1. The plan of the Liberal-socialist administration is to make certain that 'poor' families have incomes and standards of living equal to those who work and produce. This can only be done by confiscatory taxation and socialism at a level unheard of in America. Below, from the report "The American Welfare State How We Spend Nearly $1 Trillion a Year Fighting Povertyand Fail" by Michael Tanner Scribd The data is indisputable. 2. "During the 199092 recession and jobless recovery, enrollment increased by 5.2 million, and spending rose by $9.1 billion. During the current recession (over a comparable three year period), enrollment increased by 12 million people, while spending increased by $30 billion. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Costs, SNAP Annual Summary. a .the dramatically larger increase also suggests that part of the programs growth is due to conscious policy choices by this administration to ease eligibility rules and expand caseloads .income limits for eligibility have risen twice as fast as inflation since 2007 and are now roughly 10 percent higher than they were when Obama took office. Casey Mulligan, The Sharp Increase in the Food Stamps Program, Economix, http:// economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/thesharp-increase-in-the-food-stamps-program/. b. the stimulus bill included a provision that created a new emergency fund to help states pay for added welfare recipients, with the federal government footing 80 percent of the cost for the new clients. Robert Rector and Katherine Bradley, Stimulus Bill Abolishes Welfare Reform and Adds New Welfare Spending, Heritage Foundation, http:// www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/02/ s t imulus -bi l l - abol i she s -we l f a r e - r e form- andadds-new-welfare-spending. 3. This was an important change because it undid many of the incentives contained in the 1996 Clinton welfare reform, which helped states to reduce welfare rolls. Under the new rules, states that succeed in getting people off welfare lose the opportunity for increased federal funding. And states that make it easier to stay on welfare (by, say, raising the time limit from two years to five) are rewarded with more taxpayer cash. The bill even let states with rising welfare rolls continue to collect their case-load reduction bonuses. Mickey Kaus, The Money Liberal Conspiracy at Work, Slate, http://www.slate.com/blogs/ kausfiles/2009/02/10/the_money_liberal_con spiracy_at_work.html. a. According to Obama administration projections, combined federal and state welfare spending will not drop significantly once the economy fully recovers. As we have seen, welfare spending has continued to increase. Office of Management and Budget, Analytical Perspectives: Budget of the U.S. Government, Fiscal Year 2010 (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), CD-ROM, Table 24-14, http:/ www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Analytical Perspectives. b. According to these projections, over the next 10 years, federal and state governments will spend $250,000 for every American currently living in poverty, or $1 million for every poor family of four. Ibid. The choice in November is clear.