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Breaking Fox News: Poverty Rate JUMPS to 14.3 Percent
Fox News ^ | 16 Sep 10

Posted on 09/16/2010 7:34:28 AM PDT by xzins

Just heard the news alert on Fox.

Moderator: please await article from their website.

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1 posted on 09/16/2010 7:34:32 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

From....?????


2 posted on 09/16/2010 7:35:13 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: xzins
Poverty Rate JUMPS to 14.3 Percent...

Obama as pleased as he can be.

3 posted on 09/16/2010 7:36:09 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: xzins

can’t hide those numbers eh?


4 posted on 09/16/2010 7:36:53 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: xzins

It’s another Unexpected Thursday...


5 posted on 09/16/2010 7:37:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Rangers Magic Number - 8)
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To: xzins

Change! Can you spare a dime?


6 posted on 09/16/2010 7:37:41 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: xzins

http://www.kctv5.com/money/25033015/detail.html


7 posted on 09/16/2010 7:37:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: xzins

Trickle up poverty.


8 posted on 09/16/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: xzins

Obama’s hope and change equals unemployment, poverty and loss of liberty.


9 posted on 09/16/2010 7:39:41 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: xzins

Cost of Government Highest Ever in 2010
American workers spent the first 231 days of this year toiling to pay off the costs of state, local, and federal governments, leaving just 4 1/2 months to provide for themselves and their families.
Each year, the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation and its Center for Fiscal Accountability calculate the day on which average Americans have paid off their share of the cost of government spending and regulations. This year that day fell on Aug. 19, eight days later than last year and the latest Cost of Government Day ever recorded, according to Mattie Corrao, government affairs manager for Americans for Tax Reform.
“The fact that Cost of Government Day falls in the later part of August is alarming enough. It is even more harrowing that the 2010 Cost of Government Day constitutes a 34-day jump from COGD just two short years ago, when it fell on July 16,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
“This illustrates the ballooning growth of government, and should be of serious concern to taxpayers who are footing the ever-expanding bill.”
The growing insolvency of state budgets, “coupled with exploding wages and benefits for government workers, continues to push the costs of state and local governments higher,” Corrao wrote for the Budget & Tax News website. “Across the nation, state taxes were raised by a net of $23.9 billion” in fiscal year 2010.
Between 1998 and 2008, the 10 states with the highest tax burdens California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Ohio, Maryland, Hawaii, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania lost more than 3 million residents, who took with them $92 billion in income.
During the same period, the nine states with no income tax Florida, Nevada, Alaska, Texas, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Washington, South Dakota, and Wyoming gained 2.3 million new residents and $92 billion in wealth.
Corrao concludes: “Public pay and benefits remain unsustainable in many states, and spending will have to be limited if these states are to compete for the best and most productive individuals.”


10 posted on 09/16/2010 7:39:57 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: george76; Admin Moderator

Thanks George. Will replace with your link if fox doesn’t hurry;


11 posted on 09/16/2010 7:40:55 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

FNC: “The ranks of the working age poor reached its’ highest level since at least 1965”


12 posted on 09/16/2010 7:41:11 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: xzins

Bo’s vacation

HOW CAN AMERICA BE SO BLIND????????
UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess since they had to swallow their pride and use the Gulfstream there just wasn’t enough room for the dog and one other person. . .

Did you know the Pres. flew BO, the dog, in on a separate smaller jet to Maine for their vacation???? Wonder if that sets well with all the unemployed, hurting, US citizens who can’t afford food, but we can pay tax $ for this. The above is true. I Googled “Bo the dog flying to Maine “ and got 76,700 references verifying this.. One of them follows:
Michelle Malkin-Just Plane Crazy; Obama’s Dog Flies to Vacation on Separate Jet!
Doug Powers-The Obama’s arrived at their vacation spot in Maine; and the local paper, the Morning Sentinel, described the scene:
The president was the first to walk onto the tarmac, dressed casually in a pale blue Oxford shirt and khakis. A few minutes later, the first lady, dressed in black capris, a tank-top and sandals, walked onto the runway. Shortly afterward, Malia and Sasha joined their parents. Baldacci and his wife, Karen, presented the family with gift bags full of Maine-made goodies, including baskets made by the Passamaquoddy Tribe, popcorn from Little Lad’s Bakery in East Corinth, iconic L.L. Bean bags, University of Maine ice hockey hats, and an assortment of other Maine foods and books.Karen Baldacci said the bags for Malia and Sasha contained one loon toy and one chickadee toy that sound their natural calls. Arriving in a small jet before the Obama’s was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.

