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100 Million Americans now on some form of welfare
American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The future? Or simply the high point of dependency before a reverse?

That's what the election will be about.

The Weekly Standard:

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."


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: foodstamps; obamalegacy; welfare; welfarereform; welfarestate

1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The new greetings standard under the reign of 0bama:

"Hi, I'm EGPWS and I'm a payer. Are you a payer or a payee"?

"What sign are you, Gold or Visa"?

2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:30 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Platinum and Sapphire...........


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:56:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve come across many of them on a daily basis. People that can barely understand basic English or math can tell you the ins and outs of welfare programs like with the confidence and expertise equal to listening to a rocket scientist talk about Orbital State Vectors.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:57:39 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

I don’t get out much, but I’ve encountered the same thing. There were some folks in their 20s at a get together acting bored and listless. But when one of them mentioned public assistance, they perked up and jumped in with comments like

“Tell the XYZ - they love it and you will automatically be enrolled in this and that and THEN you can apply for this state program & the county will provide you...”

and

“They NEVER check! That’s the beauty - it is your word alone.”

I had to leave before I got in a fight. If they put half that much effort into a business, they’d become a huge success - but then, they think they ARE a huge success because they play the government agencies like a computer game...they know every rule, when to apply what, what disability gets you the most cash for the least risk, etc.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: SeekAndFind

These stats leave me wondering what percentage of working age heads of household, or working age adults with or without dependents, what percentage now are being supported by the government (taxpayers). Probably at least 20% of working age adults are receiving various forms of welfare, and maybe as much as 25%.

Other reports show that this welfare now costs more than $1 trillion per year. There is no hope of ever balancing the budget and getting our fiscal matters under control until at least half of welfare expenditures are eliminated by working age adults getting off welfare and becoming employed.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 7:09:07 AM PDT by Will88
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7 posted on 08/09/2012 7:18:31 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Will88

Add in all the federal, state and municipal employees, public school teachers, and University professors, it means that there are more than 50% of Americans who feel dependent on Big Government. The only reason that the Republicans are competitive at all on the national scale is because many of the bloodsuckers are too lazy to vote. Obama’s success in 2008 was because he was able to motivate enough of the naive youth and the welfare types to put him over the top, while McCain depressed turnout by conservatives. The result in 2012 will be largely based on which party can get its base to show up at the polls. If Romney can convince people that a second Obama term is a disaster, then he may get enough conservatives to hold their nose and put him over the top.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:15 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: SeekAndFind

100,000,000 out of 314,000,000

1/3

= Democrat base


9 posted on 08/09/2012 7:37:34 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: littleharbour

Hmm, folks who work for a living and pay for their own retirement really don’t look at it as a handout ~ not from you or anybody.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Great comments.... The people who are around me know better than to chatter about welfare, except my wife. People from one of the local Indian tribes are always telling her to sign up for their commodities, and even though she has never gotten them, she knows all the rules and ways to game the system. And then there are people gaming the public education system, the medical system. You name it, and there is a way to game it. It’s the American way. With all of Obama’s job killing policies on the way, it is going to become the only way young people know, until it comes to grinding halt.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

How many are not even legally Americans.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 9:51:07 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: littleharbour

You forgot defense contractors, GE, and Wall Street.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 10:03:15 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reason # 1 why any Welfare State, including our own, eventually collapses. And we are at that point now. Everyone’s attitude is “Gimme gimme gimme and make someone else pay for it.” Too many takers and not enough producers.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 10:18:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: VanDeKoik
I heard a story about a Church food pantry the other day. The Church also gathers used clothing and furniture to be raffled off to those in line at the food pantry on that day. As soon as the illegal aliens and their kids (no one speaks English) and the Link card crowd walked into the pantry, in order to be registered, they saw the goods cordoned off in another part of the room and rushed to grab whatever they could of the clothing, household items and furniture. The church volunteers had to remind the people that the items were going to be raffled off, and went to each person and took the merchandise back to the cordoned area of the room..and if you didn't speak English, well, you don't know what is going on.

This is the ugly side of entitlement programs, the people who perpetually have their hands out for freebes, feel that they are owed, entitled to anything and everything..didn't obozo tell them so, for the vote, of course? The Link Card
crowd on the other hand demand, expect to receive any and all entitlements, freebes they can grab onto. It is a generational way of life for them. And then there are those who are employed, earning an income, but who yet feel that if the government/oboma is giving away something free, to be paid for by the taxpayers, why shouldn't they take advantage and make a grab for it also. Years ago, you would not take assistance from the government unless you were in dire straits...today, everybody’s doing it, so why not?!

The freebe merry-go-round must be overhauled after obozo is kicked out of OUR White House. Rules and regulations have to be put in place by a govt. who will hold people to be accountable and follow the rules. And we must once again instil the moral value of WORKING by the sweat of OUR brow for what WE want, in order to achieve OUR goals.

Hope to see this in my lifetime again..for the sake of the future of our country.

