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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Numbers On Welfare See Sharp Increase .."Now There's A Shocker" not

Those of us who blog on the right have no problem understanding why the welfare rolls have grown since the prevailing thought among many of Obama supporters was the following coming from Peggy the Moocher as Obama has made the welfare rolls "cool" again per se.

The stigma attached to welfare, (which is a good thing that keeps many from doing whatever they possibly can to remain employed and will to do almost anything within their power that is legal to stay off their rolls) has been lessened thanks to Obama's "hand out" culture extending from the citizenry all the way up to our largest corporations.

All the greatest increases we see are of coarse in all liberal "blue states" with the one exception of South Carolina, the only red state with a 10 to 30% increase while there are 7 blus states that meet that criteria.

Think that's an innocent irony do you?, of coarse not. It's exactly these liberal handouts and so called safety nets that attract the people with these tendencies to those states to live, and you can be guaranteed within these states including my Illinois, we will also find huge numbers of Illegal Aliens thanks to their unconstitutional "Sanctuary City" designations..

The biggest welfare donkey in the room no one mentions for fear of being branded a racist by the La Raza Gestapo and their left wing enablers.

Here's the state by state breakdown, and do take note the lesser increases in red states, as blue states clearly make up the majority as well as the highest preponderance of welfare recipients in the largest states with large urban makeup, clearly translating to Obama democrats

Numbers On Welfare See Sharp Increase

WSJ.com "Welfare rolls, which were slow to rise and actually fell in many states early in the recession, now are climbing across the country for the first time since President Bill Clinton signed legislation pledging 'to end welfare as we know it' more than a decade ago."

Twenty-three of the 30 largest states, which account for more than 88% of the nation's total population, see welfare caseloads above year-ago levels, according to a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and the National Conference of State Legislatures. As more people run out of unemployment compensation, many are turning to welfare as a stopgap.

The biggest increases are in states with some of the worst jobless rates. Oregon's count was up 27% in May from a year earlier; South Carolina's climbed 23% and California's 10% between March 2009 and March 2008. A few big states that had seen declining welfare caseloads just a few months ago now are seeing increases: New York is up 1.2%, Illinois 3% and Wisconsin 3.9%. Welfare rolls in a few big states, Michigan and New Jersey among them, still are declining.

The recent rise in welfare families across the country is a sign that the welfare system is expanding at a time of added need, assuaging fears of some critics of Mr. Clinton's welfare overhaul who said the truly needy would be turned away.

"To me it's good news," says Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, who helped draft the 1996 welfare-overhaul law as a Republican congressional staff member. "This is exactly what should happen."

Welfare cases peaked at above five million in 1995 and declined sharply after the 1996 law put time limits on benefits and emphasized moving recipients from welfare to work. The time limits vary by state, but the federally mandated maximum is five years with some exceptions; after that, benefits end.

The cash-assistance program, called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was created by the 1996 law and replaced previous welfare and jobs-training programs. Funded partly by the federal government and partly by the states, it primarily assists women who have children and no job, or a very low-paying one. The number of families on welfare had been falling steadily and, nine months into the recession, stood at 1.6 million in September 2008, the most recent date for which national tallies are available. continued at "first Real Test"


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