Is the welfare system helping or destroying the United States?

The Three Primary Recipients of The Welfare System: White, Black and Hispanic.

The U.S. Welfare System is a program that provides assistance for needy individuals or families. The benefits the welfare offers varies from state to state. Most states offer basic aid such as healthcare, food stamps, child care assistance, unemployment, cash aid, and housing assistance.

The U.S. welfare system stayed in the hands of the federal government for the next sixty-one years. Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children just to get more aid, and staying unmarried so as to qualify for greater benefits. 

The eligibility requirement  for welfare benefits varies depending on numerous factors, such as how low your gross and net income is, size of the family, and any emergency situation, for example medical crisis, pregnancy, homelessness or unemployment. Dependent how needy the individual or family is, the U.S. welfare system determine the amount and type of benefits they are eligible for.

On 2011, according to Welfare Statistics the total number of people on the welfare system is 4,300,000 (not counting food stamps and unemployment insurance. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as food stamp program has 44,709,000 total number of people receiving food stamps, and 5,600,000 people collecting unemployment benefits from the welfare system. 
  • Percent of recipients who are white 38.8%
  • Percent of recipients who are black 39.8%
  • Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7%
*Asian 2.4% and Other 3.3%

The United States Census Bureau estimates that there are 311,591,917 people in U.S territory during 2011. The three major primary races are showing in the following percentage:
  • White persons are 78.1%,
  • Black persons 13.1% 
  • Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 16.7%
  1.  38.8% White persons out of 78.1% are recipients in the welfare program.
  2.  39.8% Black persons out of 13.1% are recipients in the welfare program.
  3. 15.7% Hispanic persons out of 16.7% are recipients in the welfare program.
In conclusion, based on the estimated statistic by the U.S. Census Bureau and the welfare statistics from 2011, the people receiving benefits from the welfare program is increasing enormously year by year. if we take for example the percent of recipients who are black or African American descent, you easily can tell that almost half of the population living in the United States have low-and no-income only being the 13.1% of population in United States. Is the welfare program really helping us?

U.S Census Bureau
US Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Is voting for President Obama like voting for more food stamps benefits?

Based on Statistic Brain, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more commonly known as food stamp program, which is a federal paid program that provides financial assistance for purchancing food to low-and no-income people living in the United States administrated by U.S Deparment of Agriculture (USDA) declares that the total annual cost of food stamp program is $71,800,000,000 and the number of americans in the food stamp program are 46,670,373 becoming the 14% of population. Over the years, the number of people receiving food stamps have increased under President Obama than at any time during the Bush admisnistraion according to the statistics from  the U.S deparment of Agriculture. DateVerified 9.5.2012

Accord to Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) statistics from USDA, when President Bush took office in 2001, there were 17.3 million people on food stamps. In 2008, during his last full year in office there were 28.2 million people on food stamps. Over his 8 years period, President Bush increased the number of people by 10.9 million or 63 percent.

 Nevertheless, starting from the last year of Bush as President in 2008 through 2011, just three years under Obama administration, the number of people on food stamps increased 16.5 million — going from 28.2 million to 44.7 million  — 59 percent increased over just 3-year period.

In Addition, The total number of people who are unemployed is 12,100,000 in 2012. When president Obama was elected in 2008, the last year under Bush administration, the unemployment rate was 4.9%. Since then the unemployment rate has increased several times in Obama's presidency starting in 2009 (8.2%),  2010(9.6%),  2011(8.9%). In 2012, the rate was modified in October with a 7.9% because of Hurricane Sandy having a total number of 12.3 million by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. President Obama has increased the unemployment rate in only four years compared to Bush presidency over an 8-year period.

The U.S Census Bureau estimates that the population in 2010 was 308,745,538 and in 2011 was 311,591,917 in the United States, increasing a 0.9 percent from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011. If you subtract the total number of people receiving food stamps (44.7 millionsfrom the total number of population in the United States (311,591,917) the results are 266, 882,917 only during 2011. Moreover, this amount does not include the unemployment rate of 8.9% during that year. Knowing that today with have a unemployment rate of 7.9% or 12.3 millions, What was the total number of people during 2011 having a jobless rate of 8.9% in U.S?

 U.S Census Bureau
U.S Bureau of Labor
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)
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