What great news for our country’s descent into dependency, misery, suffering, and death.
From Forbes.com (link):
In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households received benefits from one or more government programs—about 151 million out of an estimated 306.8 million Americans—according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last October.
Obamacare has pushed us over the entitlements tipping point.
Currently, around 6 million to 7 million Americans who have signed up for Obamacare are receiving taxpayer-provided subsidies (though the administration’s numbers cannot be trusted, it’s all we have to work with). There are another 3 million who have signed up for Medicaid.
That means some 10 million Americans—or a total of about 161 million—are now getting government subsidies. Thus, perhaps 52 percent of U.S. households—more than half—now receive benefits from the government, thanks to President Obama.
And so our culture of self-reliance is now officially in the rear-view mirror: more people sitting in the wagon than pulling it, and let’s be clear: this trend is only getting stronger every day.