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Ninety-Six Percent Have Received Benefits

Last week, we examined Mitt Romney’s contention that 47 percent of the country was “dependent on government.” A look at Census data suggests that, yes, about 49 percent of Americans lived in a household last year that received at least one direct benefit from the federal government, be it Social Security or food stamps or unemployment insurance.

Source: Washington Post. Read full article. (link)

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  • ant1sthenes||

    Yes, the government assisting you by stealing less of your shit than it otherwise might is a benefit in the eyes of a Communazi like Ezra Klein. But by that logic, everyone gets benefits, because no one's tax rate is 100%.