Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:53 PM
YoungBirdcall, on 19 June 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:
"The claim behind these critiques is clear: federal spending on entitlements and other mandatory programs through which individuals receive benefits is promoting laziness, creating a dependent class of Americans who are losing the desire to work and would rather collect government benefits than find a job. Such beliefs are starkly at odds with the basic facts regarding social programs, the analysis finds. Federal budget and Census data show that, in 2010, 91 percent of the benefit dollars from entitlement and other mandatory programs went to the elderly (people 65 and over), the seriously disabled, and members of working households. People who are neither elderly nor disabled — and do not live in a working household — received only 9 percent of the benefits."
Whoa. I believe that, considering that my mom is disabled.
Similar topic but slightly off, but it seems to be that you need triple the amount of rent in house (800 dollar a month apartment with heat and gas included you need at least 3000 dollars in income,) and you need proof of good income/good credit/no evictions, even if it's government aid.
Maybe this might be a reason why people might turn to aid.
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