Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Half Are Paying for the Other Half

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We've hit a critical moment in Obama's march to the welfare state:

Another eye-popping number was the percentage of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, which now accounts for nearly half of the U.S. population. Meanwhile, most of that population receives generous federal benefits.

“One of the most worrying trends in the Index is the coinciding growth in the non-taxpaying public,” wrote Heritage authors Bill Beach and Patrick Tyrrell. “The percentage of people who do not pay federal income taxes, and who are not claimed as dependents by someone who does pay them, jumped from 14.8 percent in 1984 to 49.5 percent in 2009.”

That means 151.7 million Americans paid nothing in 2009. By comparison, 34.8 million tax filers paid no taxes in 1984.

The Obamatons have done it, they've made half the country reliant on the government in one way or another. It's about as un-American as anything we've ever seen in modern American politics. This was indeed their goal as a populace that gets a taste of European-style socialism will become addicted to that style...regardless of who pays.

Can we ever go back to the point where people will want to work as hard as they once did? Sure as hell this is unsustainable for any length of time without massive tax increases.

Pathetic. And who's going to pay for the health insurance of all these people? That was rhetorical.

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