Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit

The WSJ reports:

Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008.

Some 34.2% of Americans lived in a household that received benefits such as food stamps, subsidized housing, cash welfare or Medicaid (the federal-state health care program for the poor).

Another 14.5% lived in homes where someone was on Medicare (the health care program for the elderly). Nearly 16% lived in households receiving Social Security.

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Obviously I don’t need to point out that people who are on the dole are much more likely to support political candidates that will continue subsidizing their looter lifestyle – but I will anyways.