Our expanding welfare state

According to the Senate Budget Committee’s Ranking Minority Member, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the government spent enough on welfare in 2011 to send $60,000 to every family living below the poverty line. The daily equivalent would be $168 for every family in poverty, while the median family daily income of all Americans is $138, or 20% less than what the government spends for all anti-poverty programs.

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The government absolutely should have safety net programs to help the poor; however, the government absolutely wastes a bunch of money on these means tested programs. More information concerning the government’s exorbitant and highly inefficient anti-poverty measures can be found by clicking here, or by simply clicking on Poverty on the home page of this blog.

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