What is monumentally new about the American state today is the vast empire of entitlement payments that it protects, manages and finances. Within living memory, the federal government has become an entitlements machine. As a day-to-day operation, it devotes more attention and resources to the public transfer of money, goods and services to individual citizens than to any other objective, spending more than for all other ends combined.
The growth of entitlement payments over the past half-century has been breathtaking. In 1960, U.S. government transfers to individuals totaled about $24 billion in current dollars, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. By 2010 that total was almost 100 times as large. Even after adjusting for inflation and population growth, entitlement transfers to individuals have grown 727% over the past half-century, rising at an average rate of about 4% a year.
This is no accident. It's exactly what the Democrats want. You give freebies and assistance to people whether they need it or not, they'll vote for you to keep 'em coming.
***Massachusetts' Democrat Party chair calls Scott Brown a "girl" for folding his own laundry, then apologizes. Imagine if a Republican said that. Why, the cries of SEXIST!!! would be heard from coast to coast. But, this guy's a Democrat, so he gets a pass. Typical of our crappy media and the Democrats in general.
***It amazes me that they say this with a straight face, and there are people who believe them:
Saying that Obama is "lengthening his lead," Axelrod told CNN: "It shows that people have more confidence in him to fight for the middle class and look for solutions that will strengthen our economy in a way that creates broad prosperity."
*** COME AT ME, BRO...
***Five things you won't hear at the Democrat Convention:
1. The National Debt.
2. The Real Unemployment Rate.
3. Gas Prices.
4. More Than 1/3 of Americans are on Government Assistance.
5. The Federal Jobs Created.
I would add a sixth: The Truth.
***Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54. RIP.
***This is art?
My ex and I had a very amicable divorce. I know this because when I wrote the Facebook status “I’m getting a divorce,” he was the first one to click Like.
***In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. ~~ John Adams
***Have a great day!