In 2008, the number of welfare recipients in Louisiana was 19,845.
Louisiana's food stamp participation rate is 19.3%, which would be (Edited to correct) 700k to 800k, at a minimum, so I'm certain we're carefully parsing the word "welfare" here. LINK
Likewise, there are over 20k public housing units in Louisiana, and that's households, not individuals. Even at an average of only 1.5 per unit, that's over 30k people just receiving housing assistance (and I'm fairly certain this does not include Federal Section 8 - although I could be wrong).
What exactly is this "welfare" that "only" 19,845 are receiving in Louisiana? Just TANF (i.e., money for dope, tattoos, big screen televisions)?
This post was edited on 3/22 at 12:35 pm