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The Comfort of Welfare

mread Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:42 AM
Per my calculations the US has about 315,229,000 people in the country and 12,924,389 people on some type of welfare. 199,855,186 of the populous is white and 5,014,662.932 are on welfare 41,294,999 of the populous is African Americans and 5,143,906.822 are on welfare 52,643,242 of the populous is Latino and 2,029,129.073 are on welfare 21,435,389 of the populous is other races and 736,690.173 are on welfare That is a lot of people living off government benefits. These numbers include Welfare, Housing, Unemployment, Medicare, SSI and Disabled Persons. This is an amazing amount of people getting help from the government.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 12:25 AM
mread-A VERY IMPRESSIVE listing of "calculations"! I'd be more likely to consider them as factual had you not included Medicare as one of the "freebies". I'm damned sure I was forced into the SS deal while in the Military making 68 bucks monthly! Medicare Payments came later
Big_D_ Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:29 PM
Too many significant figures...oh never mind.

Please stop referring to SSI and Medicare as "some type of welfare". These services are bought and paid for (and the payments were stolen and squandered).

These programs are also unsustainable even if the *&^% in Washington hadn't gutted them,,,they need to be re-imagined so that people get a reasonable return for their investment, and the money can't be highjacked. The cure for Medicare is a.) repeal Obamacare, and b.) put some actual incentives in place to cause the cost of healthcare to decline.
mread Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:50 PM
Big-D:

Sorry about the phrasing did not intend to offend but there is not other term SSI and Medicare

From welfareinfo.org

"Welfare programs available in the United States include: Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Head Start, Work Study, and Medicare. Social Security, often times called an entitlement program, is also considered one of the welfare programs in the U.S.. TANF is probably one of the most recognized of the welfare programs.
swawrzynek Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 10:50 PM
My son-in-law, never set a foot, in a classroom. He works at UB. He took all on-line courses.
swawrzynek Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 10:53 PM
yeap, and in NY state, ya can give them FREE CELL PHONES ! Why should they be MORE EQUAL THAN ME ??
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Imagine that, a government would actually tell its citizens you are getting fat and lazy and have no incentive to work because someone else pays your bills. We just found out you can't get government work by telling citizens they're takers. But after its economy derailed, Japan slipped into a two-decade slumber marked by people giving up on old beliefs and traditions like Japan's legendary work ethic. When we thought Japan would conquer the world, including the...
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