Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One in Six Americans Now Enrolled in Government Anti-Poverty Programs

Over 50 million Americans are now enrolled in government anti-poverty programs. That is a record high and shows how bad our economy is doing.


"Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand.

More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor, a survey of state data by USA TODAY shows. That's up at least 17% since the recession began in December 2007.

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