Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 1:15 p.m. EST by Galt01
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Is President Obama Creating A Nation Of Dependents?
Direct payments. The amount of money the federal government hands out in direct payments to individuals steadily increased over the past four decades, but shot up under Obama, climbing by almost $600 billion — a 32% increase — in his first three years. And Obama's last budget called for these payments to climb another $500 billion by 2016, at which point they would account for fully two-thirds of all federal spending.