49.1% On Government Dole

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, May 26, 2012.

  1. pspr


    We are at the tipping point.

    49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011.

    Cutting government spending is no easy task, and it’s made more complicated by recent Census Bureau data showing that nearly half of the people in the U.S. live in a household that receives at least one government benefit, and many likely received more than one.

    The 49.1% of the population in a household that gets benefits is up from 30% in the early 1980s and 44.4% as recently as the third quarter of 2008.

    <img src="http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NA-BQ884_Number_E_20120525153402.jpg">

  2. “One percent of the people who live in New York City pay 50 percent of the city income tax,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “No matter how much some elected official wants—‘Let’s go tax them all, it’s not fair’—they can move. Those are the people who can move.”

    1% pay 50% . Isn't this the ideal progressive tax? Goal achieved.
    What do they want, 1% to pay 100%? It could happen if everyone agrees to lower spending.

    Show me any Liberal who is willing to say where the line is.....
  3. pspr


    But the 1% don't pay their fair share. Obama said so. :D

    It's the 49% who are paying their fair share - 0%

    Make sense? I didn't think so.
  4. Like your chart shows many of the zero percent taxpayers group actually receive money back from the tax pool.
  5. jem


    Ill bet the candian leftists here on ET wished they lived here now.

    It makes me wonder why I am spending a good portion of my life working.
    Why the heck dont we let some of these immigrants do the work and we sit back and enjoy our birthrights.

    Oh thats right, the dems sold us out, the immigrants get to sit back and we do the work.
  6. The flip side of this stat is over 44% of us tax payers are paid from taxes. ie. govt employees, prime contractors, military...

    So if 44% are paid out of taxes collected and 49% get some form of assistance its a hell of a lode for the 7% to carry.
  7. Funny thing is, most of these moochers make the most noise against the very thing that sustains them.

    "The regions in which government programs account for the largest share of personal income — are precisely the regions electing those severe conservatives. "

  8. We covered this in another thread.

    The Republican party has inherited the legacy of the old Racist Democratic South. It will take years to reform the economy and educational system that the Democrats have destroyed due to decades of segregation. Very similar to what the Democrats are doing to the Northern urban cities today.
    When the Republicans finally take back control the failing cities from the Democrats. Cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago..it will take decades to fix the poverty and failing education systems.
  9. They didn't inherit anything, they intentionally scouted for these racist Democrats ( Southern Conservatives) after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act.

    "In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to the Republican Party strategy of winning elections in Southern states by exploiting anti-African American racism and fears of lawlessness among Southern white voters and appealing to fears of growing federal power in social and economic matters (generally lumped under the concept of states' rights). "


    You don't seem to understand the difference between a party and an idealogy, I said nothing about Republicans or Democrats - only about Conservatives who switched parties.