Poll: 71% Say Too Many Americans Are Getting Welfare
Americans overwhelmingly believe that the bigger problem with the welfare system in the United States is that there are too many overqualified recipients rather than not enough. Most also think legal immigrants should have to wait at least three years before being eligible for welfare benefits.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults say the bigger problem with welfare programs in the United States is that too many people get welfare who should not be getting it. Just 18% say the bigger issue is that too many people who should receive welfare do not get it, while another 11% are not sure.
The problem is that typically increased enrollment in welfare programs, including food stamps, is usually used as a justification for expanding those programs. And when they’re expanded, and more people are enrolled, the cycle starts over.
We’ve got to break that cycle.Tags: entitlements, food stamps