Our founders told us that freedom cannot last when you take from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. The safety net concept advocated and accepted by so many is truly the concept of destruction. This is exactly what the founders told us and this is what is happening. These benefits, meant to be short term, become more and more permanent until they are expected, than considered a right, and finally become engrained into the culture until a total breakdown of the society, economically and morally takes place. We are in the phase of government enslavement being thought of as a right and becoming engrained into the culture. Decadence is the norm and considered to be a protected right.
Here are more facts that show the inevitable results of the Marxist programs that have been a part of our society now for a century, but never as openly declared and employed as they are under this current Marxist regime headed by Obama.
The Census Bureau reported in a study released this week that 65 percent of American children lived in households taking aid from one or more federal program as of the fall of 2011. "Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of children," said the Census Bureau, "lived in households that participated in at least one or more of the following government aid programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and the National School Lunch Program."
How to be dependent on government is now one of the earliest life lessons America is teaching nearly a supermajority of children. The percentage of children living in households participating in TANF, food stamps, WIC, Medicaid or the National School Lunch Program has been on the rise.
By 2011, there were 74,294,000 children 17 and under and 47,939,000 of these children — or 65 percent — lived in households receiving aid from one or more of these programs. That included 34,959,000 in the National School Lunch Program; 26,350,000 in households on Medicaid; 17,321,000 in households on food stamps; 6,350,000 in households on WIC; and 2,279,000 in households on TANF.
Children living in households that have never taken federal assistance are now a minority in the United States. In the future, they will be among a minority of adults. The new willingness among Americans to live on government largesse is matched by another trend: disregard for marriage and traditional family life.
The result is always the same; more poverty, more crime, less freedom; wider use of drugs and alcohol, a breakdown of the family, and an acceptance of immorality and underachievement. This is the society of conformity and equality Marx outlined and Obama advocates.