Welp, first off I do love an audience for sure. However, I could give a poo about anonymity of the internet. If you want to come share a bourbon and sit on my front porch while having the same conversation we can work something out.
If there is a voting block that is being excessively benefited by the government it is not our poor. The bottom 20% in terms of, wealth receive only 2.8% of our total government tax expenditure, The top 20% receive 66% of total government tax expenditure.
The top 1% receives 23.9% of total tax expenditure benefits, more than 8 times that of the bottom 20%
Only 9% of people receiving entitlements are non-working poor. 91% goes to elderly, veterans, disabled, or working poor.
Out of entitlement spending in general, the poor only receive 32% of total expenditures. the middle class receives 58% of entitlement expenditures.
So point being, if they are trying to buy the poor's vote they are doing a pretty terrible job of it.
If your concern is excess spending you are targeting the wrong group. You should be demagoguing the middle class, not the poor.
If the Democrats are trying to buy votes through entitlements why did the middle class which received 58% of entitlement money vote overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney by double digits?
It isn't a left wing thing, conservative pundits just make this stuff up in their heads so you can continue to blame people who are not to blame for the budgetary struggles of our government and all that is wrong with our society.
Once you step outside the bubble you realize that the poor are not the budgets problem and is not society's problem.
Not sure where or why all the percentages about who is getting money comes from.
You might be confusing me with someone else. I did not say the poor were getting the lions share of wasted money or anything like that. I am saying that the African American community is being played like a fiddle, however much money is being used to do it is not what I am concerned with. Their devotion to a group of politicians who could give a rats ass about them is my concern.
They are not the only ones being played either.