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  • What if I said the welfare queen in Texas or the single mother baby making factory in Chicago aren't real people? Would you be surprised to find out these are mythical people created by Ronald Reagan and the conservative right as they began their decades long war in their never ending drive to paint poor Americans as the real problem? The conservative movement has done a phenomenal

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  • Of all the pieces of legislation that came about to help dig America out of the Great Depression, none had a greater impact than the Social Security Act. This single piece of legislation and subsequent amendments expanding the eligible number of recipients dramatically rewrote the social compact between the federal government and the citizens it governs.

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12/17/13This Chart Blows Up the Myth of the Welfare QueenWelfare Program & Poor
Here's a useful graph to keep handy for the next time Fox News airs a report about food stamp users buying lobster with their benefits. This month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics compared yearly spending between families that use public assistance programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, and families that don't. And surprise, surprise, households that rely on the safety net lead some pretty frugal lifestyles. On average, they spend $30,582 in a year, compared to $66,525 for families not on public assistance. Meanwhile...

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