Welfare spending last year hit $1 trillion, a 32% increase during the 3+ years of the Great One’s rule, Food Stamp spending increased 71% during that same tenure. We now spend 378% more on welfare than we did in 1982, and that’s in inflation-adjusted dollars. While it might seem to an objective observer that the plight of the poor has not improved over that period, regressives are undaunted: “we’ll just take more from the producers and pass it out to our friends and deserving moochers and eventually, the poor will no longer be among us”.
Or everyone, producers and the non-productive alike, will be reduced to penury. The apparatchiks, however, will still have their limos.