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The ObamaNation Poverty Plantations

Keeping Black Folks Enslaved on Government Welfare Plantations

By Mark Alexander · Sep. 20, 2012
“Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. [I]ndustry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.” –Benjamin Franklin (1753)

Near the end of the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Hussein Obama and his Leftmedia sycophants condemned the Romney-Ryan ticket of making a very offensive “political gaffe” at a private campaign five months earlier.

The colossal blunder in question? Romney identified the underbelly of Obama’s socialist political agenda – the fact that an ever-increasing number of “useful idiots” have been lured into subservience by generations of Socialist Democrat policies, are now dependent on a laundry list of government subsidies, and, consequently, they are very likely to vote for the candidate who will continue redistributing wealth to fund those subsidies.

Romney’s offhand remarks were surreptitiously recorded, then leaked by an opposition researcher named James Carter IV – yes, he’s the grandson of that Jimmy Carter – to a hard-left magazine, which timed its release of the video to comport with Obama’s socialist dezinformatsia propaganda.

Dezinformatsia indeed! Though Romney’s assertion that most Obama supporters are government dependents has generated a flood of faux-outrage on the Left, their underlying indignation is more accurately rooted in the fact that Romney did not declare that ALL Americans are dependent on government, which is more in line with the Left’s agenda. Obama himself recently asserted just that in his now-infamous assertion, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else [read: "government”] made that happen.“

In the video, Romney said, "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president, no matter what … who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement, and the government should give it to them. And they will vote for [Obama] no matter what. … These are people who pay no income tax.”

While Romney’s citation of the percentage of Americans who pay no taxes was correct, and it happens to coincide with Obama’s current poll numbers, which is why he confused the number, clearly Romney was alluding to the fact that 30-35 percent of Obama’s most fervent constituent support is composed of those who are now culturally, if not irrevocably, dependent upon a plethora of government subsidies. These “takers” pay no income tax, and they thus have no direct liability in the economics of wealth redistribution and no stake in curtailing our calamitous $16,000,000,000,000 national debt.

Indeed, they are “dependent upon government,” and “believe that they are victims, believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, [and] believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Now, there’s nothing new about Romney’s contention regarding the relationship between populist socialism and popular elections. Avowed socialist George Bernard Shaw, co-founder of the London School of Economics, smugly declared at the turn of the 20th century, “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

Observations about the inherent threat to Liberty posed by that electoral equation predates Shaw by at least two millennia. Greek Historian Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus wrote, “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”

Six centuries earlier, Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu wrote, “The people suffer from famine because of the multitude of taxes consumed by their superiors. It is through this that they suffer famine.”

And every generation of historians since has likewise noted that long and sordid history of destruction.

In 1766, that founding sage Ben Franklin observed, “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

In 1776, the year the ideological ancestors of today’s American Patriots were codifying our natural right to Liberty, Historian Edward Gibbon published his six-volume treatise, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” detailing how opulence and entitlement led to the loss of civic virtue and the fall of the world’s first great republic.

Another enlightened philosopher of the era, François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), observed, “The art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other.”

In his 1781 “Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”

These 18th-century observations about taxation and entitlement served as seminal reference points for the “Fatal Cycle of Democracy” published a century later.

That cycle follows this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to Liberty (Rule of Law); From Liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage (rule of men).

Thus, not only is the substance of Romney’s assertion about Obama’s “base,” tragically and completely accurate, it has been substantiated throughout history. And, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Dependence on Government, Obama’s earnest endeavor of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” is well underway, with historic numbers of Americans now dependent upon the state.

While it would be patently wrong to assert that everyone who receives a government subsidy and pays no taxes is an Obama supporter, the growing number of Americans who depend on government support under Obama’s Great Recession is staggering.

According to the Tax Policy Center, more than 46 percent of households pay no income tax. That is because over the last four decades, Congress has “engineered” the tax code to exempt income from targeted voter blocks.

The Census Bureau reports that almost 50 percent of Americans in the most recent quarter of record resided in a household where a family member received direct government assistance, at a cost of almost 70 percent of the federal budget. During the Reagan years, only 30 percent of households received government support, and the percentage has increased almost 10 percent since Obama took office.

