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The hallmark of Obama’s legacy: more-and-more people dependent on government welfare, fewer-and-fewer people pulling their own weight. The number of people voting for a living (the takers) is quickly surpassing the folks who work for a living (the makers).
A record 5.4 million workers and their dependents have signed up to collect federal disability checks since President Obama took office, according to the latest official government data, as discouraged workers increasingly give up looking for jobs and take advantage of the federal program.
This is straining already-stretched government finances while posing a long-term economic threat by creating an ever-growing pool of permanently dependent working-age Americans.
Since the recession ended in June 2009, the number of people who’ve signed up for disability benefits is twice the job growth figure. In just the first four months of this year, 539,000 joined the disability rolls and more than 725,000 put in applications.