too lazy to work get a free ride?
Why am I punished with $2,000 worth of deductibles and copays, and the people too lazy to work get off owing nothing?
Man, this pisses me off.
It pisses me off that I work for a living and I have to pay more then my fair share. While at the same time some welfare bum is sitting at home eating bon-bons, popping out kids every couple of years and playing on the internet.
At the very least people that draw public assistance should pick up trash on the side of the road. Or better yet, volunteer to clean up around the court house, cut the grass at the police department,,,, do “something” to contribute back to society.
But no. People that draw benefits from the state do not have to contribute anything.
Just claim you are bipolar at 18 years old and get a check for the rest of your life. Do not worry about working, get your check and free health care from the government and suck off the public tit.
If I have to pay $2,000 in copays, why can’t some welfare bum have to cut my grass or wash my car? At the very least, contribute something back to society. If the working class is supporting the welfare class, the very least they can do is give something back.
Over the past few months I have been harping on thieves and welfare leaches. Maybe its time for a change of pace? Maybe we should talk about the value of hard work. One thing is for sure, neither welfare parasites and thieves understand what its like to do a hard days work.
If are drawing social benefits because you faked a disability, or are too lazy to work, you need to click off this site because this article is going to be over your head. Describing hard work to a welfare parasite, is like describing what its like to be a brick to a twinkie.
A work crew says “we are going to build a way with bricks”. Mud says “do what? You are going to build a wall with what? There is no way I can build that wall.” Thats right mud, you are not going to build a wall. Well, you can build an adobe wall out of mud bricks. but building an adobe wall takes a lot of work. As we all know, welfare parasites do not like to work.
Workers = bricks
Mud = welfare parasites*
*Not that mud is really a welfare parasites. Mud stinks, its running, and it can be nasty; kinda like what welfare leeches are like.
Back to the story.
Nations are not built with mud, nations are built with bricks and steel and hard work and sweat and sacrifice.
Roads are not built with mud, roads are built with hard work, sweat and asphalt.
Ships are not built with mud, ships are built with hard work, steel, welding machines, cranes, and lots of sweat.
Forest are not cleared with mud, they are cleared with bulldozers, skitters, chainsaws, hard work and sweat.
Well, on second thought, forest can be cleared with mud, when there is a mudslide. Lets think about that mudslide idea for a minute. You want to know what a mudslide reminds me of? A welfare bum rush. A bum rush is when a bush of people rush into a store, grab everything they can, and run away. That is how the lazies are with the welfare office. They rush in to the welfare office, get all the benefits they can. then they run home to get back on the internet.
What is the difference in a mud slide wiping out a forest, and welfare bums rushing the welfare office? One destroys forest, the other destroys a nation.
Hard workers are like bricks. We hold up under pressure, we make stuff, and we look good while we build stuff.
Before modern road construction materials, bricks were used to make roads. Even though the road rough, the bricks got the wagons, horses and people up and out of the mud.
Lets think about that for a minute – in ancient times, bricks held society up, and out of the mud. Isn’t that the way it is today? the workers hold society up. The people that do the hard, sweaty and nasty work are the bricks that makes everyday life possible for the rest of us.
Without bricks separating the mud from society, society as we know it would come to an end.
Mud makes it hard for the rest of society to operate. Mud slows everything down, tires get clogged, the roads get slippery, progress slows to a snails pace.
Bricks on the other hand, they are used to make society what it is today.
If there is one thing that pisses me off more then anything else in this world its a welfare leech. Welfare leechs are parasites that suck the life out of taxpayers. They are too lazy to work, but somehow justify their actions.
I have depression,
I am disabled (but they can do everything else in life just fine),
I have panic attacks,
If you can get out of bed, fix yourself breakfast, walk out to the mail box, get your welfare check, drive to the bank, check your check, go shopping, go home and play on the internet all day, you are NOT disabled.
There is a family that I know who are on their third generation of being welfare parasites.
Think about that for a minute, three generations of receiving benefits from the government. Benefits that people who get up everyday and go to work to pay for.
The least the parasites can do is wash my truck or cut my grass, but then again, if they did that, they could not claim disability.
I get so sick and tired of seeing people buying groceries with their food stamp card, while I have to buy my own groceries.
