It is estimated that in 2015 the United States spent $152.8 billion a year on food stamps, health insurance, and cash assistance programs, more than half of it going to working families. Furthermore, based on the numbers published by the U.S. Census Bureau, it is clear that welfare dependency has grown rapidly under the Obama administration. Take a look:
1. Currently, more than 21% of U.S. population is on welfare. More than half of all welfare goes to working families.
2. Participation in welfare programs is increasing. In 2009, 18.6% of people in the U.S. received welfare of some kind. The number was 21.3% in 2012.
3. The average monthly benefit equals $400.
4. 39% of children receive welfare benefits.
5. 43% of percent of people have been receiving benefits for 37 to 48 months.
6. An average of 41.6% of African Americans receive welfare. 35% of Hispanics receive welfare.
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