Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scary Statistics

Can we really afford another four years of this? And do we really want to allow our country, the most powerful in the world, to remain in this embarrassing condition?
"By July 1967, there 74,520,000 Americans actually working and 1,145,663 workers taking disability payments. That made a ratio of 65 actual workers for each worker collecting disability. In July 1987, there were 112,634,000 people actually working and 2,759,852 people collecting disability—a ratio of about 41 actual workers to each worker collecting disability. When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, there were 142,187,000 people actually working and 7,442,377 workers collecting disability—a ratio of about 19 to 1. In June, there were 142,415,000 people actually working and 8,733,461 workers claiming disability—a ratio of about 16 to 1."
Asks Protein Wisdom, "The takers have just about entrenched themselves permanently into the majority. Can we really wait another several election cycles hoping the GOP wakes up?"

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