About 16 percent of American households (one in seven) depend on food stamps – the rolls of which have swelled from 31.9 million when Obama took office, to a record 46.5 million people today. And when Obama gutted Welfare reform, that shuffled millions of voters into his camp.

Of course, most Americans who receive Medicare and Social Security have been forced to pay into those non-existent “trust funds” for their whole careers. Thus, to call that support an “entitlement” would be entirely wrong.

Responding to Romney's exposure of the relationship between Obama's socialist agenda and his electoral support, Barack endeavored to distance himself from his “redistributive justice” platform and instead enlisted his minions to kill the messenger.

House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer claimed, “I don’t know that any Democrat believes redistribution of wealth is the end of government – it is not.”

Apparently Hoyer does not recall candidate Obama’s own words on the subject: “There has been a systematic, uh, uh, I don’t think it is too strong to call it a propaganda campaign, uh, against the possibility of government action and its efficacy. … As we try to resuscitate this notion that we are all in this together … the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that actually pool resources and hence facilitate redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution.”

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, in a recent speech to the ultra-Leftist Center for American Progress Action Fund, said that Romney and Ryan “are gonna put y'all back in chains!” But what Obama’s state-dependent lemmings don’t understand is that they’ve already been lured into chattel slavery chains of by their narcissistic master.

Obama and his ideological Marxists have overtaken the once-noble Democratic Party, and converted it to the Socialist Democratic Party. The consequences have been devastating for those he ostensibly serves, particularly for his most loyal constituency – black Americans, 93 percent of whom blindly vote for Obama.

The primary protagonist of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King proclaimed famously, “I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” But Obama has done nothing to advance that proclamation, instead, affirming the statist status of most blacks, who, in effect, are enslaved on urban poverty plantations.

Obama maintains this most loyal constituency by maintaining their “victim status,” thus ensuring they are judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character – the antithesis of MLK’s dream.

In 1982, as the last Evil Empire was disintegrating from within, Ronald Reagan observed, “In an ironic sense, Karl Marx was right. We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis, a crisis where the demands of the economic order are conflicting directly with those of the political order. But the crisis is happening not in the West, but in the home of Marxism-Leninism, the Soviet Union.”

It is an even greater irony that today, the birthplace of Liberty is slovenly succumbing to the “Fatal Cycle of Democracy,” and is on the precipice of an irrevocable plunge into the abyss of tyranny. The good news is that if Obama’s re-election serves as the tipping point for that plunge, there is always the option of restoring Liberty by bullets when ballots fail.

The notion that the ballot box is not the only path to restore Liberty may make some of our countrymen uncomfortable. But that must be all the more motivation for every Patriot to contribute the utmost of our time, talent and treasure to restore Liberty, as “endowed by our Creator.”

Thomas Jefferson noted in the year our Constitution was written, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” To that end, I recall the words of Thomas Paine: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”

P.S. Regarding Obama’s utopian ObamaNation flags for sale on his official campaign Web site – unbelievable! For the record, desecrating our national colors, under which so many Patriots have fought and died, causes me a little heartburn….

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Jim C in PA said:

If the remaining patriots in our society manage to sink the Marxist vessel piloted by Obummer, what is to be done in four years to continue the progression back toward constitutionalism?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

Jim,

I got some news for you. Romney is a NWO candidate and so is Osama Obama, the Economic Terrorist. The NWO took two steps forward with the BO and now they'll gladly take ONE step back - it's still PROGRESSIVE. Get it? Romney gets to usher in the financial collapse that will bring the NWO to power. Obama is finished with his assignment and has been told that President Romney will take over now. Do you know the lines to "Happy Days Are Here Again"?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM

NO Bama in TENNESSEE replied:

" I am entitled. Give me my Obamabucks. "

These are the ones that don't care that he is a foreign national. they have no education, no morals, and will vote for whoever promises to give them the most. The end of the nation is near.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Ken Anderson in Clinton, Ms. said:

