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

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

    Newly released Census data reveals nearly 110 million Americans – more than one-third of the country – are receiving government assistance of some kind.

    The number counts people receiving what are known as “means-tested” federal benefits, or subsidies based on income. This includes welfare programs ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as “welfare,” Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
    This should be shocking to everyone, no matter which way they lean.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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

    The Democratic Slave Plantation is recruiting more recipients by opening the border.

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

    VA benefits are means tested. Does this include the VA? There is millions right there.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    VA benefits are means tested. Does this include the VA? There is millions right there.
    ...And FAFSA for college students. The way tuition has sky-rocketed, pretty much every student in the country needs whatever they can find, and quite a few qualify.

    It's not surprising to me, given the combination of poor economy, aging population, stagnant wages, astronomical college expense, and the VA, as mentioned above.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    The Democratic Slave Plantation is recruiting more recipients by opening the border.


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

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    This should be shocking to everyone, no matter which way they lean.
    It certainly seems problematic, but bear in mind this may include things like Veterans' benefits and college aid. "Receiving government assistance of some kind" is rather vague.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RedAkston View Post
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    This should be shocking to everyone, no matter which way they lean.
    Times have been hard for a while now. reports abound about how our middle class is shrinking.
    Our various businesses are doing well enough considering, but the market for their goods and services has been shrinking.

    umm

    I mean it's sad how so many Americans suddenly became lazy, good-for-nothing welfare queens all at once as if by coincidence.


    or not w/e
    I may be wrong.

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

    well, you cant really expect Fox news to tell the whole truth...
    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    It certainly seems problematic, but bear in mind this may include things like Veterans' benefits and college aid. "Receiving government assistance of some kind" is rather vague.
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    Re: Census figures show more than one-third of Americans receiving welfare benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Times have been hard for a while now. reports abound about how our middle class is shrinking.
    Our various businesses are doing well enough considering, but the market for their goods and services has been shrinking.

    umm

    I mean it's sad how so many Americans suddenly became lazy, good-for-nothing welfare queens all at once as if by coincidence.


    or not w/e
    Yeah those darn lazy disabled and elderly people.

    Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    well, you cant really expect Fox news to tell the whole truth...
    They are not any more biased than MSNBC or several other well known media outlets. Give me a break.

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