Remember that 47% nonsense? The suggestion that 47% of all
by Ziks511 - 12/6/12 6:25 PM
Americans were dependent on the Federal Government, and that there were only 53% of the American people who were "real taxpaying Americans"?
Well aside from my own demolishing of that statistic by pointing out that it excluded neither those retired on Social Security, Disability or those who paid Payroll Deduction Taxes, it turns out the Center for Public Policy and Budget, a non-partisan group affiliated with the Brookings Institute, have taken the same look.
"A new CBPP analysis of budget and Census data, however, shows that more than 90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households — not to able-bodied, working-age Americans who choose not to work. (See Figure 1.) This figure has changed little in the past few years." (Emphasis added)
So what is the figure? Less than 10%. Of the American population? No, 10% of people receiving assistance.
If you reduce the 47% by the percentage who pay taxes though Payroll Deduction, you come up with a figure of around 20%. 10% of 20% is 2%. So those filthy Welfare Addicted Able Bodied lay abouts constitute about 2% or less of the population.
No wonder the US is in the state it's in. It's not the Bush Tax Cuts, or the two Wars on a credit card, nor is it the stinking bailout to all those bankers, it's the lousy 2% who won't get off their @$$es and find a job.
As if ...