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Do You Live in a “Death Spiral” State?

Doug5049 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 9:52 AM
"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat." 2 Thessalonians 3:10
Vic156 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:54 PM
Context means everything to be certain. However we now have rabid Marxists who believe that the advent of the total world gov't as imagined by Marx will allow them to sit on their duffs and not work.

They might do well to study a bee hive about the time of the first frost!
Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:37 PM
Note the context where this is written. These were Christians who thought Christ was returning "any day now" TM. They sold their land and possessions and lived together feasting waiting to be raptured out. It soon became apparent this wasn't going to happen. People had to go to work to buy more food. Those who just wanted to sit around and eat were admonished to get a job or they wouldn't be allowed to eat.

Three years ago, I put together a “Moocher Index” that measured the degree to which non-poor people in a state were benefiting from redistribution programs.

As you can see if you click on the nearby table, Vermont was the worst state, followed by Mississippi, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts.

I confessed that my Moocher Index was a crude and imprecise tool, but it was one of my most popular posts in the early days of this blog. Probably because it was a way of measuring the degree to which people were being lured to ride in the wagon of government...