And here’s the speech, by Dr. Robert A. Moffitt, of Johns Hopkins University, on which the whole discussion is based. Basically, boiled down from the linked press release:
- Programs with the most growth tended to assist only specialized populations.
- The Food Stamp program, which also expanded greatly, does help everyone but only provides about $5 per day per person.
- There’s a distinct trend of welfare benefits going to those who are regarded as “deserving” of support.