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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    “Welfare”?

  2. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 2 years ago

    “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured. . . but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

    Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”
    — Ben Stein

  3. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    Fun fact for the day Al = The. Translation to your statement is

    " the Obama"

  4. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    Another fun fact 13% of budget is welfare,
    Budget is about 24% of gdp, to make it easy that is about
    2.7% of GDP going to welfare. Big drain on the country right ?

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    29,900,000 get SOME assistance. Only 1.7% of the 310 million rely on welfare for 50% of their assistance.
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_percentage_of_people_in_US_are_on_welfare

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    $35.000 a year part time.
    Now I feel poor, I made less than that working full time and I live in the most expensive state in the union.
    Now that cancer made me retire I make do without handouts. Yes, at times I am actually hungry.
    .
    Might have some bearing on my lack of sympathy for rich whiners that only want more.
    Food, heat, and shelter. The rest is extra.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As “Rock” points out, there’s no need to rely on facts, when folks like Rush, et al, even ’toonists, can make their own up on the fly, and their trolls will accept the “gospel according to Rove”.

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Man does not wish to be dependent on others, its against his nature..children… a different story…”


    Yes it is a different story, and when you want to delve into that story, please begin by explaining how we are seeing 2 and 3 generations of families that are welfare recipients. I do agree with educating and training people to make them productive and hopefully to instill the sense of pride that comes from being self sufficient.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s look at your “take” and think about it.

    Too many on welfare? How many are on actual “welfare” and how do you define it?

    One definition is : “financial or other assistance to an individual or family from a city, state, or national government”

    So…. unemployment, food stamps, WIC, SS disability?

    Here is some reading, feel free to find your own.

    http://blog.heritage.org/2011/10/31/welfare-dependence-keeps-growing/

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/more-than-100-million-americans-are-on-welfare

    We need to take care of those that can not – for whatever reason – take care of themselves. One way is to tax everyone more. Another way is to “create jobs” for them in areas we need to fill (complete with the requisite training).

    So what exactly IS the “big Conservative Lie” that you are claiming?

    That 48% of households receiving government assistance is not only a lie but OK?

    That almost of third of the population dependent on the government for sustenance is a “lie” and ok?

    What?

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    So if one peson is receiving SNAP, a Bushphone, unemployment and section 8 housing he is counted as 4 people?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Few people get unemployment and it doesn’t last very long if you do.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    No Rocky. IF he is single, married and/or a parent he could be counted as a “household”. If he is on unemployment he is probably counted as an individual on some lists.

    But I sense you only want to create controversy.

  13. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    I’m with you, Stipple

  14. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    And yet let us touch not the sacred military budget, amounting to 4% of GDP post sequester, nor should we risk trying to bring in 2.7% of GDP as revenue. Additionally considering that the budget has not tripled for welfare, 30% is not a triple

  15. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “means tested welfare” by god is that subject to interpretation, but for the article previous which in turn links back to a blog which in turn links back to wall street journal it states medicaid as part of the welfare system.

    The fact that people moved back in with family increased household size, and due to issues with insurance for seniors guess what, you have a sudden burst in household use of welfare

    Finally growing rate is subject to interpretation considering data is collected from 2010.

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