Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fewer workers are supporting more takers, a system bound to fail

There's a nice article over at Terence Jeffrey called "86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers."  I think that title pretty much says it all.

Basically, the article notes that there are 86 million workers paying the bill so that 148 million non-workers or part-time workers can take entitlements from the government.  

The direction we are headed in right now is in the direction of more takers, meaning that fewer people will be working and more will be taking.  As this happens, the taxes of those who work will have to rise in order to support such a system.  

Sometimes it appears that the goal of progressive leaders
is to take from the haves and give to the have nots
in order so that everyone has equal pay. 
As you might imagine, this type of system is not sustainable.  At some point in the future it's going to collapse.  Only Congress continues to kick the can down the road, because they don't want to be the bad guys to tell the takers that they need to quit taking.  So nothing ever gets done; nothing ever gets fixed.  

Of course then we have Obama come in and he gives every poor a free phone, and subsidized healthcare, and this exacerbates an already inflamed problem.  

In a way, I think it needed to get worse so that people wake up and smell the fumes of an eroding system.  For years people knew this was going on, but they chose to look the other way.  

This is why the tea party exists.  This is why it's so important to remember what this country was built on, and to get back to the basic principles of independence and personal accountability that this country was formed on.  

Surely you can call me a doom and gloomer for being a realist and stating the truth here, but so be it.  If America is ever going to rise to the heights it was during the 1980s and 1990s and early 2000s, we are going to have to upset some people with truths.