Recent studies by the Brookings Institution show a shocking growth in our so-called "entitlement" spending. Federal welfare expenses to people under the government-designated poverty line receive, on average, $13,000 per person per year. That's an increase from $4,300 in 1980, so that shows you how welfare spending has grown. Contrary to what most people believe, welfare does not go only or even mostly to the unemployed; the majority of it goes to people who are working in a low-paid or part-time job. This is not the life Americans had only a few years ago. We want an economic system in which a husband and father can support his family without
Listen to the radio commentary here: the government saying "I'm here to help you," because that kind of system inevitably comes with a big loss of freedom.