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the idea of a runaway welfare state is a myth

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the idea of a runaway welfare state is a myth

only ten to a little more percent of federal spending is on programs for the poor. our spending is a somewhat arbitrary intake of our economic output.... if you measure it according to GDP, poor people spending is like two or three percent of GDP.

the only thing a person in the usa can be sure of, if he's not disabled, is food and education, with a very small minority getting housing assistance. anything else comes from the states and most states dont add much. for example, you may or may not be in a state that expanded subsidizing healthcare to poor people under obama, and it's not really a tangible benefit. if you're lucky enough to get cash benefits, it's usually only if you have kids, limits to just a few years, and you have to work unpaid as if you have a job anyway.

like ninety percent of spending is on social security, medicare, defense, and interest on the debt. this stuff is designed for helping everyone, not just poor people.

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polskieserce

Well it's obvious that the welfare system in the US is a joke.  This has been brought up many times before on this forum.  Instead of spending money to help the poor, the US continues to squander money overseas and give rich scumbags more tax cuts.  This will not go on forever.

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