CNS News crunches the numbers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.
That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of private sector workers in the U.S.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.
The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.
Not to get all crazy dramatic, but this is you hack the Constitution and bring down the republic. We have takers outnumbering makers, and therefore in a position to outvote those from whom they take. We have a government pushing welfare and aid everywhere it can on one hand, and persecuting job creators through ObamaCare and EPA regulations on the other hand. The net effect has been to kill jobs and move Americans from work to welfare.
The weak economy perversely helps Obama. Dependence breeds voters who vote to defend the aid the government is granting them, and the Obama Democratic Party is the party of welfare. As long as Obama keeps the welfare flowing and the media remain mostly on his side, he has a free hand to do almost anything he wants. By the time government runs out of other people’s money, Obama will be out of office, but will have his Organizing for Action group and its massive databases set up to make him a kingmaker and enemy destroyer for the rest of his life.