Spread the Wealth Around: 48.5% of American Households Receive Government Benefits; $6,640 For Every Member Of the Population

Nearly half of American households (48.5%) are receiving some type of government benefit, with an average yearly payment to every member of the population totaling $6,640. Of course, we know that not everyone actually receives these benefits, which means that one group of individuals is actually earning the money, while another group is being distributed a benefit that has been forcefully seized from someone else.

It may seem like it’s working for now, but as former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.