#4 Over the past four years, welfare spending has increased by 32 percent. In inflation-adjusted dollars, spending on those programs has risen by 378 percent over the past 30 years. At this point, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. Once again, these figures do not even include Social Security or Medicare.
#5 Over the past year, the number of Americans getting a
free cell phone from the federal government has grown by 43 percent. Now more than 16 million Americans are
enjoying what has come to be known as an "Obamaphone".
#6 When Barack Obama first entered the White House, about 32
million Americans were on food stamps. Now, nearly 47
million Americans are on food stamps. And this has happened during what
Obama refers to as "an economic recovery".
#7 The U.S. government recently spent 27 million dollars on pottery classes in Morocco.
#8 The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently spent $300,000 to encourage Americans to eat caviar at a time when
more families than ever are having a really hard time just trying to put any
food on the table at all.
#9 During 2012, the National Science Foundation spent
$516,000 to support the creation of a video game called "Prom Week", which
apparently simulates "all the social interactions of the event."
#10 The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the largest
snack food maker in the world (PepsiCo Inc.) a total of 1.3 million dollars in
corporate welfare that was used to help build "a Greek yogurt factory in New York."
#11 The National Science Foundation recently gave
researchers at Purdue University $350,000. They used part of that money to help fund a study
that discovered that if golfers imagine that a hole is bigger it will help them
with their putting.
#12 If you can believe it, $10,000 from the federal government was actually used to
purchase talking urinal cakes up in Michigan.
#13 The National Science Foundation recently gave a whopping
$697,177 to a New York City-based theater company to produce a
musical about climate change.
#14 The National Institutes of Health recently gave $666,905 to a group of researchers that is studying the
benefits of watching reruns on television.
#15 The National Science Foundation has given 1.2 million dollars to a team of "scientists" that is spending
part of that money on a study that is seeking to determine whether elderly
Americans would benefit from playing World of Warcraft or not.
#16 The National Institutes of Health recently gave $548,731 to a team of researchers that concluded that those
that drink heavily in their thirties also tend to feel more immature.
#17 The National Science Foundation recently spent $30,000 on a study to determine if "gaydar" actually exists.
This is the conclusion that the researchers reached at the end of the
Comment: Government is an evil, big government is a big evil and government debt is the greatest evil of all.
It turns out that the poster child for the European debt crisis is not actually poor at all. In fact, the truth is that the nation of Greece is sitting on absolutely massive untapped reserves of gold, oil and natural gas. If the Greeks were to fully exploit the natural resources that are literally right under their feet, they would no longer have any debt problems. Fortunately, this recent economic crisis has spurred them to action and it is now being projected that Greece will be the number one gold producer in Europe by 2016. In addition, Greece is now opening up exploration of their massive oil and natural gas deposits. Reportedly, Greece is sitting on hundreds of millions of barrels of oil and gigantic natural gas deposits that are worth trillions of dollars. It is truly sad that Greece should be one of the wealthiest nations in all of Europe but instead the country is going through the worst economic depression that it has experienced in modern history. It is kind of like a homeless man that sleeps on the streets every night without realizing that a relative has left him an inheritance worth millions of dollars. Greece is not poor at all, and hopefully the people of Greece can learn the truth about all of this wealth and chart a course out of this current mess.
Comment: What counts in the end is not what is in the ground but what kind of people are on the ground. It's time for the Greek to wake up.