The president who said the rest of us are going to have to sacrifice to get out of these hard economic times let his dog fly on his own plane? Not enough room on Air Force One (a Gulfstream on this trip) for a Portuguese water dog and Reggie Love?

My dog saw this story and wants his own
jet now, too. Thanks Obama.

OH, by the way, Mr. Love, Bo’s handler, is paid $102,000.00 a year to take care of him. I wonder what his credentials are...We ask people like firemen, policemen, and our military to risk their lives every day for less than half of that!

What side of the ballot will you mark in November?

Hmmm...If I run for a public office, I wonder if my cats could each have their own government-paid jet since they don’t like one another....The older cat resents the newcomer!


13 posted on 09/16/2010 7:41:11 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Suz in AZ

“From....?????”

The other highest level in 1994(whatever that was).


14 posted on 09/16/2010 7:41:19 AM PDT by penelopesire (NEVER FORGET!! 'You are either with us or you are with the terrorists')
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To: george76; Admin Moderator

US Poverty Rate Hits 14.3%, Highest Since ‘94
Poverty Report Expected To Hit Obama, Dems Hard

http://www.kctv5.com/money/25033015/detail.html

POSTED: 6:47 am CDT September 16, 2010
UPDATED: 9:19 am CDT September 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — The poverty rate in the United States has jumped to 14.3 percent, the highest level since 1994.

The release of the poverty report is unfortunate timing for President Barack Obama and his party just seven weeks before important elections when control of Congress is at stake.

The poverty rate increase — from 13.2 percent — is expected to be another blow to Democrats struggling to persuade voters to keep them in power.


15 posted on 09/16/2010 7:42:35 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Admin Moderator; Suz in AZ
Breaking News: U.S. Poverty Rate Jumps to 14.3 Percent, the Highest Level Since 1994

Now on the "alert banner" at the home page for FoxNews.com

16 posted on 09/16/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Obama, Reid, Pelosi misery index.


17 posted on 09/16/2010 7:45:50 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: xzins

Bush’s Fault- dam you George Bush, when will you stop ruining our country, our economy and the rest of the world!

sarc


18 posted on 09/16/2010 7:46:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: OrioleFan

Absolutely. Stick this to everyone of those bastards.


19 posted on 09/16/2010 7:47:21 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Ev Reeman

hmmm

Anyone seen Reggie on vacation with his lovemaster since this trip?


20 posted on 09/16/2010 7:48:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: dfwgator

My thoughts also. Wonder what the markets will do. although this in and of itself won’t be their primary concern.


21 posted on 09/16/2010 7:48:37 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: xzins

But I thought Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Welfare programs were supposed to alleviate poverty?


22 posted on 09/16/2010 7:50:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: OrioleFan
“Breaking Fox News: Poverty Rate JUMPS to 14.3 Percent”

Just morbid curiosity, but is poverty in America still defined as a condition of living where the government pays for your education, medicine, doctor visits, emergency room visits, housing, food, etc. and that you may own cars, vcr’s, cell phones (I don't even have one), big screen tv’s (not one of those either)...etc. ????

23 posted on 09/16/2010 7:51:09 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: xzins

So, 50% of Obama’s base are the one’s suffering the most from the consequences of his policies. Think these people are going to motivated to go to the voting booths and vote for more of the same. (”We won’t get fooled again.” ~ Pete Townsend)


24 posted on 09/16/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Admin Moderator

Fox now has this article up:

Their banners says this: U.S. Poverty Rate Jumps to 14.3 Percent, the Highest Level Since 1994

The article says this:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/16/number-americans-poverty-jumps-m-working-age-poor-highest-level-s/

Number of Americans in poverty jumps to 43.6M; working-age poor at highest level since 1960s

Published September 16, 2010
| Associated Press
Print Email Share Comments (0) Text Size WASHINGTON – The number of people living in poverty has climbed to 14.3 percent of Americans, with the ranks of working-age poor reaching the highest level since at least 1965.

