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A higher percentage of the American population is receiving government benefits than ever before.  Yes, there have always been poor people that have needed our assistance, but what does it say about our economy that the number of Americans dependent on the government is at an all-time high?  Every night on the evening news we are told that the economy is improving, and Barack Obama is endlessly giving speeches about the "economic recovery" that is supposedly underway.  But that is not the reality on the ground for those on the bottom rungs of the income ladder in America.  People are really hurting out there, and the number of Americans that are turning to the government for financial assistance just continues to increase.  Yes, we should always have a "safety net", but right now our "safety net" is becoming massively overloaded as millions more Americans jump on to it every single year.  What all of these impoverished Americans really need are jobs, but the U.S. Congress and the past several administrations have been systematically killing job growth in America.  So unfortunately the number of poor Americans is going to continue to rise, and that is really bad news for a nation that is already drowning in debt.

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Sure.  We're not in a depression.  The fact that many I know, who are professionals - programmers, IT, and others like Me who are seasoned graphics/multimedia/video editors/writers/editors - are all out of work and looking desperately should be a clue.

Yeah.  Strip the statistics of the unemployed of those who have dropped off the unemployment benefits roles and unemployment looks great!  The economy is improving!

Meanwhile, a very large number of Us are out here losing everything, and willing to take minimum wage if someOne would just HIRE Us.  (And for those like Me, who are over 50, competing with zillions of 20- and 30-somethings (and 40-somethings) , the picture is very grim indeed.
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