Obama's Re-election Guarantees a New Wave of Socialization in the United States

This is the New Obama's America: a country of needy people–people who look to the government for their survival.

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson created the Great Society as a way to alleviate and/or eliminate the social problems of our inner cities. Johnson’s program was aimed primarily at the elimination of poverty as a result of years of segregation and racial injustices in many American cities.

Better education was also a goal since many urban areas’ graduates were not reaping the same benefits as suburban schools. It was to say the least, a gallant effort by a president, who with the stroke of a pen, tried to eliminate years of unfairness, discrimination and injustices especially in those areas plagued by crime, high unemployment, mediocre education, lack of good medical care and other urban social problems.

Well, today, some 50 years and billions of taxpayers’ dollars later, a good portion of our inner-city populace are still at the poverty level but this time they are being financially sustained almost completely by the government. City public schools are still graduating illiterates, young adults ill-equipped to enter the workforce many of which do not even know how to complete an employment application.

Obviously, Johnson’s efforts as well as succeeding American presidents have failed in their endeavors to eliminate poverty in our inner cities in spite of the costly programs initiated to help the poor. But, while government poverty efforts have failed, in the process the people who rely on the government handouts have learned to work the system to their advantage and they do it well.

Today, 80 years and counting, after Roosevelt’s New Deal, Johnson’s Great Society and Obama’s Social Agenda of 2008, inner cities are still plagued by the same problems that were supposed to be eliminated through the efforts of these three democratic presidents who wanted to achieve equality among the races.

Medicare and the Social Security System while still in existence today,
are on the verge of bankruptcy due the fact that it spends more money that it
takes in because less people pay into the system when compared to 50 years ago
when the ratio was a favorable four workers for every recipient. Today, that ratio has been reversed, instead of having four people paying for one recipient; we have one worker paying for four recipients.

Working the system in this country has become a way of life for many Americans living off of the government assistance programs. In fact, working the system has become, “a great success story”, a business for many who rather collect a check than work. Why even illegal aliens learn how to work the system even before they set foot in this country. And, if you like this story, by all means, re-elect president Obama. President Obama will continue to expand the government assistance program of this country one hundredfold on your own little shoulders—the taxpayers of this country.

In the past two years alone, this administration has created so many entitlements that a new American culture has been created, “the non-working Americans”. This new American culture has become so pervasive that if it is allowed to continue will have dire consequences for this country. Of course, re-electing Obama will practically guarantee the above scenario with unstoppable spending that this president is intent on paying with taxpayers’ dollars.

I know first-hand the economic doom of this kind of culture due to the fact, that for the first 13 years of my life, lived in a place where 50 percent of the people worked while the other 50 percent lived on the shoulders of those who paid taxes.

So, why do we continue to pay out money without asking for something in return? When will this government, democrat and republican alike, face the fact that government poverty programs have not worked, are still not working and will not work in the future? Why do we continue to pay people for not working, replacing the good American attributes of motivation, incentive and self-sufficiency with
boredom, dependency and disillusionment?  Is this what we want for the future of this country? Welcome to the new American mentality of socialization, a society mired in socialistic ideals

I have had personal experience with some of these people who receive government’s assistance, sometimes, even from birth to death. I have seen too many healthy young individuals who are working the system receiving Medicaid, housing assistance, food stamps (that they sell for cash) 100 percent full medical coverage without any co-pays, temporary assistance, supplemental security income, low income home energy assistance, utility subsidies, weatherization payments etc., etc., etc.

But my favorite is, the IRS Earned Income Credit refund for those people who work part-time while getting rewarded for working less than a 40-hr week. The IRS actually refunds up to $5600 to taxpayers who keep their income low while only paying a very small amount of taxes. Some people refuse to work a full week because if they workthe full 40-hr week, they would not be able to receive this “unearned credit” refund.

Adding to the all-American giveaways is the fact that many of these part-time workers still collect all the freebies that the government gives away up to and including, totally free health care with not even $1 co-pay. So while many of my working friends and acquaintances (many of them seniors) go without their prescription medications and other necessities because they cannot afford them; many of those people who through the years learned how to work the system, get
everything for free.

