Welfare Alive and Growing by Leaps and Bounds under Obama
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Welfare growing and growing and going out of sight. According to the federal government budget office 15.7% of the national expenses is now Welfare. As Bill O’Reilly said, “People like getting free stuff and will vote for anyone who promises them “free stuff”. But as Margaret Thatcher once said that ‘The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money‘? This will happen very quickly now in our United States with trillion dollar deficits growing and growing. It took our nation over 200 years to accumulate one half of our current national debt. Obama added 5 trillion to our national debt in just 4 years and will totally bankrupt us as a nation in 8. Just 4 years under Obama caused the welfare rolls to nearly double! And as if that isn’t enough his administration is now advertising in MEXICO that immigrants in the United States are eligible for federal welfare programs and these programs are listed as well as how to get them. 53% of immigrants with children in this country get Welfare payments from the American tax payers. If they list children they get extra payment for these children they have listed and some even list children living in Mexico and get payment for them. These are facts People. Check them out! Eight years of Evil to do what had taken 200 years to do before Obama. Is there any wonder I cry for my country?
The following article gives some idea why and how welfare is so out of hand and perhaps why people voted for the man who is giving them “free stuff” at the expense of a nation that to this point has been the light of the world. 90% of Blacks and 70% of Hispanics voted for Obama—-I am not a racist and I am only a 2nd. generationj America but these are the people who are benefiting most from this evil that is destroying our country and destroying the very people who most need to learn to stand on their own feet and prosper in the American way. Welfare not only causes dependency but destroys the soul of those taking. BB
It’s been a pretty big year for welfare—and a new report shows welfare is bigger than ever.
The Obama Administration turned a giant spotlight on the welfare system in July when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proclaimed it had the authority to gut the work requirements from the welfare reform that had helped lift so many people out of poverty after 1996.
This morning, a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) shows the staggering reality of the growing welfare state—echoing Heritage’s own research that reveals welfare spending is approaching the $1 trillion mark.
Roughly 100 million people—one-third of the U.S. population—receive aid from at least one means-tested welfare program each month. Average benefits come to around $9,000 per recipient. If converted to cash, means-tested welfare spending is more than five times the amount needed to eliminate all poverty in the United States. (So just cut out the bureacracy and just send every one a check and instantly create 100 million millionaire! BB)
Despite the fact that welfare spending was already at record levels when he took office, President Obama has increased federal means-tested welfare spending by more than a third. Benefits under “means-tested” programs are calculated based on a recipient’s means to support himself; in other words, they are intended to assist low-income Americans. The character of this aid is hand-out more than hand-up. Able-bodied recipients rarely are required to work or prepare for work to receive aid.
At the beginning of this year (2012), only four of the 80-plus federal welfare programs had work requirements; the Obama Administration has now suspended the work requirements in two of these. After the Obama Administration suspended the work requirement from the food stamp program in 2009, the number of people on food stamps doubled.
The more than 80 federal means-tested aid programs provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to low-income people. Here’s how the spending breaks down: (READ AND STUDY THESE CAREFULLY BECAUSE THIS IS THE BULLET THAT WILL KILL OUR NATION AND WHAT PEOPLE VOTED FOR WHEN THEY ELECTED OBAMA. BB)
- Federal: At $746 billion, federal means-tested spending exceeded spending on Medicare ($480 billion), Social Security ($725 billion), or the defense budget ($540 billion).
- State: In 2011, state contributions into federal welfare programs came to $201 billion, and independent state programs contributed around $9 billion.
- Combined: Overall means-tested welfare spending from federal and state sources reached from all sources reached $956 billion.
Some might argue that this is a reasonable, temporary response to the recession, but Obama seeks a permanent increase in the size of the welfare state.
According to the President’s budget plans for fiscal year 2013, means-tested welfare will not decline as the recession ends, but will continue to grow rapidly for the next decade. Overall, President Obama plans to spend $12.7 trillion on means-tested welfare over the next decade.
Welfare spending has long passed the amount spent on defense. In 1993, welfare spending exceeded defense spending for the first time since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In subsequent years, the ratio of welfare to defense spending averaged about $1.33 to $1. Obama’s spending plans would inflate this disparity: By 2022, there will be $2.33 in federal and state welfare spending for every $1 spent on national defense.
Needless to say—but we’ll say it anyway—Obama’s big spending plans will result in ruinous and unsustainable budget deficits. These deficits are, in part, the result of dramatic, permanent increases in means-tested welfare. An important step in reducing the federal deficit would be to return welfare spending to pre-recession levels.
Doubling the welfare rolls, handing out benefits without any work requirements, and spending twice as much on welfare as we spend on defense: This is Obama’s new normal.
(It has been said and it is so true that people get the government they deserve! Ben Franklin told a lady when she asked what the Founding Fathers had given us and he told her they had given us a republic “if we could keep it”. We did well for over 200 years and then in just 8 short years we will have lost it all. You ask me why I have so little hope for us as a nation, well maybe it is because I am old and have fought this battle all my life. Maybe I should just go paint my pretty pictures and let younger more hopeful people take over the battle now. I don’t know, but this old war horse can’t seem to lay down the battle ax so I will just keep on crying to the brick walls I guess. BB)