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Recovery? Half of American Households Living on Government Benefits

Still Free in KY Wrote: May 26, 2012 1:49 PM
Aura, Why do people continue to blame Bush when the real spend-your-way-to-prosperity folks are the ones who run the House? Pelosi and friends ran the house from January 2007 to January 2011. Where is your anger and blame for them?
r111f Wrote: May 26, 2012 2:27 PM
And at least a century to fix the destruction from the ZERO's Regime........if it can ever be fixed...
SalaciousCrumb Wrote: May 26, 2012 2:05 PM
Still, we continue to blame Bush because HIS administration was both inept and detrimental to this country. It will take at least 16 years to fix all of the Bush failures.

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...