Not all of the federal money is certain by any means, and some may be needed for growing welfare rolls.
But the best place to start would probably be the welfare rolls.
And the welfare rolls have been cut in half, with people moving into good jobs.
The welfare rolls have gone down 2.1 million in the last four years.
In the last two years, 100,000 people have left welfare rolls.
One million people were on the welfare rolls because it was the only way they could get health care for their children.
Across the nation in the last two years, welfare rolls increased by a total of 312,000 people, he said.
The record size and cost of the welfare rolls is a factor.
Most people coming off the welfare rolls are living in cities.
Since 1993, more than six million Americans, mostly children, have left the welfare rolls.