Remind me again why respectable people read Zero Hedge

Some guy calling himself “Tyler Durden”:

Perhaps the scariest chart in the entire presentation is the following summarizing the unsustainable welfare burden on current taxpayers:

For every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance
For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government.

None of this changes the fact that “90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households” and that “contrary to claims that entitlements take heavily from the middle class to give to people at the bottom or shower benefits on the very wealthy, the middle 60 percent of the population receives close to 60 percent of the entitlement benefits, while the top 5 percent of the population receives about 3 percent of the benefits.”

It’s worth keeping in mind that when these libertarian and conservative assholes talk about moochers, looters, parasites and takers they are actually talking about old people, cripples and the working poor. The idea that our government rewards people for staying home and doing nothing is incredibly insulting to the numerous low-wage workers who are forced to rely on welfare programs because their hard-earned paychecks do not allow them to make ends meet.

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