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Anti Poverty Spending Surged 49 Percent in Just One Decade

Created on October 16, 2012

Anti Poverty Spending Surged 49 Percent in Just One Decade

Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012

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* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

By Category

   Health care assistance

   Food assistance

   Housing assistance

   Cash and other assistance

   Total Anti-Poverty Spending

By Anti-Poverty Program

   Medicaid grants to states

   Food stamp program and administration

   Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

   Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Payments

   Housing assistance

   Support Payments to States and TANF*

   Child nutrition programs

   State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

   Feeding programs (WIC and CSFP)

   Other programs

   Total Anti-Poverty Spending

IN BILLIONS OF INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS (2012)

Source: Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2013: Historical Tables, Table 11.3, at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals (accessed September 4, 2012).