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Nearly Half of Americans Receive Government Funding


Thursday January 19th, 2012   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:59pm PST   •   10 Comments

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Sara Murray reports that “Nearly Half of U.S Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefits.” The pool of Americans relying on government benefits rose to record highs last year as an increasing share of families tapped aid in a weak economy. Some 48.6% of the population lived…
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Welfare State Update: Americans Depend More on Federal Aid Than Ever


Thursday April 28th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:11pm PDT   •   1 Comment

Dennis Cauchon in USA Today reports that: Americans depended more on government assistance in 2010 than at any other time in the nation’s history, a USA Today analysis of federal data finds. The trend shows few signs of easing, even though the economic recovery is nearly 2 years old. A record 18.3% of the…
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58% Favor Government Shutdown Until Spending Cuts Are Agreed Upon and 61% Want Cuts


Monday February 28th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 8:36am PST   •   4 Comments

Rasmussen Reports has released a new poll indicating that 58% of likely American voters prefer a partial shutdown of the U.S. government “until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut” and 61% want less spending. As Republicans and Democrats in Congress haggle over the budget, most voters would rather have a…
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Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements


Tuesday September 21st, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:24pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In an incisive, recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Sara Murray reports that: “Efforts to tame America’s ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any time in history. “At the same time, the…
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