Now that the election is in the books, and the Obama electorate cheering like they just won a football game and the Republicans trying to determine what went wrong, the 800lb gorilla in the room has been completely ignored.
The reason this election was so critical has little to do with a president who has told more documented lies than any other president or a party who thought it o.k. to take God out of their platform.
What was critical was the change in the demographics of those who work and pay for this country to those who don’t. Those on the receiving end are very close to out-numbering those on the paying end.
This spread sheet will show parts of this shift.
|Total number of Americans on welfare||4,300,000|
|Total number of Americans on food stamps||46,700,000|
|Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance||5,600,000|
|Total number of Americans on disability||8,786,000|
|Percent of the US population on welfare||4.10%|
|Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment)||$131.9 billion|
|Total government spending on foodstamps||$79 billion|
|Federal spending on unemployment (2012)||$44 billion|
|Sadly: Administration Costs for Food Stamp Program||$4 billion|
|Federal IncomeTaxes paid|
|Top 1% (incomes over $344,000)||Paid 37%|
|Top 10% (incomes over $112,000)||Paid 71%|
|Middle 40% (incomes between $111,000 and $33,000)||Paid 27%|
|Bottom 50% (incomes under $32,000)||Paid 2%|
|47% of Americans Pay No Federal income Taxes||Paid 0%|
When you look at these numbers and especially the change that has taken place in the last four years, like the number of those who applied for and were granted disability doubled during the first 4 years of Obama.
Looking at the results of the 2012 Presidential election, and drawing parallels between those results to the numbers on the spreadsheet you begin to see where we are rapidly heading:
President Obama received 60,781,971 votes and there are 46,700,000 Americans on food stamps (14.1 million were added during Obama’s first 4 years).
President Obama received 4 million more votes than Governor Romney and there are 8 million people on disability (4.7 million were added during Obama’s first 4 years).
These numbers will only increase during the next four years. Pretty soon the number of people dependent on the government will outnumber those paying the bills and when that happens there will be no turning back.
This does not even take into account the number of votes bought by this administration (i.e. Obama phones, 800,000 illegal immigrants granted stay by executive order and dozens of other shady tactics).
The United States will hit a crisis in 10 years when the last of the baby boomers retire that will make this year’s fiscal cliff look like a bump in the road.
Total spending on federal means-tested welfare—food stamps, public housing, social services, cash aid, etc.—is now approximately $1 trillion per year.
So who actually won and who actually lost in the 2012 Presidential race? Sadly all Americans did, but those who are going to feel it the worse are those smiling 20 and 30 year old’s who were led, as Frederick Hyek put it, down “The road to serfdom.”