The end game begins when more people are sponging off the government than are forced to pay into it. At that tipping point, taxation openly becomes slavery of one class to another. The system will quickly become unstable, as there will be little motivation to join the slave class by working outside the government. Collapse into a collectivist hard tyranny along the lines of the Soviet Union will soon follow.
Don’t take my word for it. Just wait for Obama to be reelected and see what happens next. Already he has a staggering 100 million of us on the federal welfare rolls:
Obama has undone Bill Clinton’s only positive legacy, the Republican-driven welfare reform that Slick Willie grudgingly went along with and that got so many Americans off the dole and into jobs. The work requirement that made welfare reform effective is now history.
Allowing the country to become swamped by illegal Third World welfare colonists is part of the strategy. Obamunists must be heartened by a report from the Center for Immigration Studies showing that even immigrants who have been around for awhile keep their teeth clenched on Big Government’s teat:
The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that 43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans…
In the near term, the welfare vote is crucial to Democrat success, as made obvious by this story:
[Massachusetts] has mailed out voter registration letters to nearly 500,000 welfare recipients, in a push sparked by a group led by former ACORN bigwigs that critics say is a naked bid to boost Democrats at the polls in November.
Obviously no one collecting public assistance should be allowed to vote. The inevitable consequence is that elections are turned into muggings. But not only are they allowed to vote themselves other people’s money, they are deliberately encouraged to under a strategy Barack Obama has pursued since his ACORN days. The Massachusetts outrage was engineered by New England United for Justice (NEU4J), and…
NEU4J worked in concert with Demos, a liberal group leading a national charge to enroll welfare recipients. Demos — which was started in the 1990s and lists Barack Obama on its founding board of directors — has sued nine states, including the battlegrounds of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada, according to Demos lawyer Lisa Danetz.
Cases are still pending in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Louisiana, which is fighting the suit. Settlements have been reached in Ohio, Missouri, New Mexico, Indiana and Georgia. Meanwhile, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado and Mississippi have all agreed to comply without being sued.
Uncoincidentally, Democrat Senate Candidate Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren’s daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi is Chairman of Demos.
That’s how vastly expanding the welfare rolls helps Democrats in the short run. This gives an idea of how it serves their slightly longer term objections:
The U.S. fiscal gap, calculated (by us) using the Congressional Budget Office’s realistic long-term budget forecast — the Alternative Fiscal Scenario — is now $222 trillion. Last year, it was $211 trillion. The $11 trillion difference — this year’s true federal deficit — is 10 times larger than the official deficit and roughly as large as the entire stock of official debt in public hands.
When the collapse comes, libs will have everything they ever wanted, all at once. The Second Amendment? Gone in a single emergency decree. Free enterprise? Nonexistent. The Obamas of the world will get the percentage of Americans who live off the government up to the 100% they have been striving for since the publication of The Communist Manifesto.
That’s when the work requirement will return. When there are no more “rich” to loot, we will be expected to serve the State with guns at our backs.
On tips from Bob Roberts, Artfldgr, J, Ghost of FA Hayek, Shawn, AC, and SR.