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Bastard Nation: America’s Welfare State Comes of Age

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2014

You knew this, but it’s nice to be reminded. We get what we pay for. Conservatives 60 years ago said this would happen. It happened. It will keep happening. There is no turning back until the welfare state runs out of other people’s money.

You want an explanation for America’s growing inequality? Start here. The federal government, of course, never starts here. State and local governments never start here. Liberal media never start here. But we should.

When a society defines a family as a married couple, the following does not happen. When it defines a family as an unmarried mother, children, and a welfare check, this is the result.

It can be summarized on a bumper sticker. “They copulate. We pay.”

Yes, yes, I know: I am not politically correct. Tough.

All of this follows from a fundamental economic law: “When the state subsidizes a particular lifestyle, it gets more of this lifestyle.” Simple. Easy to remember. Never mentioned in polite company.

Call me impolite.

The voters have always known this. But the voters have been guilt-manipulated by liberals. The voters have chosen not to pay attention to economic cause and effect.

Now a new generation of voters is coming of age. They will vote.

If you count a generation as spanning 20 years, then approximately 36 percent of the American generation born from 1993 through 2012 — which has begun turning 21 this year and will continue turning 21 through 2033—were born to unmarried mothers.

80,838,742 babies were born in the United States from 1993 through 2012, according to the birth reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 29,007,173 of those babies were born to unmarried mothers.

That does not count the 40.6 percent of babies (1,605,643 out of 3,957,577) born in 2013 who were also born to unmarried mothers.

In fact, according to the CDC, at least 40 percent of the babies born in each of the last six years — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 — were born to unmarried mothers.


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11 thoughts on “Bastard Nation: America’s Welfare State Comes of Age

  1. This puts a face on Alexander Tytler's 9-step cycle through democracy – from bondage to liberty and back to bondage.

  2. Then there was Ben Franklin’s immortal phrase as he left Independence Hall in Philadelphia and was asked what kind of government the new country was getting: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

  3. "All of this follows from a fundamental economic law: “When the state subsidizes a particular lifestyle, it gets more of this lifestyle.” Simple. Easy to remember. Never mentioned in polite company"__Robbing Peter to pay Paul always gets Paul's vote._

  4. right on JimRed ! ; add that as the victim/disadvantaged/underprivileged folks reach majority status in an area,, they can vote for and win anything they want!! Example Los Angeles has had black or Hispanic mayors for many years, and the welfare and illegal immig privileges grow. Dave

  5. If your Politically Correct Liberal in the 21st century,you a Racist…. nothing Liberal about a Liberal … think about it !

  6. WhiteFalcon says:

    Since the 1950's people have been saying that the Government should pay for no more than one welfare baby, and that is being generous. If that idea were put to use, a very large percentage of these out of wedlock babies and welfare babies would disappear very quickly and the entire country would be far better off.

  7. If a female is too mentally or physically lazy to first learn all actions necessary to prevent becoming pregnant, she shall not be entitled to retain custody of her child nor receive public monies in support therefor.

  8. Libsrlintlickers says:

    How about all the testosterone driven animalistic men showing some responsibility and keep their friggin' pants zipped? Can you say "CHILD SUPPORT OR JAIL?" NO EXCUSES!!

  9. and what happens when there is no one left to pay

  10. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    Best article I have seen for some time!

  11. America most great country in the world and president of America Obama working on economy in this world and where can i get someone to write my essay ? mostly students i saw confuse about studying online.