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1. According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program.

2. The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.

3. An increasing number of employers are encouraging their low wage employees to supplement their wages by going on government welfare programs. For example, McDonald’s workers that need help making ends meet are being instructed to go on food stamps

McDonald’s workers who are unable to pay their bills or stay above the poverty line should find help from food pantries or enlist in government benefit programs instead of seeking higher wages, according to a company resource line meant to help employees.

Nancy Salgado has worked for the fast-food corporation for over 10 years yet still earns $8.25 an hour, barely more than the $7.25 federal minimum wage. With help from the worker’s rights group Low Pay Is Not Ok, she phoned the company’s employee hotline, known as McResource, attempting to find some answers on how to improve her situation.

A recording of the call was made available to CNN, which reported that Salgado asked the helpline operator multiple questions regarding how McDonalds would help her pay her heating bill, buy groceries, and whether she could afford to help pay for her sister’s medical treatment.

Despite never asking how much money Salgado earned per hour or asking how many hours a week she worked, the McDonalds representative said she “definitely should be able to qualify for both food stamps and heating assistance.”

4. Total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

5. Student loans are up by an astounding 61 percent over the past three years.

6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income in the United States has fallen for five years in a row.

7. Right now the middle class is taking home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before.

8. Ordinary Americans are being priced out of the housing market. Today,nearly half of all home purchases are all-cash deals.

9. The homeownership rate in the United States is now at the lowest level it has been in nearly 18 years.

10. The gap between the rich and the poor in the United States is at an all-time record high.

11. U.S. families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

12. Every single day, thousands of Americans are receiving letters in the mail informing them that their old health insurance policies have been canceled. According to a recent Kaiser Health News article, some companies have already sent out hundreds of thousands of cancellation notices…

Florida Blue, for example, is terminating about 300,000 policies, about 80 percent of its individual policies in the state. Kaiser Permanente in California has sent notices to 160,000 people – about half of its individual business in the state. Insurer Highmark in Pittsburgh is dropping about 20 percent of its individual market customers, while Independence Blue Cross, the major insurer in Philadelphia, is dropping about 45 percent.

13. Those that are losing their current health insurance policies will have to replace them with new policies that are often much more expensive. According to health policy expert Bob Laszewski, 16 million people could ultimately have their health insurance policies canceled because of Obamacare…

The U.S. individual health insurance market currently totals about 19 million people. Because the Obama administration’s regulations on grandfathering existing plans were so stringent about 85% of those, 16 million, are not grandfathered and must comply with Obamacare at their next renewal. The rules are very complex. For example, if you had an individual plan in March of 2010 when the law was passed and you only increased the deductible from $1,000 to $1,500 in the years since, your plan has lost its grandfather status and it will no longer be available to you when it would have renewed in 2014.

These 16 million people are now receiving letters from their carriers saying they are losing their current coverage and must re-enroll in order to avoid a break in coverage and comply with the new health law’s benefit mandates––the vast majority by January 1. Most of these will be seeing some pretty big rate increases.

14. Back in 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance. Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance.

15. More Americans than ever find themselves forced to turn to the government for help with health care. At this point, 82.4 million Americans live in a home where at least one person is enrolled in the Medicaid program.

16. The U.S. labor force participation rate is at a 35 year low.

17. Only 47 percent of all adults in America have a full-time job at this point.

18. It is hard to believe, but in America today one out of every ten jobs is now filled by a temp agency.

19. Approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.

20. After accounting for inflation, right now 40 percent of all U.S. workers are making less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

21. Today, the United States actually has a higher percentage of workers doing low wage work than any other major industrialized nation does.

22. At this point, almost half of all public school students in America come from low income homes.

23. The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million to more than 47 million today

 

24. Right now, one out of every five households in the United States is on food stamps.

25. An increasing number of Americans do not even believe that they have a pleasant retirement to look forward to. One recent survey found that the percentage of middle class Americans that “plan to work until they die” is now higher than ever.

This article was posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:48 am from Michael Snyder Economic Collapse

 

Now, con holers, ask yourselves what would happen if all the social programs were stopped as the Rethuglicans want to do?

 

We would be thrown into martial law as rioting and crime would destroy America, and your wife, daughters and dog Fido would be ass-raped, and your head blown off, and don't try to tell me all your guns would stop it, as that is the first thing they will steal from you. It would be bedlam!

 

Is that what you want? Well, that's what your pet criminal Rethug poiliticians want, then also to force us into a despotic police state and prison oligarchy!

