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Dependence on Government at All-Time High
Posted By Patrick Tyrrell On February 8, 2012 @ 9:07 am In Entitlements, Taxes & Spending | 45 Comments
The 2012 Index of Dependence on Government , released today, should be a wake-up call for America. Published by The Heritage Foundation for the past 10 years, the Index tracks the growth in government dependence dating back to the early 1960s. This year’s edition  shows an alarming trend. Among the most troubling facts:
This much dependence on government has not been seen before in our nation, and it spells grave danger for the republic. A dose of reality would inform politicians that federal handouts, while politically expedient, will doom the republic if they are not curtailed.
A plan exists that would reverse the yearly rise in government dependency. It’s called The Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American Dream plan 
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URLs in this post:
 2012 Index of Dependence on Government: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/02/2012-index-of-dependence-on-government
 This year’s edition: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/02/2012-index-of-dependence-on-government
 U.S. population: http://www.heritage.org/index/country/unitedstates
 It’s called The Heritage Foundation’s Saving the American Dream plan: http://www.savingthedream.org/
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