15 posted on 08/09/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT by itssme
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To: SeekAndFind

My little isolated “hometown” in n.pa was way ahead of the curb.
The Mayor said years ago that half the residents were on some form of relief.
To think all of America, if they didn’t start out that way, will become potato heads who justify their right to confiscate other people’s hard earned money via taxes because they have backaches.
Its especially embarassing to see 20/30 somethings out in public in pjs and half awake from sleeping in until noon every day.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep

Backaches should have been “backaches” and I meant to include some form of “mental anxiety” as well.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep
"way ahead of the curb"

Curve, unless you have been kicked.

18 posted on 08/09/2012 11:58:17 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Leep

RE: My little isolated “hometown” in n.pa was way ahead of the curb.
The Mayor said years ago that half the residents were on some form of relief.

___________________

How long ago was that? Was this the case in your hometown before Obama was elected President?


19 posted on 08/09/2012 1:29:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: itssme
The Link Card crowd

A number of times I've seen people in line at the grocery store in pricier clothes than mine buying pricier food than I ever do - and paying for it with a Link card. Leeches.

20 posted on 08/09/2012 2:05:38 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies
I know what you mean. I also heard about the female illegal alien in line at the Church food pantry who could speak no English and was with her two sons, who did speak English. Both of these kids had iphones and were watching movies. IF you can afford to give your two kids iphones, you can well afford food at the local store. The majority of the people at the food pantry cannot afford to obtain the food that they need and therefore need assistance. They don't own expensive electronics, or expensive clothing, and in some cases, even a phone. It is the gime-gime mentality of these illegals and Link Card folks who do not prioritize their needs in order of importance....they want the bling and they want it now, and they get it all. And we who pay taxes pay for it. That burns my hide and this must change.
21 posted on 08/09/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by itssme
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To: littleharbour
"Add in all the federal, state and municipal employees, public school teachers, and University professors,..."

...and planners, inspectors, social junk instructors, social workers, psychs., social/environmental/animal-worship NGO crooks, pensioners from such fields of sitting, plotting, scheming,...and more. They don't produce anything but trouble and don't do any real work.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 7:02:57 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: SeekAndFind

In order for the government to give a dollar to someone, it must take a dollar from someone else.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 8:21:04 PM PDT by BAW (“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”- Pres Obama)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbXhT3uBWRg


24 posted on 08/10/2012 8:24:16 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: SeekAndFind

How long ago was that? Was this the case in your hometown before Obama was elected President?


As long as I can remember people always said this area is “economically depressed”
Even the old timers use to talk about it being worse when they grew up.
Part of the problem is the area is isolated and the other part is people around here didn’t like outsiders.
Father’s impragnating their daughters and teacher’s perverting their students...I guess that goes on everywhere?

Anyhow, the evil “flat landers” who came up into the country form the cities and bought up the cheap land for summer camps and or retreats.
With their big city idears. [spit]
Although, outsider could be anyone who was born as far away as 30 mile of town and definitely if you came from another county.
Some of it is justified but most of it was a crock of crap.

It didn’t help that the public school system stunk. I remember teacher’s going on strike almost every year or every other year.
Things have improved greatly since the Marchlius Shale.
Although, they had a difficult time finding 20/30 year olds who wanted to work.
The ironic part of it most of the gas/oil people are all “outsiders”
God love em..:)


25 posted on 08/10/2012 8:56:47 AM PDT by Leep
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To: BAW

In order for the government to give a dollar to someone, it must take a dollar from someone else.


In order for the g’mint to give a dollar to someone, it must take $1.80 from someone else.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 9:00:09 AM PDT by Leep
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To: SeekAndFind

well, my wife, who was downsiezed almost two years ago, and unable to find anything above teh mendoza line since then, has officially ceased to be a statistic...her “unemployment” has run out, and she still has no opportunities.

Fortunately, we will survive on my salary, and not have to eat dog food, but I will not be able to retire for a LONG time, as her circumstances will force me to work well into my golden years.

While she continues to look for gainful employment, I hold out no hope, as companies are not hiring, fearful of the cost. And so....we keep on keeping on.

Way to go, Bozo.....ya killed the american dream.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 11:31:19 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: BAW

In order for the government to give a dollar to someone, it must take a dollar from someone else....Wrong. In order to give a dollar to someone, it must take FOUR from someone else to pay administrative costs and the gimme.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 11:46:19 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: SeekAndFind

100 million are on some form of “assistance” but what percent works for government that doles out the bennies?
Not to mention all the people who get government funds like public unions and NPR employees and GE and GM and Fannie Mae and global warming “scientist” on and on.
Government employees and people who inherited wealth or actors who get paid insane ammounts of money for pretending to be other people.
They are your ardent dimwit obama supporters.
Most of them could give to craps about USC.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 12:52:14 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Jewbacca

if its true, were done for. all else we do is a waste of time.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 6:50:47 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

TWO LESSONS, SAME GOVERNMENT

A lesson in irony. —

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals.” Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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