Boy, We Hard Working Middle Class Americans Sure Are Suckers

Welcome to the United States of Entitlements. It’s like utopia, unless you’re a hard working part of the middle class. If so, you’re a sucker. So am I.

Via I Own the World, Zero Hedge has the sad tale of entitlements in America, where you can sit on your duff doing nothing and have more disposable income than a hard working middle class American.

Tonight’s stunning financial piece de resistance comes from Wyatt Emerich of The Cleveland Current. In what is sure to inspire some serious ire among all those who once believed Ronald Reagan that it was the USSR that was the “Evil Empire”, 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. Not surprisingly, it is not only the richest and most audacious thieves that prosper – it is also the penny scammers at the very bottom of the economic ladder that rip off the middle class each and every day, courtesy of the world’s most generous entitlement system. Perhaps if Reagan were alive today, he would wish to modify the object of his once legendary remark.

Be sure to follow the link and read the whole thing. Unless you have to get up and go to work in the morning. Then you may just want to skip it.