'Welfare' spending topped $1 trillion in 2011

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  1. opaww

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/18/welfare-spending-topped-1-trillion-in-2011-study-shows/

    Total federal and state "welfare" spending topped $1 trillion last year, marking a nearly 30 percent increase since the start of the Obama administration -- according to a new congressional report which documented spending across more than 80 benefit programs for low-income families.

    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, released the figures Thursday, compiled based on a committee analysis and a new Congressional Research Service study. The stats show that the combination of federal and state "welfare" spending is more than the country spends on Medicare, Social Security or non-war defense.


    This is ridiculous
     
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  3. JohnnyB

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    Not only ridiculous but it is starting to place a real toll on the American people. Our government is dumbing down its people but bankrupting us at the same time. We are raising a generation that thinks it is ok to not work and to expect the government to give them everything and run their lives for them. In 20 years the government will have total control over it's people. This is not a Republican thing nor is it a Democrat thing. We need a total rebirth of our government. Fire everyone and start all over.
     
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    Last year Kentucky published a report that said thwe state spends 500+ million on welfare for illegal alians. And all they can think of is how to increase taxes on everyone else