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More Welfare Bucks Show Obama’s Failure

ButchLyons Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 12:43 AM
& no more booze & tobacco on food stamps.
A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST

What does President Obama plan to do to slow or stop the explosive growth in the number of Americans who count on regular welfare checks from the federal government?

Does he consider the expansion of dependent households a positive achievement for his administration or a threat to the long-term vigor of the economy?

These distinctly uncomfortable questions pose a potent threat to an embattled administration already struggling to defend its record of economic management and to secure the president’s reelection. All answers...