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Third of Americans on welfare
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/...-benefits/

Quote:Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans – more than one-third of the country – are receiving government assistance of some kind.

The number counts people receiving what are known as “means-tested” federal benefits, or subsidies based on income. This includes welfare programs ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as “welfare,” Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

At the end of 2012, according to the stats, 51.5 million were on food stamps, while 83 million were collecting Medicaid – with some benefitting from multiple programs.

Though the programs were created to help those in need, some analysts worry that the way they’re designed is, increasingly, incentivizing people not to work. They note that when recipients combine several government assistance programs, in many cases they pay better than going to work.

The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner said that in the eight most generous states, the benefits can be tantamount to a $20 minimum wage – which would exceed the $7.25 minimum wage in most states.


This just makes me ill.
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#2
Those numbers are false.
Only 95 million Americans are on the dole, the rest are illegal non-Americans.
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#3
Sadly, I would have thought the number was higher.

I guess give it time.
RL Suehr, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Aug 2013.
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#4
It's more than 1 out of every 3 in philly. The system is a joke and it's easy as hell to get on. A lot of these people know how to play the system so that they receive their benefits when normally they don't qualify. They also know how to receive the maximum amounts when really they should be qualifying for a lot less. Also you don't have to be a us citizen to get benefits. Legal aliens can get benefits too. There are games legal residents play so that they receive benefits and then they give those benefits to illegal immigrants. I wish these people would put as much effort into finding a job instead of beating the system. Dodgy
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#5
"Da Welfare" was meant to be a temporary stop-gap measure, not a career choice. What frosts me even more is the stipulation imposed during the Clinton administration that applicants look for work was removed under obummer.
Zeeba, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Jun 2014.
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Zeeba;152804 Wrote:"Da Welfare" was meant to be a temporary stop-gap measure, not a career choice. What frosts me even more is the stipulation imposed during the Clinton administration that applicants look for work was removed under obummer.

That stipulation is not totally removed depending on the type of benefit the person is receiving.
MikeinPhilly, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Jul 2013.
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#7
So which two of you who posted before me are on welfare?
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#8
The number is actually 99% because only the 1% pay more taxes to cover the collective services.
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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