What Was Once a Safety Net is Now a Hammock

By the Left Coast Rebel 

Why work when it doesn't even pay?

Grisly labor numbers via. Zero Hedge today:

Things just keep getting worse for the American worker, and by implication US economy, where as we have shown many times before, it pays just as well to sit back and collect disability and various welfare and entitlement checks, than to work. The best manifestation of this: the number of people not in the labor force which in March soared by a massive 663,000 to a record 90 million Americans who are no longer even looking for work. This was the biggest monthly increase in people dropping out of the labor force since January 2012, when the BLS did its census recast of the labor numbers. 

I can't even wrap my mind around these numbers but know with absolute certainty that every single economic problem we face has been caused by the very same folks trying to "fix" things now - our D.C. overlords.

Exit thought: Could this have anything to do with America's malaise?


  1. That is a really good description: safety net to hammock. Until the idiots in DC run out of money, and everyone is poor.

  2. "Exit thought: Could this have anything to do with America's malaise?"

    Certainly possible, or...

    It could have something to do with the Oligarchs. One thing is certain, it is likely going to get worse before it gets better. If it ever does.

  3. At some point will we have to face the idea that collectivists simply do not listen, learn or reason so there is no way to constructively work with them? They will destroy the country and no amount of fact will dissuade them.

    Someday we might fly off to another planet and start again as free men, but they will come, they always do. Freedom is rare in human history because free people just want to be left to live. The tyrants are predators waiting to consume the vulnerable. Maybe too many free people have forgotten the urgency of the struggle of life.

  4. Exit thought - I think it's that, but also the attempt to belittle/sideline/marginalize the importance of faithfulness to personal religion, creating the loss of the internal urgency to be moral, ethical. Our current "51%" has stolen something from our society, the belief of/in honesty and loyalty to our Country.
    By hearing the president and his minions speak as people did during two campaigns, it was easier for them to somehow let go of the inconvenience of morals. I think this is where the "American malaise" actually began. Also, people gave themselves a pass for being irresponsible during the housing collapse.
    I don't know if I'm saying this right. But, there sure are a lot of hammocks out there.

    1. I think you are right, there are a lot of hammocks out there.


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