By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Thursday August 25, 2016 at 11:06 AM PST | Comments Off on Why One in Five Americans Are on Government Assistance (in One Image)
More than 52 million people in the United States, 21 percent of the population, participate in major means-tested government assistance programs each month, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More than 80 federal programs dole out roughly $1 trillion of benefits and services to low-income people annually (see the amazing image above from the...
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