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Recovery? Half of American Households Living on Government Benefits

Cambermeister Wrote: May 27, 2012 5:53 PM
It's Memorial Day and without an invite, your liberal cousin showed up for the barbeque. Ask of him these three easy true or false questions...insist on an answer and he'll leave. If I own a new Bentley and a 10 million dollar mansion, I can qualify for welfare & foodstamps.T or F?If I show them the car title and home deed at the welfare office they'll still give me foodstamps.T or F? If I also show my checking account with 5 million dollars in it...I can still legally get the welfare.T or F?

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...