Data from the Census Bureau reveals that in 2011 the number of people working full time was outnumbered by those getting government aid.


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The day of reckoning looms: Data from the Census Bureau reveals that in 2011 the number of people working full time was outnumbered by those getting government aid.

Many of those getting aid according to these numbers could also be full time workers. Nonetheless, the data is stark and depressing, as it illustrates how American culture has declined. Once it was considered shameful to be “on the dole.” Now everybody does it. You can’t have a robust healthy society under those conditions.

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  • according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

    Shame they didn’t break down that number too.

    Apparently there’s about 22 million government employees, although only 17 million are full time.

    This also doesn’t count all the “contractors” who work for privately owned companies that only have a single customer – the government. Many of these workers actually got sent home during the government shutdown, because they literally have nothing to do without the government around.

    The idea that the US has a small government is.. antiquated. The pre-war German government wasn’t even this big.

  • Who in the world thinks the U.S. has a small government? The U.S. hasn’t had a small government in almost 70 years. And worse, the size has been growing exponentially for decades. That’s the problem!

  • Believe it or not, a lot of democrats!

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