Skip to comments.Over 100 Million Now Receiving Federal Welfare
Posted on 08/08/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by Red Badger
A new chart set to be released later today by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee details a startling statistic: "Over 100 Million People in U.S. Now Receiving Some Form Of Federal Welfare."
"The federal government administers nearly 80 different overlapping federal means-tested welfare programs," the Senate Budget Committee notes. However, the committee states, the figures used in the chart do not include those who are only benefiting from Social Security and/or Medicare.
Food stamps and Medicaid make up a large--and growing--chunk of the more than 100 million recipients. "Among the major means tested welfare programs, since 2000 Medicaid has increased from 34 million people to 54 million in 2011 and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) from 17 million to 45 million in 2011," says the Senate Budget Committee. "Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $800 billion over the next decade."
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Do they have to show photo identification to receive it?
Raise Import tariffs. It’ll provide the government more revenues to help pay for this, while encouraging more production here at home. Jobs are needed to get people off of welfare.
The only way that it could go up that much that fast is if there were an all out campaign to hook people on to welfare or the books are being cooked or both.
OR (ahhm) the economy isn't doing NEARLY as good as 0bama claims that it is doing!
Thank you China and Mr. Bernanke for all the money!
Well, it didn’t say they were All AMERICANS, just 100 million people.....
You insensative children hating racist you! /s
Well, how about an Illegal Immigrant Tax?
Starting at $1000 per head per year? Democrats LOVE taxes............
Are things too far gone to fix?
. . . and that government of the plunderers, by the plunderers, and for the plunderers shall not perish . . .
When the system collapses, it is essentially ‘fixed’..........
collapse = ‘fixed’, sad, but true.
...and thieves, parasites, grifters, con men, democrats and the like..........
And each of their votes counts as much as yours. Maybe more, since they are more likely to be involved with voter fraud.
That was essentially the whole point of Atlas Shrugged..........
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. — attributed to Benjamin Franklin.
“Raise Import tariffs.”
Ah, you mean “raise prices”, and as prices rise (on business and consumers) from where is it that new jobs will be distributed, to main street, or to the conglomerates, and of them how many will go to a majority of the currently unemployed? They’ll go to the conglomerates and most not to a majority of the present unemployed.
More jobs will be outsourced and sent off shore to cut costs. A higher portion of new jobs will be for people with college degrees and fewer new jobs for those without them. Many of those jobs will go to new immigrants with college degrees, especially in engineering - we don’t have enough.
Those best fixed to pay for higher prices (that’s what raising tariffs and limiting imports does) will suffer the least; those not able to raise their own incomes/revenues will suffer the most.
The largest beneficiaries will be the biggest companies and their existing employees. The biggest losers will be main street and a majority of American workers.
Is that what you’re looking for.
I was wondering why the wagon was getting harder to pull. Lots of Barry’s freeloaders are riding on the backs of the US taxpayers and Barry is inviting more in. It won’t be long now before the whole thing breaks down. The fit is going to hit the shan.