Skip to content

One percent? Try the MORE THAN A THIRD in U.S. who rely on Welfare

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/20/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Medicare, Social Security - it all adds up

Back in the "Occupy Wall Street" days, protestors rallied around the concept of the United States' "One Percent," which referred to the people with power in the U.S. government. On the other side of the coin, more than ONE THIRD of all U.S. households are now dependent on the government. That's how many U.S. household rely on some sort of governmental assistance.

Back in the 'Occupy Wall Street' days, protestors rallied around the concept of the United States' 'One Percent,' which referred to the people with power in the U.S. government.

Back in the "Occupy Wall Street" days, protestors rallied around the concept of the United States' "One Percent," which referred to the people with power in the U.S. government.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/20/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Welfare, government assistance, Social Security, study


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to statistics, 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs," aka welfare.

According to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau - which has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014, there were 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012. This figures out to a whopping 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.

SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide --

Those households that were receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs, which include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits, added to those taking welfare benefits -- 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012.

Subtract the 3,297,000 who were receiving veterans' benefits from the total, and that leaves 150,026,000 people receiving non-veterans' benefits.
When America re-elected President Barack Obama in 2012, the nation had not quite reached the point where more than half the country was taking benefits from the federal government.

With the implementation of Obamacare, if the U.S. has not already surpassed that point (not counting those getting veterans benefits), we soon will.

In the fourth quarter of 2008, when President Obama was elected, there were 96,197,000 people living in households taking benefits from one or more federal welfare programs. After four years, by the fourth quarter of 2012, that had grown by 13,434,000.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Politics & Policy

House rolls back Obama-era abortion rule, paves way for states to DEFUND abortion mills! Watch

Image of Pro-life advocates have worked hard for the opportunity to end Planned Parenthood's reign of terror over unborn children.

The House has voted to overturn an Obama rule that stops states from defunding Planned Parenthood. The rule change now means that state tax ... continue reading


Ashton Kutcher gives powerful and emotional speech against sex-trafficking before Senate Watch

Image of Ashton Kutcher spoke on behalf of sex-trafficking victims and other innocents.

Ashton Kutcher, known for his roles in "That 70s Show" and "Punk'd," is more than just an actor. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


Archbishop questions Trump's administration in face of leaked religious freedom draft Watch

Image of Will Trump honor the religious freedom executive order he claimed he would sign?

A leaked executive order draft seems to offer religious organizations the right to practice their morality without legal backlash - but one ... continue reading


Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy Watch

Image of Trump has dropped Obama's call for schools to allow transgendered students to use the restroom of their choice.

President Donald Trump's administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration's transgender bathroom policy, ... continue reading


Tom Price appointed as new HHS Secretary - Here's why this is a major victory for PRO-LIFE! Watch

Image of Tom Price is our new HHS Secretary, which is a major win for Pro-Life efforts.

In a victory for life, the Senate confirmed Tom Price (R-GA), early Friday morning as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price is ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.