Government spends more taxpayer dollars, and the GDP increases 2%
Godfather Politics – Philip Hodges – 10/27/2012
The Republicans in the Senate Budget Committee compiled some data that showed that on average, over $60,000 was spent per household below the poverty line on welfare programs last year. Federal and State governments spent over $1 trillion on welfare programs, and over 16 million households were below the poverty line, which was $22,350 last year. The middle class is paying taxes to fund welfare programs that end up being able to pay out more money to poor households than what most households make in a year. The median household income last year was around $50,000. The Senate Budget Committee noted:
“A congressional report from CRS [Congressional Research Services] recently revealed that the
now spends more on means-tested welfare than any other item in the federal
budget—including Social Security, Medicare, or national defense. Including state
contributions to the roughly 80 federal poverty programs, the total amount spent
in 2011 was approximately $1 trillion. Federal spending alone on these programs
was up 32 percent since 2008.” United States
They want a nation full of government dependents who, once they’re hooked on the government’s dole, will vote for more socialism every 4 years. 47 million Americans are on food stamps, and 8.8 million are on social security disability benefits, 1.3 million of these recipients applied during Obama’s term. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that nearly 110 million Americans received some kind of welfare last year. Despite the USDA’s claim that welfare users will stimulate the economy, the economy is still in the doldrums, and 23 million Americans are either underemployed or unemployed.
READER COMMENT: Do I understand this right? It costs tax payers $60,000 to give 1 household $3624.00 in food stamps. The government calls this progress?
Over $60,000 in welfare spent per household in poverty
Weekly Standard – Daniel Halper – 10/26/2012
New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the
spent over $60,000 to support welfare
programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on
data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional
Research Services. United
"According to the Census’s American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in 2011 was 16,807,795," the Senate Budget Committee notes. "If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, the average spending per household in poverty was $61,194 in 2011."
the total amount spent in 2011 was approximately $1 trillion. Federal spending alone on these programs was up 32 percent since 2008.
Check out the chart at the link above: AMERICA SPENT ENOUGH ON FEDERAL WELFARE LAST YEAR TO SEND $60,000 TO EACH HOUSEHOLD IN POVERTY (17 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS)
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