"That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week. At first glance, 86,429,000 might seem like a healthy population of full-time private-sector workers. But then you need to look at what they are up against.
Including both the welfare recipients and the non-welfare beneficiaries, there were 151,014,000 who "received benefits from one or more government programs" in the fourth quarter of 2011. Subtract the 3,212,000 veterans, who served their country in the most profound way possible, and that leaves 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers.
The 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers outnumbered the 86,429,000 full-time private sector workers 1.7 to 1."
Which is why the America that the Framers envisioned can be no more, and why economic collapse is a distinct possibility. The election of Obama and his gang of Cloward - Piven ideologues is likely to go down in history as the absolute worst electoral decision of all time, as they are aggressively implementing their plan to bring the country to it's knees, and now they have another three years to do it. Further, if a conservative justice on the Supreme Court dies or retires, and Obama gets another progressive appointed, there will be no more constitution to protect us.