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Welfare spending up 32 percent in four years

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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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