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Recovery? Half of American Households Living on Government Benefits

Still Free in KY Wrote: May 26, 2012 1:57 PM
Aura. Everyone on this post is on the same team, America. Let's never forget that. You claim to be the thinker. Then think about how we can mend and grow our nation. Spending us into oblivion is not the solution. Bailouts either (ask Japan). Instead of dividing, how about we think through this like adults and reduce the out of control spending? Conservatives do not have an irrational hatred for Obama, but for his anti-American, progressive (a.k.a. solicialist) policies and penchant for creating class warfare. He has had his day and failed. Let's move forward for America's sake, yours and mine.

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...