Government Anti-Poverty Aid Is Rising Fast…..Sets New Record

Posted By on August 31, 2010

More then one in six Americans are currently on government anti-poverty programs and the number continues to rise.  The chart is below.

WASHINGTON — 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.

More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, which is the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor.  This according to a survey of state data by USA TODAY.    That’s up at about 17% since the recession began in December 2007.


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