[FoRK] 20 Signs That The Culture Of Government Dependence Has Gotten Completely And Totally Out Of Control

Gmail lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 08:17:09 PST 2011


On Dec 7, 2011, at 7:51, mdw at martinwills.com wrote:

> More Americans are financially dependent on the government than ever
> before.  For a variety of reasons, there are now tens of millions of
> Americans that would not be able to survive without government assistance.
> As I wrote about the other day, the insane economic policies of our
> "representatives" in Washington D.C. have created a situation where there
> are not nearly enough decent jobs for everyone.  So the job market has
> become a giant game of "musical chairs" and a lot of American families
> have been left out in the cold when the music has stopped.  Of course we
> are not going to let them starve in the streets.  There are also some
> Americans that simply do not have the capacity to take care of themselves.
> It is certainly the compassionate thing to do to give them a helping
> hand.  However, with all of that said, we also have to face the fact that
> we have created a "culture of dependence" in this country.  Americans that
> are now in their prime working years have been taught all of their lives
> that the government is going to take care of them from the cradle to the
> grave.  This culture of government dependence has gotten completely and
> totally out of control, and now nearly half of all American households
> receive some form of government benefits.  As a result, our debt is
> absolutely exploding, everyone looks to the government to solve our
> problems and very few Americans seem to possess a very strong work ethic
> any longer.
> Way too many Americans believe that the government should just swoop in
> and solve all of their problems.  For example, the plight of a single
> mother named Angel Adams made national headlines recently.  Over the years
> her relationships with three different men have produced 15 children, and
> she was recently found living in a single motel room with 12 of those
> children.
> Adams is looking for the government to come in and rescue her.  The
> following is what Adams told one reporter....
>    “Somebody needs to pay for all my children and my – for all my
> suffering. Somebody needs to be held accountable, and they need to
> pay.”
> http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/20-signs-that-the-culture-of-government-dependence-has-gotten-completely-and-totally-out-of-control
> --Martin--
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