Originally Posted by Flat Tire
Where did you come up with that number ?
"The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services. According to the Census’s American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in 2011 was 16,807,795," the Senate Budget Committee notes. "If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, the average spending per household in poverty was $61,194 in 2011."
Total money spent to help a Marine veteran across the border = $0
In the game of winners and losers regarding govt support, this guy has gotten the short end of the stick, and that's not right.
I wanna keep this focused solely on the situation at hand from this point.