Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Other 49%

Nearly half of all Americans live in a household getting a government check, according to the Census Bureau.
These are first-quarter 2011 figures, the most recent available. But while the data set isn’t the most current, the trend is pretty obvious...

The breakdown is as follows...

  • 15% of Americans live in a household on food stamps
  • 26% of households have someone enrolled in Medicaid
  • 2% have someone getting unemployment benefits
  • 16% have someone receiving Social Security benefits
  • 15% have someone in Medicare.

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