The Census Bureau says that about 43.6 million people, or 1 in 7, were in poverty last year. That’s up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008.

The number of people lacking health insurance rose from 46.3 million to 50.7 million, due mostly to the loss of employer-provided health insurance during the recession. Congress passed a health overhaul earlier this year to extend coverage to more people.

The statistics released Thursday cover President Barack Obama’s first year in office, when unemployment climbed to 10 percent in the months after the financial meltdown.

The median — or midpoint — household income was $49,777.


25 posted on 09/16/2010 7:54:13 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

What do you mean saying that? That news is only allowed to be printed when there’s a Republican president. Please retract it and print “poverty rate falls sharply under Obama.”
There. That will make the libs happy. Doesn’t matter if it’s true.


26 posted on 09/16/2010 7:54:36 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: OrioleFan

It will still be da white man oppressing the black man even though its Obamma mamba jama farouk’s fault..


27 posted on 09/16/2010 7:54:53 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: rhombus
One story the dinosaur media refuses to pick up is that for once when the poverty level has spiked, major crimes are spiking down.

This is directly attributable to the MASSIVE number of guns that have been purchased after Obama was elected. Many manufacturers have runs lines 24x7 and still have had to add capacity. One stat I saw was that since Obama was elected, more guns have been sold into the private sector in the US than exist in all armed services IN THE WORLD COMBINED.

Crooks are not unaware of this, hence the drop in major crime.

28 posted on 09/16/2010 7:55:05 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: rhombus

Spreading the destruction around.


29 posted on 09/16/2010 7:56:15 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: xzins
For the umpteenth time: THIS HAS BEEN PLANNED!! Please read the article from MARCH OF THIS YEAR! We are being set up to start a NEW WAR ON POVERTY which simply means more redistribution!

WAKE UP!

Obama Redefines Poverty

30 posted on 09/16/2010 7:57:54 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: xzins

So the jobless have turned into the homeless how very sad.
Massive Shame to Obama and the democrats.


31 posted on 09/16/2010 8:00:13 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: xzins
I bet Bo gets fed morsels of luxury Kobe beef, also.....like his masters enjoy.

It was during the term of GHWBush that the Dems first started bleating about his policies forcing old ladies to eat dog food.

I think we should spread the word about Obama's dog enjoying his vacation while woofing down people food.

Leni

32 posted on 09/16/2010 8:04:19 AM PDT by MinuteGal (BO'R:"Obama is not a Marxist"(10/20/09)..."Communism is no threat to us any more" (9/8/09))
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To: SMARTY

In this case the long-term unemployed who have run out of benefits and are still unable to find jobs are probably the cause of the increase.

The governments bragging that new claims for unemployment dropped TO 450 THOUSAND....JUST LAST WEEK!

In an economy where there are few jobs, that’s a catastrophe. It also means that the long-term unemployed have given up.


33 posted on 09/16/2010 8:05:41 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Deja vu:

“Those Were The Days”
by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse

Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
Didn’t need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
And you know who you were then, girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent.
FREAKS WERE IN A CIRCUS TENT(Not in control of the US Government). Those were the days.
Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win.
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin.
Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song.

This song needs an update.

Obama is truly a disaster.
I don’t know just what went wrong. Those Were The Days.


34 posted on 09/16/2010 8:08:18 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: xzins

Whenever I hear talk about ‘poverty this’ and ‘poverty that’ in the US, I get very cynical. I wish I was not that way, but I am. I’ve traveled a bit in my relatively short life and seen what I deem ‘true poverty’, people living in cardboard and tin ‘shacks’, shanty towns, people trying to decide whether to go without food in order to ensure their children will have barely enough to eat, or even considering killing and eating the family pet because they have no money to buy groceries. Then I see ‘US poverty’, people complaining that they can’t ‘afford to live’, yet they have a relatively nice place to live, they have TVs, cars to drive. I’ve seen people wearing thousands of dollars worth of gold jewelry as the same time they decry how horrible their life is. It’s made me a bit jaded with regards to ‘poverty’ in this country. That’s not to say we don’t truly have people in ‘sever poverty’ we do, but I think in general, the US has the ‘richest’, ‘poor people’ in the world.


35 posted on 09/16/2010 8:10:32 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: xzins

BUSH’S FAULT!!!


