The number of people recieving government benefits outnumbers full time workers

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    If you work in the inner city as I do, this comes as no surprise. How many of those with full- time, permanent jobs have government jobs.
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    Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households

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    Where's the beef from the "Entitlement Society" Link. Weak at best.
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    It's eleven pages long. You will have to actually click on the link.
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    Think the time is right for a $10.00 Big Mac?
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    no. but then again, i don't think a big mac is worth whatever people pay for them now.
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    LOL ... yepper ... drive their cost structure up and the fast food industry out of existence. Great ... more empty commercial real estate and even fewer jobs ....... obamma's dream scenario.
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    I wouldn't pay 5 cents
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    From that story:

    From the Census:
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    still really high. anyone know the reason for the discrepancy?
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    Yep
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    Maybe they should get a better skill set and then they wouldn't need to work at mcd's. Those jobs are meant for teens not for people trying to support themselves. Which pres was the one who sold the fantasy of a service sector economy?
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    While I don't totally disagree with you one important part of the equation is they can get better jobs if they are available. Skill set is of little use if there are no jobs openings. Just ask all of the skilled tradesman who lost their jobs in the housing downturn. You don't just run out and gain a new skill or get a degree overnight.
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    A teacher in Alachua county supporting a wife and two kids with a college degree and six years of experience qualifies for SNAP. A college degree and six years of experience isn't enough to stay out of the receiving assistance group?


    But they would be the only one from their household counted in the full time job group, while they and their wife and their kids, would be in the receiving assistance group. A problem with the comparison being made here.
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    The issue with this strategy is that while it works on an individual level in a vacuum, if everybody in the country takes this strategy, the requirements to work would simply increase at McDonald's. We are already seeing this with a variety of jobs that don't actually require college degrees to perform the job, but in which the college educated (or at least Junior College educated) are starting to perform, such as waiters/waitresses. These jobs do not require skills beyond what one could learn in high school. However, due to the signaling effect of education and the limitations for how much high skill labor we need, we are seeing an overflow, which is pushing up the unemployment rate for the less educated, which would typically have done these jobs.

    Our economy is currently moving in the direction of a capital instead of labor-based economy. This is true for a number of reasons. The primary proximate causes are the increase in available labor due to globalization (ie. a worker in the US now has to compete against workers in multiple countries to gain the money from labor, pushing the cost of labor down) and automation (we need less labor due to machines functioning as part of the prior labor and the maintenance of those machines, almost by definition, require less labor).

    That is why you see massive corporate profits combined with a stagnant labor market. The free market cost of labor continues to decline due to globalization and automation. However, firms can create more profits due to new markets for their goods and the declining price of providing those goods, which is only being partially passed through in the form of lower prices.
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    One of the things that CNS is doing is comparing the number of people working with the number of people in a household where anyone receives Medicaid, for example. They're not counting everyone in a household where someone works. Fox did the same thing with this:

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