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Record 10,978,040 Now on Disability; 'Disability' Would Be 8th Most Populous State

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."- Cicero

"If at any time all labor should cease, and all existing provisions be equally divided among the people, at the end of a single year there could scarcely be one human being left alive---all would have perished by want of subsistence." -Lincoln

If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. ~-Auberon Herbert

Once a man starts taking something for nothing, he ain't no man no more. He's just charity.

"The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security." Robert A. Heinlein
"The reason welfare is bad is not because it costs too much, nor because it undermines the work ethic, but because it is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives." Charles Alan Murray

(CNSNews.com) - The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,978,040 in May, up from 10,962,532 million in April, according to the Social Security Administration.

The 10,978,040 disability beneficiaries in the United States now exceed the population of all but seven states.

May was the 196th straight month that the number of American workers collecting federal disability payments increased. The last time the number of Americans collecting disability decreased was in January 1997.

In May 2013, there are only 13 Americans working full-time for each worker on disability.

In December 1968, there were 51 full-time workers for each worker collecting disability.


We read this in the local news and opinion website http://niagaraspipeline.com

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 47.7 million people.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals."

Their stated reason for the policy is because "The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."




Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

JUN 11, 2013