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Video Video The Canadian Press Video To be blunt, a significant amount of money has gone to people who provide no program or service to directly benefit children. Meanwhile, the programs that are designed to help vulnerable children in need have
As I've written before, the sum of U.S. government "entitlement" programs are not simply expensive, they are unsustainable...A new study by Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee found that, over the past five years, the country has spent a
The one-hour program will be broadcast at 7 pm on Saturdays beginning on Oct 12. Through fair, open selection and a series of competitions, we will create a display platform for excellent public welfare dreams and record the birth process of new
The House voted 217-210 Thursday to approve a bill to cut nearly $40 billion in nutrition assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over a 10-year period starting
Share this article Alaska, Maine and Virginia have seen their welfare programs shrink the most in the same time frame...Washington, D.C., in 1995 and 2003, excluding Medicaid, and found that welfare programs had shrunk in some states and expanded in
If a class war is heating up, a pilot study by Northwestern and Vanderbilt universities indicates the federal deficit may be the trigger. The study, "Democracy and the Policy Preferences of Wealthy Americans," by Benjamin I...The 1 percenters want to
There are roughly 80 welfare programs overall that together comprise the single largest item in the federal budget larger than Medicare, Social Security, or defense. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), opening statement at Budget Committee hearing, Feb. 12,
When people say that America "is the land of the free," they aren't kidding...Average benefits come to around $9,000 per recipient," said the Heritage Foundation , pulling data from a Congressional Research Service report requested by Republicans on
The federal government spent enough money on federal means-tested welfare programs to have sent each impoverished household a check for nearly $60,000, according to figures from the Census Bureau and the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
When the news from Washington contains words such as million, billion and trillion, it's all too easy for our eyes to glaze over...But in an era when the federal government continues to spend as if the party will never end, it's essential to try.