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realclearworld

The welfare state run amok

We're doing fine. Vamos bien.

[...] A few scary factoids:

– In the 1960s, there were 18 workers per Medicaid recipient. Today that number is 2.5.

– The number of Americans on disability has risen 19% faster than jobs created during this recovery.

– There are just 1.2 private sector workers per 1 person on welfare or working for government.

– There are now just 1.65 employed persons in private sector per 1 person on welfare assistance.

Check out the charts and graphics for yourself

[...]

These charts show an out-of-control welfare state that is about to get even bigger, increasing both budget costs and dependency.

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