More glaring evidence of failed liberal policy and liberal LIES

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    Report: Welfare government’s single largest budget item in FY 2011 at approx. $1.03 trillion

    The government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone — a price tag that makes welfare that year the government’s largest expenditure, according to new data released by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee

    Govt spent $1.028 trillion on welfare in FY 2011 | The Daily Caller
     
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    They don't call him the welfare and food stamp president for nothing. His most successful accomplishment, making people dependent.
     
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    A good friend of my son's was a child of welfare. I love this kid to death so don't get me wrong on any of my criticisms here.

    When they first struck out on their own for their first apartment, we took them grocery shopping. Georgie had no concept what so ever of a budget. It was wild. He wanted the chicken breasts. My son was arguing that you could get triple chicken with backs and legs.

    He genuinely had no idea that cash goes away at the check out. That you payed with your own money.

    I watched this young man grow and change. It was fascinating to witness. Little things like my son teaching him to wheel and deal. Georgie had never had to do that before. It was like he was a blank slate. Boy oh boy I hope that makes sense.

    What is fabulous is the happy ending to the story. He became a wonderful small business owner. A teeny tiny restaurant in a cool neighborhood. He broke a cycle of welfare in his family.
     
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    Did you hear about the Booosh Financial Meltdown/housing bust/Great Recession? We're doing better than any other major economy- Great job, Pubbies! And Romney the W clone wants to do it again....
     
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    Republican LIES...

    The con is pretty easy to see when you read the actual CRS report. Senate Republicans are counting 83 separate (and wildly different) programs as “welfare” in order to make the case that the government is spending more on poor people than old people. The majority of this money is Medicaid and CHIP, which are healthcare spending, which is increasing for the same reason that Medicare spending is increasing, which is that healthcare costs are increasing. (And Medicaid is much less generous than Medicare, because it is a program for poor people, not old people.) But so many other things now also count as welfare, including Pell Grants, public works spending, Head Start, child support enforcement, the Child Tax Credit, Foster Care assistance, housing for old people, and much more. They’re also counting the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is, traditionally, the form of “welfare” that conservative Republicans actually support. Basically, all social spending (though specifically not spending on rich old people or on healthcare for veterans with service-related disabilities, which Republicans requested be excluded from the CRS report) now counts as “welfare.”

    So we’ve learned that when you count everything — especially Medicaid and CHIP — as “welfare,” it is easy to make it look like “welfare” is very expensive, because healthcare is very expensive. This dumb lie will live forever, and you will hear until the end of your days that “the government spends more on welfare than it does on defense.”
     
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    Remember when being in the black was doing better than other major economies? Now it's, we are less in the red than other major economies.
    Perspective:
    1 million seconds is 12 days
    1 billion seconds is 32 years
    1 trillion seconds is 32,000 years.
    Think of that in terms of dollars and you'll see we are not doing better at all. We are debt ridden. And it is genetic. We will be passing this on to our poor children.
    Better would be = surplus.
    What you meant to says was we ARE the other major economies 1 small step behind.
     
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    I fear that is the extreme exception though. I think there is considerable documentation of generations on welfare.

    What this kid did was the American dream - from nothing to small business owner. We need a hell of a lot more of that and a lot less government dependency.
     
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    I love how to attempt to omit Medicaid, as if it weren't welfare, simply because of how expensive it is. The fact is, we spend $500 billion and change on defense, while spending a mind-numbing $1 trillion on the parasite class. The facts are the facts, no matter how inconvenient you find them...
     
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    Sorry, facts are the housing bust was created by Clinton and his socialist "Community Reinvestment Act" which arranged loans for people who couldn't afford them and would otherwise have been denied by the free market. That housing collapse then lead to the financial meltdown. You can thank Bill Clinton for destroying the economy (I said at the time we would suffer the consequences of the Bill Clinton presidency for decades - and damn if I didn't nail that one on the head).
     
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    Children, the elderly, and the disabled make up three-quarters of Medicaid's enrollees (and the bulk of its spending is on the elderly and disabled).

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    Is that your "parasite class"?
     

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