There are a lot of things going on in American government right now that have people upset.  You have the ever-growing IRS scandal.  Benghazi.  It goes on and on.  As you might imagine, a lot of people are critical of the government, and especially the President, Barack Obama.  However, Americans everywhere need to take a step back, take a deep breath, and think about what they are doing.

images-89This is the United States of America.  We enjoy an amazing amount of freedom.  We can say what we want when we want to, we can worship whatever we choose, we are allowed to keep guns to protect ourselves from others or a “tyrannical government,” and, I mean, gosh, the amount of things we can do whenever we want to is just unrivaled in the modern world.  But, wait, it gets better.

Reports indicate that 40% of American households receive some sort of government assistance.  That’s awesome.  Think about it.  How many countries can provide for their citizens like that?  And President Obama has already planned to expand payments in 2016 so that even more Americans can enjoy a little something extra from Uncle Sam.  And we all hear about unemployment rates all the time.  Yes, they are a tad high, but if you look at the labor participation rate, it is at a thirty year low.  That means more Americans are not working and not on unemployment than in decades.  What a wonderful statistic.  Think about what that means.  What kind of prosperity must this nation be enjoying when almost half of the labor force can just stop working by their own free will?  After all, if that isn’t what they did, they would be covered by unemployment right, because the statistics that the politicians use are always meant to be the best representation of the overall situation?  They wouldn’t lie to us, because they know that we supported them, we are subservient to them, and we want them to govern us in a way that pushes us forward.  So, these statistics indicate the reality of America:  we are so damn prosperous that Americans by and large don’t have to work.  It’s incredible.  And to make it even sweeter, we get government assistance too.

This is not the land of the free anymore; this is the land of pure glee.

So, before you raise your hand to complain about the government or criticize any of these scandals, think about everything they do for you.  Think about the prosperity you and every other American is enjoying.  Think about that government assistance that you get even though our nation is on the rise and nothing is wrong.  And if you’re one of the lucky millions that quit working because you just have too much damn money laying around already, be happy, and most of all, overlook a scandal or two.  After all, President Obama and Congress made this prosperity happen for all of us.  They sign the welfare checks, they fight for those food stamps, and they make sure that the we know the real facts and figures about what is happening so that we are educated on the state of our nation.

I think I’ll quit my job right now.  Why continue to play this charade of trying to work for no reason when there is all of this prosperity out there waiting for me?  Criticize?  Absolutely not.  Things are great, and a scandal is just a little bump in the road on the way to the food stamp office.

Watch what you say about a government that provides for you and cares so much about your well-being.  Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

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