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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm welfare programs and Elizabeth MacDonald is really -- Mac's bottom line yes so many people.
-- many more people on welfare now than when the president took -- yeah that's right Tracy and answer so what's happening is there's a big debate in Washington DC government has consistently been under that Ted Kennedy attack.
You know government doesn't do enough to help the poor but senator Jeff Sessions that.
Win a second unless the congressional research service to look into this -- -- 83 overlapping programs they're being sent to the screen on the street right now.
More than one trillion dollars is spent on welfare -- the single largest.
Line item in the federal budget.
And it's basic surpasses the -- spent assess the security or Medicare -- defensively he's saying overlapping the people giving a -- amount of money it's just that these programs could be given the same things as other programs are doing it's a great question but the issue is is that.
Also that you know the federal govern it basically is a fifth of the federal budget and it's up 32% since -- 2008.
-- to your question so.
Other thing is that it doesn't include veterans programs either and this spending is likely gonna rise for Medicaid.
Because of the fifteen million uninsured who are gonna put on Medicaid.
Through health reform but you know we got -- to senator Jeff Sessions -- -- Look -- -- that the government is encouraging people to get on welfare we've got a script and mini -- to help basically.
Officials to help other overcome.
The word know if the senior citizen -- else comes in asks for benefits they say no plea could stop them from saying no and give them a government check instead.
And also you know things like giving out awards are people get more people enrolled in welfare right and the -- so you know it's a real serious debate as the fiscal deficit continues to balloon.
And the debate goes on that you know we're not doing enough to help the -- Really generous when it comes to helping the poor are the senator Jeff sets in some becomes a lifestyle offer Wallace -- problems are not helping these people get off sit up there Linda -- and it is -- doing here too contrasting pride in other words if somebody who's.
Who doesn't want a government check comes in and says well what other programs out there there's a script to counteract quote -- didn't get -- -- -- government check interesting stuff coming out this.
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