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Americans Got $2 Trillion in Benefits from Federal Government in 2013
Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2014 - 4:53 PM | Ali Meyer

Posted on 08/04/2014 8:07:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The federal government paid $2,007,358,200,000 in benefits and entitlements in fiscal year 2013 from government programs, according to data from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Monthly Treasury Statement.

The treasury statement summarizes the financial activities of the federal government, including data on government receipts, outlays, and surplus and deficit totals. The September 2013 monthly treasury statement calculates these metrics for the entire fiscal year of 2013, which began on October 1, 2012 and ended on September 30, 2013.

According to the statement, the federal government’s total outlays, otherwise known as spending, for means-tested and non-means tested government programs—not including administrative expenses—totaled $2,007,611,200,000 in fiscal year 2013. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; broke; clowardandpiven; debt; federalgovernment; gibmedat; twotrillion; welfare

1 posted on 08/04/2014 8:07:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Obama’s stash money!


2 posted on 08/04/2014 8:08:20 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Olog-hai
....we spent SEVEN TRILLION...
3 posted on 08/04/2014 8:09:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Olog-hai

Documentation File on the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 8:09:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Olog-hai

What a wonderful, generous government!


5 posted on 08/04/2014 8:10:01 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Olog-hai

Where did the federal government get that money?


6 posted on 08/04/2014 8:11:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TigerClaws

Sorry to say, but my ~7 year hiatus from being neither a producer not a taker is to end (MediCare).


7 posted on 08/04/2014 8:13:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GeronL

Borrowed about 40% of it. And we also used a printing press.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 8:19:23 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Olog-hai

Hmm. I wonder how much of that actually went to Americans, and how much went to illegals.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 8:20:19 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Olog-hai
“not including administrative expenses—totaled $2,007,611,200,000 in fiscal year 2013.”

How much were the administrative expenses I wonder.

And how much was the cost to society of having people sit around getting drunk, doing drugs and sponging off the taxpayers.

The Obama Administration is spending $2 trillion per year to destroy the American work ethic.

10 posted on 08/04/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT by detective
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To: Olog-hai

You know I have a little problem with the “got” in regards to programs that working Americans paid into like Social Security and Medicare, people paid into these programs with the promise of return on their investment, it’s not something for free and not their fault the government hijacked the money.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 8:26:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tzimisce
....we spent SEVEN TRILLION...

Actually about half of that.

12 posted on 08/04/2014 8:27:00 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Mastador1

Somebody paid into EBT, Section 8 and crap because they got paid too. People “paid into” every government program.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 8:28:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kabar
Borrowed about 40% of it. And we also used a printing press.

IOW, they've written IOUs and signed our names.

14 posted on 08/04/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Olog-hai

Considering that the US Government collects about $2.1 trillion in total taxes and excises, etc...

It means that these benefits consume nearly all of the total tax revenue

That also means that the rest of the functioning government - military, courts, NASA, Agriculture, national parks, etc...etc... are paid for nearly entirely by borrowed money!!


15 posted on 08/04/2014 8:31:44 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Yup.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 8:32:40 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Olog-hai

I bet not all were Americans.


17 posted on 08/04/2014 8:36:50 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Mastador1
Sosh Security, Medicare and FICA taxes are simply pieces of legislation passed by Congress. Nothing more, nothing less.

What government giveth,...

18 posted on 08/04/2014 8:37:24 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Olog-hai

In economic terms, the government expenditures multiplier is always one less than the private sector multiplier. Simply stated, this economy would be better served if the gov’t only provided those goods and services dictated by the Constitution, namely the provision of social overhead capital (e.g., transportation and communication infrastructure) and the policing of property rights (e.g., a standing military and a legal system). The reduced expenditures and taxes would see our economy thrive in the absence of all of the taxes and regulations that are currently strangling our economy.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: econjack

government spending is a negative on the economy


20 posted on 08/04/2014 8:41:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

US is Bankrupt: $89.5 Tril. in US Liabilities vs. $82 Tril. in Household Net Worth & Gap is Growing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3189036/posts

never underestimate the ability of people to rationalize their entitlement


21 posted on 08/04/2014 8:41:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

bump


22 posted on 08/04/2014 8:47:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

One of our Founders pointed out the following:

‘The government cannot give to one American without first taking from another American’.

