Dependence On Government Growing Fastest Since Carter

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    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.

    The rise was driven mainly by increases in housing subsidies, an expansion in Medicaid and changes to the welfare system, along with a sharp rise in food stamps, the study found.


    http://news.investors.com/Article/6...nt-dependence-jumps-under-president-obama.htm
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum



    Aha so this is what BO meant by "hope and change".
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    We are about to hit a brick wall with this entitlement spending. It's going to be a nasty, nasty accident when it happens since Democrats want to keep the peddle to the metal.
     
  4. America has been "transformed" from an entrepreneuial economy/society into one of "dependence up government/taxpayer support-in-exchange-for-vote".

    America is doomed... socially, politically, economically. The Founders tried to give us a "Republic... if you can keep it".. apparently, we could not.

    Greed and power have won out over Freedom.


    :( :(

    (By the way... BUSH WAS A SHIT!... AND ODUMBO IS 10X THE SHIT BUSH WAS.)