Welfare spending up 32 percent in four years
No doubt, many Americans are painfully aware that tough times have been nipping at their heels in recent years. The Senate Budget committee confirms that hunch.
“The government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone — a price tag that makes welfare that year the government’s largest expenditure, according to new data released by the Senate Budget Committee,” The Daily Caller reported Oct. 18.
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