And now, at long last, the population of Americans on government food assistance outnumbers that of private sector employees.
This is not sustainable.
From the story at CNS News...
The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.
That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.
The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.And where is a lot of that taxpayer-funded "food aid" going to?
|Hairstyling and cosmetics|
|Booze and smokes|
|Lottery tickets, money orders,|
cell phones, more booze, more
|Lots of lobster and premium steak|
Maybe it's finally time for the producers, the people who strive for personal achievement, the men and women of the mind, to declare a general strike. To stop giving the products of our labors to those who take and give nothing in return.
It might be the only peaceful way to avert this:
|The Course of Empire: Destruction, by Thomas Cole, 1836|
Not the first time I've posted that image. But with each passing day, it seems increasingly appropriate.