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In the lose the boss segment tonight disturbing news about America's ever expanding entitlement state.
New -- -- it shows a record 23 million households are now living on food stamps that's about one in every five.
And according to a recent NBC news Wall Street Journal poll 24% of Americans.
Blame excessive government handouts for our nation's persistent poverty joining us now to break it all down Fox Business Network anchor and Mike Helton dot -- -- -- -- Monica.
So what we have here is a huge expo explosion an exponential.
Explosion of the social safety net.
We're a temporary hand up has turned into a permanent -- -- Yeah I think that's first -- -- and exactly what's happening in this in this country.
Is it is to think that one in five households now.
Food stamps that we have just about half of the population in this country in some way or the other.
For the you call -- welfare of truck payments whatever it may be that's it's it's it's it's a crazy number.
But what is most alarming is that we're behind we're in the fifty year of so called recovery.
From the deepest recession since the depression.
And we still are not creating jobs we are still not -- moving toward even a discussion of how to restore prosperity.
We have the Federal Reserve working of monetary policy and doing I think.
A terrific job the fiscal policy the country is in absolute shreds.
And there is no accountability or responsibility he is a difficult time.
We're -- we're talking about the individual citizens who need help in this country.
Those who are dependent upon the government and anyway.
And the leadership of the country that seems to forgotten that this country.
Is all of dropped.
Prosperity for every American well it used to be little when we talk about past recessions we've always seen an uptick in these kinds of entitlement -- -- food stamps welfare and I don't want.
But winning economy improved and we always -- those levels retreat and go back down this time it's not happening -- no entitlements -- narcotics.
Do you think there's a political motive here -- the far left which now controls the White House and most of congress.
That they are actively trying to lock people into this government dependency in order to lock in a permanent Democrat voting majority -- I think that that conclusion can be easily reached because for one thing to your point about usually when we see.
Economy move beyond the recession we see these programs received with them.
We've seen almost a million an additional households on food stamps in the course of the past year.
That that's unheard of unthinkable.
In terms of a dependency.
Motive for this administration for the left.
That is represented now by the Democratic Party in Washington I think that's entirely possible.
But -- trouble.
Is that the right the Republican Party has not come up -- it.
In response to what they see as the motivation and the program of this process.
And that's a huge problem because this is going on -- needed both sides -- go right on this big government big spending path and as they have.
Just very quickly -- has -- a heartbreak -- what we see in Western Europe we've got these sovereign debt crises it's imploding the entire continent after decades of exactly what we've been talking about huge welfare spending we're going down that road are we.
I think that there's every reason to to think so and it's now up to whether or not the Republican Party can Muster the leadership to change direction.
Both next -- in the mid term elections in 2016 as well on the presidential.
Some bravery so fearless and yes that would be nice from the Republicans and intelligence and integrity about both those things still -- great to see -- very serious car --
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