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More Than 100 Million Americans Are On Welfare

More Than 100 Million Americans Are On Welfare

There are more Americans dependent on the federal government than ever before in U.S. history. According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. Many are enrolled in more than one. That is about a third of the entire population of the country. Sadly, that figure does not even include Social Security or Medicare. Today the federal government runs almost 80 different "means-tested welfare programs", and almost all of those programs have experienced substantial growth in recent years. Yes, we will always need a "safety net" for those that cannot take care of themselves, but it is absolutely ridiculous that the federal government is financially supporting one-third of all Americans. How much farther do things really need to go before we finally admit that we have become a socialist nation? At the rate we are going, it will not be too long before half the nation is on welfare. Unfortunately, we will likely never get to that point because the gigantic debt that we are currently running up will probably destroy our financial system before that ever happens.

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Shouldn't that read

"FORTUNATELY, we will likely never get to that point because the gigantic debt that we are currently running up will probably destroy our financial system before that ever happens."

I don't think there's anything unfortunate about half the population not being on welfare before the collapse. Millions more Not learning dependence on the government is a good thing in my opinion.

Bring on the collapse!

I am!

The Only People We Should Help

are the ones who can not help themselves. If they can work, they should work and not get handouts. People that lose their jobs can just sit back and do nothing and get money from the government for years. This is very wrong. IMO

TheKingIsComing

There shouldn't be any

There shouldn't be any taxation for welfare whatsoever. Charity is ALWAYS a better option. Let individuals decide for themselves who REALLY needs assistance.

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