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86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

By Terence P. Jeffrey

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Buried  deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every  American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office,  should know. It is 86,429,000.

That is the number of Americans  who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private  sector — and did it week after week after week.

These are the  people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as  a free country. The liberal media have not made them famous like the  polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species.

It is not a  rancher with a few hundred head of cattle that is attacking their  habitat, nor an energy company developing a fossil fuel. It is big  government and its primary weapon — an ever-expanding welfare state.

First, let’s look at the basic taxonomy of the full-time, year-round American worker.

In  2012, according to the Census Bureau, approximately 103,087,000 people  worked full-time, year-round in the United States. “A full-time,  year-round worker is a person who worked 35 or more hours per week (full  time) and 50 or more weeks during the previous calendar year (year  round),” said the Census Bureau. “For school personnel, summer vacation  is counted as weeks worked if they are scheduled to return to their job  in the fall.”









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