Sunday, May 31, 2015

The myth of the permanently dependent

The following post was prompted by the Washington Post article linked below.

These statistics collected by the Census Bureau show that over 60% of assistance recipients use it for less than a year, and the makeup of that population represents a cross section of demographics.

What would be interesting now would be to have the contrast of seeing a similar study done on corporate welfare; all of the direct subsidies, investment incentives, and tax breaks they pay campaigns for, bully all levels of government for, and withhold jobs to threaten the citizenry for. Perhaps there we might find some truth to the myth of the permanently dependent.

What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare