Welfare Country

In my last blog I mentioned the fact that Romney lost the election so I guess that meant a lot of people want free stuff from Obama. I was immediately attacked by critics calling me “racist” and saying “a lot of white people who voted for Romney are getting free stuff too.”

First of all I never mentioned any race in my blog . I just said “people” in general. In fact I have many friends and family members who are hard working who voted for Obama so I didn’t mean all Obama voters want free stuff. There are numerous you tube videos of people both black and white being interviewed outside welfare offices saying they don’t intend to look for a job as long as they get their “Obama bucks” as they call their welfare checks. Also let’s not forget the woman who said “Obama was going to pay for her mortgage and pay for the gas in her car.”

As far as people who are getting free stuff and voted for Romney, I would be willing to bet they voted for him knowing he is a job creator being the former CEO of one of the largest international corporations there is in Baine Capital and he personaly helped a lot of people out and they were in their predicament because of Obama’s policies which caused them to be laid off.

I did a little research on the subject and found that there are these 11 States now that have more People on Welfare than they do Employed! And Surprise surprise 7 of these States voted for Obama. (see pic above) As far as calling me a racist, more whites are on welfare than blacks even though Obama increased the unemployment and food stamp roles by at least 12 million.

Also check out the following article I found in the Chicago tribune explaining the ratio between whites and blacks and Hispanics on welfare.

Despite prevailing stereotype, Whites, not Blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars

SAY the word “welfare” and immediately the image of the lazy Black welfare queen who breeds for profit surfaces in the minds of those who have come to believe the hideous stereotype. It is a myth that persists despite government figures and authoritative studies showing that Whites overwhelmingly reap the lion’s share of the dole.The image of the Black “welfare cheat,” public aid advocates say, is based on misconceptions about poor minorities. The notion, they say, comes from society’s resentment of seemingly able-bodied people getting paid for doing nothing

: Some 61 percent of welfare recipients are White, while 33 percent are Black, according to 1990 Census Bureau statistics, the latest figures available.

When it comes to welfare, perceptions have often trumped reality. Among the facts:

•Though blacks are disproportionately represented among food stamp recipients, far more whites receive such assistance. When recipients identified themselves by race in 2010, 34 percent were white, 22 percent were black and 16 were percent Hispanic, the Agriculture Department said.

•Food-stamp spending has indeed increased under Obama, but its steady climb began under President George W. Bush.

•Blacks form a slight plurality in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, a system that offers cash assistance and is much smaller than the food stamp program. Of families receiving TANF help in 2009, 33 percent were African-American, 31 percent were white and 29 percent were Hispanic.

•Since passage of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, those seeking cash assistance have faced strict work requirements and a five-year lifetime limit.

•In some welfare categories, rolls have dramatically declined. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the TANF cash assistance program, about 1.9 million families received TANF funds last year, down from a record 5 million families in 1994.

The percentages vary from state to state and a majority of the country receiving and abusing benefits are White Americans. You can call it whatever you like when a minority requires assistance, just keep in mind that many people who receive benefits are working poor, single mothers, college students, etc. Everyone is not sitting on their butts, everyone is not lazy. This system was put in place originally to help everyone except minorities. There are lazy, drug-addicted welfare abusers in every race. The media just chooses to exploit one race more than others. The real issue is making the deadbeat dads in this country pay for their children and raising the minimum wage to a livable wage! Back up off the stereotypes and racist logical fallacies. It serves no good in the long run.

I Hope this settles it!!!

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Jim Clayton

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  1. So the latest statistics showing the percentage of whites and blacks on welfare is 22 years old? A lot has changed in 22 years. It would be interesting to see what today’s data look like.

  2. I would like to see where you got your information when “I did a little research on the subject and found that there are these 11 States now that have more People on Welfare than they do Employed!”
    Mostly I would be interested in the definitions of the terms welfare and employed.

  3. the welfare stats show 38%percent on welfare are white and 39
    % are black and out lines hispanics/asian and other. please correct.

    1. While 38% of welfare recip[ients are white, and 39% are black, keep in mind that the black population is only 13% of the population in

  4. I resent the dead beat dad comment. How about the mom who gets pregnant so she can quit her job and live off the government. A man fights for custody of his kid but the courts typically rule in the mothers favor even though she hasnt worked in 6 years. She collects welfare benefits and child support and does not put one red cent of her own money towards raising. Why in the world wouldnt the courts give cusdtody of the child to the parent that is capable of supporting the child? This happens time and again and it is so stupid! Dead beat dad my ass. If a guy gets a paycheck the county gets to it first. Men no longer have the option of not paying. But there are plenty of woman having babies for paychecks.

  5. How long would it take to payoff our nations debt if the sub humans that are able to work would get of their asses and do so… I am not bashing anyone that truly need assistance. Just the sub humans the spit out kids for a paycheck and the the pieces of crap that knock them up and won’t pay for them!!!! you OBAMA supporters know who you are!!! “that be all i sain bout it”

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