"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.
Senator Ted Cruz spoke out against his own party on the Senate floor this afternoon as John McCain urged Republicans to move forward in naming a budget conference committee to reconcile differences with the House's budget. Cruz worr... Read Post
CHART: Over 100 Million Now Receiving Federal Welfare. Like the song says, They’ll Turn Us All Into Beggars ‘Cause They’re Easier To Please. Read Post
According to these figures from the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee, via the Weekly Standard, roughly one third of America’s population is on welfare. Note that this doesn’t include Americans on programs like Medicare or ... Read Post