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The Jehoshua Novels


Welfare Queens

It may or may not surprise you to know that the US Government only spends five percent of the federal budget on welfare programs for the poor, about $196 billion a year. Kevin Drum has the figures and writes “I’ll bet most people think we spend a lot more than 5 percent of the federal budget on this stuff.”.

Meanwhile, the base military budget for 2012 is to be $553 billion and corporate welfare queens get billions more in giveaways.

Go figure.

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