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100 Million are on some form of Government welfare program. Has Obama officially become the welfare President?

CAPISCE 2012/08/12 12:52:51
Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
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There are more Americans dependent on the federal government than ever before in U.S. history. According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. Many are enrolled in more than one. That is about a third of the entire population of the country. Sadly, that figure does not even include Social Security or Medicare. Today the federal government runs almost 80 different "means-tested welfare programs", and almost all of those programs have experienced substantial growth in recent years. Yes, we will always need a "safety net" for those that cannot take care of themselves, but it is absolutely ridiculous that the federal government is financially supporting one-third of all Americans. How much farther do things really need to go before we finally admit that we have become a socialist nation? At the rate we are going, it will not be too long before half the nation is on welfare. Unfortunately, we will likely never get to that point because the gigantic debt that we are currently running up will probably destroy our financial system before that ever happens.

It is really hard to believe how rapidly some of these federal welfare programs have grown.

For example, the number of Americans on food stamps has grown from about 17 million in 2000 to 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today.

The federal government spent a staggering 71.8 billion dollars on the food stamp program in 2011.

That sure is a lot of money to spend on food.

And I thought that my grocery bills were high.

Medicaid is also growing like crazy.

The number of Americans on Medicaid grew from 34 million in 2000 to 54 million in 2011.

Once upon a time, Medicaid was supposed to help the poorest of the poor get medical care. In fact, back in 1965 only about one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.
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  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/12 12:58:31
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    +6
    Have you seen the "Obama Phones"? Yeah. I did some research. They're giving away cell phones and service at the expense of people who actually pay to have phones. There's a fee imbedded in cellphone service that is supposed to go to the upkeep and security of cell towers. They're taking it out of that fund.

    Also, have you heard the radio ads they have that make food stamps sound like they're cool and fashionable. I mean, WHAT THE HELL?! Ads SELLING AND PROMOTING government assistance. Despicable.

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  • BeHereNow 2012/08/19 16:04:35
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    BeHereNow
    It is bad enough without fabrication.
    If one person gets food stamps and medical ssistance, that counts as two people on welfare. I tried to get a real number, probably about 65 million, but mostle a guess.
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    Here's where the profits come in," Nestle says. "A vast percentage of Food Stamps' money goes into the pockets of soda companies and snack food companies...and also the stores that sell these foods."

    Wal-Mart "gets a large fraction of Food Stamp dollars," which contributes 25% to 40% of revenue at select stores, according to Nestle. "These companies, therefore, have a vested interest in making sure Food Stamps are allowed for any purchase at all."

    Funding for Food Stamps comes from the Farm Bill, which is currently being debated in Congress. "You can bet the food companies like it just the way it is and they are lobbying" to prevent restrictions on how Food Stamp dollars are spent, Nestle says.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/blog...
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    The Repulicans love food stamps too, if they are in business.
  • Meagan 2012/08/12 20:49:56
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    Meagan
    +1
    Yeah, he wants everyone to rely on the goverment and not themselves. This way we can need them and we can't do anything on our own because they are so wonderful and are taking care of us. They're helping to make us worthless. Yay.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/12 14:40:36
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    I thought it was LBJ, but Obama , if he is Pressident, has beat him by mare than a lick.
  • HelmetGirl 2012/08/12 13:43:29
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    HelmetGirl
    +2
    Government subsidy is out of control. In regard to food stamps, a lot of people have lost their jobs in this lousy economy. However, I think some are receiving more than their fair share. I won't get into that argument here. However, the government has taken it too far with subsidizing cell phones. People don't have to have a cell phone. I lived without one for years. It's an extra that the Feds don't need to supply by the hundreds of thousands. I mean, I'm considering giving up cable because it's just so expensive (and there's so much streaming available via the Internet) and it's simply not worth it. But yes, too many are relying on the government for almost everything and that's never a good thing.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/12 13:36:56
    no
    Lady Whitewolf
    WHERE ARE ALL THE JOBS THE REPUBLICANS PROMISED?

    Maybe if people had a job and a decent salary, the WOULDN'T NEED assistance! does this say it
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/08/12 13:28:22
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +2
    What a sorry-assed record BHO has.

    No wonder all he thinks he has are attack ads. And crying and begging for donations to his campaign.

    Keep it up Dems. The American people are a lot more interested in anything but your particularly sordid attack ads.
  • GANGA~Patriotic Revolution ... 2012/08/12 13:22:12
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
  • Tasine 2012/08/12 13:14:29
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    Tasine
    +3
    None of this is about "helping" people - it is about systematically destroying the country so that it can be readily overthrown by the U.N. But before the U.N. takes over the reins, Barry gets to play KING. What a sorry excuse of a human.
  • HOMBRE 2012/08/12 13:12:38
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    HOMBRE
    +4
    Only old purple lips Obama could do this to the country.He is proud of it to.
  • Dwight PWCM 2012/08/12 13:07:33
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    Dwight PWCM
    +3
    From the begining, yes.
  • ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/12 12:58:31
    Yes, Obama is the Big government, Free Stuff, Welfare President
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    +6
    Have you seen the "Obama Phones"? Yeah. I did some research. They're giving away cell phones and service at the expense of people who actually pay to have phones. There's a fee imbedded in cellphone service that is supposed to go to the upkeep and security of cell towers. They're taking it out of that fund.

    Also, have you heard the radio ads they have that make food stamps sound like they're cool and fashionable. I mean, WHAT THE HELL?! Ads SELLING AND PROMOTING government assistance. Despicable.
  • CAPISCE ģhøṡτ øώl 2012/08/12 13:02:03
  • ģhøṡτ øώl CAPISCE 2012/08/12 13:05:04
    ģhøṡτ øώl
    +4
    Create dependency = SEIZE CONTROL

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