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Total number of Americans on welfare 110,489,000
Total number of Americans on food stamps 41,700,000
Total number of Americans on unemployment insurance 10,200,000
Percent of the US population on welfare 35.4 %
Total government spending on welfare annually (not including food stamps or unemployment) $131,900,000,000
originally posted by: crazyewok
Very sad statics.
Though one has to bear in mind in most of these cases it’s not really the individuals fault but rather the system that has trapped them into this mess. With low wage economy many people have to take welfare or starve.
With state education next to useless and a low wage economy then its not surprising so many are trapped on welfare.
originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: 727Sky
Could you imagine finding jobs for all those people, it clearly shows that there isn't enough jobs to support the entire populace of the US, and there will always be big time unemployment.
I'm not sure if you can receive welfare, and have a job on the side.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
I can't find it in the link.
Do they consider social security welfare?
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: 727Sky
Those are staggering statistics. I honestly find them hard to believe, but even more difficult to fathom. It seems we are looking at Depression era numbers here.
And this at a time when unemployment is said to be at 5%?
Of course, there's alternate ways to calculate unemployment: www.shadowstats.com...
Imagine what the fall out would be if we had another "Great Recession".
a reply to: crazyewok
Most people on welfare have jobs.
Total amount of money you can make monthly and still receive Welfare $1000
Total Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job 39
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job 6
Number of U.S. States where Welfare pays more than the average salary of a U.S. Teacher 8