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More Welfare Recipients Above
Poverty Line than Below It

National Review Magazine, by Eliana Johnson

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/29/2012 1:55:21 PM

In the Fall 2012 issue of National Affairs, George Mason University Professor David Armor and post-doctoral fellow Sonia Sousa present astonishing but little-known data on the expansion on the welfare state under President Obama. Armor and Sousa get to the heart of the problem, tracing the growth of entitlements to the expansion of eligibility for them: More Americans above the poverty line than below it are now receiving the benefits of our largest and most expensive welfare programs. Take the case of food stamps. Newt Gingrich dubbed Obama the “food stamp president,”

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Limbaugh took a lot of grief for hoping that "0bama failed", but unfortunately 0bama has (so far) succeeded - destroying the private sector and making more able bodied citizens dependent of government assistance. Rush was right and what this administration is clearly trying to do to the American spirit is deliberate and immoral.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Feebie, 10/29/2012 1:59:13 PM     (No. 8972135)

Wow, how frustrating - as my husband works three jobs and I am cooking on the side for the holidays plus working full time - to know, that others are sucking us dry.

(Insert really mean word here).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: krause, 10/29/2012 2:32:15 PM     (No. 8972276)

Frances Piven suggests overloading the welfare system is the best way to bring the economy down. Obama obeys.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/29/2012 3:03:13 PM     (No. 8972423)

Those stats are two years old. How many more are on assistance now because of the economy ?

Without jobs, many are on welfare that didn't want to ask for help. SS has not kept up with inflation and seniors are reluctant to ask for food stamps. In the meantime, there are generations of single mothers milking the system along with those dropping Anchor babies to get social services.

You have to ask is Zippy giving jobs away to foreigners to keep Americans in poverty and on the dole ? Have we received our comeuppance yet ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: retiree, 10/29/2012 3:47:18 PM     (No. 8972579)

With hositalization running $1200 a month or more and for a family on medicaid, with a free phone, food stamps, cash stipend, help with heat and lights and rent, eye glasses and dental, a lot of people who are not on assistance make less.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: conservativediva, 10/29/2012 4:28:00 PM     (No. 8972697)

The TRUTH is most welfare recipients do work, but they don't pay taxes. They either straight-out lie or they work off the books and do not report it. Hence, they collect. I know it for a fact because I have worked with many "low-income" people. Anyway, we all see the proof. Go into any inner city HS and the kids are wearing 100 dollar coats and have the latest phones and fanciest cell phone plans. Obviously, it's all getting paid for with either credit or the cash they get from their off the books jobs. These people know EVERY trick. They get fake divorced to send their kids to private college for free. You see the dad works, the mom doesn't, so the mom claims the kids. I am in the supermarket in back of someone getting 100 dollars worth of food for free. Meanwhile, the welfare recipient has long, fake nails that cost 50 dollars every few weeks to maintain. DISGUSTING!!!

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