If, for even a minute, you thought that Clinton’s claim of “The end of welfare as you know it” was true, it is no longer. Today, there are over 80 (yes, 80) “means tested” welfare programs. And there are even more that don’t test for anything.
And that does not count Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, VA, or the explosion in SSI (disability).
The ones that are counted cost us nearly $1 Trillion per year. Please read the Heritage article here for details.
And now, please tell me how we are going to keep from going broke without real reform.
And, please be aware that both parties are complicit in this. These programs are the source of congressional power for both sides, not to mention a source of election funding for many.