Faux Conveniently Leaves Out Bank Bailouts, Corporate Free Rides, Wars And Israel
"U.S. households are now getting more in cash handouts from the government than they are paying in taxes for the first time since the Great Depression.
Households received $2.3 trillion in some kind of government support in 2010. That includes expanded unemployment benefits, as well as for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and stimulus spending, among other things.
Also, an estimated 59% of the 308.7 million Americans in this country get at least one federal benefit, according to the Census Bureau, based on 2009 data. An estimated 46.5 million get Social Security; 42.6 million get Medicare; 42.4 million get Medicaid; 36.1 million get food stamps; 12.4 million get housing subsidies; and 3.2 million get Veterans' benefits.
And the handouts from the government have been growing. Government cash handouts account for a whopping 79% of household growth since 2007, even as household tax payments--for things like the income and payroll tax, among other taxes--have fallen by $312 billion."
One other thing - too many people are waking up to this rip off and I would expect the number of tax filings this year will be way down, meaning an ever greater amount of resources will go into punishment of transgressors for not paying fealty to a fascist state.