Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Barack Obama recently told America that nobody really builds anything on their own, and that someone helped along the way. And we think he makes a good point - because the amount of hopelessness, joblessness, and government dependence in this country has now been built to historic highs, and the "someone" who helped make all that happen is Barack Obama.
As a case in point, for the past three months in a row more Americans are going on disability rolls than are finding jobs. In the most recent month for which there is data, over a quarter million Americans were newly added to the disability rolls...although after the past 3 years, their injuries are very unlikely to be of the "on the job" variety.
Or if not injured, perhaps these people have fallen ill due to the continuing effects of stress. Which we can definitely sympathize with - the economy is in the dumper, there are no jobs to be found (and over a million fewer jobs than when Obama took office), the Democrats are now threatening to raise taxes on every American, and our muttonhead of a president looks at all of this mess and declares "the private sector is doing fine."
See? Your stress levels are going up already!
Of course, it's always possible that some of the many applicants for disability money are neither injured nor ill, but are simply successful frauds.
Because, like the president said, even fraud can't be truly successful without the help of the government.