This is horrifying and sobering. Obama, and all leftists, know in order to maintain power they must eviscerate this nation economically and condemn her citizens to unending government dependence. After all, if you’ve brainwashed people into believing they’re not responsible for the success or failure, that they have no control over their lives and then manage to get millions reliant on a check from a Sugar Daddy in the White House, the chance they’ll vote for Freedom (conservatism) next time around becomes much less likely.
Here is the graph and numbers to show you how close we are to the precipice of the unending Welfare State. The left insists we’re all a bunch of bitter, clingy bums, and they’ll do whatever they have to to make that lie come true. 2012 is our one chance to reverse this so remain vigilant. Just 88 days to November 6th.
A new chart set to be released later today by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee details a startling statistic: “Over 100 Million People in U.S. Now Receiving Some Form Of Federal Welfare.”
“The federal government administers nearly 80 different overlapping federal means-tested welfare programs,” the Senate Budget Committee notes. However, the committee states, the figures used in the chart do not include those who are only benefiting from Social Security and/or Medicare.
Food stamps and Medicaid make up a large–and growing–chunk of the more than 100 million recipients. “Among the major means tested welfare programs, since 2000 Medicaid has increased from 34 million people to 54 million in 2011 and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) from 17 million to 45 million in 2011,” says the Senate Budget Committee. “Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $800 billion over the next decade.”
The data come “from the U.S. Census’s Survey of Income and Program Participation shows that nearly 110,000 million individuals received a welfare benefit in 2011. (These figures do not include other means-tested benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit or the health insurance premium subsidies included in the President’s health care law. CBO estimates that the premium subsidies, scheduled to begin in 2014, will cover at least 25 million individuals by the end of the decade.)”
This is not just Americans, however. “These figures include not only citizens, but non-citizens as well,” according to the committee.