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Recovery? Half of American Households Living on Government Benefits Wrote: May 27, 2012 1:37 PM
Bad news for Obama??? How can you possibly spin this to be "bad" news for Obama? This has been the Democrat's goal, for decades - a populous that is beholden to them. This means that half of Americans have an incentive to vote for someone who will not only continue to give them government assistance, paid for by the other half, but who will actually increase that assistance. Furthermore, a large part of those people don't work, so they have plenty of time to go to the polls. In a democracy, when those needing assistance outnumber those who provide assistance, it's essentially "game over." That's why this election really is the most important ever. It Obama wins, America loses... forever.

Some astoundingly grim news on the "economic recovery" front: half of American households are receiving government funds to support themselves. No matter which way you slice it, this number isn't good news for the Obama administration -- they can spin the jobs numbers by ignoring the number of people who dropped out of the workforce, but this statistic is pretty straightforward.

The 49.1% of the population in a household that gets benefits is up from 30% in the early 1980s and 44.4% as recently as the third quarter of 2008.

The increase in recent years is...