What a great excuse for not working, I wonder no more why the productivity index in this country is so low when compared to other countries (i.e., China, a country we owe millions of dollars in debt). And, let us not forget that these programs are paid on the backs of the shrinking working class. Today, even seniors are feeling the crunch of an inept system that has run wild.

An Obama’s second term, the American people especially the seniors of this country will again be asked to fund another wave of social programs by sucking the rich and the middle class of this country. Seniors in particular, will be asked to pay higher Medicare deductibles on the top of not receiving a cost-of-living increase for the last three years in a row resulting in a negative social security check for many who depend on that money.

Yes, in these United States, the truly needy, the children and the elderly deserve to be helped but when our tax dollars go to pay for healthy individuals who have made their life’s mission to work the system that these shortsighted presidents have enacted into law, then, it is time for change

We need clear reform in America, we must forget the freebies and replace them with offering the people the ideals that made this country great; motivation, incentive, self-reliance, independence, self-sufficiency, pride and personal

This should be the new America generation, the new 21st century of American greatness. Re-elect President Obama and the new American generation will be a nation of needy people–people who look to government for a meal.

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Cedric Glover September 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM
What a ridiculous reactionary screed this is. All you need is a white hood.
Marie Fritzinger September 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM
I agree with Cedric Glover!
robert greenage September 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Fear mongering at its best
Assaggiatore September 28, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Would you say the same thing if Obama was white?
Assaggiatore September 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Very well said. But Romney won't make much of a difference. I'm still voting for Gary Johnson.
Roxborough Area Man September 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM
"...people receiving government assistance..." Like public school students. College students with government loans. Anyone who has visited a national park. Anyone who has taken a drug and been assured it is safe and efficacious. The businessman who transports their goods on the interstate highways. The foreign traveler whose safety is assured by the military might of the US. The soldier who attends college via the GI Bill. The unemployed man who keeps his house while looking for work. The hundreds of thousands of auto workers and suppliers to that industry who are working today due to the bailout. Anyone who deposits money in a bank and utilizes FDIC insurance. Anyone who ever cashes a Social Security check. But I digress...it's really only the poor and/or dark skinned people who take government assistance...I apologize for my confusion.
Sharpie September 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Military might does not keep people safe. Only an enlightened citizenry will ever keep us safe.
John J Pino September 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Well said, Sharpie. This country needs informed, enlightened and intelligent voters if we are to exceed expectations. We cannot have people who vote because of what they can get from this government. Remember president Kennedy when he said, ". Ask, what you can do for your country, ask not, what your country can do for you. As an immigrant, I never asked what this government could do for me. I just went to work and in my own little way, achieved a tiny piece of the American pie. This is the America that I embraced more than 50 years ago. This is the America my grandfather embraced when he came here. and, this is the America that we should strive to have. Not the Obama's america where he wants to take my money and give it to those that constantly collect a check with no motivation, no hard work and no incentive to better themselves. Remember Karl Marx whe he sais, "..religion is the opium of the people?" We cannot have a country where politics is the opium of the people. The voting population should be informed about the issues and the candidates, not blinded by their rhetoric and what the voter expect to get in return. Again, Sharpie, well said., you really inspired me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jackie Kane Photography September 28, 2012 at 02:35 PM
See the movie OBAMA 2016 while you still can and THEN DECIDE! - NOW at PLYMOUTH MEETING theatre, otherwise can't be found. The liberal media does not want us to see this movie. It is sad that supporting or not supporting Obama is seen as a black / white issue by many. I truly believe most people want THE BEST MAN, regardless of his color - he DID win 2008! Besides Obama is 1/2 white anyway, did everyone forget that!? Unfortunately, even if there was only one race among us all, Obama was/is NOT the BEST MAN for our citizens and our Nation as a whole. One Nation Under God, let's try not to lose that! It's slipping by as people are allowed to insist on the removal of Nativity Scenes, display of the Ten Commandments, Prayer and the word God, and complaints about saying "Merry Christmas" - wishing everyone joy and all things good in the spirit of Christmas. Another subject you may be saying?? Not really, it's all connected, and when we lose one, we lose it all. For a society that "talks" about being together, it seems that our nation as a whole has never been farther apart. It's sad, RE-electing OBAMA is only going to make matters worse as our struggles will make the last four years seem like the easy 80's. . . and the stock market is going to reflect the mistake with a critical downturn. Will life suddenly be rosy with Romney, no? But it will be compared to what Obama will do in the next four years when he's no longer concerned about being re-elected!
