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-- all right Lee thanks for watching us tonight is the entitlement society strangling.
The US economy that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
We are -- give you some amazing stats about America becoming a welfare state.
We'll start with the overall picture during the last two years -- on intact.
The -- has spent more than a trillion dollars on programs to help for Americans.
Most of that money goes to what is called.
Means tested entitlements that's direct assistance Medicaid food stamps child care nutrition checks to needy families things like.
The recession of course driving some of that assistance but since 1970.
Means tested entitlements in America have increased ready.
Right now an astounding.
Million Americans live in councils that receive some kind of government assistance it's almost half the population.
Social justice the primary reason the USA's changing into when entitlement country much like the Western European nations.
Politicians in both parties understand that giving money away means votes.
Also there's no question about the feds in the states have loosened.
Standards under which Americans receive entitlements.
Since president Obama's been in office federal welfare spending is up about 41%.
Food stamps up about a 135%.
From thirty billion to 72.
Billion a year.
Disability payments up a 116%.
From a decade ago.
More than three million American workers and sign up for disability since President Obama took office.
So you can see the president's liberal spending policies and overall belief that the Fed should provide aid.
Is costing the nation an enormous amount of money with no one site.
You telling me that all of a -- Americans need more disabilities.
No it's because claiming a disability is worth a shot.
In the current political climate.
Now here's the most important part of -- if those who advocate cutting entitlements were making it more difficult to receive them will be immediately branded as.
Just for telling you this I'll be labeled a horrible -- But consider this what's worse a bad economy for all Americans which we had.
A sixteen trillion dollar debt that is damaging the dollar worldwide.
Which we have.
Or responsible entitlement agenda to get spending under control which is worse.
All sane people know safety nets are needed poor families must be help their children involved.
But when the standards are getting entitlement money or so lax.
That the system becomes easy to game.
You know -- have a problem.
And we do and.
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