”Just last year, total federal and state spending on means-tested programs came to over one trillion dollars. What does that mean in practical terms? For that amount of money, you could give every single poor American a check for $20,000 – every man, woman and child.”
Congressman Ryan talking about the amount of money we spend as a country on welfare related programs for the poor. Please don’t tell me that we are helping these people with these programs. A single mother of three would get $80,000. That would put her and her family in the position to be self-reliant immediately.
Our “welfare” program is not only a joke, but it is beyond a doubt harmful to the people who are on it as well as to the people who are not and are paying ever-increasing taxes to pay for this monstrosity.