What are "entitlements?" Entitlements are payments individuals receive when they are destitute, and go on welfare. Entitlements are payments individuals received when they need help and receive that help. Entitlements can also be considered payments received for employment in a government position, such as fireman, policeman, congressman, governor, solders, sailors, public school teachers and street cleaners, etc. i.e. ANYONE RECEIVING PAYMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT, AND NOT FROM PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT ! ! ! !
These "Entitlements" are received in the form of money, U.S.A. currency. BUT where does that USA currency come from? Printing presses, yes, but in reality from TAXES levied against working citizens of the USA, and collected by the IRS (who receive their pay from those taxes they collect. THEIR IS NO GOVERNMENT MONEY ! ! !
Now lets exam this system. Do you remember the USA newspaper article last month that reported the average working person's salary with benefits was only $69,000 compared to the average salary and benefits of a government employee that was $108,000? These people pay those taxes that go to those people that RECEIVE ENTITLEMENTS. Let exam those figures. The average welfare payment in our local area averages just over $8000. Taxes, at the rate of 18% on the working persons salary is about $10.350. That means that for every working person their taxes go to support one person on welfare. That Government employees taxes at 18% computes to $19.440, or two (2) welfare individuals.
But what about the first $108,000 that the government employee gets? Where did THAT COME FROM? From TAXES paid by that average working civilian who only makes an average of $69,000. His $10,350 in taxes goes to pay that government employee, BUT ONLY $10,350 of it. IT TAKES 10.5, I repeat, it takes10.5 working individuals paying $10,350 in taxes to pay the $108,000 salary of ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE.
Now do some figuring: If it takes 10.5 working individuals to pay the salary of one government employee, plus one (1) working individual to pay the entitlements for one individual on WELFARE - - - - that's 11.5 working individuals to support two people receiving entitlement payments.
NOW GO TO YOUR LOCAL AREA AND COUNT THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR PRIVATE COMPANIES, AND COUNT THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS ON WELFARE AND ON GOVERNMENT PAYROLLS IN YOUR AREA. Now you understand the problem in the USA. Too damn many government employees and too many undeserving individuals receiving welfare payments. EITHER THAT OR NOT ENOUGH INDIVIDUALS WITH PAYING JOBS IN THE PRIVATE (NON-GOVERNMENT) AREA.
What to do about this? Never re-elect any government official. Period ! !
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