Governor Romney should keep on reminding Americans of this situation. i believe he has hit a nerve and it is a good one. we are a country of independence, not dependence. we have a Declaration of Independence and we celebrate Independence Day. i say keep on trucking.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Larry N in Elgin IL said:

Romney was off on the details, but he got the essence correct. A single-income family like ours, with 6 dependent children, owes no federal income tax, it's true; but we are not part of the dependent-on-government demo, nor the voting-for-Obama demo. We've been broke a few times, especially the past five years, but we've never been poor and never will be, and no matter how "inelegantly" Romney makes his point we will never vote for the likes of Barack Obama, the man most responsible for thwarting the economic growth that families like ours need to climb back into the 53%.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Mike McGinn in People's Republic of Maryland replied:

Ironically, before 1913, when our nation first started taking a socialist tilt, NO ONE paid federal income taxes. The federal income tax didn't exist before 1913. There were only seven tax brackets in 1913 (1% - 7%) and you had to earn the inflation adjusted equivilent of over $450,000 before you moved into the 2% bracket. However, a short 5 years later in 1918 (never letting an crisis like WWI go to waste) there were 56 tax brackets ranging from 6%-77%. That person earning $450,000 in 1913 who paid just 2% was now paying 26% in 1918. The rest, as they say, is history.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM

VoR in Ohio replied:

There was an income tax before 1913 - from 1862 until 1868, when it was declared unconstitutional. In 1913, the 16th Amendment made it constitutional.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Sandra in CA replied:

It is my understanding, and please correct me if I am wrong, that the 16th Amendment was never properly ratified and was pushed through nontheless. A graduated income tax is however part of the Communist Manifesto.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

People have debated for years whether the Ohio legislature properly ratified the 16th Amendment. Nevertheless, it would be best if it is repudiated by outright repeal; after 99 years it would be very difficult to get it thrown out on "technicality" no matter howegregious.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Scott in Also in the Peoples Republic of Maryland replied:

Mike, it is sad that we take from the producers and give to those who do not want to contribute. I am not talking about the ones who go to work everyday and still struggle. I am talking about the ones who expect Big Brother Government to step in and be the provider. This always backfires when the Govt starts dictating every aspect of your life. All one has to do is look at history which is filled with examples of how someone promised so much only to demand loss of freedom and liberty.

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

josh in kentucky replied:

Funny you mention 1913! The same year the Federal Reserve Act was passed.

Friday, October 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Larry N,

Keep working. Work feeds the soul and matures the character. I say you're on the right track.

As is the same with charity, the clearest gauge for the prosperity of a nation is not how many entitlement programs it boasts, rather, how few it needs. So then I ask the open question: how are we doing?

Obama's goal is to boost and replicate entitlements, create more government programs, and basically create dependency on government coffers, which in turn, creates dependency on the productivity of a tiny minority of high-income earners who have no political voice. They become tax slaves while the rest of us become totally dependent on goverment, and persistently vote for whomever will give us more.

Obama is not the amiable bonehead, over his head as president, as so many would have us believe, as they try to excuse our beeline for the sewer, under his reign.

This is Vladimir Lenin 101 which results in the rescindment of liberty, poverty for all but the ruling class, and single-party rule.

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

NO Bama in TENNESSEE replied:

Keep the faith, you WILL get back up. America was the land of opportunity and success for those willing to work, we will get back there if we can get rid of the Obamanomics.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

MAH in Wisconsin said:

Benjamin Franklin wasn't afraid to say something that would infuriate today's media. Where are our patriotic statesmen of 2012?
Paul Ryan has already done battle with the media over the budget and has proven HE IS NOT AFRAID of them. Unleash the guy. He's the best shot we have. Forget protocol and put him up front, or else let's draft him as an independent candidate and write him in. We're not going to lose this to the likes of Obama and his terrorists. He's laughing on TV when he should be outraged by the death of our embassador. Why? Because he's one of them. It was a victory for Islamists. Don't care what they say, Obama is the worst of the worst and many voters who pledge for him don't understand (blank) other than they think they're voting anti-rich, anti-corrupt corporate weasels. If we lose they'll get just what they deserve. Can't wait to see the surprise on their faces when they find out they won't be living on Romney's confiscated wealth.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Bob Hildreth in Torrance, Ca.90503 replied:

