Ya know. I keep hearing from fake conservatives about how we spend too much on welfare. Welfare would cause taxes to raise. Poor people want to steal more of my money. Blah, blah, blah. Some interesting statistics: Finland spends 3.2% of its federal budget on public assistance. Great Britain spends a little over 4.6% Israel spends 2.4% Norway spends a whopping 6.2%. And the US? 0.7%. That's it. So, why can't we just increase that to 2%? We can take that 2% away from our bloated military budget. It would still make us the Western nation that spends the least amount of money on their poor, but imagine the massive effect that would have on poverty in this country. And it wouldn't even cost the tax payers one. Red. Cent. more than they are paying, now. Because I'm not suggesting increasing the budget. I'm suggesting giving public assistance a slightly larger piece of the existing budget. Why is that such an outrageous idea?