......"49.1%: Percent of the population that lives in a household where at least one member received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2011".....
......."Cutting government spending is no easy task, and it’s made more complicated by recent Census Bureau data showing that nearly half of the people in the U.S. live in a household that receives at least one government benefit, and many likely received more than one".......
Add to this all those employed in industries that supply government with all the wonderul goods and services they think it needs.......and it is easy to see the conumdrum we are in.
Way over 50% of us derive something from "government" so, as many have beens saying, way over half of us are "riding in the wagon" leaving a lot fewer of the rest of us to "pull the wagon".
[url=http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/05/26/number-of-the-week-half-of-u-s... the WSJ: What is going to happen is no longer in doubt, when is the only question left to answer[/url]