That cannot be right. Off hand this was the first link I could find. From 2007 though.
Under Social Safety Net section
"All types of aid to the needy -- Medicaid, housing subsidies, aid to poor families with children (welfare, which accounts for about 1 percent of the budget), food stamps, school lunches and so on, plus unemployment benefits -- account for about 16 percent of the budget."
"I heard a congressman say that this morning on public radio."
Well that's enough proof for me.
Of course with most of the wars over, it's probably not too far from the truth.
It's accurate if you include Social Security. The congresscritter probably did not want to make that explicit, as it would mess up his whole point.
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That will come back to bite him.
Although, it looks like Romney is headed for the Nomination.
Rick Santorum stands by his words.
Expect him on the stump for Barack Obama after the conventions.
I wonder if the Obama campaign would hire him as a consultant or liaison.
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"Read the bill? Read the bill? Hahaha. It would take two lawyers a month to read it."Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
"You don't have to read it, just pass the bill. We can all find out what is in it afterwe pass it."House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
What great people!!
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