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The American Welfare State

Icthelite Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 11:59 AM
Right on. Also now Obama wants to just forget about the Billions owed in college loans. Welfare fraud is a bigger drain on our tax dollars than any of the entitlement programs he has a problem with. If we could get governments hand out of the tills for S.S. and Medicare they might just possibly mend themselves seeing as they are constantly being funded by those that are going to use them. In the case of Medicare it is funded monthly by those participating in the plan.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:24 PM
I hope this means they will pay my kids back the money that they paid off their loans with! (No, I am not serious but I am pointing out that this is another way of creating class warfare.)

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious.

The study's authors, George Mason University's David Armor and Sonia Sousa, argue that the food stamp program can no longer be regarded as an anti-poverty program because nearly half of its recipients are above the...