The dependence death spiral is a condition in which the worse mess collectivist bureaucrats make of an economy, the more certain they are to be reelected, because ever more people are dependent on government handouts. As this shifts the political spectrum to the left toward increasing government control, it becomes ever more difficult to do business, and therefore to find a job. This cycle reduced Detroit from one of the greatest cities in the world to the dysfunctional pustule it is today in only a few decades. With Obama, Democrats have taken the spiral nationwide. Already there are reportedly 11 states where the makers no longer outnumber the takers:
Michael Savage.com explains why the situation will continue to deteriorate:
Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.
Those who work for a living are voluntary slaves to those who vote for a living.
Detroit can indefinitely shamble around like a zombie, dead and yet still feeding, because the state and federal governments pump it full of artificial life in the form of other people’s money. What’s going to happen when Hopey Change reduces the entire USA to Detroit? Absolute economic, social, and political collapse.
The hard left milieu that produced Obama has been dreaming about this for generations. After all, before masterminds can impose the ideal oligarchical collectivist utopia, they have to sweep away what came before.
On a tip from Artfldgr.