Despite this government largesse, 37 million Americans continue to live in poverty. In fact, despite nearly $9 trillion in total welfare spending since Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty in 1964, the poverty rate is perilously close to where it was when we began, more than 40 years ago. Cato Institute
Obscene spending, whether for creating a welfare dependency apparatus or over kill, so to speak, defense spending. It is all ridiculous and MUST STOP. Foreign aid, military/police intervention, job & political bureaucracy security. Both parties are married to a history of growth and both own the tumor. Debt, who holds the debt, welfare dependency, military bloat. Shame!