Destruction is imminent

Well, well – South Carolina is one of 11 states that has more people receiving welfare than people who are gainfully employed.

According to the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee, in 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average household below the poverty line received $168 a day – whereas the median household income for the employed averaged only $137 a day.

It went on to report that welfare now pays the equivalent of $30 an hour for 40 hours while the average worker pay is only $25 a day. There are 83 overlapping federal welfare programs that cost $1.03 trillion.

Is there something wrong with this picture? Where is the incentive to work for a living? Apparently, there is none.

What we are witnessing is the Cloward-Piven strategy at work. For the benefit of those who do not know, it was named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife, Frances Fox Piven. Both were members of the Democratic Socialists of America Party.

This strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

What we are seeing is the deliberate destruction of our beloved country being replaced with a Soviet-style socialist system.

Andy Windham

Wagener, S.C.

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