You have quite the narrow definition of "welfare spending."
I have a narrow definition of what "welfare" is ? The OP linked the article about welfare that confirmed a another NY Times statistic. I didn't link the 2 articles nor did I make up that stats that roughly 4000 HOUSEHOLDS in Louisiana receive Welfare(TANF) of $192 per month / HOUSEHOLD.
If my definition of "Welfare" is limited then Right Wingers should stop priding themselves with "welfare" reform by the GOP Congress under Clinton .
The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 has a narrow definition of "Welfare" as well. Just as the 2 articles in your opinion have a narrow definition of it.
1)Food Stamps (Snap) EBT - was not affected by the Welfare Act-$0
2)W.I.C. Has been going strong for 40 plus years & was not affected by the "Welfare" Reform Act.- $0
3) Public Housing/Section was not affected by the "Welfare" reform Act-$0
The "Welfare" they reformed was TANF which is a modest cash payout to poor families of 3 or more. According to the articles there are about 4000 or so Louisiana Households on the cash program.
Newt Gingrich's/GOP Welfare reform only affected 1 social program & that's TANF(Welfare as it is historically known).
"Welfare" is a very coded & toxic word used Republicans use to get their base riled up & secure votes with their identity politics.("Those people" & "Our" money) .
But in reality this Gingrich/GOP "Welfare" reform had absolutely nothing to do with cutting Section 8/Food Stamps/W.I .C. Etc...or any other evil social program. They were targeting the program that is recognized as "Welfare" (TANF).
Welfare(TANF) is /was a modest program with the Coded words to get Right Wingers riled up. It's Republicans who are trying expand the definition of their coded "welfare" to further villainize the poor.
How can I not call someone a knucklehead when they (not me) link 2 articles & then dispute what's in the articles?
So stop patting yourselves on the backs about Welfare (TANF) Reform as the GOP duped you & read up on the Welfare Reform ACT.
Also read the OP article(Fox News) & another posters verification article(NY Times) about the 4000 Louisiana Households who receive $192 / month for a family of 3 or more.
Welfare is TANF & a word to get bitter Right Wingers riled up/votes.