The federal budget has a Subfunction of the “Income Security” function called “Other Income Security”. It is for all the programs that don’t fit one of the other 5 subcategories. These “other programs” cost 154.3 billion dollars. Here’s a look at what these programs are and what they cost.
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I was looking at some of the accounts that the OMB labels as “Other income security”. One of the accounts that stuck out was “Payments . . . → Read More: The Cost of Dead-Beat Dads on the Federal Budget
The federal budget has a Subfunction of the “Income Security” called “Food & Nutrition Assistance”. This subfunction costs 79 billion dollars. What is that money being used for? Despite there being 15 accounts listed under the subfunction “Food & Nutrition Assistance”, there are actually only 6 total programs taking up a combined total of . . . → Read More: Six Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs
I started studying all the accounts listed under the OMB “Housing Assistance” program. Of the 41 accounts it looks like there are 36 different accounts for various housing assistance programs from 2009. That’s right, 36 different accounts. And on top of that, one of those accounts is “Other Assisted Housing Programs” meaning that there are . . . → Read More: 36 Housing Assistance Programs
Looking at the Outlays Historical table, I see an expense group labeled “income security”. This is what most people would probably (and improperly) label as “Welfare”. However, there is a lot more going on in that category than just so-called “Welfare”. The six major subfunctions are:
Federal employee retirement and disability Food and nutrition assistance . . . → Read More: Income Security