Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand.http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20100901/NEWS01/9010302
More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor, a survey of state data by USA TODAY shows. . . .
The program has grown even before the new health care law adds about 16 million people, beginning in 2014. . . .
More than 40 million people get food stamps, an increase of nearly 50 percent during the economic downturn, according to government data through May. The program has grown steadily for three years.
16% of Americans are now on some form of welfare, and we're adding another 5+% of the population to Medicaid in 2014 when Obamacare fully kicks in.
There's an equal or greater and growing number on Medicaid and social security.
Of the under 60% of the population left, less than half will be working adults.
Do we really expect 20 to 25% of society to support everyone else?