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We talk a lot about entitlement programs on our show and the escalating costs of these programs under President Obama.
But a new report from the congressional research service shows just how out of control this spending is.
Federal spending on anti poverty programs has increased 33%.
Since 2000 NA.
That was less than 800 billion dollars now it's over a trillion dollars take a look at that that's a very short period of time.
One point 03 trillion an anti program poverty programs breaks down to the rest of the budget like this.
We spend 725.
Billion on Social Security.
Billion on Medicare and just 540 billion on -- war defense.
Take a look at that -- poverty the big Kahuna here.
Now -- others -- the reports say most of that increase came from Obama's stimulus program.
By the way CRS is nonpartisan.
In fact the study takes out Social Security Medicare and veterans programs.
Tracking spending is no easy thing because there are no fewer than 83 welfare programs take a look at these many of them overlapping.
It's hard to find a government department the doesn't run an anti poverty program.
Now to be sure a weak economy is translated into more Americans looking for assistance.
And we've reported just this week about how the numbers of Americans on food stamps for example has just hit a new high.
There's more behind the increase spending -- just the economy more than ever the government is advertising.
In fact our government has an official partnership with the Mexican government to expand food stamp enrollment among foreign nationals.
All -- welfare spending adds up to 20610.
Dollars for every man woman and child in this country now.
For a family of four that's more than 82000 dollars the poverty line for the family is just eighteen and a half thousand dollars.
With this kind of spending poverty should be wiped out instead it's growing.
Today one in seven Americans is living in poverty we told you about this before and that's the most in almost two decades.
Although wild spending and soaring.
Here's welfare spending the last four decades take a look at this is -- goes nowhere but up.
-- spend all this money and see so little progress into the pushing this line higher and higher expanding the welfare state.
We should be sapping the taxes and bloated regulations -- hold back economic growth and job creation.
People need work.
Let -- -- isn't that people shouldn't get help when they need -- we want that.
But shouldn't more -- the government's resource is be focused on getting this economy going again so that more Americans can be self.
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