36 posted on 09/16/2010 8:11:54 AM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: xzins
There is poverty and then there is poverty. The following table shows what percent of Americans own the listed items as 1992 and 2002 based on census data.
Census survey*
Item 1992 2002 Item 1992 2002

Refrigerator

98.70%

99.20%

Dryer

68.50%

77.10%

Stove

98.00%

98.30%

Stereo system

57.30%

72.55

Color TV

94.70%

98.20%

Computer

18.60%

59.30%

Auto, truck, van

85.10%

85.70%

Dishwasher

48.70%

58.10%

Microwave

76.80%

93.20%

Garbage disposal

37.30%

47.00%

VCR

68.10%

86.90%

Freezer

32.80%

30.80%

Washer

75.00%

80.00%

*Percentage of items owned. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey Interview Data, 1992 and 2002; Rich Clabaugh, Christian Science Monitor

37 posted on 09/16/2010 8:15:34 AM PDT by Pete
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To: LoneStarGI

That doesn’t change the fact that people are doing worse under Obama. That’s the bottom line.


38 posted on 09/16/2010 8:16:29 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
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39 posted on 09/16/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SMARTY
Thank you!

Poverty is whatever the government in its infinite wisdom defines it to be. It is instructive to read details in the 2000 census about how many'poverty stricken' people own houses, cars, satellite TV, air conditioning etc. By moving the $ number up or down, the government can move people in and out of poverty at will. The poverty numbers are rubbish.

40 posted on 09/16/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: rhombus
Trickle up Poverty. is Mike Savage's new book title......
41 posted on 09/16/2010 8:17:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: cripplecreek

Great Cartoon!


42 posted on 09/16/2010 8:17:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Right. And I understand all that. I was just having a wack at the usual Liberal pity party that accompanies these statistics

In my younger years, I worked in a factory where layoffs were built into the situation.

We made very good money and I was able to save for school and to buy a car (cash) in the time I was there.

The people I worked with didn't bother about continuing their education or any kind of saving. They all bought new cars, boats, campers, took annual (sometimes more frequent) vacations and traveled a great deal. There was NOTHING under the sun they did not buy for themselves... always the newest latest and best.

I paid a guy for gas to ride to work with him and worked all the overtime I could get. When the layoff came, I was ready. I had a paid-off car, and could afford to go back to school.

I don't understand all the crying they do when they had ample pay and could save or invest in themselves.

43 posted on 09/16/2010 8:19:14 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: xzins

Put more people on welfare and unemployment until the system collapses.

That is what Obama and his socialist masters are DELIBERATELY trying to do.

It is my fondest wish and dream to see that bastard behind prison bars.


44 posted on 09/16/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT by Danae (Analnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha.)
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To: SMARTY

It probably includes illegal aliens, too. But, not to worry. Harry Reid has the Dream Act appended to the Defense appropriations bill, and John McCain is threatening a filibuster (to last at least 1 hour of on camera time for McVain). These 2 partners in crime have it all planned out.


45 posted on 09/16/2010 8:22:42 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: rhombus

Do welfare recipients get included in this number?

We have waaaay over 14.3 % of the population collecting welfare in some form or another.


46 posted on 09/16/2010 8:23:51 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: LoneStarGI

Agreed, I too have traveled and have seen real poverty.

Our poor are filthy rich compared to many of the Bedouins and Mexican’s I’ve seen.


47 posted on 09/16/2010 8:24:36 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Danae

He still needs to show us his birth certifciate. That is perhaps the most annoying thing of all.


48 posted on 09/16/2010 8:25:43 AM PDT by ministry of silly full stop (obama: grand poohbah of the ministry of silly)
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To: xzins
PLEASE HELP DEM New Logo needs a fix, also blue circles instead of red TAXPAYER NEEDS TO BE CHANGED TO THIS: DEMOCRATS Some Things Never Change
49 posted on 09/16/2010 8:26:28 AM PDT by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: Rebelbase; All

Q: How much money has been spent on welfare programs since their inception?

A: “9 Trillion or about $225,000 per person currently living in American poverty.

