Statements about Welfare
"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.
"A bag of Cheetos costs less to buy than an apple," and in some Milwaukee neighborhoods "good luck trying to find an apple or a banana or some sort of healthy option"
A Wisconsin bill to limit use of food stamps for junk food would also "prevent -- or limit -- the extent to which" food stamps could be used for organic foods.
Proposed immigration legislation would give new immigrants "a taxpayer-funded cellular phone."
College students "who are NOT U.S. Citizens and who get the PELL Grant" plan to return to their home countries after getting free gas cards and child care.
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
Says 11 states have more people on welfare than employed.
Says Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid and food stamp recipients in many states, costing the taxpayer $1,000 per worker.
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
The Obama administration is allowing state waivers from welfare work requirements "only if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20 percent."
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