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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    That is Fox's headline. Reality, 4.1%. See why I say Fox lies?
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    Okay but that is only a part of the data discussed in the OP.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    That is Fox's headline. Reality, 4.1%. See why I say Fox lies?
    I guess you didn't actually read the link in the OP? It defines "welfare" by including many government assisted programs that weren't identified in the link you posted, which was pretty specific to welfare checks and food stamps.

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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    This link suggest 81 million households in 2013 - https://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2013F.html I haven't found a 2014 report but one may well report 110 million households receiving government assistance.

    This link suggests that only 30% of adults receiving government assistance have a disability - https://www.census.gov/newsroom/rele...s/cb13-33.html

    The graphs on this page are only through 2011, but are pretty interesting - More American Households Rely on Government Benefit Programs - U.S. Census Bureau

    I would echo another post that suggest the war on poverty is not working. In fact I would argue that much of the poverty and crime ridden public housing is the result of the war on poverty. If able bodied individuals were motivated to find and maintain employment they would have move self esteem and less time for mischief. If they were motivated to find and maintain employment at least some would see the light at the end of the tunnel and become contributors to a more vibrant economy because of their labor and intellect and maybe, just maybe the size and crime status of public housing would diminish.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Yes, but the headline says welfare but includes everything including the VA. Dishonest.
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    I guess you didn't actually read the link in the OP? It defines "welfare" by including many government assisted programs that weren't identified in the link you posted, which was pretty specific to welfare checks and food stamps.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Yes, but the headline says welfare but includes everything including the VA. Dishonest.
    Okay. So you don't consider any kind of government assistance as "welfare".

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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Yes, but the headline says welfare but includes everything including the VA. Dishonest.
    Look at the third link, "More American Households Rely on Government Benefit Programs - U.S. Census Bureau" and you'll see that VA compensation in 2011 was only 1%. Maybe it is honest.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Welfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid.

    Fox is playing to its base with the 33% of mericans are takers, blah blah blah.

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    Okay. So you don't consider any kind of government assistance as "welfare".
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Look at the headlin. 33% of Americans on welfare. It says what it says. Course the real figure is under 5%. But yea, close enough for Fox.
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    Look at the third link, "More American Households Rely on Government Benefit Programs - U.S. Census Bureau" and you'll see that VA compensation in 2011 was only 1%. Maybe it is honest.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Welfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid.

    Fox is playing to its base with the 33% of mericans are takers, blah blah blah.
    Great. But this thread isn't about Fox.

    You disagree with the definition of "welfare" in the link in the OP. That's all you had to say.

    By the way, I disagree with the people who call tax cuts and tax subsidies for corporations "corporate welfare", I'll direct them back to your post when they make that stupid mistake.

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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

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    Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits | Fox News



    This should be shocking to everyone, no matter which way they lean.
    What's shocking? We are in the 7th year of the G. W. Bush Great Depression and nobody wants to acknowledge it. With our new moron at the helm of the gov't, we'll never get out. More of the same.

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