Benefit spending soars to new high - USATODAY.com
...one of every six dollars of Americans' income is now coming in the form of a federal or state check or voucher.
That's the highest percentage since the government began compiling records in 1929.
In all, government spending on benefits will top $2 trillion in 2009 — an average of $17,000 provided to each U.S. household, federal data show.
And Obama loves it.
The more dependence, the better.
Dependence = Power = Votes.
It's also a tool to smack Republicans with when they seek to gut it.