"Is Welfare The New Normal?" we wondered in an editorial last Thursday, and we didn't have long to wait for an answer. On Friday an answer came back in depressing new data from the Census Bureau.
CNSNews.com's indefatigable data hound, Terence P. Jeffrey, dug into a few routine Census releases recently and discovered something shocking: More people in America today are on welfare than have full-time jobs.
Calvin Coolidge (1925):
“After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. I am strongly of the opinion that the great majority of people will always find these the moving impulses of our life.”
After all, the chief business of the American people is obtaining handouts from the government. They are profoundly concerned with kicking back, listening to some tunes, smoking a lot of choom, and using their EBT cards. The Democrat party and I are strongly of the opinion that the great majority of people will find these the moving impulses of our life.
Cracker Barrel Philosopher (with a hat tip to Margaret Thatcher):
"It'll be quite a party until they run out of other people's money."