The above answer is accurate only if you define “welfare” as including all means-tested programs. This would include Medicaid, food stamps, student lunch programs, scholarship aid to college students, etc. This also includes Medicaid spending for the elderly in nursing homes or subsidized Medicare coverage, and for the disabled. Only about 16% of all Medicaid spending is for health care to poor, non-disabled families, so the answer varies depending on how you define “welfare”. (Center for Budget and Policy Priorities) And, of course, the answer to this question changes with each passing day.

Using information from 2001 (the most recent numbers I could find) which was provided by the conservative Heritage Foundation, I was able to do the following math and find out how much we spent on welfare in that year as a percent of the budget:

-Combined spending on cash, food, and housing assistance (which I think is what most people consider to be “welfare”) was $167 billion in 2001. 72% of this amount was from federal funding; the rest was from states/locals. Doing the math then, about $120 billion came the federal government.

-The 2001 Federal budget was about $1.835 trillion. These programs were therefore about 6.5% of federal spending in 2001. Numbers for states vary, but from what I’ve seen, their spending on these kinds of cash assistance programs was betwen 1% and 4% of the state’s annual budget.

-Note: these numbers reflect what we are spending on welfare programs that including the cost of welfare office operations and their employees’ compensation. This is not the amount that is sent out in checks to poor households.

In researching the topic, this amount (between 5-10% of the overall federal budget and 1-5% of state budgets) seems to be a pretty consistent level of spending on these programs from year to year.”

“$9 Trillion Didn’t End Poverty — What to Do?”
by Jenifer Zeigler

Jenifer Zeigler is a welfare policy analyst at the Cato Institute.
Added to cato.org on September 3, 2004

This article appeared on Foxnews.com on September 1, 2004.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=2807


However, please note this:

“Obama Will Spend More on Welfare in the Next Year Than Bush Spent on Entire Iraq War, Study Reveals
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama decried the financial toll that the Iraq war was taking on the economy, but Obama’s proposed spending on welfare through 2010 will eclipse Bush’s war spending by more than $260 billion.”
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
By Fred Lucas

“President Obama’s welfare spending will reach $888 billion in a single fiscal year—2010—more than the Bush administration spent on war in Iraq from the first “shock and awe” attack in 2003 until Bush left office in January.

Obama’s spending proposals call for the largest increases in welfare benefits in U.S. history, according to a report by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. This will lead to a spending total of $10.3 trillion over the next decade on various welfare programs. These include cash payments, food, housing, Medicaid and various social services for low-income Americans and those at 200 percent of the poverty level, or $44,000 for a family of four. Among that total, $7.5 trillion will be federal money and $2.8 trillion will be federally mandated state expenditures.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/54400


“2010 Welfare Budget Eclipses Amount Spent On Entire Iraq War”
September 23rd, 2009 Posted By Erik Wong.

“Welfare spending has taken its toll on the federal debt. Since the beginning of the “war on poverty,” $15.9 trillion has been spent on welfare programs. The total cost of every war in American history, starting with the American Revolution, is $6.4 trillion when adjusted for inflation.

Welfare has been the fastest growing part of the federal government’s spending, increasing by 292 percent from 1989 to 2008. That’s compared to Social Security and Medicare, which grew 213 percent, the study says.

Adjusted for inflation, welfare is 5 percent of the gross domestic product today. It was only 1.2 percent of GDP in 1965, the report says. Also, over the next decade, $1.5 trillion in welfare benefits will be paid to low-skilled immigrants.

Still, high levels of poverty are reflected by the U.S. Census Bureau because the bureau counts only 4 percent of the total welfare spending as income when it calculates poverty. Thus, most discussions on poverty begin on the virtual premise that welfare does not exist, the study says.

“None of the $800 billion being spent is counted as income, so the Census comes back and they say, ‘Oh my goodness, we have 40 million poor people. We need to spend more money,’” Rector explained. “That is a game the taxpayer can never win.”

Changing how the money is spent could go a long way in achieving better results, the study says.

“Annual means tested welfare spending is more than sufficient to eliminate poverty in the United States,” the study reports. “If welfare spending were converted into case benefits, the sum would be nearly four times the amount needed to raise the income of all poor families above the official poverty line.”

http://patdollard.com/2009/09/2010-welfare-budget-eclipses-amount-spent-on-entire-iraq-war/


And the costs for 2009-2010 welfare have actually been.....

??

Of course, we know that the federal budget year ends on 30 September.

If someone has figures, please post them.


50 posted on 09/16/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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