John J Pino September 28, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I saw the movie, thank you. Obama wants to implement his father's socialist views and reforms in this country.
Sharpie September 28, 2012 at 08:13 PM
The two party system is really one, and a lousy, untrustworthy one. We need something else like asap.
JC September 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM
Why was J. Pino's article considered a racial issue? More whites than blacks are on welfare. I think everyone missed the point.... abled-bodied people chosing the welfare path rather than working.
Sharpie September 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Everyone is dreamin' if they think people would rather chose the welfare path than a decent job. No body cares what race anyone is anymore; some never did, but TG, that's done with among the general dopey and mean-spirited population. People don't want welfare. They want a decent job. Wake up, the days of lying are over. Choose to be something other than lousy and untrustworthy. That's all we're talking about.
Anthony Wayne September 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM
What I take from this commentary is the growing realization that the further we stray from The Constitution, the further we decend into tyranny. This march towards our now lamentable reality was predictable. Gems of vision, uttered 100 years ago by our Founding Fathers, are easy to find yet difficult to follow given the perpetual state of slumber most voters live in. Two come to mind today.... "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of The People under the pretense of taking care of them", "Experience hath shown that even under the best form of government, those entrusted with power have in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny" Thomas Jefferson Did he (they) have a crystal ball? I pray we can reclaim Liberty peacefully, by the vote, soon, as our bloated bureaucracy stumbles into another chapter in our "Rape of The Constitution", condoned by another generation of lethargic minds. Wake Up!
John Dallas Bowers September 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Mitt spoke about those themes yesterday at his VFMA event. Extended excerpts of his well-received remarks are available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8AKrN0zDs Always best to go to the source.
John J Pino September 29, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Anthony Wayne, thank you ! I could not have said it better myself. With the false belief that the government can take care of them, people are replacing LIBERTY with GLORIFIED SLAVERY. Welcome to the new UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Sharpie September 29, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Yea, well, better hope some of those founding fathers show up back down here soon because this crowd, both political parties, doesn't appear to be waking up in time.
John Dallas Bowers September 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Okay, Sharpie, now I know you're just trying to avoid that garage clean-out you mentioned. I don't blame you. It can be a horrible job.
Anthony Wayne September 29, 2012 at 02:31 PM
JDB, I listened twice. What I heard was 1. War propaganda, wrapped in the flag, is still war propaganda. 2. A clean slate on foriegn policy conspicous by it's absence. 3. A balanced budget in 2013, including massive cuts in military spending, absent. 4. Repeal of the patriot act, absent. 5. Audits of department of defense and fed, absent. 6. Clean slate on funding elections and access to all candidates in debates and ballots, absent. 7. Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, absent. In fact, the opposite. 8. Clean slate of income tax and IRS, absent. 9. Judicial and exectuive checks by congress, absent. 10. Ending or providing competition for central banks, the fed, absent. Our two party system reminds me of professional wrestling, lots of fighting and drama on the outside, colleagues behind closed doors as "it's all about business".
Sharpie September 29, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Everyone is cleaning out their own garage. Get started. The only thing left out by Anthony Wayne is self-sustainable communities. Figure it out. It's not rocket science.
Sharpie September 29, 2012 at 03:07 PM
We chose our own destiny as individuals. All kinds of folks and entities throughout this universe are paying attention. We better start. Like today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY4jbYNTmKs
JC September 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Chose welfare over a job? I guess unwed mothers who are having many children with many different fathers would rather be working......? Drug addicts and alcoholics on disability would rather be working? I think not. They would lose their steady check, housing subsidies, energy assistance, free cell phones, food stamps etc. etc. and completely FREE MEDICAL etc. etc., something the workers of America do not have....... all these benefits and never have to get out of bed in the morning., I did a lot of volunteering and that's where I saw "working the system". The government gives more for not working. What company gives 100% free medical?
Sharpie October 01, 2012 at 06:37 PM
It's pretty hard to chose a job when they're aren't any. The USA had far more productive citizens before it's leaders chose to let all the jobs leave the country. Of course, we can continue to blame the wrong people. That's our choice also.


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