The growth of welfare state dependency in the USA

From an article produced by the NCPA:
  • An index of dependency developed by the Heritage Foundation found that the metric increased from 19 in fiscal year 1962 to 272 in fiscal year 2009.
  • The Heritage researchers found that in 1962, 21.7 million persons depended on the government-run programs included in their index, yet this same figure for 2009 had grown to 64.3 million.
  • Adding dependents not included in the Heritage study might easily increase the number to more than 100 million people, or to more than a third of the entire population.
  1. And some people think that the USA does not have a welfare state!
  2. The growth of school choice in the USA
  3. Nearly six million working age people claim benefits
  4. How the welfare state taxes the poor
  5. “Even as 4 million jobs were created over 63 quarters of consecutive growth, millions of people in Britain remained detached from the labour market”
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