A big change in America
Talking Points 8/9
- Duration 2:36
- Date Aug 9, 2012
Talking Points 8/9
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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight big change in America that is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Under President Obama the USA is greatly increased social welfare programs the president will tell you that's because -- a bad recession but we've gone through that recessions before and never.
Never had the amount of dependence on the federal government that we have now.
According to stats compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee.
Within 100 million Americans are currently receiving some kind of federal welfare.
That doesn't count Social Security or Medicare which are really not welfare programs because we the people.
Have paid directly into them.
Medical assistance Medicaid the most use welfare program.
In the year 2034.
Million Americans -- Medicaid now the numbers 54.
Who stands second in 2017.
Million -- must receive food stamps today that number is an astronomical.
Million Americans spending -- food stamps alone -- projected to reach nearly a trillion dollars over the next decade.
So what does -- say about the country while some Americans need help no question about it.
But what President Obama does not want -- -- particularly is that there is a shift.
It how many Americans see themselves.
It used to be self reliance rule my parents would never under any circumstances take government welfare payments.
My father would have driven a campaign it houses worked in a fast food place before he did that.
Come to think of it that's what his -- me.
Did in my early adulthood.
But now many of us feel we are entitled to free stuff because it's not really -- fall if we're not prospering it's the country's fault.
So the country -- that make it up to us what's -- -- money.
That's is going on is a tremendous sense of entitlement among some younger Americans and some older citizens who simply have not succeed.
-- Obama is encouraging.
That mindset but putting out a narrative that's his wealthy Americans and business people.
Are not paying their fair share of the -- all the stats show affluent Americans for the vast majority of federal taxes and about half the population pay no income tax at all.
In France the new socialist president's there wants to tax the affluent at a rate of 75%.
Three quarters of their stuff he wants.
He wants to do that -- -- dole money out to French citizens who don't have very much thereby insuring.
Their permanent support.
Do you see a difference between the French socialist strategy and -- the Democratic Party wants in the USA.
Just a matter of percentage points.
And -- and.