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This was a lengthy piece but William Voegeli well documents and investigates the origins of an ideology that ‘feels your pain’ but cares nothing about the waste of your tax dollars.

He lays out the gigantic 2013 and ever-growing welfare state in these United States of America:

  • $2.279 trillion
  • $7200 per American
  • 2/3 of all federal outlays
  • 14% of the Gross Domestic Product

This money that we all pay for with our tax dollars goes to:

  • Social Security
  • All other income support programs such as disability insurance or unemployment compensation
  • Medicare
  • All other health programs such as Medicaid
  • All programs for education, job training, and social services
  • There is also a yearly $728 billion spent beyond the federal amount on state and local programs for ‘social services and income maintenance’.
  • There are also regulations/laws that require help to others directly such as…

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