Statements about Welfare

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

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

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

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.

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."

Proposed immigration legislation would give new immigrants "a taxpayer-funded cellular phone."

Says Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid and food stamp recipients in many states, costing the taxpayer $1,000 per worker.

The Obama administration is allowing state waivers from welfare work requirements "only if they had a credible plan to increase employment by 20 percent."

Says Mitt Romney asked for a waiver from federal welfare rules.

When his grandfather arrived in the United States, "there were no government benefits for immigrants."

Says President Obama has waived "the work requirement for welfare."

"Gov. Romney himself, with 28 other Republican governors, supported policies that would have eliminated the time limits in the welfare reform law and allowed people to stay on welfare forever."

"Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."

"One out of two Americans … are living either in or near poverty. That means 150 million Americans, half of us."

"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."  

"More people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history."

As a result of welfare reform, "poverty levels went down to the lowest level ever for ... African-American children."

Rick Santorum "reformed welfare."

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