The Welfare Dependency State Is out of Control

A large subset of the population is dependent on government for everything. —>

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The cost of welfare has now reached $1 trillion a year, inner cities are rife with food stamp recipients and other slaves who rely solely on government for their well-being and the middle class is shrinking to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

It’s an absolute disaster and it’s out of control.

Slavery in the form of involuntarily working long days and nights for nothing may have been abolished in 1865, but it gave way to a new form of human enslavement backed by the Democrat party and the globalist elites – the dependency state. Making people subservient to their government overlords who provide them with rope capable of lifting them up to just one level: poverty.

Meanwhile, those who choose to fend for themselves and live a self-sustainable life often get ahead and climb up the economic ladder, and for good reason – they didn’t buy into the scam.

The growing welfare state is one of the main reasons why labor force participation is at its lowest point in the modern era, dependency on government incentivizes people to remain home and collect checks which keep them at a very low economic level barely scraping by when in reality, they need to get back to work.

With an economic collapse looming, where are these people going to go if the system collapses in on itself?  The answer is simple yet hard to hear for some, they’re going to turn to looting and a life of crime (as many of them do now.)

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The welfare/entitlement state of mind has spiraled out of control in America. No one is lifting a finger of opposition. The cost of welfare is now well over $1 trillion a year. Food stamps are so ubiquitous that they have replaced dollars as the new standard currency in many inner cities in America. Even in affluent areas with upscale grocery stores, food stamp recipients fill their carts with everything from cakes to lobster.

Liberals love welfare. It was only a few years ago that Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi opined that putting more people on food stamps and unemployment insurance is one of the “best ways to stimulate the economy.” Which is more astonishing? That she believes this lunacy or that she would be dumb enough to say it out loud.

We are in the seventh year of a so-called recovery, yet 45 million Americans depend on taxpayers to put food on their table. This is roughly 5 million more than when President Obama took office. Medicaid rolls have exploded by more than 10 million, too, and Mr. Obama openly boasts about how many people he’s moved into the program. Unemployment insurance beneficiaries have fallen, thankfully, but the number of Americans collecting disability has continued to climb. Wow this is some recovery.

By the way, disability rolls are growing even as worker safety has hit an all-time high. Shouldn’t safety and automation mean fewer disabled workers? The reality, as everyone in the welfare industry knows, is that food stamps and disability are the new welfare. Neither one of them requires work in exchange for benefits.

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Benjamin Knight
Benjamin Knight, the founder of We the Vigilant and host of The Maverick Podcast, was born in Engelwood, New Jersey. He is a Bible believing Christian, a right-wing Libertarian and a nationalist who is dedicated to fighting back against cultural Marxism and globalism. In his free time, Knight enjoys triggering leftists, shooting guns and being an American.