People seem to have this preconceived notion that when someone goes on welfare that they are being given free money to do whatever they want. Hardly the case, there’s no such thing sa a free lunch.
If you want to dumb it down to a simplistic level it would be like if someone got a free ticket to a baseball game. Now, someone had to pay for that ticket or someone had to take a financial loss on not charging a person to get into the stadium.
It’s also like if you woke up one morning and found an envelope filled with cash in your mailbox. That money didn’t materialize out of thin air; it had to come from somewhere.
The welfare system and food stamp system is like someone buying a bunch of prepaid gift cards and handing them out to people. With each passing year more and more people are asking for them and there’s only so much that can be given away before the bubble bursts.
From Washington Examiner:
A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.
In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don’t get off it.
The Center for Immigration Studies said in its report that the numbers give support for Trump’s plan to cut non-citizens off welfare from the “public charge” if they want a green card that allows them to legally work in the United States.
“The Trump administration has proposed new ‘public charge’ rules making it harder for prospective immigrants to qualify for lawful permanent residence — green cards — if they use or are likely to use U.S. welfare programs,” said CIS.