Just like the guns to Mexico, SOMEONE, we know who, has to be held responsibile for the non-protection policy of our U.S.Embassies in these Muslim terrorist locations. This is what got our people murdered! Where were the Marines OBAMA, that was YOUR assignment? Islamaphobia, hell no just Americanism!
I hope our military people vote for their protection from the Politicians who try to run the military and get our people killed.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM

RD in Fort Smith replied:

obama has shown time and time again that he is muslim.He has taken a stand against Christians time and time again.How?No prayer by Christians at the W.H. Quoting scripture to continue his attempt to trick ignorant people who don't know the difference.
Like all liars he uses all and anything to try and hoodwink the feeble minded.It is they who follow him like sheep to the slaughter.
Notice how his administration has said recently that the numerous muslim trining camps are not a threat? Look at England.Politically their hands are tied due to muslim population.Same thing could happen here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia replied:

Obama refers to the Koran as "The HOLY Koran" but I have never heard him refer to the Bible as "The Holy Bible". Wonder Why?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto replied:

Not only he but every news reader says "*Prophet* Mohamed. Even right-wing writers like Quinn Hilyer at The American Spectator! Do they say "Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" when reading news? Never. They'd be sued or something.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Rod in USA replied:

No reason to wonder. Plain as the nose on your face.... ;-)

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Doug Rodrigues in Sparks, Nv replied:

Got a point there...Obama never refers to the Bible as Holy. How Obama can refer to the Koran as Holy is amazing...a book that tells the followers to kill non-believers. The world has gone insane, and Obama is their American representative. Go figure?

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto replied:

I think you've hit the button here. Since the media will do anything to get the Manchurian Candidate reelected, the media is who R/R have to go after. Make them howl like dogs chasing their tails and maybe Americans will wake up.

As for writing in Ryan, that will weaken the ticket and place Obama in again... with disastrous consequences. Imagine just one more vote on the bench. "Unfortunately [!!] the court is not the best way to massively redistribute income." -Barack Hussein Obama, 2008

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Jane Monen in Yuma, AZ said:

His comment was correct! Those 47% that are idiots and think they are entitled to everything will vote for Obama again. They all think he is the savior and not the lying cheating man he is. He doesn't want to help anyone but himself. He's taking our country down and the 47% don't see it and never will. If Obama gets back in we are in big trouble and we will never be able to save our country.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Kathleen in Florida said:

Guess the truth hurts. May it set us free!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Bob Monty in Boston, MA said:

The red streaks on the Obama flag are copies of the bloody finger streaks found on a pillar of the US Consulate in Libya. Coincidence? I think not. The republic will NOT survive four more years with this incompetent at the helm, which begs the question as to whether he is incompetent or simply acting out a devious plan to destroy America forever.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Bob Hildreth in Torrance, Ca.90503 replied:

You got that right. The U.S. Embassy people didn't GIVE their lives for the "cause", they were murdered under OBAMA's policy of "don't upset the Muslims, they're a "people of peace"!!!
When the Muslims killed during President Reagan's term, he didn't apologize to them, he bombed them! That was a policy of strength, not the knee bending, bowing, sucking up policies of Obama.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

RD in Fort Smith replied:

The logo"Forward" is also from a communist/socialist regime.Hitler used it i believe.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:46 PM

JtC in TX replied:

"acting out a devious plan to destroy America forever"

That one.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

It's a devious plan to destroy America!

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:01 PM

John D in Miami, FL said:

The 47% videotape resonates for me because of this sad irony:
In Obama's America, even the grandson of a former President can't find work. Just like the rest of us.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Has anyone ever broken down the 47% number. I'm curious. To me, he might be correct yet its the attitude, the screw you mentality, I am better than most of anyone else country club mindset.

I am with all of you, personal responsibility yet his own father was on welfare, well his grandfather. Now he wants to take away the safety net, or does he? he keeps changing his story so I never know where he stands on any issue.