There is unrest in the streets, the people have had enough, our government is corrupt, our factories are closing, our jobs are shipped to china, price of food is going through the roof,,, how much more can we take?
I think if we continue on the current path, the number of people drawing social benefits, and the number of people out of work will drive this nation to a breaking point.
Local governments will not be able to raise enough tax dollars to support themselves, but the people will continue to demand schools, social programs,,,, until something has to break.
I think there are 2 factors working against the US, free trade and too many social benefit programs.
Free trade – as more and more factories are closed and shipped to china, there are 2 profound effects.
1 – the tax base is shifted to the people. Instead of a factory paying property and school taxes, that tax burden is shifted to the people.
2 – lower wages. As the factories are moved to china, people will have to either be retrained, or take a lower paying job.
The people go through a cycle of lower wages -> higher taxes -> lower wages -> higher taxes. Until finally the government can not meet its financial obligations. If you want an example, take a look at Texas and California. California would rather take care of its illegal immigrants, then to kick people off the system.
Social benefits – my personal opinion, the US government has fostered a sub-culture of people who think they are entitled to food, free health care and a place to live.
My wife and I have a friend works for as a teacher for a local school. When the teacher asked the students what they wanted to do with their life, one student raised his hand. The student said he wanted to be like his grandfather and his dad, and get his monthly check in the mail. In other words, this child was looking forward to living on welfare, just like his dad and grandfather have done.
What kind of society are we when we allow generations of people to receive social benefits?
Instead of sending people on welfare to college and getting them off the system, our government fosters a culture of people who suck the tit of the government for as long as they can.
The tipping point
The US will be facing a turning point in the near future because of the baby boomers retiring. The baby boomer generation worked their whole lives, paid into social security, and now deserve to reap the benefits from their labor.
Opposite of the baby boomers are the people who never worked a day in their life, and expect the same benefits as the people who paid into the system for decades.
We can not have it both ways. We can not have people working their entire lives, and people who never worked drawing the same government benefits.
When both groups (the workers and the non-workers) try to draw benefits, something will have to give. Either the government will have to revamp the US social benefits programs, or taxes will have to be raised, or the federal reserve will have to print more money.
More then likely, the federal reserve will fire up the printing press and print more money that is not backed with anything.
I look for election 2012 to be the year that serious issues are brought the the forefront of the debate. Hopefully this will be the year that the US faces the problems that have been ignored for decades. But like an infection, you can only ignore it for so long.
When I was in school, we were taught about the great depression, what I was not taught was that people rioted in the streets. Much like what we are seeing today, the same thing happened in the 1930s. People are angry, and have had enough.
After Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005, I helped out at a refugee center in East Texas for people from New Orleans. We were preforming services for evacuees, such as trying to find them temporary housing, if they needed to see a doctor,,, general stuff like that.
One lady really stands out in my memory. She steps off the transport bus, walks into the reception facility, is handed an application to fill out – ask for her name, address, race,,,, other information so family members can find her – she hands the application back to the person behind the desk (she did not even look at the papers) and ask where she can sign up for welfare and public housing. The lady was not interested in filling out any “extra” paperwork, she just wanted her benefits.
What really got to me was the I am entitled to receive free stuff attitude the lady had. She did not fill out the application until it was handed to her a second time. The lady behind the desk said that she would have to go to the welfare office, and the center did not so that kind of stuff. We were there just to find her temporary housing, and any immediate needs, like if she needs heart medicine and did not have any.
This culture of entitlement is nothing more then a plague on tax payers. Its people who refuse to work, but expect a high standard of living paid for by someone else. Its as if we have a sub-culture of people who think they are entitled to part of my pay check.
Not everyone who receives welfare are part of the Culture of entitlement. There are lots of hard working people who get down on their luck and just need a little help getting up. But on the other hand, there are people out there that refuse to go to school, refuse to look for a good paying job, because if they did, they would lose their government benefits.
My personal opinion, the government needs to do some serious welfare reform. And its 20, 30, 40 years overdue.
If someone has enough time to go to a grocery store and buy food, they have enough time to attend a college class.
If someone is not willing to improve their standard of living, they need to be kicked off the system.
What really pisses me off, is that the states are cutting funds to schools, but not making people who can work get a job. In other words, states cut the throats of schools, and preserve the culture of entitlement.