Star Parker, Center for Urban Renewal and Education founder, joined Stuart Varney to talk about Kentucky’s new work requirements for Medicaid recipients that severely impacts single parents.
Under Pres. Trump, the economy has flourished. Many Americans have received tax cuts, jobs, and watch how American businesses have returned to the country. But one of the biggest problems that have not been tackled yet is how incomes. have remained the same as the cost of living has increased.
Many local and state governments continue to spend billions of dollars on welfare every year. As a matter of fact in 2016, according to the Census Bureau annual survey of local and state governments, and an estimated $600 billion-plus was spent on welfare.
As expected some states got hit harder than others by welfare expenses according to a new GoBankingRates study.
California has spent more on welfare at a $98.5 billion clip, but New York spends more on welfare per capita.
According to the GoBankingRates report, New York spends $3,305 on welfare per capita, while its total public welfare expenditures are only $19.85 billion which is due to the high cost of living in the state.
According to GoBankingRates.com, these are the top 10 states spending more on welfare, per capita.
1. New York
Welfare spending per capita: $3,305
Total public welfare expenditures: $19.85 billion
Fact: New York has the fifth-highest cost of living in the country.
Welfare spending per capita: $3,020
Total public welfare expenditures: $2.23 billion
Fact: Alaska is one of the least populous states, and its total public welfare spending is actually the sixth-lowest of all the states – even though it’s spending per capita is ranked No. 2.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,911
Total public welfare expenditures: $19.97 billion
Fact: The percentage of Massachusetts households that lived in poverty during 2016-17 is 10.1 percent. Massachusetts is also the fourth-most expensive state to live in.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,842
Total public welfare expenditures: $1.77 billion
Fact: Although Vermont’s welfare spending per capita is high, its total welfare spending is the fifth-lowest of all the states, which is likely due to its low population.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,805
Total public welfare expenditures: $15.64 billion
Fact: Minnesota is among the top five states that spend the most on welfare per capita, and it’s among the top 15 with the highest total public welfare expenditures.
6. New Mexico
Welfare spending per capita: $2,741
Total public welfare expenditures: $5.72 billion
Fact: New Mexico has the third-highest poverty rate in America at 18.2 percent.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,544
Total public welfare expenditures: $2.45 billion
Fact: Per capita spending in Delaware is among the highest, but the state’s total welfare expenditures are the seventh-lowest of all the states. This is likely because it’s the sixth-least populous state.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,530
Total public welfare expenditures: $3.38 billion
Fact: Maine is one of the states that spends the most on welfare per capita. However, it’s among the top 15 states with the lowest total public welfare expenditures.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,520
Total public welfare expenditures: $10.44 billion
Fact: Although Oregon spends a lot on welfare compared to other states, it’s not one of the best states for poor Americans, a separate GOBankingRates study found. This is due to an overall high cost of living, high crime rates and a lack of affordable housing.
Welfare spending per capita: $2,517
Total public welfare expenditures: $11.21 billion
Fact: The poverty rate in Kentucky is 14.8 percent – tied for the seventh-highest of all the states – which could account for its high welfare spending per capita.
They don’t count illegal immigrants since they don’t officially qualify. But their children are counted and do get welfare that the parents spend. The only way to fix this is to free the economy to get everyone working.
See how important it is that people have jobs, so able-bodied people aren’t sitting on their butts living off welfare at the expense of hard-working taxpayers? DEMs want more people dependent on the government because it gives them more power and control over those people.
Vote “socialist” DEMs out Nov 6.
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