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Nearly Half Of All US Households Get Govt. Benefits


The Wall Street Journal reports disturbing news that almost half of all households receive federal benefits.  The article points out several reasons for this rise like an ageing population and lingering effects of the recession.  The author also discusses how difficult it will be to reduce deficit spending by the federal government if so many people are dependent on it for their income.  Link to story below.

Number of the Week: Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits