Working Welfare

TANFPerhaps surprisingly, 56% of federal and state welfare program spending (EITC, Medicaid, TANF and food stamps) went to households headed by a working adult. 52% of fast-food workers receive government assistance, 48% of home care workers, 46% of child-care workers and amazingly, 25% of part-time college faculty receive government assistance. 74% of EITC monies, 61% of Medicaid spending, 36% of food stamps and 32% of TANF went to working families.

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