Middle class welfare increased to $199 billion in 2011 up from $184 billion in 2010. Middle class welfare now totals over $1.3 trillion over the past 10 years. This represents spending from the 13 Antipoverty Programs and does not include Medicaid, Unemployment, Social Security or Medicare.
The graph below breaks out our U.S. Welfare spending and is further discussed on the Poverty Gap Page.