These stats leave me wondering what percentage of working age heads of household, or working age adults with or without dependents, what percentage now are being supported by the government (taxpayers). Probably at least 20% of working age adults are receiving various forms of welfare, and maybe as much as 25%.
Other reports show that this welfare now costs more than $1 trillion per year. There is no hope of ever balancing the budget and getting our fiscal matters under control until at least half of welfare expenditures are eliminated by working age adults getting off welfare and becoming employed.
Add in all the federal, state and municipal employees, public school teachers, and University professors, it means that there are more than 50% of Americans who feel dependent on Big Government. The only reason that the Republicans are competitive at all on the national scale is because many of the bloodsuckers are too lazy to vote. Obama’s success in 2008 was because he was able to motivate enough of the naive youth and the welfare types to put him over the top, while McCain depressed turnout by conservatives. The result in 2012 will be largely based on which party can get its base to show up at the polls. If Romney can convince people that a second Obama term is a disaster, then he may get enough conservatives to hold their nose and put him over the top.