This truism should be reflected in both the headline and the content of the article. And this principle should be acknowledged in every political speech as well.


23 posted on 08/04/2014 9:01:10 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

I have a friend who is not quite as astute as my FRiends here.

In response to my complaints of Federal overspending he said:

“The govt has a lot more money than they tell us about”

So, we have that going for us.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 9:05:28 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Olog-hai
Americans Got $2 Trillion in Benefits from Federal Government in 2013

I haven't read the article, but I'm not sure I want to.
Blood pressure.

I'm sure they are lumping earned and paid for Social Security with the exploding number of SS permanent "disability" parasites which are in the process of bankrupting the once working Social Security System.

I can't stand reading once more the litany of Obamalies.

25 posted on 08/04/2014 9:11:15 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: GeronL
Somebody paid into EBT, Section 8 and crap because they got paid too. People “paid into” every government program.

You forgot one critical detail, dishonestly so.

Increasingly, the "paid into" crowd pays two or three times, and the "gots" crowd never pay any money they have actually worked for!

26 posted on 08/04/2014 9:19:48 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

That was Pastor Adrian Rogers who said that. Here’s his entire quote...

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”


27 posted on 08/04/2014 9:30:10 PM PDT by bimboeruption (REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!)
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To: Mastador1

Here is the problem with your thinking on this:

“Programs that Americans paid into” are just taxes collected from them.

“Promise of a return on their investment” government is never an “investment”

“it’s not something for free” It is to people who get a check.

“the government hijacked the money” They spent the money - and then some. That’s what “investing” in government does.


28 posted on 08/04/2014 9:36:24 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Ken H

Brilliant post.


29 posted on 08/04/2014 9:38:28 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: publius911

“lumping earned and paid for Social Security”

That’s a good one. Tell us another knee-slapper!


30 posted on 08/04/2014 9:40:35 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: publius911; GeronL

“You forgot one critical detail, dishonestly so.”

I think you missed the posters sense of irony.

If you’re assigning “dishonesty” you should look to your government that has obviously convinced you that you were going to get “paid” and deserved it.

That’s how we end up writing $2T in checks every year.


31 posted on 08/04/2014 9:44:14 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Ken H

Not only our names, the names of our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 10:32:37 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Olog-hai

Screw the grandkids, LET’S PARTY!


33 posted on 08/04/2014 10:34:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: publius911
Bill O’Reilly talked about the abuse last evening. The more they talk about it the better.
He told how many people gets disability-awesome number.
We need to report anyone we know that is on disability and still working. The underground needs to be exposed.
I know a man, 53 yrs. old, about 3 years ago got on disability. He bragged he had retired and just spends his day watching his big screen TV. While he was collecting his benefits, he got a job in another state, moved to the state, worked for 9 months, lost the job, moved back still collecting benefits. IRS never caught it. He actually had a salary and benefits at the same time.
34 posted on 08/04/2014 10:35:30 PM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: Olog-hai

better than sending the money to Iraq


35 posted on 08/04/2014 11:05:32 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: publius911
Increasingly, the "paid into" crowd pays two or three times, and the "gots" crowd never pay any money they have actually worked for!

Of course, that is the dishonesty that is inherent in allowing the government to "invest" for you.

36 posted on 08/04/2014 11:47:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Olog-hai

They got the headline wrong.

Americans Got $2 Trillion in Benefits from Other Americans in 2013


37 posted on 08/05/2014 2:41:36 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Olog-hai

I hate these misstatements that continue to change people’s minds about how the money system works.

This is NOT the govenernment’s money. It belongs to taxpayers.

A better title should read “Government steals $2 trillion from taxpayers to pay transfer payments”.

I like the word transfer as it denotes what is actually happening.


38 posted on 08/05/2014 5:26:44 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: MichaelCorleone
‘The government cannot give to one American without first taking from another American’

The benefit to the progressive movement and Obama's socialist agenda for America is that when they rob Peter to pay Paul they gain control over both Peter and Paul.

39 posted on 08/05/2014 5:35:35 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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