Skip to comments.Terrible Chart: Difference Between Job Growth & Welfare Participation Over the Last Four Years
Posted on 10/11/2012 9:40:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The Senate Budget Committee Republican staff under Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Thursday released a chart that should have you worried:
The numbers reflect the change in the total number of people employed and the total number of people on the two largest federal welfare programs, as well as Social Security Disability Insurance, between 2008 and 2012, the senators report explains.
The employment figure was derived using the total nonfarm and seasonally adjusted number of people employed in December of 2008 (134.4 million) and the number of people employed in September 2012 (133.5 million) as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the report adds.
The senators office also explains that the number of people on food stamps and Medicaid was derived by comparing the number of people on both programs in 2008 (as reported by each agency) and the number the CBO expects to be on each program by 2012.
Overall, there are nearly 80 means-tested federal welfare programs and, according to the Census Bureau, nearly 110 million people in the United States receive benefits from at least one of them, the report adds.*
But instead of trying to limit or control the size of these unwieldy and expensive state run programs, it seems like there are people in the federal government who want more people on these programs.
Indeed, as Sen. Sessions notes......
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Paul Ryan should just set this chart up beside his podium tonight
And one with this headline: 1,100 Illinois inmates got unemployment while in jail last year
Work is for suckers!
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