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...for libturd, this post had to be painful to post!! LMFAO

 

At least you tell the truth!

I always tell what I believe to be the truth. I would never lie to anyone on this forum. But I can always be mistaken, or take a position folks do not like!

 

Truth is a very slippery thing, and often is subjective, and not objective.

BTW, I am not a libturd!

 

I really do not hold to any idiotology or party platform, or philosophy.

 

I admit I hate the Rethuglican Party, and Bagger Party though!

And I will tell you up front, the Duhmocrap Party does not work for the American people anymore.

 

I am a man without a party! Alienated in my own country, as so many of us are today.

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I always tell what I believe to be the truth. I would never lie to anyone on this forum. But I can always be mistaken, or take a position folks do not like!

 

Truth is a very slippery thing, and often is subjective, and not objective.

BTW, I am not a libturd!

 

I really do not hold to any idiotology or party platform, or philosophy.

 

I admit I hate the Rethuglican Party, and Bagger Party though!

And I will tell you up front, the Duhmocrap Party does not work for the American people anymore.

 

I am a man without a party! Alienated in my own country, as so many of us are today.

 

...but you voted for osama obama, didn't you?

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1. According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program.

2. The U.S. government has spent an astounding 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs over the past five years.

3. An increasing number of employers are encouraging their low wage employees to supplement their wages by going on government welfare programs. For example, McDonald’s workers that need help making ends meet are being instructed to go on food stamps

4. Total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

5. Student loans are up by an astounding 61 percent over the past three years.

6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income in the United States has fallen for five years in a row.

7. Right now the middle class is taking home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before.

8. Ordinary Americans are being priced out of the housing market. Today,nearly half of all home purchases are all-cash deals.

9. The homeownership rate in the United States is now at the lowest level it has been in nearly 18 years.

10. The gap between the rich and the poor in the United States is at an all-time record high.

11. U.S. families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

12. Every single day, thousands of Americans are receiving letters in the mail informing them that their old health insurance policies have been canceled. According to a recent Kaiser Health News article, some companies have already sent out hundreds of thousands of cancellation notices…

13. Those that are losing their current health insurance policies will have to replace them with new policies that are often much more expensive. According to health policy expert Bob Laszewski, 16 million people could ultimately have their health insurance policies canceled because of Obamacare…

14. Back in 1999, 64.1 percent of all Americans were covered by employment-based health insurance. Today, only 54.9 percent of all Americans are covered by employment-based health insurance.

15. More Americans than ever find themselves forced to turn to the government for help with health care. At this point, 82.4 million Americans live in a home where at least one person is enrolled in the Medicaid program.

16. The U.S. labor force participation rate is at a 35 year low.

17. Only 47 percent of all adults in America have a full-time job at this point.

18. It is hard to believe, but in America today one out of every ten jobs is now filled by a temp agency.

19. Approximately one out of every four part-time workers in America is living below the poverty line.

20. After accounting for inflation, right now 40 percent of all U.S. workers are making less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

21. Today, the United States actually has a higher percentage of workers doing low wage work than any other major industrialized nation does.

22. At this point, almost half of all public school students in America come from low income homes.

23. The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million to more than 47 million today

 

24. Right now, one out of every five households in the United States is on food stamps.

25. An increasing number of Americans do not even believe that they have a pleasant retirement to look forward to. One recent survey found that the percentage of middle class Americans that “plan to work until they die” is now higher than ever.

This article was posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:48 am from Michael Snyder Economic Collapse

 

Now, con holers, ask yourselves what would happen if all the social programs were stopped as the Rethuglicans want to do?

 

We would be thrown into martial law as rioting and crime would destroy America, and your wife, daughters and dog Fido would be ass-raped, and your head blown off, and don't try to tell me all your guns would stop it, as that is the first thing they will steal from you. It would be bedlam!

 

Is that what you want? Well, that's what your pet criminal Rethug poiliticians want, then also to force us into a despotic police state and prison oligarchy!

The dopey libs think these are good things! It increases the voter support!

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...but you voted for osama obama, didn't you?

I wrote in Elmer Fudd!

 

We can put you down for not giving a shiit about the US.

 

I should have realized this thread would fly right over con holers heads. They don't give a crap about America: They have theirs, and to Hell with every body else!

 

I should post a racial thread about Ni66ers killing whites, that will get their attention, or Maobama is a Muslim anti-krist terrorist, that always gets em! I can always copy headline shock stuff from WorldNutDaily or infowars.com.

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I wrote in Elmer Fudd!

