Welfare is about one-third of our Federal Budget.
1.3 trillion dollars a year, every year. Paid mostly to people who refuse to work.
OK. That hurt someone’s feelings. So, let me soften that statement.
Money paid to encourage people not to work.
The problem is simple.
The country cannot afford to pay 1.4 trillion dollars over ten years for wars against our enemy. So, how do they think we can suddenly afford to pay almost that much each and every year? About 1.3 trillion dollars each year on welfare spending.
I know Robert will ask me for my sources when he reads this.
And yes, I have already blogged on the numbers.
The wealthy will NOT pay off the debt our politicians gave us.
But, we could control our runaway spending if we just rolled back welfare costs to realistic levels.
Don’t you think?
Two more to add:
Cato is including fewer programs as welfare, maybe not counting Medicaid?