Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Can America continue down the path Obama is taking us on, to a time soon and certain when a majority of wage-earners pay no income taxes but a majority of citizens receive federal benefits?
In 2010, some 4.4 million Americans were on welfare rolls, 22 million on government payrolls, 23 million were receiving Earned Income Tax Credit checks, 44 million were on food stamps, 50 million were on Medicaid, and 70 million wage-earners were paying no income taxes. Today, 47 million Americans are on food stamps at an annual cost of $72 billion. One in seven Americans cannot rely upon themselves or their families for their daily bread. Federal, state and local government together now consume 37% of the economy. For the first time since California entered the Union, the young and middle class are moving out, not in, heading for Colorado, Arizona, Idaho and Nevada. And California has become the destination of choice for the immigrant poor, legal and illegal - particularly Hispanics. How long can we continue like this?