Kensington, Md (PressExposure) September 17, 2009 -- As the Government hands out hundreds of billions of dollars to shore up a failing economy, many falsely believe the governments' pool of free grants has dried up -- but government free money expert, Matthew Lesko, is not convinced.
Having closely followed the changing tides in the government grant market for over 30 years, Lesko has kept up with governmental changes, and can see the reality of today's environment actually has on government spending.
"The US economy is so poor, that the government will be handing out more free money," says Lesko, "It seems like an oxymoron, but it's true."
In 2007, government programs handed out over $1.8 trillion in federal grants, direct payments and other monies; a number which has grown to just over $2 trillion in 2008, and that fails to include the $1.6 in federal bailout grants and low-no interest loan monies, stimulus program packages and other handouts added by bureaucrats this year.
The solution is semantics.
While government workers are voicing concerns over budget reductions, the real story is the situations are not as harrowing as they may at first appear.
As with most things in Washington, the idea of "Budget Cutting" is not exactly as clear as it may seem to everyday taxpayers. Alot of times, government officials' budgets are not actually being subjected to radical cuts; rather, they will simply see significantly smaller increases than promised -- instead of 5% growth, perhaps now only 4% will be recieved.
Alot of government policies are termed as "entitlements," which means that those who show up and maintain eligibility, are guaranteed to get money|help|assistance}, no matter what the government's debt level. These federal programs include Social Security, Medicare, agricultural price support and hundreds of others.
With regards to money programs that are in jeopardy of facing reduced funding increases, equilibrium can be typically available. Program managers will do everything possible to trim down extra expenses without drastically interrupting services offered. "They'll instinctively eliminate overhead expenses before reducing the amount of money they handout," Lesko asserts, "during past funding reductions, I've seen officials cancel their 800 number just to save a few dollars."
"In difficult times fewer citizens will try for help because they watched the 'doomsday' newscasts," says Lesko. If this is the case, then we're looking into an optimistic landscape for free government money seekers -- an always growing platform and less people reaching out for government grants , entitlements and free money. All of this helps the members of the Free Government Money Clubat http://www.freemoneyguy.com .
Matthew Lesko. is a 30 year expert on government programs and has written over 100 free money titles on government grants, loans and free help. His latest innovation is the Government Money Club where members can sift through 1000's of money programs at the state and federal levels with live help. Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint