Who Do You Work For?

A government source reported recently that the average yearly income of the average welfare household is about $61,000. Yup–61G’s without doing a lick of work. I am employed full-time, and my household income is less than the welfare drone’s.

A friend sent me a video of a Judge Judi show, a few years old, in which an able-bodied young man has neglected to pay his rent–even though he, a “student” somewhere, lives on some $70,000 worth of subsidies. He is unable to explain to Judge Judi what the money is for. The best he can come up with is, “I guess they payin’ me for bein’ me.”

I don’t know about you, but I feel kind of like a sucker for continuing to work, knowing that the sweat of my brow goes to reward these people for not sweating.

But in that sense, they are my masters and I am their slave, with Uncle Sam as the bullwhip-wielding overseer. Meanwhile, it is reported that one of the reasons Hostess filed for bankruptcy is that the company is paying out some $100 million a year in pensions–that is, they are paying people $100 million not to work. That’s 100 megabucks paid out for absolutely nothing.

Hey, folks… this socialist fools’ paradise is gonna run out of money one of these days, and sooner than you think. And great will be the fall of it.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

2 responses to “Who Do You Work For?

  • Greg Lammiman

    I agree with your point. I don’t know that pensions are the same as socialism. In most cases either the employee or employer (or both) are paying into a pension account. When it comes time for pension payments to come out of that account we often find that it is empty or too small. This is what the term “unfunded liability” means. Usually that means the employer (big business and government) has been using that fund for operating expenses. In my case I was asked to double my contributions the second half of my career because for some reason that account was empty! In any case, pensions are legitimate and should be honoured. They are not a case of someone doing nothing for something, as are the other examples in your post.

    • leeduigon

      It’s true, of course, that pensions aren’t the same as welfare. But at what point do they cease to be sustainable? I think the Hostess company reached that point. And then there are the public employees’ pensions! Talk about being in the money! You’d be amazed what New Jersey schoolteachers get when they retire. And it all comes from us, who have to work until we die, with no hope of any kind of pension.

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