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The Obama administration has a one size fits all solution for our nation's problems.
Put more people on welfare.
We've just seen moves like running radio soap operas to encourage people to sign up for food stamps -- claiming the right to -- welfare to work requirements.
But you know what -- shift the tip of the iceberg.
The federal government actually runs a 126.
Separate anti poverty programs they're managed by thirteen -- agencies.
You wanna use the word welfare described money that goes to the needy but the government's war on poverty is a lot bigger and it's rife with waste and redundancy.
The federal government runs 33 different housing programs 21 programs to provide food -- health care programs.
Cash -- general assistance programs.
A lot of and it's hard to find a government department that doesn't run an anti poverty program all this adds up and this is just the federal government.
If you also includes state and local spending the government will spend nearly a trillion dollars this year just fighting poverty.
That's almost the size of the national deficit.
Now let me be clear I don't object to poor people getting help we should do that my problem is a government throwing money at programs that clearly aren't working.
All -- welfare spending adds up to 20610.
Dollars for every poor man woman and child in the country.
For -- family of three that's nearly 62000.
Dollars look the poverty line for that family is just eighteen and a half thousand.
With that kind of spending poverty well it should be wiped out instead it's growing today one in seven Americans live in poverty.
The most in almost two decades although wild spending is soaring.
Here's welfare spending for the last four decades adjusted for inflation and what isn't doing -- going up.
How -- we spend all this money and -- so little progress.
Into the pushing this line higher and higher in expanding the welfare state we should be stopping the taxes and bloated regulations.
That hold back economic growth and job creation.
People only work.
And fortunately the only solution the president sees -- throwing more money at the problem.
More government into the blast were dependency instead of empowerment into the going forward.
We're going in circles.
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