If you dimattle the satisfy net then the civil war a lot of you seem to want will happen. There will be food riots and the rich will be burned out of house and home. the end result will be a military dictatorship that will soon transition into communism. There are no easy solutions, only tough problems

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

"If you dimmatle the satisfy net---" / "--then the civil war a lot----"/ "---military dictatorship that will transfer into communism." I suspect you intended to say dismantle the safety net. I further presume you intended revolution when you stated civil war. Military dictator ship? Not likely Mr. Sprau. You need a spell check device, and you need to learn history. It was the military that provided the opportunity of this Republic. Only three percent of the population at that time. That was a revolution, not a civil war. Check the last paragraph of the PP. "Some may be reluctant to pursue arms if the ballot fails." Not this military individual, and I know of hundreds who feel the same way. That revolution was against a tyrant king, we have the same situation now and it may require the same rise of at least three percent. Semper Fidelity, hmmm?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

Robert, RK Sprou is accurate in his prediction regarding the “satisfy net,”
which will dismantle itself because it is unsustainable, and this will indeed result in civil war. You are correct that we will probably need the military to pull us through, which explains why Obama and the leftist scum are trying to weaken it, homosexuals in the military and putting women in combat positions being recent examples.

It will take more than three percent this time because the enemy is here in much greater numbers, and I think we have more patriots than that. Semper Fi.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Chuck in Wisconsin said:

I think Romney hit the nail on the head with his remarks about the 47%, and that is why the Obama campaign is so angry.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Dick Sebok in Shorewood, Il said:

Mitt Romney was absolutely right on with his comment. Unfortunately the liberal media has taken it and made it a rallying cry for Obama who they wish to remain in power. If he is returned to office for another four years the question we have to ask as a nation is- THEN WHAT is next??

The answer is socialism!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

My God, the liberal media can't take our rallying cry and make it theirs! We need to get angry like we were before Obamacare passed, when we filled auditoriums and sports centers, rallying around the Tea Party and standing behind our (then unelected freshman) congressmen and women. Just because we didn't understand the depth of corruption in the DNC and the lengths Obama would go to to get what he wants, think we can't fight back effectively. Unless we revisit that passionate state when we said "No" to Obamacare, we will descend quietly into the history books as' the America that was' before Obama came along and saved the country and re-wrote the constitution. We now recognize the enemy for what he (and they) are. We lost that bid because we thought they would fight fair. Now we know they won't, but we can still be up for the battle. Isn't it worth it? We can't sit back and watch it all taken from us. Someone said, "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all." Really? That's not what taking the gloves off means. I'm sick of not sleeping and I'm tired of hearing false poll numbers. Where are our organizers? We barely have time to get this party off the ground but we better. The Tea Party was the best thing that ever happened to the conservative movement. Bring it on.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Cheryl in Columbia, SC replied:

I'm with you....take off the gloves and fight them knuckle to knuckle.......where is the "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" mentality?? We've got less than 6 weeks people.....

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Both parties are corrupt for power corrupts. to say its only one side is a misnomer.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Robert E8 USN Ret in SE AZ replied:

Wrong! Again, Mr. Sprau. Excuse me, 50% wrong, only. The Party Democrat (Socialist) is corrupt. The Republican party is only infested. By RINO types that should be Democrat.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

Robert, right again.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Tony Jones in Richmond, ,Va. said:

Get rid of the vote for.those on welfare. U don't work and or are a benefit to the.country by working. They should not have a vote. They take from the rest of.society. Negroes are still lazy slaves who feel they.are owed because hundreds of.years ago their ancestor's were slaves. Well boo hoo. Get awell job and provide for yourself. Generations of.Negroes on welfare is crap. Stop welfare and are how fast things.change.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM

James in Arizona replied:

FYI you ignorent neanderthals. There are more whites on welfare than blacks. If you would check facts before you speak, you MAY come across as someone with a small level of intelligence. Instead of getting your thoughts from FOX news talking heads, maybe you can think for yourselves. "Yeah Right" I apologize to GOD for wasting my time responding to such ignorance. Have a god day all.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:08 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA replied:

