When government assistance pays better than not working you have Socialism. Stop kidding yourself that American isn’t Socialist. The below is a chart of the employment participation rate of those people 18 years old to 64. As see, it gets worse every year in the last 20. 95% of these people should be working. However, the ease to collect Social Security Disability and Welfare rewards freeloaders to where almost 40% of working age Americans won’t work. Couple that with 60% of Americans pay no income tax and that 10% pay 90% of the income tax – you have True Socialism.
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”― Alexander Fraser Tytler