posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 06:12 PM
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by lee anoma
SS 50 million
Medicare 50 million
Medicaid 50 million
Welfare 47 million
They are all welfare programs
Not counting unemployment
Soooo...your adding programs that aren't considered "welfare".
Again, this is a redefinition.
You honestly believe that practically 2 in 3 Americans is on welfare?
No. It's closer to 1 in 7. Again you'd have to include a sweeping number of all beneficiaries just to get close to the 110 million number
recently given by the the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee
which doesn't even agree with your own
estimation of the number of Americans on welfare. More than 200 million is just plain wrong.
Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid aren't welfare programs.
Welfare is income directly from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services through programs like SNAP (food stamps) and TANF. The number of Americans
on traditional welfare programs is around 4-7% or around 30 million (give or take). Those are the people that are claimed to get the 'free handouts'
like the silly guy in this video.
The number of people getting some form of assistance
from the government is only 5% higher than it was under Bush
according to the Census Bureau
44% under Bush
49% under Obama.
That's people receiving ANY
form of government assistance or check.
It's grown sadly...but not by that much. Not enough to go into full panic mode.
You are erroneously lumping everything under the umbrella of "welfare".
It's not all "welfare" and the 200 million number you gave are extremely bloated even by Conservative standards.
edit on 19-11-2012 by lee anoma because: (no reason given)