by Locker Room contributor
Some startling stats:
Emmerich analyzes disposable income and economic benefits among several key income classes and comes to the stunning (and verifiable) conclusion that “a one-parent family of three making $14,500 a year (minimum wage) has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year.” And that excludes benefits from Supplemental Security Income disability checks. America is now a country which punishes those middle-class people who not only try to work hard, but avoid scamming the system.
Yes, that’s right. People who sponge off the taxpayer have more money than a middle-class family that doesn’t. And that money comes from government programs like the earned income tax credit, food stamps, free lunches at school, Medicaid and CHIP, rent subsidies and grants for utility bill assistance, i.e., from YOU.
This absurd situation is a reality because of the biggest failure of liberals: their inability (or refusal) to understand human nature. They refuse to see that if people can live like the middle class without working hard, many will do it. It’s been called the free-rider syndrome and the “logic of collective action” by social scientists.
Hard-working Americans instinctively understand this when they are in the grocery-store line with someone dressed better than they, with kids dressed better than theirs, who pays $2 for $200 worth of groceries, with the remainder paid by the taxpayer, meaning THEM. Is it any wonder they are angry? They understand that this is the very definition of unsustainable.