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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Welfare State Grows by Nearly 19% Under Obama – to Almost $1 Trillion a Year



I don't blame Obama for everything because he did inherit a mess from Bush and the Republicans but everything Obama did only made the situation far worse so he's guilty as hell.
Federal and state welfare assistance has grown almost 19 percent under President Barack Obama, according to the conservative Heritage Foundation.

All in all, there are 79 means-tested federal welfare programs, at a cost approaching $1 trillion annually, said Heritage Senior Research Fellow Robert Rector.

Rector conducted a comprehensive analysis of spending for government assistance programs, ranging from food, education and childcare programs to housing and medical care.

Since Fiscal Year 2009, federal and state welfare spending has risen from $779.9 billion to $927.2 billion, an increase of 18.8 percent. That fiscal year includes spending from Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009.
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