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Report: One-third of Americans now on federal welfare

• Terrence Aym
110 million Americans are now on federal assistance. During the years from 2000 to 2011, the number of Americans dependent upon some form of federal assistance grew almost exponentially. During the last four years alone Americans participating in programs providing federal food assistance grew from 14 million to 47 million. The number "110 million" represents Americans receiving financial assistance other than Social Security and Medicare. In fact, financial aid for food make up a significant portion of those on the government welfare roles.

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