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The American Welfare State

majer Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:10 AM
You are right. Just look at the kinds of immigrants the liberals (and Ms. Chavez is no liberal, but she seems to want this too) want to allow into the country or give amnesty to. The majority are unskilled, uneducated, and can't speak English. Furthermore, they don't give a hoot about this country, its history, or its welfare. What kind of shape will we end up in if the newcomers to the country are so devoid of any talents or skills that they become burdens on the rest of us instead of contributors to society? What country would do this to itself? And to say this is racist to liberals.

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...