Setting the record straight on spending

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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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    The left (many anyway), always claim that we spend the most on defense and scream that it is an "outrage". That fact is, we more than double the unconstitutional spending on the parasite class than we do on the #1 Constitutional responsibility of the federal government (defense - $500 billion and change).
     
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    And many of those programs overlap and duplicate each other. They exist because of bureaucratic turf that gets protected no matter what.
    And the result of those programs is more poverty and dependence, not less. End it all.
     
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    The GOP's definition of WELFARE inclues social security, and VETERANS benefits.


    The GOP loves to play this semantics game.
     
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    America needs to change it's name to Amerigreece
     
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    How are those things not welfare?
     
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    Yeah! How are Social Security and veterans benefits not welfare?

    A perfectly reasonable question. You will no doubt find your answer at your local VFW. Have at it..
     
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    Can't tell if trolling or just making vague statements instead of attacking the actual premise.
     
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    Neither are welfare
    Social security is paid into by those who receive it. Are retirement plans welfare?

    and Vet's have earned their benefits they receive after they retire.
     
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    Maybe you know the answer. I have asked every budget hawk here ( I use that term liberally as many of them are simply lemmings ) this question. Not once has it been answered.

    How many? How many able-bodied, sane and mentally capable adult Americans refuse to obtain available employment and instead live entirely off of public assistance.

    If you can answer that, please also put a dollar amount on it. How much do those people cost us?


    Thanks in advance.
     

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