During the last five years, the SNAP program grew by 36.8%, from $58,223,790,000 in 2009 to $79,641,880,000 in 2013
My modest proposal: No food subsidies for fat people.
BOISE • One in five Idahoans receive welfare benefits, almost double the level 10 years ago.
Let this be a reminder: if you aren't going up you are going down.
“We have become a low-income state,” Armstrong said.
More revealing is the fact that, in 2007, before the onset of the recession, California’s 1.2 million recipients of traditional welfare comprised about 28 percent of the nation’s total welfare caseload in a state with 12 percent of the nation’s population. In 2013, California had a full third of America’s welfare cases, 33 percent.
Meanwhile open borders within Europe are causing people from poorer countries to flood into the countries with the best welfare benefits. Some Euro countries are changing their policies in response. But the cuts and restrictions do not go far enough.
Maybe robotic workers will generate enough wealth to fund massive growth in the welfare state. Then again, maybe the robot owners will move them to places with lower taxes.
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