Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance

Posted by M. C. on August 23, 2018

Government dependancy, government dictating how to live your life through handouts and “entitlements”.

Because that is how progressives, their social democrat apparatchiks and millennial useful idiots want it.

America’s prosperity is ultimately and inextricably tied to America’s culture. If we want to see the former flourish, the latter must also.

America’s culture isn’t so hot. It is time to get some self respect…even if it is anti-progressive.

By Terence P. Jeffrey

Will they be called The Welfare Generation?

Today, they are Americans under 18 years of age growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take “means-tested assistance” from the government.

In 2016, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them — or 52.1 percent — resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program…

Twenty years ago, in 1998, according to Census Bureau data, only 36.9 percent of Americans under 18 lived in a household receiving means-tested government assistance. In 2008, the percentage broke 40 percent for the first time. In 2013, it broke 50 percent for the first time.

America has now seen four straight years — 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 — during which a majority of those under 18 lived in a household taking means-tested benefits…

Be seeing you



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