Number of the Week: Half of U.S. Lives in Household Getting Benefits
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.
The 49.1% of the population in a household that gets benefits is up from 30% in the early 1980s and 44.4% as recently as the third quarter of 2008.
Vote for Obama. Why work, when you can live off other people whom you never met?