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Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty

From The Weekly Standard, By DANIEL HALPER, Oct 26, 2012 • New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the United States spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services.

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Welfare government’s single largest budget item in FY 2011 at approx. $1.03 trillion

The DailyCaller, by Caroline May, October 18, 2012 – The government spent approximately $1.03 trillion on 83 means-tested federal  welfare programs in fiscal year 2011 alone — a price tag that makes welfare that  year the government’s largest expenditure, according to new data released by the  Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee.

The total sum taxpayers spent on federal welfare programs was derived from  a new Congressional Research Service (CRS)  report on federal welfare spending — which topped out at $745.84 billion for  fiscal year 2011 — combined with an analysis from the Republican Senate Budget  Committee staff of state spending on federal welfare programs (based on “The  Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance”), which reached $282.7  billion in fiscal year 2011. Continue reading →