Boy, that Trillion dollar stimulus worked wonders, didn’t it?
At least we won’t have to pay for it… Our children and grandchildren will.
A year and a half after the failed Obama-Pelosi stimulus plan, a record number of Americans receive government aid.
USA Today reported:
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.
“Virtually every Medicaid director in the country would say that their current enrollment is the highest on record,” says Vernon Smith of Health Management Associates, which surveys states for Kaiser Family Foundation.
The program has grown even before the new health care law adds about 16 million people, beginning in 2014. That has strained doctors. “Private physicians are already indicating that they’re at their limit,” says Dan Hawkins of the National Association of Community Health Centers.
More than 40 million people get food stamps, an increase of nearly 50% during the economic downturn, according to government data through May. The program has grown steadily for three years.
Of course, if you believe know anything about the Cloward-Piven strategy of economic recovery you may think this decline in the economy was all planned.