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Monday, October 28, 2013


Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau.

They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines.

There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.



Anonymous said...

Its how the givernment buys you into slavery. What this country is becoming is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

being that we can only expect "full time workers" to be comprised of non-retirement age adults while those receiving benefits includes children and retirees, wouldn't we expect these results. This is especially in lieu of today's demographic shifts.

Anonymous said...

There are officially more in the wagon than are pulling it...I heard on the radio yesterday that the # 1 job in this country is Welfare. This country is doomed if things don't change dramatically, and SOON.

Anonymous said...

Many full-time workers also get government benefits. Try supporting a family on $8/hour.

lmclain said... do realize that the Walton family is down to their last 200 billion, don't you? They'd prefer to have the USA taxpayers make up the difference between their worker's wages and the actual cost of living. I'm kinda busy trying to keep my own head above water -- I resent subsidizing the workforce of a multi multi multi billionaire's family.