“When we see the expansion of the dependency class in America and you add this to the 79 other means tested programs that we have in the United States, each time you add another brick to that wall, it’s a barrier to people that might go out and succeed. ” – Steve King Idaho (R).

The idea that is represented above is exactly what is wrong with the political climate in United States.  This bullcookery is debunked handily at 3:15 of the video by Greg Kaufmann who uses empirical fact as opposed to ideological mantras to describe the poverty situation in the US.

If you give people the basics of survival, they will prosper and return more to the society and the economy then simply letting them become destitute.