Government Entitlements Summary

Appalachia has long looked to the Federal Government for assistance to “get by”, and the federal government, in its fashion, has responded. Five Appalachian states are among the 10 states most dependent on federal funding. Despite the large influx of federal dollars, the war on poverty has clearly failed to lift the people of the region out of poverty. Instead, it maintains people in poverty, dependent on government assistance to get by.