Statements about Welfare

A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."

"More than 50 percent of immigrants from (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) use at least one major welfare program once they get here."

In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."

Walmart employees receive "roughly $5,800" in public assistance per year.

"Georgia has the nation's fifth largest Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition program, serving more than 270,000 mothers, babies and children every day."

When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."  

Says Colorado food stamp recipients can use ATMs to get cash to buy marijuana.

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.

"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."

"When is a farm bill not a farm bill? When 90 percent of it is for food stamps."

"The number of Americans who receive means-tested government benefits -- welfare -- now outnumbers those who are year-round full-time workers."

Says "there are actually more people in poverty now than there were when we started" the War on Poverty.  

"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

Says under the Senate immigration bill, newly legalized immigrants will "pay every tax possible, but you don’t get a single benefit" for 10 years.

"In 1960, most black children were raised in two-parent, monogamous families." Today "we have only 20 percent of black children being raised in two-parent, monogamous families..."

The immigration bill includes free "Obamacars," motorcycles or scooters.

Proposed cuts in the House farm bill mean "2 million less people on food stamps, 210,000 children will not receive school lunches or breakfasts."

"Some of these members of the House of Representatives get hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies" but want to cut food stamps.

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