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!
Are things too far gone to fix?
. . . and that government of the plunderers, by the plunderers, and for the plunderers shall not perish . . .
And each of their votes counts as much as yours. Maybe more, since they are more likely to be involved with voter fraud.
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.
That's 1 in 3 people, if the population is measured accurately.
It's not believable.
But if it's true, and the definition of "welfare" isn't too liberal, all I can say is "the plane is in a nosedive."
So %#$%& pathetic.
These people make me physically ill. All of the freedom, and none of the motivation.
The American Welfare State: How We Spend Nearly $1 Trillion a Year Fighting Poverty—And Fail
When most Americans think of welfare, they think of the cash benefit program known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), formerly known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). But in reality TANF is only a tiny portion of a vast array of federal government social welfare programs designed to fight poverty. In fact, if one considers those programs that are means-tested (and therefore obviously targeted to low-income Americans) and programs whose legislative language specifically classifies them as anti-poverty programs, there are currently 126 separate federal government programs designed to fight poverty.
Cato Policy Report, November/December 1995
Welfare Pays Better Than Work, Study Finds
$36,000 a Year in Hawaii
Welfare benefits are far more generous than commonly thought and substantially exceed the amount a recipient could earn in an entry-level job. As a result, recipients are likely to choose welfare over work, increasing long-term dependence. Those are the principal findings in “The Work vs. Welfare Trade-Off” (Policy Analysis no. 240) by Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies; Stephen Moore, director of fiscal policy studies; and David Hartman, CEO of Hartland Bank in Austin, Texas. The paper was released at the height of the welfare debate in Congress.
The study examines the combined value of benefits—including Aid to Families with Dependent Children, food stamps, Medicaid, and others—for a typical welfare recipient in each of the 50 states. The value of those tax-free benefits is then compared with the amount of take-home income a worker would have left after paying taxes on an equivalent pretax income. The following are among the study’s findings.
US Welfare Spending
Total Government Spending
in the United States
Government Health Care
+ $1.1 trillion
+ $0.9 trillion
+ $0.9 trillion
+ $0.6 trillion
All Other Spending
+ $1.7 trillion
Total Government Spending
+ $1.3 trillion
What to Know About That Big Ole Farm Bill
Yall heard about this Farm Bill thats hit the Senate? Its kind of a big deal as deals out some HALF TRILLION DOLLARS on crop insurance, conservation and nutrition programs. It includes legislation on programs that affects urbanites like SNAP (aka food stamps) as well as farmers and of course, you, the consumer. And not only is it big money, but a BIG bill over 900 pages containing legislation on hundreds of programs. Heres a quick rundown of which parts of this behemoth you should concern yourself with:
most of the bills $969 billion budget, nearly $800 billion is made up in SNAP spending. So a 4.5 bil cut doesnt seem like a big deal, but with 1 in 7 Americans on food stamps (46 million people), this is a big deal.*