1st troll alert!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Vergil in texas replied:

If you do some checking Color isn't at stake here being too lazy to work is & as long as one can steal others money in this case legally via Obummor they won't work. And having run jobs the lazy don't last either. Assuming you have at least a half a brain which is a stretch for you it works like this if you have one person putting money in a piggy bank & 3 or 4 taking it out then guess what you run out of money. Add to that the one tires of being robbed & quits we go broke.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

James, you are the typical liberal idiot. Why is it so hard for you to understand that by percentage of population you will have more whites on welfare than other ethnic groups. Check the populatiion percentage of each group and you will find that more Blacks and Hispanics are on welfare population wise. If you take into account all the handouts (subsidized housing, EBT, WIC, Food Stamps, free cellphones) they receive they live better than a lot of working people in this country who have pride enough in themselves to work for a living and not ask for handouts from the government. Just drive through any subsidized housing area and look at the cars they drive; You won't many old ones! I can't imagine ever achieving the level of ignorance that you have managed to achieve.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

Old Sarge, no, there are slightly more blacks than whites on welfare, blacks make up 1% more of the welfare population; http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_race_percentage_for_welfare_recipients
Btw, this is consistent with the official figures as I recall.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

VoR in Ohio replied:

If anyone is going to lose their vote, it should be ignorant, bigotted fools like you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Fed Up in Philly PA replied:

James, stop watching MSNBC and following the Huffington Post. It is making you really dumb. Or perhaps, you are one of those 47% who fears their free ride could be in jeopardy if Romney wins. Have a wonderful day you mind-dead idiot!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Donald Trodahl in Westminster, CA said:

Truth is something we all need to live by, and Governor Romney's comment was just that, TRUTH. If people don't know by now that the MSM is sold out to their god OBAMA then you are destined to believe anything. Go see the movie 2016 (or wait to it comes out in DVD in October) and then you can understand the President's agenda; it will all become clear after that.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Old Soldier in T or C, NM said:

I predicted, as a life long student of history and political science, that the election of 2008 could well be the tipping point of our Republic. If I was wrong then, I do not pretend infallibility, I do not believe I am wrong in saying, This is our last chance. If Obama and many of the career politicians are reelected, the country as we knew it is not only gone but will never be resurrected. The country has already become a police state. Civil forfeiture without even being charged with a crime makes a travesty of property rights. I am advising my educated grandchildren to look outside our borders for opportunity. Having served as an Infantryman for 32+ years, I would not have dreamed of this statement twenty five years ago.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Unfortunately, it is not safe for Americans in many places in the world today. If America falls (and that is what this election is all about, an internal civil war) our citizens living outside the US will have no protection at all. They can hide for an indefinite time, but radical Islamists are looking to take the world, not just this continent. You'd be better off advising your children to stay here and stand their ground, fighting for their birthright in American and defeating liberalism (why don't we quit calling it that and tell the truth: radical Islam and socialism). Americans are not hard wired to run.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

Old Soldier, bitter truth department, the tipping point was in 1920 with the 19th Amendment and we went over the cliff in 1965 with unlimited third world immigration legislation. The conservative base is the white population and as the white majority dwindles and disappears politics becomes pure wealth redistribution, with increasing use of force to accomplish that end. Even with a Republican victory this election the process will only be slowed, not reversed. Our system will inevitably collapse and be replaced by an authoritarian system. This is the future for your grandchildren, all you can do now is to prepare for it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I already have and did

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 5:22 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I already have and did for it doesn't matter who wins we loose

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Suzanne Johnson in Enid, Oklahoma said:

It is time for personal responsibility to be taught in our homes & schools, preached from the pulpits, & laid out in plain english upon the printed page. That part of the populace is in bondage that must labor to provide for those who do not. Sadly, half of all Americans endure this form of slavery today. May the shackles soon be struck off!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Tom in Buffalo, NY said:

Our government owes us only two things, security and opportunity. After that, get out of the way!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

Tom,

Therein lies the problem and our Founders knew it well and I quote, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM