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  • Online Chat on Dependence on Government

    Heritage recently released the 2012 Index of Dependency on Government and it found that dependence on government is at an all-time high .Click here to join our “Lunch with Heritage” chat! we are joined by the author, Bill Beach who is Director of the Center for Data Analysis at Heritage. He is taking your questions about dependency, the problems, and the solutions.

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    3 Responses to Online Chat on Dependence on Government

    1. Bobbie says:

      one thing the President is absolutely right about, Americans are not stupid and know it doesn't take a silver bullet to solve this government made crisis, just a President letting common sense and logic do their job and accept the fact that more access to drilling brings in jobs, more drilling reduces living expenses and essential government promotes both without hindrance to either with a growing economy to boot!

      Why is the president excusing the gas hike when he's the one in favor which is only to his benefit and could reduce the cost to a $1.50 if he wanted to while his cronies would still make a profit?

    2. Karen says:

      There are reports (substantiated) that very significant numbers of people are applying for and getting disability payments for "mental health issues" due to unemployment (as soon as their unemployment benefits are exhausted). The question that no one has answered or even addressed… how is this possible when it is extremely difficult for people who DO have a well-documented medical mental health condition (many of whom are also unemployed, no longer rec. unemploy.$) to be approved (it appears) quite easily for disability benefits/payments? My question isn't to debate the legitimacy of any of these individuals (should/shouldn't get disability$). BUT, once again … the actions of 'some' who indeed are gaming the system only serve to make it more difficult for people submitting legitimate claims for $disability even MORE difficult. I hope this can be addressed, thank you very much.

    3. Karen says:

      My question is not posted nor can I post the question in the live 'chat'??

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