Does it bother you as it does me when you hear reports, read statistics and do simple mathematical calculations regarding the announced unemployment rate, the workforce participation percentages and the numbers of work age people not working? According to a September 2014 report there were over 92 million people 16 and older who do not participate in the workforce and that equals a 36 year low participation rate of 62.8%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the civilian non-institutional population was 248,229,200 and there were only 155,959,000 of them participating in the workforce. Let me take that a step further the report is that there are only 155 million who either have a job or have actively sought one over the previous four weeks. How in the name of mathematical reason can the unemployment rate be hovering around 6%? That is not possible using honest statistical calculations but that is what the White House tells us. I believe the real numbers are in excess of 12-15% but will stay with those numbers to be charitable.
When you add to this that the national debt has exceeded $18 TRILLION, an increase of 70% since Barack Obama took office in 2009. The debt under his watch has increased astronomically under his watch, who as a U.S. Senator declared that it was ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘irresponsible’ to add $4 TRILLION to the debt in reference to George W. Bush’s administration. This means that every man, woman and child in the United States now owes $56,250+ toward the national debt. Yet we are told that our economy is coming back, the recession has long been over and Mr. Obama’s policies are working. Unfortunately, a significant number, if not a majority, of Americans have found their income reduced and their net worth diminished with no real prospects of it getting better any time soon.
The welfare participation rate in America reflects at least 49.2% of the population receive government benefits in one or more government programs as reported by the Census Bureau in 2011 and that has grown since then so we are likely past the point of no return where over half of our citizens are receiving government benefits of some kind. We have almost 27% of Americans receiving Medicaid and under Obamacare Americans earning less than 400% of the poverty level will qualify for a federal subsidy. We know that over 47 million people are receiving food stamps. The report from the Department of Agriculture is that we have 23,052,388 HOUSEHOLDS receiving food stamps over 700,000 more than 2012. Does that sound like things are getting better?
In today’s America it is no longer necessary for a person to work to eat, drive a car, have cable television, the internet, a cell or smart phone, and do most of the things that a few years ago would have been impossible without an income. I completely understand that there are those who WOULD WORK but cannot find work. I also know that there are some who only TOKENLY look for work and for one reason or another do not accept the jobs available. I also know that there are those who have become PROFESSIONAL entitlementrapenurs (not a word) completely content to allow someone else to fund their lifestyle.
Now we are have open borders and legalizing millions of illegals to come or stay in this country which will add to the welfare rolls, increase healthcare costs and burden our educational systems and every sector of our society. I must ask, for what reason? It is to complete the objective of ‘fundamentally transforming’ America into something other than a robust self-sufficient, solvent constitutional republic and enslave the populace to the socialistic programs, ideology and policies of the leftist in this nation. The Statist of both major parties have engineered and participated in the systematic dismantling of America. Short of a full Constitutional Convention and a throwing out of our government I’m not sure there is a remedy. Where will we go? What will happen to our beloved nation? At this point I am convinced that short of a miracle by God they have successfully trampled our constitution. That being said, I will not cease to cry from the rooftops for a return to the principles upon which we were founded as is evidenced in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and the writings of our founding fathers as they sought to align this nation with godly moral principles and afford permanent freedom and liberty to the citizens.
May God bless America again is my prayer!