 

We can put you down for not giving a shiit about the US.

 

I should have realized this thread would fly right over con holers heads. They don't give a crap about America: They have theirs, and to Hell with every body else!

 

I should post a racial thread about Ni66ers killing whites, that will get their attention, or Maobama is a Muslim anti-krist terrorist, that always gets em! I can always copy headline shock stuff from WorldNutDaily or infowars.com.

Hold on now man. you were really on to something here.there was just a lot to chew on. I do think your missing the boat on tea party people however.All they want is for the government to stop flushing our tax dollars away.Maybe we do need many of these programs but no sane person believes that there isnt fat that can be trimmed from everywhere

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47 million people on food stamps. Do we really believe 47 million people will starve without this program? of course not. Our country suffers from this delusion that we have so much poverty but i submit this to you.Many of the American poor are somehow fat.Many of the American poor somehow have money to smoke ciggarettes (and other things) and alcohol .The american poor somehow have cell phones and internet.I am ,of course making a distinction between poor and homeless.Dont get me wrong Thier lives suck. But no one ever wants to say that some of it is on them.

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I always tell what I believe to be the truth. I would never lie to anyone on this forum. But I can always be mistaken, or take a position folks do not like!

 

Truth is a very slippery thing, and often is subjective, and not objective.

BTW, I am not a libturd!

 

I really do not hold to any idiotology or party platform, or philosophy.

 

I admit I hate the Rethuglican Party, and Bagger Party though!

And I will tell you up front, the Duhmocrap Party does not work for the American people anymore.

 

I am a man without a party! Alienated in my own country, as so many of us are today.

 

You're a liar..... You're no different than any other hysterical Liberal on this forum... All you are doing is pretending to perch yourself on the fence so you think you can freely snipe in all directions, without having to make a stand or defend a fuucking thing... Pretty gutless.

 

47 million people on food stamps. Do we really believe 47 million people will starve without this program? of course not. Our country suffers from this delusion that we have so much poverty but i submit this to you.Many of the American poor are somehow fat.Many of the American poor somehow have money to smoke ciggarettes (and other things) and alcohol .The american poor somehow have cell phones and internet.I am ,of course making a distinction between poor and homeless.Dont get me wrong Thier lives suck. But no one ever wants to say that some of it is on them.

 

Great post and agreed....

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I always tell what I believe to be the truth. I would never lie to anyone on this forum. But I can always be mistaken, or take a position folks do not like!

 

Truth is a very slippery thing, and often is subjective, and not objective.

BTW, I am not a libturd!

 

I really do not hold to any idiotology or party platform, or philosophy.

 

I admit I hate the Rethuglican Party, and Bagger Party though!

And I will tell you up front, the Duhmocrap Party does not work for the American people anymore.

 

I am a man without a party! Alienated in my own country, as so many of us are today.

Props to you.

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Yep. We're really getting our "A" game on in terms of global competition..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Hey? Let's start posting how much we spend on education and how HORRIBLE our children are doing on the global scale. Oh wait...... We can only do that in terms of healthcare accessibility in an intellectually dishonest attempt to equate it to "quality".

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Yep. We're really getting our "A" game on in terms of global competition..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Hey? Let's start posting how much we spend on education and how HORRIBLE our children are doing on the global scale. Oh wait...... We can only do that in terms of healthcare accessibility in an intellectually dishonest attempt to equate it to "quality".

 

We discussed education on another Thread.... Despite spending more money than any other country in the world per child, the Liberals there believed the Teachers, Students and Parents bore no responsibility for the poor results.... They placed the blame on Corporate America, the GOP, and a lack of funding.

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You're a liar..... You're no different than any other hysterical Liberal on this forum... All you are doing is pretending to perch yourself on the fence so you think you can freely snipe in all directions, without having to make a stand or defend a fuucking thing... Pretty gutless.

 

 

Great post and agreed....

Kobia, this is twice now you have called me a liar! You have turned from a decent poster into a FLAMER, and taken a sudden hard shift to the right. I do snipe in both directions as both parties are wrong about some things. I make no apologies for this.

 

The condition of our nation now is INDEFENSIBLE, and is a result of intended neglect of the power elite who do not care one iota. I often let the posters decide on what I post as a thread, as this is an open forum. :glare:

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17. Only 47 percent of all adults in America have a full-time job at this point.

 

 

This is why I'm better then most..

18. It is hard to believe, but in America today one out of every ten jobs is now filled by a temp agency.

 

Temp agencies should be illegal... if anything explocits a workers its temp agencies..

 

 

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