If Barack Hussein Obama wins the presidential election next November it will be in large part
because he has made so many Americans dependent on the largesse of the Federal Government.
In 1979, 7 percent of Americans received means-tested government benefits; by 2009, it was over 30 percent. In 2000, 17 million Americans were on food stamps; today it is 46,000,000. In the last three years, 2.6 million Americans have signed on with new employers, 3.1 have signed on for disability checks.
In little more then a generation, dependency has metastasized in America. Workplace death and accident rates have fallen by 40 percent since the Sixties, but apparently the safer the American work environment gets the more people are disabled by it.
To be disabled in the government sense it is not necessary to be disabled in any meaningful sense. To be on food stamps it is not necessary to be in need of food: Massachusetts, as Governor Patrick has recently clarified, it is fine to use them to buy porn and get tattoos
- Mark Steyn