Wouldn’t be cheaper just to cut every welfare recipient a check directly from the IRS and do away with the bureaucrats. Of course, but that wouldn’t buy very many votes.
We have and need “poor people” to support the corrupt bureaucrats who support the corrupt politicians who support the corrupt system that we pay for.
It never ceases to amaze me that anyone doubts how our system works. The key is to figure a way to get in on it.
While it last of course.
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RECTOR/DONOVAN: Confronting the unsustainable welfare state
By Robert Rector and Charles A. Donovan
9:38 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Fourteen years ago, an energized Republican Congress voted to reform a vital part of the nation’s fast-growing welfare system. President Clinton signed the bill into law, promising that the measure would “end welfare as we know it.”
But what began as a promising era of reform has completely collapsed. Government welfare spending is climbing rapidly, and at an unsustainable rate.
The Obama administration projects that over the next 10 years the United States, at all levels of government, will spend more than $10 trillion on means-tested welfare programs for the poor. And we’re off to a galloping start.
President Obama’s budget for next fiscal year would increase spending on these programs by 42 percent compared with President Bush’s last complete budget.