Almost half the country getting benefits
POSTED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 6:22am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:54am
Has Uncle Sugar's bene-train derailed America's can-do attitude?
Tyler — Cutting government spending is no easy task, and it's made more complicated by recent Census Bureau data showing that nearly half of the people in the U.S. live in a household that receives at least one government benefit, and many likely received more than one.
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.
East Texans talk-back on how they see america's get up and go attitude and whether it's got up and left.