Welfare is something that attracts migrants to the United States. And the number of children living here while getting assistance from the government will probably not sit well with you.
According to the Census Bureau 51.7% of kids lived in homes last year that got some form of government assistance. Economist Vance Ginn with the Texas Public Policy says these programs are attracting people from all over the world.
“When people look at it from outside the United States they see it’s a pretty good deal,” Ginn stated.
What happened? Didn't we have welfare reform in the mid-90's? We did, and then came President Obama, who loosened the purse string up after the Great Recession. That's a big burden on taxpayers who make the average 55 thousand dollars a year.
“It takes out a big chunk of their pay” Ginn said.