The USPS is needed .. to deliver all of those gov’t checks.

Punch line: According to the  WSJ, nearly half of all U.S. households now receive some type of government benefit.

  • Over 1/3 of Americans lived in a household that received benefits such as food stamps, subsidized housing, cash welfare or Medicaid.
  • Almost 15% lived in homes where someone was on Medicare or Social Security, or both.

Reminder: Some 46.4% of households will pay no federal income tax this year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. That’s up from 39.9% in 2007

My bet: All of these households think spending cuts are a bad idea …
and tax hikes on other folks are strokes of brilliance.

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One Response to “The USPS is needed .. to deliver all of those gov’t checks.”

  1. Mark Says:

    Anybody over 65 is going to receive social security or welfare, and the percentage of the population over 65 is increasing. That graph is misleading unless you adjust for that increase. If the gist of the story is “look at all these people with their hands out” then why are seniors included anyway? Write a story about the societal burden of an aging population separately from whatever the stats may say about food stamps, etc.

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