September 19, 2012

More People Vote than Work

And now we see the wisdom in a property requirement for voting:

In November 2008, the Americans who turned out to vote in the presidential election outnumbered the Americans who turned out to work full-time by more than 14 million.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 118,423,000 Americans worked full-time in November 2008. According to the University of California at Santa Barbara's American Presidency Project, 132,645,504 people turned out to vote in that month's presidential election.

The presidential election voters outnumbered the full-time workers by 14,222,504.

Now, I get it that a lot of those 14 million are retirees. And a lot of others are full-time stay at home moms. I get that.

My wife left the work force for about 15 years to stay at home with our children and just opened her own business a couple of months ago.

Not every one who votes but doesn't work should be working.

But you know what? Some of those who vote but don't work should be working. They are on some sort of government assistance. Some are on welfare, others on disability when they shouldn't be, on unemployed because they think they are too good to take a job that's "beneath them", etc.

And since there are less people working today than in 2008, that means we are on track for even more non-workers involved in this election than last time.

One can only hope a good number of them will blame Obama for their inability to get a job rather than look to him for help and salvation from the mean capitalists who are only out for profit.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:01 AM | Comments |