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Record number of Americans get government help

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Record number of Americans get government help

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:52 am

One in six Americans is receiving help from the government, just as fiscal austerity threatens to reduce some of that aid.

Soaring unemployment during The Great Recession has driven tens of millions of people to the dole. Enrollment in Medicaid and food stamp programs are at record highs, while unemployment insurance rolls remain at elevated levels. Many people depend on more than one program.
But as President Obama and lawmakers fiercely debate budget cuts to reduce the country's $14 trillion-plus debt, some of those lifelines could be at risk. House Republicans are looking to revamp and slash funding for many programs, including Medicaid and food stamps.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/12/news/economy/government_safety_net/index.htm?iid=EAL

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Re: Record number of Americans get government help

Post by MoInSTL on Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:08 am

They are heartless.

Get ready for the bread lines of the 1930's Depression to reappear.

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