How Much Do We Spend on the Nonworking Poor?

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    How Much Do We Spend on the Nonworking Poor? | Mother Jones

    Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
     
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    Just added Mother Jones to my lost of sites that cannot do simple arithmetic. Just an FYI here, $259 billion is more than $235 billion, and the total of all of those is $394 billion, which is more than half of what we spend on the DOD.
     
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    Why are we spending money on anyone? We all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves and our families.
     
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    Yes, let single mothers with cancer fend for themselves.
     
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    Did you deduct 2/3 from Medicaid? There are more details contained in the link below (which is also included in the OP link):

    Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
     
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    Why would I do that? Are you saying that old people are not poor?
     
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    Do you have an ounce of honesty within you?

    There shouldn't be single mothers. The fathers should be getting off their asses and taking care of themselves and their own.
     
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    ilia25 I can do math

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    Sure, that's how Communism was supposed to work.
     
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    There are people through health or disability who cannot take care of themselves. Where is the dishonesty in that? As far as there should not be single mothers, that is a pretty unrealistic ideal isn't it?

    Sure we all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves and our families, but those with an ounce of compassion also believe in the responsibility to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves.
     
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    WELFARE is a very small percentage of our overall budget.

    The SCROOGES here seem to think the cost is vast.

    They are misinformed know-nothings.
     

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