Dictatorship USA – A Plundering and Predatory Nation

A. The plunder of the American people (3)

So, how do tens of millions of unemployed Americans even survive? Unemployment insurance is temporary and only covers less than 3% of out-of-work Americans.

(1) Welfare…

109,631,000 Americans (35% of the population!!) lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded «means-tested programs» — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau” (CNSNews.com, Aug 20, 2014).

Welfare payments vary by state, but the average family of four in the United States can receive as much as $900 per month. A single person may receive as much as $200 per month” (www.reference.com).

 

Moreover: “Not all people eligible for welfare collect benefits. When they do, many of the benefits are contingent on the recipients working or actively searching for jobs, as a result of an overhaul of welfare signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996” (Washington Post, Feb. 28, 2017).

 

Later we will address the question whether any family of four in the US can escape deep poverty with a maximum welfare benefit of only $900 per month. Hint: they canNOT!

 

The enormous number of Americans receiving welfare testifies to the fact that the vast majority of the out-of-work 93 million US citizens plus the 28.42 under-employed are in fact very poor people. The vast majority of these 121 million or so Americans desperately want good-paying full-time jobs.

(2) Social Security…

In 2016, nearly 61 million Americans will receive approximately $918 billion in Social Security benefits” — mostly old-age pensions (www.ssa.gov/news/ ). That amounts to an average annual pension of about $15,000 a year or $1,254 per month. In ruble terms (assuming 60 rubles equals one US $), that amounts to over 75,000 rubles a month. WOW! Or is it really “WOW”? We shall see…

(3) Underground Economy…

It has been estimated that as much as “18-19 percent of total reportable income is not properly reported to the IRS. That’s as much as $2 trillion in underground economic activity” in the US… This «underground economy» could include anything from illicit activities — selling drugs, say — to off-the-books jobs in things like construction» (The Washington Post, April 23, 2013).

Illegal drugs in the United States create a huge black market industry, an estimated $200-$750 billion a year in size, with the current decade seeing the largest per person drug usage per year in American history” (International Business Times)

In 2013, over 24 million Americans aged 12 and older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had abused drugs in the month prior to the national survey” (Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): Summary of National Findings.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

How many people are “employed” in drug-dealing is difficult to determine. How much they “earn” likewise.

An estimated 1 million prostitutes live in the U.S., even though it’s legal only in Nevada. In the U.S. and elsewhere most prostitution is unregulated and many workers are forced into prostitution» (Business Insider, Jan 17, 2012).

“Sex & Drugs Could Add $800 Billion to U.S. GDP» (247wallst.com, May 31, 2014). That figure is equivalent to about 40% of the approximately $2 trillion GDP for the Russian Federation!

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Правительство США жестоко нарушало мои права человека при проведении кампании террора, которая заставила меня покинуть свою родину и получить политическое убежище в СССР. См. книгу «Безмолвный террор — История политических гонений на семью в США» — «Silent Terror: One family’s history of political persecution in the United States» — http://arnoldlockshin.wordpress.com

Правительство США еще нарушает мои права, в течении более 13 лет отказывается от выплаты причитающейся мне пенсии по старости. Властители США воруют пенсию!! Всё это — ещё доказательство, что настоящий действующий закон в США — Закон джунглей.

ФСБ — Федеральная служба «безопасности» России — вслед за позорным, предавшим страну предшественником КГБ, выполняет приказы секретного, кровавого хозяина (boss) — американского ЦРУ (CIA). Среди таких «задач» — мне фактически запретить выступать в СМИ и не пропускать большинства отправленных мне комментариев. А это далеко не всё…

Арнольд Локшин, политэмигрант из США

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